Thursday, July 19, 2018

Stuck in the 90's

As you may know by now 90's fashion is one of my favorite decades to play with at the moment of getting dressed, 70's are great too, but I feel the 90's have stuck with me for life. Maybe it has something to do with growing up in that era, so most of the things that have been back in style for a few years now are things that I wore when I was a growing up and it's fun to get to wear them again as an adult. If only my mom and I would have saved some stuff from back then I would have so many vintage goodies from her closet. I think I'll never be that person who dresses "age appropriate" I don't like using that term but it's something I always hear people say, "shouldn't you dress a little bit more appropriate for your age?", first of all, whoever came up with that stupid rule was probably someone who had nothing better to do than to annoy everyone else, or someone with no personal style who obviously could not be their own authentic self. No offense to those who like traditional rules follow them, if that's what makes you happy go for it, but in my opinion I think no one should have the right to tell people what they should or should not do, let alone what to wear. 

Personal style to me is important, I wouldn't say its the most important thing but it does matter and it has played a big part in my life since being a kid. I grew up admiring and watching my mother do her makeup, get dressed etc, shewas a model in her youth and a hair stylist so fashion and style has always been and will be part of my life. So what I wanted to share with you guys is that no matter how old you are, where you live, or you circumstances, if you are really passionate about expressing yourself with your style just do it, don't let others determine who you are, people are always going to give their opinion and the polite thing to do is to hear it but don't let it affect you or change who you are. Don't live every day in doubt asking others what you should wear or how you should be, just be you, 100 % and unapologetic YOU. With social media or even before that confidence has always been a struggle for us all, but most especially on women, after all we are human and yes sometimes we have doubts, but when it comes to expressing yourself as long as you are not intentionally hurting someone else then you don't have anything to apologize for. For centuries we've allowed society to dictate what's right or wrong, what you should or should not do, so instead of focusing on society's rules ask yourself: am I really living life while being my own authentic self?

 For some people I know it's hard, trust me, I grew up in a somewhat conservative and strict Catholic Hispanic family. Trust I know a thing or two about having to follow rules and tradition, I wasn't allowed to do certain things at a young age like wearing nail polish or makeup even though I always liked playing with that stuff. My mom was a little more free thinking in that sense and so I think that's where my freedom of expression comes from and I'm glad she imparted that in me but it wasn't really until I became an adult that I was able to feel that sense of freedom. 

Anyway, this went on for way longer than expected so if you are still reading this thank you for having the patience and I hope you can connect with some of  my words, I am still trying to find my voice with the blog and with English being my second language and all. I can speak better than I write, which is a reason why I started this blog as a way of challenging myself, most times I never really know what I want to write about, I just write what I'm feeling at the time, thoughts, advice etc. I've had so many girls reaching out to me saying I've inspired them in different ways, with my style or I've given them courage to really express themselves with their own personal style and that puts such a big smile on my face. It makes me happy that sharing these things with them changes their perspective and if I can spread good in that way I will try my hardest to continue that not only for myself but for those who look up to me. It means so much that I can have an effect in someone's way of thinking or being and in a good and positive way, so if you follow this blog and my Instagram I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart, for taking time out of your day to see what I have to share, that means the world to me and I hope I can continue spreading love and inspiration to those out here who may need that little push. A lot of you also ask me how I get to do what I do, so I'm planning on doing another post about tips I can give you guys on how to be an Influencer (not a big fan of that term either) so stay tuned for that post soon. So moral of the story today is: spread love, be unapologetic and 100% you, don't be a hater, live and let live and take yourself out of that box society keeps trying to put everyone in and just live and enjoy your life and do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

All photos by @themattsayers 

What I'm wearing
Bag - Thrift find


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