Fearless

 Today, I'm linking up with Peace Love Sequins and Messy. Dirty. Hair. to share with you my fearless fashions!

It has been a while since I've posted about fashion, and I have really been itching to, so I'm so excited about this new link up. I hope it's still going when I get back! 

This past...oh 3 months or so, I have really come out of my shell as far as fashion or style is concerned. 

After my ex-fiance and I broke up, I indulged in some serious retail therapy. You don't even want to know how much money I "threw away" on clothes. But really, it wasn't throwing money away at all, because my confidence was boosted by about 15 points and I started to actually feel good about myself. If you've ever gone through a really bad break up, you understand that you don't feel good about yourself at all. In fact, you feel bad. You feel like you aren't enough. Like you weren't pretty enough. Like you didn't call enough. You didn't do this right, you didn't do that right, you made too many mistakes. You aren't good enough. 

But there is just something about putting on that new pair of red high heels, running some red lipstick over your lips, and looking like you couldn't be happier to be free from that ol' ball and chain. No matter how much of a lie it is, you look damn good and you're proud of it. 

I guess that is one really good thing that came from getting dumped on my bum:
A fabulous wardrobe. 

That's not to say that I don't rock my jeans and t-shirts. My co-workers will tell you, I don't always look like I'm about to walk the cat walk...

So. With that being said, I tried a ton of things that I never would have before. 

One big thing I did, was start wearing colored tights.  I was so terrified to do this. I thought for sure that  I would look silly, but I really have grown to like them! They make it so that I can wear virtually any thing I want even though it's winter.  

I've also been adding socks to sort of, break the line a little bit and I'm totally in love with it. These are my favorite socks. I've got a thing with floral print...I always have, but, get this, I've been too scared to try it until now!



Another trend I was completely afraid of was lipstick. I'd worn it a little bit here and there, but every time I did, I felt all self conscious that someone was sitting in the break room judging me for it. Well, post break-up, I stopped giving a shit what random people though. Novel idea right? So, I started wearing all the lipstick that I wanted to!

This is the day of my ex-fiance's brother's wedding, where ex-fiance was in attendance. It was the first time I had seen him since we'd broken up, so it was hard to say the least, but let me tell you, I looked good. I wore the red high heels. The point is to make 'em watch you when you walk away. :)

I'm so excited to get back from basic, shed my camo and rock some new fashions that I just have to try. It's scary, but I know that it will be worth it. 

I haven't had a chance to take a picture of my "outfit of the day" today, but definitely keep an eye on IG to see todays...It's pretty bold. What can I say, this link up has inspired me!

EDIT:
Today's #ootd
Please excuse the dirty bathroom mirror...I'm embarrassed. :P


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I'm Katie. I'm a 20-something Soldier & student taking each day one step at a time. Living through all the growing pains that come with becoming that person that I always wanted to be & finding that bright side in all of this Camo-Colored Chaos. You can get to know more about me here.

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5 comments:

Jenna said...

I love all of this! Colored tights, lipstick, fun socks....it all looks amazing on you :) Stopping by from the link-up!

Lindsey Leitner said...

I love colored tights! I have some but I have yet to actually wear them besides under my jeans for extra warmth! This may be what I try next!

Thanks for stopping by Fearless Fashion Fridays!

Jen said...

Love all of this, you can rock anything. :)

Kelly { Messy.Dirty.Hair.} said...

OMG I love how you did this!!! Those yellow tights are beyond fabulous!! And you look gorgeous in red lipstick! Thank you SO much for linking up!!! Youre post is fabulous! Happy Friday :)

Nikki Mitchell said...

I have a pair of royal blue tight I am dying to wear! I love those yellow tights!

 
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