Don't be like the rest of them, darling.

I came across this quote the other day on Pintrest and it has stuck with me so I threw it up on the chalkboard at the store. Then I got to thinking that it pretty well describes what my philosophy on dressing has evolved into the last couple years. I have not always been confident in clothes and putting together outfits but when I opened my first store four years ago, that turned into a sink or swim kind of skill! (I always thought I wanted a home and gift store instead of clothing)
Looking back on my high school days, I am sad that I didn't take many risks or step out of the box more.  But we lived in a small town with hardly any shopping options. And, just like any other teen ,I wanted to be exactly like my friends so I probably wouldn't have done much different anyway.                          
So live and learn I guess, and now everyday I try to add some unexpected detail to my accessory, an added layer, a color combo that is out there, just something!  Lots of days I am running too late to think too much about it but that can make it easier.  I just grab it + throw it on as I run out the door and it is what it is for the day.  I mean if I look silly it is only for a max of about 15 hours, right?  And in the grand scheme of it all, what does that really matter?  My hubby likes to say that lots of times people only give compliments because they got caught staring and  be they know their comment shouldn't be rude. But that is fine with me, I will take what I can get!  And if I loved it I will wear it again, even if I did get some strange looks! 
Remember those leather belts with names on the back that cute old cowboys used to wear?  I am semi obsessed with this one that a bestie found for me at thrift store. It says Jerry (our nickname for my hubs!) I am pretty certain it is child sized but it makes me smile to wear it, even if it doesn't fit over the hips!

 Headbands always help with
second day(or lets be honest,
third day) hair!

This is what I mean by weird
color combos! Lots of times
I look as though I got dressed
in the dark but it seems to
work most of the time. Throw
on some bracelets, and then add
one more for good measure.

I am loving this new outfit
I treated myself to last weekend.
Comfy + a little weird is a winner

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