Who cares.. be free

June 8, 2016

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I think that sometimes people throw things at us about what is expected of us. Like how could you dress at that age? dress like that? Sometimes I am very conscious of these things and worry about what I wear but not this cold shoulder shirt dress. I wore it as a top recently and then this happened. This was my second time wearing it -but as a dress (shorts underneath of course) and I am glad I did. I wear this with confidence. Who cares what others think. I got many responses from wearing this out and about with my hubby on a date. Responses that make me laugh and respond in this most unnatural way.

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“You look so carefree and relaxed in your outfit, you look pretty but awwww your pregnant belly!” I got this response from a sales lady at Kohls. Positive lead by an assumption. My response, “no not pregnant but I do have babies back home” so guess I got to get working on the belly but in this dress who cares.

Walking into a bohemian boutique, sales lady “I like your dress,” followed with comments after touching boho shirts “that would look good on you.” (Man if only I had blogging business cards to hand out at this point).

“Fatty!” blurted out my younger brothers. Me, laughter.

“I love that outfit on you, it’s one of my favorites” stated my hubby

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What are my thoughts? I felt younger and wanted to be free-carefree. In fact while wearing this outfit I wondered if I was testing the dressing of age. I am 31 making myself out to be 18 or some similar age and you know what? Who cares. My point is that sometimes you need to dress how you want and with confidence. I may not be younger, skinnier or pregnant but I can wear what makes me feel free to express myself.

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That is the best feeling.

What makes you feel carefree? Confident?

Outfit details: Cold Shoulder: Target, similar//Kimono: c/o New Chic//Sandals: Steve Madden,(borrowed from sister) very similar//Purse: Street Level from Le Tote, similar//Heart necklace: (borrowed from sister) similar//Charm Necklace: (borrowed from sister)similar//Bracelet: similar//X ring: c/o Gorjana via Rocksbox, similar

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  • Alissa June 8, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    Girl, yes, yes, yes! I love seeing women BE THEM! It’s the most beautiful thing that you can see is another woman just owning who she is!

    The Adored Life

  • Becky - bybmg June 8, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    I totally agree. I’m trying to let go of the feelings about size and age and just wear what I like. I think you look great! I totally need to get blog business cards too!

  • Heather June 8, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    love the cut out shoulders!

    xoxo Heather
    http://www.thesugarribbon.com/blog

  • Lisa Morin June 8, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    You look gorgeous XO! Share with #linkupwithlisa @ http://www.beauty101bylisa.com/2016/06/linkupwithlisa-52-in-honor-of-my-daddio.html

  • Shea June 8, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    You are so right and I hate that society wants to tell us what we should/should not wear because of our age/size/skin-coloring. That dress is gorgeous on you, you keep rocking it!! 🙂

  • Elise June 8, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    The best accessory is confidence! May we all have it! Wear whatever you feel your best in, and lady you look fantastic!

    xx, Elise
    http://www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

  • Rebecca June 8, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    Confidence is key! You look amazing, wish I had those sandals!

    xx | http://www.recavi.com

  • Johanna Grange June 8, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    Age is just a number. You with go with your bad self!

  • Amy Arnold June 9, 2016 at 10:07 am

    I think it’s important to wear what you want. Fashion should be an expression of you anyway!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Shauna June 9, 2016 at 11:14 am

    I think the dress looks great, and it’s all about how YOU feel wearing it! So rock on, girlie!!

    Shauna

    http://www.lipglossandlace.net

  • Denise June 9, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    I think this dress looks fab on you and I am happy that you did not pay attention to what anyone said to you! I am surprised people are so out in the open with their comments at times! I love that you are rocking this cold shoulder trend! You look lovely!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  • Shannon June 9, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    How cute is this dress?! In love with the open shoulder!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • Erica June 9, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    Good for you girl! Who cares about all the BS out there – its so much better to just tube all the noise around us out and just be. 🙂

    Erica
    http://www.pumpsandpushups.com

  • Adi June 9, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    Great post babe!! Such fun shots!

    Adi xx
    http://www.fancycorrectitude.com

  • Sarah @ Bows & Clothes June 9, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    I love your confidence! You go girl! Love this look, too!

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/

  • Marsya Aulia rizkita June 10, 2016 at 2:30 am

    Love your style from head to toe!
    Adore your sling bag.

    don’t forget to visit me back,

    heymarsya.blogspot.co.id

  • Dawn Lucy June 10, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    Absolutely! Keep this attitude, Rachel! Those pesky rules only get more bothersome with age and best to ignore them starting now! God knows, I do! 😉

    Thanks for joining in our Friday fashion fun & have a fab weekend!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

  • Rachael Thomas June 10, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    I often wonder if I’m dressing too young for my age, but then if I feel good it it, I don’t care what others think. I love this cold shoulder dress and you pull of the boho look perfectly. PS, I’ve been asked when I’m due three times when I wasn’t pregnant (and this was before I had my kids) It’s not a fun feeling.
    Rachael
    http://www.threadsforthomasblog.com

  • chichi June 11, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    totally who cares, be free!!! very cute!
    http://www.thestyletune.com

  • carolina June 11, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    i love your kimono sooo cute! 🙂

    http://www.carolinapinglo.com/

  • Krystle June 12, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    Eeek, I am so glad I came across your blog. You style is so unique. Keep it up, girl!

  • Chelsea June 12, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Love those cut out shoulders! Thanks for hosting this linkup and hope you’re having a fab weekend!

    Chelsea
    Chow Down USA
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  • Lynda (lyndeestyles) June 12, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    Great post!!!!! I am sooo gonna wear mine as a dress!! Confidence is so freeing! At almost 46 I’m figuring this out!!! You go girl!!!!!!

  • Maria June 12, 2016 at 11:53 pm

    BLUE DRESS HAS CAUGHT MY ATTENTION . FABULOUS
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  • Jessica June 13, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    Confidence is definitely key in wearing what you want! I’m loving the kimono with this outfit! And that fringe bag is so fun!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

  • Sheela Goh June 13, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    You know how I feel about people who think there are “age-appropriate rules” when it comes to dressing, Rachel. I’ve hardly been shy about vocalising my thoughts about this ridiculous concept 🙂 and I am SO glad you just went for it with this dress/top. You look fabulous. You look happy. You look confident. And those are all traits which no amount of shopping budget can buy. How cool are you 🙂 xoxo

  • Happiness at Mid Life June 14, 2016 at 1:12 am

    Cute dress and if you love it, that’s all that matters!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com