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When you think of your happiest, most confident clothes – what triggers that inward exhilaration for you? Color? Texture? Bold print? Clean lines? Simplicity? There are so many, many things that contribute to our personal style but the most important of them all is how you feel in what you’re wearing! If you only wore what made you FEEL AMAZING then your style would take shape all on its own because confidence would emerge! When we feel frustrated and insecure in our clothes the total opposite happens, we feel unsure & insecure which translates too easily to awkwardness and constant self doubt. We carry ourselves differently and the cycle of self doubt gets fed. If you could wear one thing for the rest of your life (that’s not strictly lounge wear, that’s an obvi one!) what would it be? Does a color come to mind? Fabric? Print? Certain silhouette? Dive further into what it is about that thing that makes you FEEL secure & don’t let people or social pressures make you change your mind. Lean into that thing and start exploring it more! For me, I’d choose tshirts – I stopped telling myself they’re too boring and I started challenging myself to wear them more and style them differently simply because I felt good in them, now it’s a uniform! I feel confident, sexy, secure & totally myself when I wear one that I love! Take off your insecurity outfit and put on your confidence uniform! .
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#personalstylist #personalstyle #wearwhatyoulove #feelconfident #wearconfidence #choosehappy #wardrobestylist #intentionalliving #realtalk #motivation #styleinspo #ootd #outfitinspo #outfits #whatiwore #feelamazing #sandiego #california #sd

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Photo taken at: San Elijo Hills, San Marcos, California

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NEW story!! I’m a basics kind of gal 90% of the time. Not boring, basic – there’s a difference! Today I wore a basic outfit with a splash of print on my shoe then made a few simple changes to get ready for date night with my hubs! I also shared part of what goes into discovering your personal style! Personal style should be a combination of things that you’re interested in which could include lifestyle, music, color, minimalism, culture, family or values. Your style should also make you feel excited and interested in your own wardrobe! I love helping my clients discover and start to build their unique look! My story today is a little bit about my own style! .
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#personalstyle #mystyle #enneagram #polkadots #simple #wardrobe #wardrobestylist #dressyourheart #personalstyle #personalstylist #sandiegostylist #personalshopper #stylediaries #mystylediary #ootd #outfitinspo #livstyled

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Photo taken at: San Elijo Hills, San Marcos, California

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I’ve had this sweater and pants for weeks and haven’t worn them yet because it’s been too hot in SD but I’m packing for Michigan weather baby!! I’ll be honest I’ve been riding the struggle bus lately, adjusting to a new city is hard. New friends, new job challenges, fretting over kids and how they’re adjusting… but today a friend sent me a little snippet that changed my perspective SO much. It was simple… Jesus wasn’t in a hurry, He didn’t feel rushed to be a success or need to be seen. He simple delighted in a slow, intentional life & waited on His fathers timing. Deeeeeep breath. Gods got it – every detail is thought through down to the minute, I just need to step into His peace & let Him do His job while I work on my heart & be present in my everyday. This season I’m choosing to press into the simpler things that I love, listening to my kids play imaginatively & meeting my husband for lunch. Using my quiet time to post up and work on my business, go for a solo trip to the beach or be there when a friend says she needs me. Being like Jesus doesn’t just mean reaching others, it means emulating His character & allowing God to be enough when things feel still..
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#ootd #mystyle #peace #intentionalliving #womenoffaith #bestill #personalstylist #wardrobestylist #sandiego #sd

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Photo taken at: San Diego, California

