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Monday, November 26, 2012

I've Only Changed My Clothes-I'm Still Me

It's been a long weekend alone for me...well, me and the cat anyway.  The BF and family members were gone for the holiday which left me with enough free time on my hands to do all the girly things that should be to young for my age/enjoyment bracket, instead of doing the things that I should have been doing but since there was no one here to remind me to do those things, I just enjoyed myself.  You know, trying things like completely different makeup styles, spending hours making different outfits in my closet and braiding my hair...


I purchased this sequined tank at Old Navy about 7 years ago, and this is the first time I've ever worn it.  It really should have left my closet years ago, but sheesh, it was only $10 and full sequins, not just the front but the back as well!  Seriously a steal...and now I finally found a way to wear it without feeling like I'm wearing a dance costume! 

Anyway, playing with how I look started to get me thinking, what if you could change over a long weekend, become a completely different person?  Ok, maybe longer than a 3 day weekend, but I knew someone who did just that over a summer.  She left the 7th grade as Naomi, you know, typical shy but fun girl with a bad sort of pixie cut (NOT cute,)


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and returned to 8th grade as Madonna, I swear to you!  Eye liner, big hair, and slinky dress, (extremely slinky for 8th grade!)  The boys went crazy, and they were right, she was a knock out, with an attitude to match, and most certainly defined herself as an individual in my small town.  Her personality matched her new look.  No longer was she the mousy girl I remembered but much more outspoken and definitely not shy!  This was a whole new person!  Secretly I was part in awe, part jealous...she was brave! 

And while I admired her spirit, I was not that bold...although I did go through a neon puffy paint phase...(I was a crafty kid.)
But what about you?  Are you or have you been brave enough to do a complete body/mind change?  Does what you wear reflect in your personality?

J.

16 comments:

Cafe Fashionista said...

Okay, I am just going to say it...this is the greatest outfit you have ever, ever worn. I am just in love with that sequined top. You look incredibly sophisticated. Gorgeous!! :)

janettaylor said...

Nice peep toes!

Style Journey said...

I love this outfit! Sequins are huge right now, and they are perfect for the holiday. Great look :) Heather

Joella said...

Love the sequin top. I think it's time for it to come out of the closet!

THE-LOUDMOUTH said...

Love the top! You should definitely wearing it more! I totally see it being paired with a black mini. :)

I've never done a quick makeover on myself, but over time I've definitely changed in body and attitude.

LPFashionPhilosophy said...

So pretty!

ox from NYC!
davie+erica

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Keit said...

Yup, completely transormed from 8th grade till now. I was a dorky, awkward, ugly as hell girl. Now, whole new story, still awkward though :-D

Karina De Jesus said...

hehe I really enjoyed your story about the girl who changed.
I feel, it’s important to always be improving and growing, and it might start out with a drastic change :)

Rachel Jensen {Da Paura ♥} said...

You look absolutely stunning in this simple chic outfit!!
xo
Rachel

Cathy Benavides said...

I lurve your outfit! Sequins are always a do, and I'm so glad you hung onto that top. Now you just need a holiday party to attend....

Kimberly said...

LOVE the sequin top! I loveee re-using old pieces =D You styled this fabulously =D

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Lauren Williams said...

I love this look! Revamping old pieces is so refreshing, and makes you feel so good that you aren't wasting closet space! I find myself constantly changing, and I think I've finally settled into myself after 21 years! Thanks so much for your comment, you have a gorgeous blog!

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Heidi-likes said...

I'm so in love with that sequinned top, looks great with the blazer x

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Audrey Allure said...

Loving the sequined top!

oomph. said...

it's really hard to change your mind set over a short time. it's easy to change your image, but you are still you inside. i've done drastic haircuts which have caused me to change my style a bit...and i think it does affect your attitude just a hair! but not sure you can become a totally NEW person??

love the sequined top. and from old navy? it's hard to find tops that are sequined on the front AND back...which i like.

KK said...

Love this! How do I subscribe so I get emailed when you post something new? I always pop in here now and again but I want to know right away when you post, I love your style.