My Fashion Inspiration

I've been wanting to do this for a while, and with today's topic, I couldn't think of a better time to do it! There have been some subtle changes going on, and while I wouldn't call it “rebrand”, I like to think of it as a realignment with what I set out for the fashion side of my blog to be. I want to share a little bit about it today!
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It all starts years ago when my cousin (closer to my mom's age than my own) Amy used to give me makeovers as a kid. She and my mom grew up together and were extremely close. Amy was a Miss Texas contestant, making it to the top 5 several times and eventually trained Miss Texas contestants (Yanci Yarbrough was a close friend of hers), was a motivational speaker with Zig Ziglar later on in her life, and always looked like a million bucks. The kicker? She shopped exclusively at resale, estate sales and garage sales. Not only did she do that, but she managed to snag brand name items (Ralph Lauren, 7 For all Mankind, etc.) at a fraction of the cost. She never, ever, paid full price for anything. No lie. Still don't believe me? It gets more outrageous. Amy found and bought her sister-in-law's wedding dress at Goodwill. Like the one she wore in the ceremony.

Amy has and always will be one of my biggest influences in life because, not only did she look fantastic on a daily basis, but she loved people in every aspect of her life. About 6 years ago, Amy was diagnosed with a very rare, very aggressive form of kidney cancer. Three months after her diagnosis, she passed away. Up until the moment she died, she was kind, joyful and extremely funny.

When I was a child, Amy gave me a baby doll (like a life-like one) along with a diaper bag filled with all the baby things I could need (including Cheerios, which I ate myself). I named that doll “Baby Amy” because she was one of my favorite people to go see. Even now, Amy is a huge part of my life. She inspired me to love fashion, great deals, and more importantly, love people who, by many others, were deemed unlovable.

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When I set out to write about my fashion sense, I looked elsewhere for inspiration. Other blogs, websites; All which showcased high price fashion that I can't really, well reasonably, afford. I had forgotten about my main inspiration when it came to clothing: finding quality pieces at half the price, because to me, there's nothing glamorous about blowing all of your money on a pair of shoes. Why spend more money on clothes when you can save and shop sales and then use what's left to help others? What people find interesting and cool are when you are able to find high quality items or stylish pieces for insanely awesome prices. Amy taught me to think and live this way through her very actions. This perspective is what I hope to encompass in my blog and my fashion posts in particular.

Where do you find fashion inspiration? Who or what inspires you?

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  • If I were to pick a favorite outfit of the week, it would probably be Tuesday’s. The office I work in gets really cold, so even though it’s in the 70’s in Texas, I have to dress warmer for work. Anyone else work in an icebox? ❄️
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  • Is it bad that I kind of want it to get super cold again so I can wear this coat? 🙈 I got it at a vintage shop in Deep Ellum called @fleastyle. It’s been in the 70’s all week in DFW, which means it’s officially time for me to switch my closet over to spring. Would y’all like to see a post on the blog about switching over your closet? Let me know in the comments! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • Sooooooo I didn’t get the chop... yet! Why? Because this was my first time having a new stylist cut my hair in about 10 years. I would have gotten it cut before I moved, but I didn’t realize how bad of shape it was in! How long have you gone to your hair stylist? 
I highly recommend Liz at @metsalonco in Plano! She completely understood and put my fears at ease. I’ll be seeing her again in a couple months to do something a little more drastic! 😉
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  • Should I cut my hair short? Leave a 💇‍♀️ or 🙅‍♀️ in the comments! .
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I have a hair appointment tomorrow and I’m trying to decide if I should keep it long or get a lob. .
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  • Yesterday, I DELETED over 500 😱 followers from my Instagram, and I’m SO HAPPY I did. I took the suggestion from another blogger, @austentosone, to go through my followers and check for spam accounts. I thought I’d have a few, but y’all, it was out of control. •
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I really care about community. I create content not only because I love creating things, but because I love sharing them with people who are also interested in sustainable fashion. I want this to be a space where we can talk about ethical and sustainable fashion. A two way conversation. I want my blog to be a resource for people who are seeking a new lifestyle. What are some questions you’ve had about ethical and sustainable fashion? Let me know in the comments below! •
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If you’re a fellow influencer who is struggling with comparison and just keeping up with the rest, you’re not alone. Know that your value is NOT found in a number. You are loved. You were created with a purpose. Don’t lose sight of that purpose by focusing on a number. •
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Today on the blog, I’m sharing why I deleted all those followers and more about my intention for MINIMALISTA.
  • Who else is happy it’s spring? 🌸
Confession: I still haven’t switched my closet over. My parents are coming to town this weekend, so I’m going to wait until after their visit to switch over. 🌷
Because I still haven’t unpacked my spring clothing, this is a #tbt to my trip to NYC over Labor Day. This top is the Texture & Thread brand at @madewell, and it will definitely be featured again this spring! While this exact print isn’t available anymore, there are some solid ones in beautiful colors. Both of the tops I did find at Madewell are under $40! #LTKunder50 🌼
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  • What is one item you have in your closet that you consistently use? Today, I’m wearing this top I got 7 years ago for spring. It’s amazing how long clothing will last when you take care of it! 
But aside from this top, I don’t have a lot of spring/summer clothing. So yesterday I shared 8 items on my wishlist for spring! You can check that out by going to the link in my profile. 
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  • What do you wear on days where the weather can’t decide what it wants to do? In Dallas today, it’s 60 degrees but gloomy and rainy 🌧 so we can’t go out and enjoy. 
I’ve had this tote from @nisoloshoes for three years now and it’s still the best bag I’ve ever purchased. The exact style isn’t available anymore (the Joann tote), but I’ve linked the Lori tote which is similar! Plus, with @afterpayusa, you can purchase ethically while being a bit easier on the budget! 
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