Ah, this day. My husband got us ballet tickets to see Romeo & Juliet for our six year wedding anniversary and we took it as an opportunity to go all out in black tie attire. I wore a red evening gown from Vince Camuto (that I’m still swooning over) and my husband looked pretty dang dashing and handsome himself 😉 But that’s per usual. I always tell him he should be the blogger because he’s got an eye for men’s fashion.
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Gown: Vince Camuto | Heels: Christian Louboutin | Purse: Unknown, similar | Earrings: Banana Republic | Lipliner: Buxom ( Code Red – one of my fave liners! Has a brush that works really well) | Lip stain: Anastasia Beverly Hills (American Doll)
My husband and I have gone through quite the style evolution since we met. He used to only wear fraternity and sports shirts (can’t blame him, it was college), and I mentioned in this post that I always used to shop the most affordable, trendy items at stores like Forever 21. I still browse stores like that (mostly online now) but the things I pick out are a little different these days.
As a blogger I definitely put a lot of thought into the outfits I share with you guys. I want them to resonate with you and give you inspiration for your own personal wardrobe. As a wife, I’ll dress in colors or styles I know my husband likes if we’re going on a special date or I’m in a flirty mood. And if I’m going out with girlfriends, I dress a little more “girly” or “cute” and in trends I know other women understand – because let’s face it, strawbags and ruffled tops are lost on most men.
So simply put, I dress for a lot of people but rarely dress soley for myself.
For this special night, I decided I’d go with a dress that was totally and completely me. I felt SO good in it and if you ever wanted to know what the dress version of me would be, this is it.
Dressing for yourself is about what makes you feel your best when you put it on. You’re not concerned if others will think you’re being over-the-top or if they’ll like it on you. You dress with only yourself in mind and doing so is such a powerful thing.
It’s also a form of confidence. You’ll quickly find that putting on something that feels the most “you” will allow you to shine in your best light and that’s what personal style is all about.
Of course, this is the dressy version of myself. The great thing is because we’re multi-faceted, so is our style. I can still dress for myself in my best casual look and that’s perfectly okay too.
I would love to hear your thoughts on dressing for yourself and if you find you often dress for you or for others? If you’ve found your personal style, how did you discover it?
Thank you so much for reading today’s post and sharing in our anniversary. Make sure to come back later this week for more style posts.