Sunday, June 3, 2012

Growing Up

Top: Consensus Collection H&M, Trousers: H&M, Heels: Charlotte Russe, Purse: Pac Sun, Sunglasses: Steve Madden, Belt: Target

Each summer I feel like there's a shift in my wardrobe that I'm never expecting. I guess as I'm getting older, I'm moving away from the constant sundress and cowboy boots phase that I held on to so strongly over the years before this. Part of me is sad that such an important staple to me is disappearing but I'm also excited over the fact that as I mature, so can my style. Of course, I'm going to continue to throw in sundresses and cowboy boots this summer, since it is the last summer of me being in my "teens", I'm not quite ready to let go fully. 

This outfit would have definitely been outside my comfort zone only a year ago, but I'm proud to say that I felt like myself in this. I'm not sure if it's just the fact that I got older or the fact that I moved to a city. Of course, being in a small town for the summer, I overheard an older lady whisper "what the hell is she wearing" but I shook it off and only took it as a reassurance that moving into this house and making a permanent stay in Philly after this summer is the right move for me. 

This top is part of the "Consensus Collection" at H&M and I am absolutely obsessed with that new line. I purchased a few other pieces from that collection that I can't wait for you all to see!


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48 comments

  1. I love this outfit! So cute and stylish. You look like Michelle Williams in the black and white photo!

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  2. love those cateye sunglasses! and those pants are adorable

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  3. such a fun outfit! super blog, let's follow each other! xx

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  4. Awww, I feel the same way about my own style! I think it's awesome though that you're willing to try new things--it's fun when you get out of your comfort zone and find something new that you like. You look great in these pants!~ the color is just such a pretty salmon. <3 And that owl detail on your belt is precious.

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  5. That belt is the cutest thing I've ever seen. And the whole outfit is polished and grown up but still fun with the pops of red. I love it.

    Wren

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  6. That lady has no idea what she's talking about! This outfit is absolutely gorgeous in every way, I can definitely see it on Pinterest! I know exactly what youre talking about with wardrobe transitions though, I definitely agree!
    <3

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  7. this is a more mature look, i suppose - though i see nothing wrong with sundresses and cowboy boots given the correct occasion! ;) you look darling and those heels are killer!
    xx

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  8. LOVE this look! The details of the tank and the color of your pants are darling! -Jessica

    THEJESSICALBLOG.COM

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  9. It's always a good thing to evolve. I love the peach trousers with the belt. -xo

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  10. It's amazing how style evolves over time. I know that my style is waaaaaaaaaaaaay different now than it was when I was 19. This outfit is very mature and pretty. I love the pretty peach trousers. And your heels are very grown up as well. Gorgeous!

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  11. Awwww I'll miss sundresses and cowboy boots. But you look lovely as well in grown up clothes.
    Seattle Beauty Fashion Blog

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  12. You look super professional! Love the outfit!

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  13. really cute outfit, love your hair

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  14. wow. i love how you use orange, white, and brown altogether. i am a fan of orange. ^_^

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  15. Love this outfit!
    We all have those moments of growing up wardrobe edition. I'm 26 and it still hits me every now and again.
    I have some shirts that scream "MOM" and some that would make you think I was 21.
    Also, I love the blog look. I'm not sure when you changed it, but I love it.

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  16. You look very cute in this, but you know what? You don't have to give up cowboy boots and sundresses. Clothing doesn't have an age... I mean, outside of toddler clothes. ;) And 70 year olds in halters... (Yes, I've seen 'em.) I wear jeans and graphic t-shirts all the time and I am hoping to one day have a bit of a lolita collection. I also love playing with Japanese style, which is all very cutesy. Wear what you want, not what people expect you to wear or what you think is age appropriate. Whether that's an outfit like this, or the cowboy boots and sundresses.

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  17. Love it! Great colour! Thank you for commenting and visiting my blog! Like yours too! How about following each other? I already started following you on gfc! Let me know once you follow me on bloglovin too, that way I’ll follow you back there as well!

    Have a nice day, xoxo

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  18. those pants are so lovely!

    xx
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  19. nice post!

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  20. So many things I love about this outfit...the lace, the bright lips, pretty coloured pants, darling nude pumps...that little owl!

    <3 Cambria
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  21. gorgeous look! i really love the colors you chose!

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  22. Love the H&M blouse, the cut is perfect especially with such pretty peach pants! Also, happy belated birthday, hope you're having a great day!
    xo Hannah

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    1. I love the color of those pants!

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  23. Suuuper cute, lady! Love the top & I'm a sucker for anything peach/coral these days. Love those shoes too! Isn't Charlotte Russe the BEST when it comes to cheap heels?!

    The comment by the woman made me thing of Kendi - wasn't a snarky comment from someone in her small town always her clue that she was doing something RIGHT in the fashion world? Just sayin! :o)

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  24. This is one of my favourite posts of yours. And I gotta say, I love your blog.
    Follow each other? Already am! :)

    XO,
    L.
    WLL

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  25. looove the colored bottoms

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  26. Love your shirt and you AMAZING shoes!!

    Kisses
    Juli
    www.juliphotodiary.com

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  27. such a classic outfit! you look gorgeous! its funny to look back and what we used to wear

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  28. The ideas in this blog are spectacular and very tasteful.

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  29. loving all of the tiny details. especially that little owl. perfect ;)
    xo TJ

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  30. Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog! I absolutely adore this outfit, it is really cute. I'm especially in love with the belt!

    I have given up caring what people think I wear, especially when I'm at home, because they just don't get it. I see that you are from PA too! I'm from Lebanon County. :) Love meeting Pennsylvania bloggers.

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  31. You are such a cutie! Love your outfit!

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  32. I almost bought that belt in green at target!! Now that I see it on someone, I almost wish I just bought the darn thing. And, not sure if I've told you but, love the name of your blog!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I hope to see you around more often!

    Kat
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  33. Tres chic!

    Emma xo
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  35. Great pics! I love the coloured jeans with the shirt. Thanks for the comment on my blog. Following you back!

    Radha xoxo

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  36. One of the best outfits, everything is so gorgeous :)
    Have a nice day, kisses

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  37. Perfect outfit, very elegant ;)

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  38. I really like the details accent in this look! All the little things ( a lace back of your top, beautiful curled pony-tail, statement red bag, gorgeous heels) liven up the outfit!

    Following your beautiful blog!

    Xx

    Alexandra

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  39. For one, I love this outfit!

    And I know exactly what you mean with the shift of style between small towns and cities (actually, I used to live in Philly too! We just moved back to south Jersey this winter). My style has definitely shifted since making the permanent move back to Jersey, but in a way I totally love! Surroundings have a huge affect on humans, I think!

    Josie
    FineandFeathered.com

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  40. Love it!
    xx

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  41. love this outfit! your top is gorgeous

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  42. This is one of my favorite look of you, your style has evolved in a very good way. You look gorgeous! Xx

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