Fashion + Self Love Party: Love Your Style, Love Yourself

Fashion + Self Love Party: Love Your Style, Love Yourself

Guest post by Alice from A Lot on Your Mind.
Two psychologists, Hajo and Galinksy (2012), coined the term ‘enclothed cognition’ which argues that your style reflects and affects your mood, health, and overall confidence. If our clothes affect our mood, why don’t we choose the clothes that express our best selves and will make us feel legitimately beautiful?
Here are some tips to owning your personal style:

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Fashion Photo Scavenger Hunt – Fourth Round: Wardrobe Love – #FashionSelfLoveParty Game

Fashion Photo Scavenger Hunt – Fourth Round: Wardrobe Love – #FashionSelfLoveParty Game

Today Lindsey talked about cutting back spending and making the most out of the wardrobe you already have.

Now’s your turn to find and photograph clothing that will put this idea to action!

Photograph one or more pieces that fit one of these criteria:
1. That piece you forgot about, but totally need to wear again!
#FashionPhotoScavengerHunt10
2. That piece you don’t wear anymore, but can’t get rid of
#FashionPhotoScavengerHunt11
3. That versatile piece that you can wear in a multitude of different ways!
#FashionPhotoScavengerHunt12

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Fashion + Self Love Party: Curbing Unhealthy Spending & Loving the Wardrobe You Already Have

Fashion + Self Love Party: Curbing Unhealthy Spending & Loving the Wardrobe You Already Have

Guest post by Lindsey from Have Clothes, Will Travel.
Living in a day and age where everywhere we turn there is pressure to buy the latest and greatest fashion makes it very easy to fall into the “retail therapy” trap. And to make it even more difficult, our brain actually releases the pleasure-inducing chemical dopamine when you buy something new…
…getting addicted to this high is not only bad for your overall self-esteem, it can, obviously, be very damaging to your wallet.
However, I’ve taken a few measures to correct this…
… the trick to it all is creating the illusion you have a ton of clothes by swapping out key pieces when styling your outfits with clothes you already own.

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Fashion Photo Scavenger Hunt – Third Round: Soothe The Broken Heart – #FashionSelfLoveParty Game

Fashion Photo Scavenger Hunt – Third Round: Soothe The Broken Heart – #FashionSelfLoveParty Game

Today Josie talked about how clothes can comfort heartache.

Now’s your turn to find and photograph clothing that will put this idea to action!

Photograph one or more pieces that fit one of these criteria:
1. The coziest piece you own
#FashionPhotoScavengerHunt7
2. That piece that saw you through hard times
#FashionPhotoScavengerHunt8
3. That piece you really want to buy
#FashionPhotoScavengerHunt9

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Fashion + Self Love Party: What to Wear When Your Heart’s Been Broken

Fashion + Self Love Party: What to Wear When Your Heart’s Been Broken

Finding Comfort in Your Clothes After Heartbreak:
Guest post by Josie Mills from Open Mind Fashion (OMF).
I kissed a few frogs on the path to meeting my prince, my husband. And along the way, some left me green and croaking for a while. In those tough times, I would become even more aware of the textures & qualities of my clothes–my clothes became a form of solace, and dressing up would help me get through the next day even though I wanted to die.

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Fashion Photo Scavenger Hunt – Second Round: Comfort Zones – #FashionSelfLoveParty Game

Fashion Photo Scavenger Hunt – Second Round: Comfort Zones – #FashionSelfLoveParty Game

Today Charlene talked about finding confidence by dressing outside your comfort zone.

Now’s your turn to find and photograph clothing that will put this idea to action!

Photograph one or more pieces that fit one of these criteria:
1. That piece that you like, though others may not
#FashionPhotoScavengerHunt4
2. An item that kinda scares you (in a good, comfort-zone pushing, sort of way) to think about wearing
#FashionPhotoScavengerHunt5
3. A piece that makes you feel like the strongest version of yourself.
#FashionPhotoScavengerHunt6

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Fashion + Self Love Party: Dressing Outside Your Comfort Zone

Fashion + Self Love Party: Dressing Outside Your Comfort Zone

Guest post by Charlene McElhinney.
I rocked some tight fishnet styled jeans with some extremely
high heels and an awesome studded bikers jacket. It was totally out of my comfort zone, but
let me tell you, I felt like a total bad-ass. I felt incredible. Confidence burst out from
somewhere within me and it was evident in the finalized photos. And it all came down to
what I was wearing. It helped me to get right in to the zone, it helped me to feel fierce, it
allowed me to express myself in a way I’d never done before.

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Fashion Photo Scavenger Hunt – First Round: Savvy Shopping – #FashionSelfLoveParty Game

Fashion Photo Scavenger Hunt – First Round: Savvy Shopping – #FashionSelfLoveParty Game

Today Deanna talked about savvy shopping, and the importance of not letting our clothes get in the way of living fulfilling lives.

