My honey and I have totally fallen in love with hiking! The weekends find us scouring the internet for new trails and scouring the trails for things to climb! With all the beautiful sites we've taken in, it wasn't long before I felt ol' Mothah Natchah tryin' to tell me something. Seems she has some style advice for us and I thought I'd share it with you! So grab your cup o' whatever, sit back, and see if any of these little gems from nature strike a chord with you. They certainly spoke to me!
Even the leaves know that red makes you stand out! Don't be afraid of it! Find your red in a shade of lipstick. A pair of earrings. Jeans. Coat. You decide, but find the right shade and wear it!!
Allow yourself to be admired!
Hey! You took some time putting yourself together. You take care of yourself and are feelin' cute. So be still and enjoy the compliments. Part of the art of being a lady is learning to graciously accept compliments. So don't run from them! Enjoy them and sincerely return them!
Try some interesting and unexpected color combinations!
It was actually this plant that gave me the idea for this post. The bright fuschia and orange combination is not one that I would have put together and yet, it really works! Embrace the color! You'll stand out and in a GOOD way!
Stick your neck out! & Wear a great print!
Is there something you've been wanting to try but are a little bit nervous about it? Well, stick your neck out and give it a shot! You think CoCo followed the herd? I think NOT! She knew what she liked and what looked good and went forward with it. And since she was a woman, like you and me, I can follow her lead and trust my sartorial instincts too!
Part 2 of this is to wear a great print! I used to shy away from prints, thinking that they weren't versatile and frankly, could be a bit tacky. But no more! Great prints are works of art and much easier to be incorporated into your wardrobe than you think. When in doubt, pair your print with a neutral and let the print be the STAH!
Let them know you've been there!
This was the only place I've seen these. My husband told me they are called cairns. Hikers that made it down into this somewhat remote enclave left stone tributes to mark their visit. There just seems to be something so human about wanting to leave a mark; to say, "I'VE BEEN HERE!" I find that my own style seems to be the same. I like to dress to leave an impression. Good or bad, you know I've been there!
Don't be afraid to stand alone.
Is there something you like that you haven't seen in all the fashion magazines or on your blog roll? You don't need permission to wear something. If you like it and feel great in it, then be BOLD! Are you following rules like "over 35, no mini skirts" and yet, you just can't shake that urge to show off those legs? Well don't fight it! My girl, Paula, continues to rock the mini skirts and isn't afraid to stand alone if need be! THAT girlies, is confidence! And confidence looks fabulous on EVERYONE!
You know there's an adventurer in you! So go on and embrace her! Wear that outrageously high heel! Put on that bold animal print! Try that look that you saw the model in the magazine wear that you KNOW looks completely YOU! You got this!
At the end of the day, if the paparazzi don't like what you're wearing....
Well.....show them what they can kiss!