GINGHAM TOP + CHOOSING SECURITY WITHIN YOURSELF

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HERE WE ARE IN 2018, IN A WORLD THAT THRIVES OFF SOCIAL MEDIA, TECHNOLOGICAL ENGAGEMENT, AND JUDGEMENT. THESE FACTORS MAKE IT SO EASY TO FEEL OVERWHELMED, DEFEATED, AND LOST. AS A BLOGGER, I REALIZE I PUT MYSELF AND MY LIFE OUT THERE FOR ANYONE AND EVERYONE TO SEE. I ALSO REALIZE THAT THIS HAS CHANGED THE WAY I VIEW MYSELF ON A DAILY BASIS.  

OFTEN TIMES, I'VE CAUGHT MYSELF THINKING... AM I ON THE RIGHT PATH? AM I DOING THINGS DAILY TO BETTER MYSELF? AM I BEING THE ROLE MODEL I WOULD WANT MY CHILDREN TO FOLLOW? AM I SUCCEEDING AT THE RIGHT PACE? AM I TRULY LIVING MY BEST LIFE?

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THE ANSWERS TO ALL OF THESE QUESTIONS STEM DOWN TO BEING SECURE AND CONFIDENT IN MYSELF. IF I'M SECURE WITH WHAT I'M DOING, SECURE IN THE PERSON I AM, AND CONFIDENT IN MY PATH, THEN THE ANSWERS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES. 

I HADN'T EVER REALLY GOTTEN DEEP IN THOUGHTS LIKE THESE UNTIL I STARTED BLOGGING. IT HAS OPENED MY EYES TO SO MANY THINGS. LIFE ISN'T ALWAYS PRETTY PICTURES AND INSTAGRAM POSTS. LIFE CAN BE HARD. LIFE IS HARD. I'M NOT PERFECT, NOR DO I CLAIM TO BE. WE ALL HAVE FLAWS INSIDE AND OUT. ISN'T THAT THE BEAUTY IN LIFE? BEING DIFFERENT, BEING YOU, AS ONLY YOU CAN BE? 

CREATIVITY HAS BEEN A "ME THING" SINCE FOREVER, AND FASHION HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY PASSION. BLOGGING HAS ALLOWED ME TO OPEN UP THAT PASSION AND CREATIVITY WITHIN MYSELF AND OTHERS. Y'ALL, WHEN I SAY I KNEW NOTHING, I. KNEW. NOTHING. ABOUT THE BLOGGING WORLD WHEN I STARTED. I HAD NO IDEA ALL THAT WENT INTO IT, AND AT ABOUT A YEAR IN, I STILL FEEL LIKE I'M LEARNING MORE AND MORE EVERYDAY.

I'M AT A POINT IN LIFE WHERE SECURITY IS SO NEEDED. ON TOP OF BEING A WIFE, MAINTAINING A HOUSE, SHOWING LOVE TO THOSE THAT MEAN THE MOST, HAVING A CAREER, AND TRYING TO JUGGLE ANYTHING ELSE THAT COMES MY WAY, I NOW HAVE A FOLLOWING. I HAVE PEOPLE RELYING ON ME DAILY TO GIVE THEM WHAT THEY WANT, AND THAT RIGHT THERE IS A SECURITY IN AND OF ITSELF. 

BECAUSE OF THIS, I KNOW THAT I'M ON THE RIGHT PATH. NOW CAN THAT CHANGE? ABSOLUTELY, BUT THAT'S A FUTURE BRIDGE TO CROSS. I KNOW THAT I'M DOING THINGS DAILY TO BETTER MYSELF BECAUSE I HAVE PEOPLE RELYING ON ME. I KNOW I'M STRIVING TO BE THE ROLE MODEL I WOULD WANT MY CHILDREN TO FOLLOW. I KNOW I'M SUCCEEDING AT THE PACE GOD SET FOR ME IN THIS MOMENT. AND I KNOW THAT I'M LIVING A GREAT LIFE, NOT PERFECT, BUT THANKFULLY GREAT. 

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SWITCHING PAGES... I'VE HOPPED ON THE GINGHAM TRAIN, AND HOW CUTE IS THIS TOP?! THE TOP IS CINCHED IN THE FRONT AND BACK, WHICH CAN BE ADJUSTED TO THE WIDTH YOU LIKE, THERE IS A TIE IN THE BACK TO KEEP THINGS IN PLACE, AND THE PEPLUM HEM ADDS A FUN GIRLY TOUCH. DID I MENTION, IT'S ONLY $35?! (SHOP IT HERE!) I'VE PAIRED IT WITH THESE FUN DISTRESSED SHORTS (I ACTUALLY USED SCISSORS AND A NAIL FILE TO CREATE MORE DISTRESS), AND A COLORFUL PLATFORM SANDAL, BUT IT CAN BE WORN SO MANY WAYS!

IT CAN EASILY BE WORN WITH WHITE JEANS & SANDALS OR HEELS, UNDER A BLAZER FOR WORK, OR EVEN UNDER A SWEATER IN THE FALL & WINTER. RECENTLY GINGHAM HAS ALMOST BECOME A NEUTRAL TO SOME, AND WITH THE PATTERN BEING BLACK AND WHITE, IT REALLY GOES WITH SO MUCH!

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I'LL LEAVE Y'ALL WITH THIS. AT THE END OF THE DAY, WE'RE ALL HUMAN AND WE ARE ALL THE WAY WE WERE CREATED TO BE. LIFE ISN'T PERFECT, NOR ARE WE, BUT IF I'M DOING MY BEST, I TRULY FIND SECURITY IN THAT, AND I HOPE YOU CAN TOO.

HOW DO YOU FIND SECURITY WITHIN YOURSELF? I'D LOVE TO HEAR! AS ALWAYS, THANK Y'ALL SO MUCH FOR FOLLOWING & READING ALONG. AND GUESS WHAT?!! IT'S FRIDAY EVE! WHOOP, WHOOP! CHEERS TO THE ALMOST WEEKEND Y'ALL!

 

 

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