July 1, 2014

The Creative Closet - All American Girl

Hey everyone, brace yourself because I'm trying something new today.
I've always wanted to do "fashion" posts, but haven't been ballsy brave enough to do one.

Insert #thecreativecloset. Jana and Maegan came up with this sweet little idea for us to all link up and share what we could find in our closets relating to the prompt each week.


So I was all jazzed to do my first Creative Closet post, especially with a "theme" like this, because it's 4th of July week!

 But then I tried it...

I realized A) I am not a good model and B) I do not have a model body.

I see those cute bloggers all the time - all tiny and petite and super fashion forward, and really I want to be like them in this post...

But I'm not. 
So, please, please excuse these photos as my first fashion post attempt!
(PS you're allowed to laugh at them)

July1: All American Girl

I went very literal with this prompt - the good ol' red white and blue.
Shoes | Gordmans, Shorts | Maurices (old), Striped Navy Tank | Old Navy Exact ($4), Red Long Cardigan (old)
Add dogs - 'cause what's more American than that?
Bracelet Set | Old Navy ($2.99), Sunglasses | H&M
Can you see my sister photographer in the screen door reflection? Haha

 
Now go link up! I promise I'll get better at this... 
 
TTFN,
 


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15 comments:

  1. I love this combo of the white shorts and red cardigan! I really need to get my hands on some white shorts!! You look great!

    Amanda // Happily Ever After
    www.happily-ever-after-blog.com

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    1. Thanks Amanda! Yes - white shorts are a staple of mine in the summertime! You can't go wrong with them and a cute tank.

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  2. You are absolutely precious! LOVE me some Old Navy!!!! xx

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    1. I love Old Nave too! Thanks for the positive feedback, I was really needing it!

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  3. What are you talking about??? You look beautiful! Since when do models have to have petite bodies? Stupid media. You look fabulous and I'm so glad you joined in with us. Please join in again because feeling "natural" in front of the camera takes time. Xoxoxo

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    1. Thanks Maegan, I think it was just first time jitters! Hopefully I'll get everything ironed out and feel confident after a few more link ups. Did I mention how much I love this link up?! Thanks for hosting!

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  4. You look fabulous! I'm so glad you joined with us. And I agree with Maegen--it takes time to feel comfortable in front of the camera. Also, I don't have a "traditional" model body either, in that I'm not 5' 7" and I'm not a size 2. But really, that's not a realistic woman. I'm 5"4' and I'm a size 6.

    You look real, and I love that. :) Also, I love your outfit. Especially the sandals. :)

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    1. Thanks for the positive feedback Jana - I'll gain more confidence eventually after a few more posts! I am a huge fan of your American Girl look and thanks so much for hosting!

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  5. Hey, you look gorgeous and the outfit is super cute! :)

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  6. Love your take on this look! You look gorgeous!

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  7. Hello from one Laura to another! Oh girl I am right there with you when it comes to lack of fashion blogger experience. But you rocked this look! Be true to you and stay beautiful! Sending love from The Creative Closet link up! Blessings and a Happy 4th to you and your loved ones!

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    1. Hi Laura!!! I'm glad I'm not the only one new to the fashion blogging scene. Thanks for the positive feedback and have a very wonderful 4th of July yourself!

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  8. I absolutely love your outfit!

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