Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Moment of Truth

Happy Tuesday Pretties! 

 Do you ever just have one of those ah-mazing, super relaxed weekends? 
Ya me either, which explains why all of today's photos look like this:
Crazy hair, shiny face and a million watt smile because I didn't care!

My mom just spent 9 days out with me in LA and we were going non-stop like crazy tourists. We laughed, saw wild parrots outside my apartment window (seriously wish I was kidding, those suckers are loud) and ate far too much food. Alas, last Thursday night came and she flew back to the East coast. I already miss her like crazy, but the second she left I needed a vacation from my stay-cation.

Friday afternoon rolled around and all I wanted to do was go to dinner with Dr. D and catch up with my dear friends, Hulu and the couch. I seriously missed those guys! Unfortunately, he wasn't feeling that plan and took me out to Mexican instead. I dragged along my roommate Meems and best bud Matty, then afterwards played Clue and drank some wine. All in all it was a fabulous evening!

Saturday I hiked every square inch of Runyon Canyon, and while it was glorious, my legs were throbbing all day Sunday! After Runyon I literally passed out for a solid 5 hour nap (oh so good) then woke up to Dr. D making me dinner - I mean how much better can it get?

Sunday I did absolutely nothing. I didn't lift a finger except to change the channel on the remote or put a cup to my mouth. Well that all lasted until about 2:30 when my darling boyfriend reminded me we not only had a kickball game at 6, but I also had not taken blog photos ... DANG IT! I shot of the couch, ran to the mirror and said," Eh, if my readers actually read my blog they already know I'm far from perfect. I'm going to just throw on some lipstick and put on the first thing that catches my eye in my closet and wing it." Well y'all that's exactly what I did. 

I don't think this look turned out half bad!
This is me as natural as it gets guys. My hair hasn't seen a styling tool, it barely saw a comb
Dress: Forever 21 // Heels: Target // Jean Jacket: Hollister (from middle school!) // Necklace: Polly's Jewelry // Blue Bangle: Forever 21 // Spike Bracelet: Sage K & Co // Silver Bangle: Penelope Boutique // Watch: Juicy Couture // Earrings: Versona // Monogram Ring: Handpicked // Turquoise Ring: Steinmart

I have to admit, never in a million years did I think I'd post photos of myself on my blog for the world to judge where I don't think I look at least half decent, let alone my best; however, this post is very liberating for me.

Just because I enjoy blogging about fashion, doesn't mean I constantly have to set the standard to look like a model! Today's society has enough body image issues and if only one person reads this and walks away knowing it's okay to post photos of who you truly are and be comfortable in your own skin, than this post was more than worth it!

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How Southern Chic is this outfit? It reminds me on a toned tone version of fabulous outfit one might wear to the Kentucky Derby! I'm loving the pop of color with the pink blouse paired with the navy and white printed skirt (which matches the hat perfectly!) The way she tied in neutral colors in her accessories is brilliant and this look is seriously amazing. Way to rock it doll! 

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  1. Oh I wish my hair looked half as good as yours when I don't try to tame it! haha! :)

    Very pretty outfit for something you quickly pulled together :) Thank you for the linkup!

    Away From The Blue

  2. Sounds like a great weekend! Oh the days of sitting on the couch all day doing nothing but eating and watching TV. Not much can top that! You look adorable and purple is a great color on you!

    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

  3. love the color of your dress!

  4. Sounds like the perfect weekend! The best days are when you don't have to do anything! Love the purple dress! You look great!


  5. Sounds like you had a great weekend and awesome time with your mom. And you are imperfectly gorgeous. Love the dress and all the jewelry. I too am wearing a bright, girly dress today. Check it out.

    Happy Tuesday My Friend!

  6. What a weekend! Sounds super busy but also super fun. Love the color this dress on you. I think you look great! ~Cynthia

  7. Atta girl, tell 'em! :) I think you look great, by the way. And so glad to hear you had a happy weekend!


  8. Well you still look amazing! Love the color of this dress.

  9. OMG Paige....you look radiant & pretty I thought you have a guest blogger haha! That was indeed a crazy good weekend thanks for sharing!!


  10. AHH thanks for the feature, this seriously made my day! Also, this post is really inspiring and you look lovely!!
    An Unblurred Lady

  11. I am so glad you were able to have a fun weekend with you mom and did a lot of laughing!! :)
    xox, Crystelle

  12. Sounds like a fun weekend! You look so pretty! I love that dress!

    Nicole to the Nines

  13. Love that color on you!! Sometimes you just gotta go with the flow!


  14. You're pretty dang cute for winging it!! Sounds like a super fun and busy week!


  15. I think everyone has a tendency to be harder on themselves and worry what others may think. I am definitely guilty of it too. I am glad you still posted these photos, because I think you look absolutely beautiful! You're very pretty Paige! I agree, our society is obsessed with image (probably on an unhealthy level at this point) and this idea of always having to look perfect is silly and unrealistic.

    Lauren xo
    Sophisticated In Style

  16. Purple is a great color on you! And a big high five to you for hiking Runyon in the summer! That hike is intense!
    xo Adri

  17. I love the color of your dress, it´s very special! You look lovely in this outfit, thank your for sharing.
    Very nice images dear :)


  18. Love the arm party you're rockin!

  19. that's sweet of your boyfriend to be the one to remind you about your blog -- love the support! :) <3

    rhea @ rheaetcetera.com

  20. You look great! The color of the dress is gorgeous and looks amazing on you!

  21. I am in love with that watch/ring/nail color combo! Such a pretty picture. Love your style!

  22. Love your blog!! Shout out from Rachel Epstien's mutual friend;) dailydoseofdarling.com


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