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The beauty of a new year isn’t that it means I’ll be a new me, it’s the fact that I have a fresh start to becoming a healthier, more intentional me! Goals for the new year shouldn’t simply be ways to fix our current problems, they should be decisions we make intentionally to pursue health where we need it. Because a healthier you means growth, it means an increased capacity & greater sense of self worth, it means motivation and commitment that can’t stop, won’t stop. Imagine what you could accomplish if you were the healthiest version of yourself! You would be a fire so bright that no insecurity, no self doubt, no comparison could squelch it! My dreams are huge, massive, scary big… my goals are small, attainable steps toward achieving them! My goals for 2019 are to grow in self love, to become healthier spiritually so I can’t be shaken & so I can pour out into my business & my family. Healthier mentally so I’m aware & calculated, healthier physically so I’m peaceful & full of energy to chase after those big dreams. Cheers to 2019, I’m so ready for this!
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Photo taken at: Ada, Michigan

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It’s cold & all I want is the warm sun so I can stop taking 2 (yes, literally) hot showers a day to kick the chill that goes to my bones. Plus my skin is not happy with me about it either.
I guess I could stop getting iced coffee & wearing pants that are cropped so my ankles stay warm, that might help…
But somedays ya just gotta go with the crop because it rocks with the top, ya feelin’ me!? Welp, cats out of the bag with how smooth that last sentence was… I’m officially switching careers to becoming the new Cardi, I’ll just have (a lot) less cleavage. Happy freezing Wednesday. 📷 @kaleighdsimmonsphoto

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Sweat pants, check. Ankle boots, always. (Pretend you see fishnets on those bare ankles, I couldn’t find mine. 🙄) Laying on the cold ground to get a picture of my legs all twisty and perched for a photo… well, sure! What the heck!
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Red! Leopard print! Leather! Faux fur! 4 of my favorite things. 🤤@aliceandolivia is one of my favs for their eclectic vibes. I’m a texture and color person through & through! The more you mix the two the happier I am!

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Photo taken at: A.K. RIKK’S

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Today has been one of those days, ya know the kind where you’re left asking, “what the eff is happening?” Yeah, they blow big time! It’s so like us humans to sit and wallow or invest all of our worries into rough situations; but let me just say that is not how I’m going to live my life! If we spent as much time believing we CAN, we ARE good enough, we DO have what it takes and actually DOING something to change our circumstances and a whole lot less time being crippled by fear of what might never even happen, then my God we would be much healthier people. So, here’s to staring a tricky situation in the face and throwing a solid knee jab straight to its undercarriage! You are worth the fight to make your life what you’ve always wanted! Go get em girl!

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Photo taken at: Grand Rapids, Michigan

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I’ve been so out of my groove, you guys! I mean in all honesty – I struggle like mad with the whole IG thing. Mostly because it can be such a time suck! I love that it’s such a great tool for building community & supporting people/things I believe in but I hate that it also really messes with people who come searching for validation on a platform that lacks so much real ness. Whatevs though, ya know!? I know… deep. 😂 Shout out to @clothandcabin for this gray shirt I’m totally obsessed with!
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#ootd #whatiwore #outfitideas #feminine #womensupportingwomen #womenempowerment #bettertogether #dreamer #doer #dreamchaser

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Photo taken at: Grand Rapids, Michigan

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We started spring shopping and it was so very exciting! With 3 kids in my house we are all (desperately) ready to go outside and run (or lay… if you’re me, you’re definitely not running) in the cozy sunshine! Smoothies, the sprinkler, grilling everything possible… siiiiggggh… we are so ready. Although we are also trying not to get too ahead of ourselves considering this is Michigan and well, it’s Michigan. No need to explain. Cheers to a few more weeks of our cozy sweaters, right?! I’m really doing my best here, guys… spring please hurry. (Also, shout out to this kids eyebrows!! They’re what dreams are made of.)
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#springfashion #kidsfashion #fashiongram #thatsdarling #mydaughter #kidstyle #kidsclothes #eyebrows #kidsootd #igkids #littlefashionista #darling #daughter #stylist #fashion #ootd #fashionstylist #raisingkids #sweet #childmodel #sweetgirl #girlsfashion #gr #grandrapids #michigan #grmichigan #hairgoals #thickhair

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Photo taken at: Grand Rapids, Michigan

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