Dress For Yourself

"Let us be elegant or die!"

-Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

| Dress: c/o Shabby Apple | Necklace: c/o Olive + Piper | Jacket: H&M-sold out (similar here, here) | Heels: old (almost exact) | Purse: H&M |
| Photography: Kenzie Dawn |

Don't dress up for show, but dress up for yourself
Often we dress up for the wrong reasons.  We dress to impress and dress for the part, we dress to conform or not to conform in order to get reactions out of "conformists"...in short, we dress for others.  What about dressing for you though?  How often do we actually dress for ourselves in a way that adequately represents each aspect of our personalities?  Is it wrong to change your style from day to day and is it even possible to like grunge one day and girly dresses the next?  Personally, I think it's possible and actually normal for most people to genuinely like a variety of styles because there are so many facets to each person's personality.  We spend so much time trying to make ourselves well rounded, but often we are afraid to show our girly, rocker or preppy side; even if they are there!  Clothing can be an expression of your personality, so have fun with your outfits and try new things.  Dress in what you genuinely like, even if it varies from day to day or the style is out of the ordinary for your usual weekly ensemble line up.  Dress up sometimes, dress down others, dress like a rocker or in frills and lace, just dress for you.  Let your personality shine through!

*Note: If you're looking for modest spring/summer dresses, definitely check out Shabby Apple.  The quality is awesome and it's modest enough even for those of you blessed with height!

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale Favorites

"I like my money where I can see it...
hanging in my closet."

-Sarah Jessica Parker, Sex in the City

If you haven't figured it out yet from all of my blog posts, Nordstrom is one of my absolute favorite stores.  They have a huge variety of styles, quality clothes and the best customer service! (I mean....what other store will let you return clothes for the price you paid a year later?)  That being said, Nordstrom has my heart, so I thought it was fitting to do a post and share with you some of my favs from their half yearly sale going on now through May 31st.  For those of you who haven't looked at Nordstrom prices during their sale, you are in for a treat!