Outfit: Romance Is In The Air


This dress just arrived in the mail giving me another excuse to dress up this week. While wearing it I found myself telling Thomas, "I wish I had dressed more like this in high school." On one hand I have few regrets for my self-conscious, bland style of dressing when I was younger because in the end all those experiences and choices have led to me being who I am today. And I'm usually pretty happy with who I am now. Besides I didn't really have disposable income at that age! Still sometimes I wonder how much more enjoyable my high school years would have been if I had been a less shy, bundle of nerves! Dressing up for me is a nice reminder of how much insecurity I've overcome. I can accept stares at my outlandish clothing (or occasionally odd colored hair!) not because I enjoy the attention, but because I've reached the point that wearing what makes me happy is more important than what other people think. I'm more comfortable at shrugging off negative attention and better at accepting compliments. Although the latter is still likely to make me blush!

Outfit details:
old tights
*pictures by Thomas

CONVERSATION

19 comments:

  1. Who impossible so i love ityour stunning ♥♥

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  2. These pictures are simply stunning!!

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  3. Beautiful photos, that dress is just stunning on you <3

    Andini xx | Adventures of an Anglophile

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  4. Rebecca, you are such an inspiring person and my main fashion inspiration for my fashion blog. I absolutely love your blog and your style. Keep on keepin' on :)

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  5. Dreamy!!! Your blog brings me so much joy. :-)

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous photos! This looks like something form a fairytale. I love the one where the camera is looking down on you - you're like a princess in a garden, waiting for her true love.
    It can be so hard to be a shy person who loves fashion, because people tend to assume that if you're wearing something interesting or exceptional, you must be very outgoing. I'm trying to get better at accepting compliments myself. A woman once told me, when I undercut a compliment that she had given me, that I was being very rude and implying that she had bad taste! Now I try to just say thank you.
    Zella Maybe

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  7. stunning!

    xx nikki
    www.dream-in-neon.com

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  8. Great outfit! Especially love the shoes and brooch placement!

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  9. so stunning!!

    www.amoderngypsy.blogspot.com

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  10. Absolutely! I was too scared of what other people thought of me in high school or middle school. I kept my somewhat esoteric taste in fashion behind clothed (I mean closed) doors!

    What a fairy tale-like dress!
    :)

    Rachel
    http://alamodest.com

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  11. Beautiful dress, those stockings go great with the shoes.

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  12. Gorgeous outfit! You look beautiful and your dress is flawless.
    Zoey
    (http://www.shoplinkz.com)

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  13. Such a lovely dress and grand location!

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  14. I love you and your blog. Your honesty and joy comes through not only in your pictures, but very much in your words.

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  15. This outfit is amazing. I'm still getting to the point where I can dress for myself, its great that you've got there

    cheap-skatefashion.blogspot.com

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  16. Love everything about this just so romantic!!

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  17. I'm totally in awe of how you look in this dress! Pure fashion fantasy, and the images are stunning!

    Saba x

    www.trulymadlydeeplyfashion.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. I know the word has been used already, but these photos are totally stunning.

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