June 3, 2014

Love

 Pleated dress: H&M (sized five sizes up), Sandals: Cynthia Rowley x Target (old), Accessories: Karen Walker sunglasses, 3.1 Phillip Lim x Target bag


Thanks to everyone who shared their birthday wishes to the husband. It means a lot to a gal like me who is pretty quiet about the personal bits of life. I admire those of you who can be an open book with the world. It means you are unabashed about expressing yourselves. It has just taken me a bit longer to get to that point. 

It's only fitting that the Curtis Kulig "Love Me" wall is behind me in these photos. To be frank, it has not always been easy to express myself. It's been an internal struggle in showcasing my "authentic self" since I analyze everything to death. Growing up, I focused on what others thought instead of focusing on myself. Finally, when I reached adulthood, I realized how important and how revolutionary the impact of being yourself can be. You free yourself of unnecessary pressure of people's opinions and can finally feel...well, you feel free. And that is amazing.







26 comments:

  1. I love the background of that wall. The red and green from your dress play nicely off each other! <3

    toni

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  2. Gorgeous in green!! :-) xx

    http://www.sweetcandydreamer.com

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  3. Love that gorgeous pleated emerald green gem of a dress.
    Kisses, Elle
    http://mydailycostume.com

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  4. I love the sizing up! It looks so comfy and cool.
    -ash
    www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

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  5. Growing up I always worried about what other people would think of me. A few breakups and being an adult later... I've really stopped caring! Well, I still do care. But I don't let it run my life. PS- I adore that color green!

    <3
    kimberrleigh

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  6. That is the coolest wall I've ever seen!
    lexi @ thelittlebrunette.com

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  7. Super gorgeous green dress and I love that wall Nancy! So cool!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  8. What a beautiful flowy dress, love the sandals.

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  9. What a brilliant place for photos!

    The dress is lovely too.

    Happy belated Bday to your man : )

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  10. I love that wall. I love what you say about it (and yourself). And, of course, I love that rockin' emerald colored dress!

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  11. That dress is amazing! So beautiful on you!
    ~Sara

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  12. Great wall - and post! So important to be able to be comfortable in your own skin. I love this dress, it's perfect for the summer.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  13. I agree on every word you say. I'm pretty much the same. Even being on social media I find hard to share everything. Should I? Maybe not and it wouldn't be possible. Who can share everything.
    You look fabulous! I love that gorgeous green dress. And backdrop is amazing.

    xoxo Ra

    http://www.ramona-strikeapose.blogspot.ie

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  14. What a great location! That shade of green is lovely.

    http://lamentinglizzie.blogspot.com

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  15. I can definitely relate to this post. For the longest time growing up I thought that the most important thing in life was to meet everyone else's expectations. I don't really think I ever took the time to really figure out who I really was.
    That wall is so cool and I'm loving your outfit.
    www.impeccablykaili.blogspot.com

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  16. Love the dress and happy belated birthday to the husband!!

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  17. Such a beautiful post! I love the message (both yours, and on the wall) and adore the dress. x

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  18. i love the green and red pairing here too! :) and the flow of the dress is gorgeous (fourth pic!)

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  19. Love this shade of green on you. So pretty!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  20. I was definitely have an eye on this beautiful green pleat dress at H&M! I really love how effortlessly chic it looks! You did a wonderful job in styling too! :)

    www.callmemaddie.com

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  21. LOVE the way this dress flows and it looks stunning on you!

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  22. Beautiful dress! You look gorgeous!!
    Jane
    http://www.fitfabfunmom.com

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  23. You look fabulous, love the dress!

    x Angela
    www.bouncingbrunette.blogspot.com

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  24. I love how easy breezy this dress is- it looks like the perfect summer piece. Also, I'm a little bit late, but Happy Birthday to your husband! It's not easy for me to express myself either, but I've found that the blog helps me with that.

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  25. What a stunning dress! Love the bold shades and the pleats are so pretty. Amazing backdrop too! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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