Okay I am so awkward at this. LOL! I hate having my picture taken for things like this…you know, where you’re supposed to look pretty, which is a major reason I have held off on participating in all of the “What I Wore” parties in blogland, but my blog is changing…I’m changing. Over the last year, I have really been trying to get to “the real me”. I have always been insecure my whole life, and I thought I was over it. Matter of fact, when one of the big reasons I started this blog was to encourage other women to be themselves. Well, sort of, I mean one of the major insecurities I had was always telling myself “I can’t do that” . The main thing I have always told myself that about is fashion and clothing design and sewing.
When I went to college, what I really wanted to major in was fashion design, but I never even tried because I kept telling myself “You can’t do that. You don’t know how to sew. You don’t know how to design clothes.” Well, I sure as heck didn’t know how to design an oil rig either, but it sure as heck didn’t stop me from majoring in petroleum engineering for a half semester. The thing was I wasn’t afraid to fail at that because I couldn’t have cared less about it. Anyway, the point is when I learned to sew and started designing clothes for Sophie, I was sure my insecurities were cured and I was going to teach the world to sew! lol No woman would ever be insecure agains and I was going to cure it by teaching them to sew, and out of that Wildflowers and Whimsy was born!
Okay, that wasn’t my exact line of thinking, but basically, I really wanted to encourage women and help them out of their insecurities in some way. And teaching ladies to sew was sort of my thing. I still have that same passion and desire to help women who are struggling with insecurity, but the thing is sewing isn’t the only part of me. I love fashion. I love baking and home design and I don’t know Coors Light and LSU football on Saturday nights, but every time I write a post that has anything to do with anything else, I “what will my readers think” They follow for the sewing tutorials….I don’t know . I’m crazy. LOL.
The really crazy part is fashion and sewing kinda go hand in hand, so I don’t know what my crazy line of thinking that I couldn’t do fashion posts. Anyway, my point is I can’t inspire women to have confidence and be who God created them to be if I can’t do it myself. So I’ll be working on it. On not being so afraid to be myself…and who knows, maybe I’ll inspire or help someone else along the way…
Anywho, I don’t know how my What I Wore post turned into a Confessions of a Blogger Post, but what are you gonna do?? So, please excuse my awkward pics, but hey, at least I did it…wink wink!
So here’s the rundown:
Top: Oasap (find it here)
Jeans: The Loft
Shoes: stolen, errr, borrowed from my sister’s closet ; ) (similar here)
Feather Braclet: American Eagle (similar here)