Velvet & Floral

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So I am about to get real here for a second. I have a confession to make.  This girl…struggles with self doubt A LOT.  Yep.  It’s weird right?  I put myself out there on social media daily and I question it just about every time.  Was it the right image?  Was it the right time?  Whatever it is, typically I am wondering whether or not it will be ‘liked’.  And y’all…the struggle is real.  When I doubt things on the blog, it carries into my day-to-day work life.  When I doubt things at work, it carries into the blogging part of my life.  Then I am stressed when I get home and it carries into my personal life.  It is hard!  Serious struggle.  WELL, this week, I tried to kick that self doubt in the face.  And I feel like I kind of succeeded.  This week I took a chance on something that was a little bit out of my comfort zone.  When I made this decision, the little self doubt troll was screaming in my ear and saying I was not good enough.  They wouldn't like me.  I should just stop trying.  And you know what…I shut him down.  (As best I could anyway.)  I went forward with my task and now…I feel good about it.  No matter what the outcome, I took the chance and believed in myself so with that, I say cheers to the weekend and to kicking that self doubt in the face.

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So on a lighter and more fashion related note, there have been a few trends lately that I have been loving.  Velvet for one definitely has my heart.  I LOVE not only how soft it is, but also how it can take simple tee shirt from boring to fabulous in an instant.  Another trend that I have been loving are florals.  While I am typically not one for “flowers and pink” a floral print done right…now that is what I am talking about.  SO with all this being said, when I was shopping for New York, I knew I wanted a good mini dress or shift dress that I could pair with my over-the-knee boots Y’all, this Alice and Olivia number pretty much took the cake.  The lighter shades mixed well with my love of blush, but the velvet floral pattern was all of my favorites wrapped into one.  I literally could not say no.

While this dress has a bold print, I still felt that I could pair it with a statement boot.  Anytime I can show off my favorite over-the-knee styles I am all about it, and this dress was perfect for that.  It is fun, flirty and flouncy, giving off a super girly vibe!  Definitely not my typical pick, but in this case I absolutely LOVED it!

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