Encourage Beauty

Monday, August 25, 2014

This week on Instagram Hillary Rushford of Dean Street Society has teamed up with some other great women to encourage beauty starting today for a week. I love how she does these monthly prompts to allow you to get the most out of your closet.  This week is a little different in that we are uplifting each other.  I have really gained a lot of confidence in my style from doing these monthly challenges.  I feel like I have created a great circle of friends and made some new ones along the way, which ultimately led to me getting enough confidence to start my blog.  I don't know if anyone actually reads it but I am trying to build up the courage to start promoting it more...but baby steps!!!

I have always loved fashion, ever since I can remember.  My style is all over the place and that is what I think I like the most about it, it's ever changing just like me.  I have always taken pride in my image and I think this stems from something negative.  Growing up I was teased heavily, to the point I would cry every night and pretend that I was sick just to try and convince my parents that I should stay home.  I was the subject of some major teasing from about middle school until I left for college from how I looked, talked and dressed.  College was where I grew as a person, I took it as an opportunity to leave my bad skin and style in the past and start new with a group of people who didn't know me.  College for me was my game changer.

I started finding my style and groove.  I stopped trying to care what others said or thought about me and it really changed how I felt about myself.  I had to learn to love myself and there are days I still struggle with this, but I know not everyone is going to like my style or even me.  I think over more posts I will share how my negative experiences have influenced me but for now I want to focus on todays prompt Makes me feel girly!  

Lets be honest, it's no secret that I LOVE Eliza J dresses!! So when I got the email from Dillards saying they were having their additional 30% off of sale items I knew I would be cleaning out their Eliza J department.  This beauty was the last one in my size (65% off with an addition 30% off) and I just had to have it.  The silhouette makes me feels so dainty.  The fit and flare style gives me the illusion of a tiny waist while covering the areas I don't care for, the perfect dress!!  So here it is my favorite polka dot girly dress!

P.S.  If you are on Instagram I encourage you to follow along and participate in Hillary Rushford's style challenges, you will discover a new you (and closet) plus meet some great people along the way!!

Outfit Deets:

Necklace: Kendra Scott

Love Always,
Amelia B.

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