Now’s your turn to find and photograph clothing that will put this idea to action!

Photograph one or more pieces that fit one of these criteria:
1. That piece you’ve worn basically a million times
#FashionPhotoScavengerHunt1
2. The best deal you’ve ever gotten
#FashionPhotoScavengerHunt2
3. That piece you can live in and do any activity without worrying about wrecking it.
#FashionPhotoScavengerHunt2

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Fashion + Self Love Party: Savvy is Classy – A Sweet Mess in a Dress

Fashion + Self Love Party: Savvy is Classy – A Sweet Mess in a Dress

Guest post by Deanna from Lucky.Love.Life.
I’ve never been one to believe that you have to spend a paycheck to look nice.
You don’t need an $850 dress, or pair of shoes, or handbag, to fit in or look amazing. Buy what makes you feel cute and inspired but remember your life is about experiences, not things. You need confidence, charisma, and a rockin’ smile. No matter what you are wearing, you’ll be dressed to the nines.

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Giftwrap Inspiration – My #PoshPackages

Giftwrap Inspiration – My #PoshPackages

Poshmark Packaging Inspiration.
I like to gift wrap similarly to how i like fashion: I love hinting at what’s on the inside, or displaying personality.
I thought i’d share some of my favorite Poshmark packages to give you some inspiration for the next time you want to wrap a gift that will make the receiver smile!

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Pages

Pages

Life is a story… That we get to take part in both reading and writing!
We get to create who we want to be.
We get to watch life unfold.
Let’s enjoy every page!
What do you hope to “write” in this next chapter of your life?

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Joy to the World – Holiday Outfit

Joy to the World – Holiday Outfit

This holiday outfit represents pure Christmas cheer.
I pulled together thoughts of Santa and his Elves for inspiration. A charm bracelet adds the finishing touch with words from a classic favorite Christmas song: “Joy to the World”.

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Whispers of Christmas – Holiday Outfit

Whispers of Christmas – Holiday Outfit

This elegant holiday outfit represents the quiet and tranquil moments of Winter, as Christmas gently draws closer.
The softness and subtle excitement of the first snowfall. The subdued, inner cheer after holiday shopping has been completed and Christmas day is still around the corner. A moment where you curl up next to the fireplace, resting with a mug of hot chocolate, in celebration after accomplishing a long list of to-dos and to-buys in preparation for the festivities soon to begin.
An elegant look with deep colors embraces those feelings well. It’s cozy, it’s beautiful, it’s peaceful.

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Happiness Is Freedom

Happiness Is Freedom

I do not believe that false “joy” and stagnant “hope” are the answer…But i do believe that happiness can be discovered in little things when you feel like it’s nowhere to be found. When we’re able to find true happiness, we gain power to free ourselves, both on an emotional level and in a way that allows us to more easily work towards our goals, which will set us free on a more tangible level.

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Dressing Up With Nowhere to Go – Day 7

Dressing Up With Nowhere to Go – Day 7

I challenged myself at the beginning of this week to stop being lazy about my outfits just because i have nowhere to go, and instead start getting dressed up in clothes that make me feel good about myself that day.

I was surprised just how much more empowered i’ve been feeling with this simple task. By putting on clothes i love, and doing so for no apparent reason besides deciding i want to, i’ve also been putting on confidence.

What do you think? Will you try getting #AllDressedUp this week and see what it does for you?

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Dressing Up With Nowhere to Go – Day 6

Dressing Up With Nowhere to Go – Day 6

I’m surprised at just how much more capable i feel as a blogger. I took a chance with this series, hoping it would lift my spirits some… And it did. I don’t feel incapable and stuck as i did back on day 1. I’m excited about the future of this blog!

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Dressing Up With Nowhere to Go – Day 5

Dressing Up With Nowhere to Go – Day 5

The day didn’t start out fantastic, but…I’m going to be fair to myself, with a focus on self-care and making sure i’m comfortable–first and foremost–while still pushing myself to do all that is necessary so that i feel accomplished at the end of the day.

So i’ll start off with comfy clothes and accepting that this post is being published later than the other ones were.

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Dressing Up With Nowhere to Go – Day 4

Dressing Up With Nowhere to Go – Day 4

Oops. Two days in a row the title is not true. My family is going out this afternoon to see a play, and i decided to go with them. Funny how the week i decide to dress up despite having nowhere to go, i actually have places to go, huh?

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Dressing Up With Nowhere to Go – Day 3

Dressing Up With Nowhere to Go – Day 3

As you know, if you’ve been reading my previous posts: i’ve been dressing up every day this week, despite being home all the time, in an effort to keep me from getting depressed.

Today is actually the “weekend” for me and my boyfriend, Cody… And we might want to enjoy some time away from the house. So, i might be dressing up with somewhere to go afterall!

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