Wednesday, November 12, 2014

daytime dreamer

Hello, everybody! Today, I'm posting a look that is pretty uncommon for a high school student to be sporting (unless you are forced to wear a school uniform...I feel your pain!! :). 

But why, you ask, am I not enjoying the socially acceptable (sort of) laziness of teens everywhere who feel the need to go out in public in sweatpants, looking like they just rolled out of bed?
(**Note: This pointed question does not cover sleepovers with friends, late night snack runs, or sick days...just a disclaimer! ;)

I've always been a firm believer in putting your best foot forward in any and all of your endeavors. This includes maintaining a consistent presence throughout your physical appearance, body language, and verbal/written interactions with others. For me, this begins with the clothes that I put on in the morning, which helps me hone in on the mindset needed to propel my best self forward.

So, while it is not necessary for me to "dress up" for activities in everyday life, like school, I feel that it helps me to present myself as a professional individual who has goals and aspirations in life and is willing to work hard to achieve them. I called this look "daytime dreamer" because it is the first step in the course of reaching for the stars (and my dreams!).

To me, this look depicts an image of casual confidence. I don't know what it is about this jacket, but every time I slip into a structured, navy blazer, I feel like I can run the world (for a few seconds anyway! ;). This outfit is great for occasions where you want to look put together without trying too hard, like a school presentation or an important lunch date.

Just through the clothes I wear, I can solidify the image I want to portray and boost my sense of self-confidence, which, like many girls, is constantly plagued by societal pressures to look and act "perfectly," whatever that's supposed to mean. By wearing clothing that is comfortable and feels like "me," I am able to encourage myself to radiate positivity and exude confidence!

Let me know in the comments section what clothing item gives you that instant boost of confidence when you slip it on. Also, I challenge each of you to spread a little bit of your own confidence to someone else who could use it. Post a picture on Instagram using the hashtag, #poisedandpreppy, so that we can inspire one another by sharing our confidence via the Internet! :)

Blazer: J.Crew (currently on sale!)
Shirt: J.Crew Crewcuts (similar and bargain!)
Jeans: Gap
Wedges: Tory Burch
Purse: Thrifted
Watch: Michael Kors
Necklaces: Baublebar, Shop I Love Jewelry

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Thanks so much for checking my newest blog post, and I hope that each of you has a fabulous day!

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