First of all, it is so good to be back in the blogging world! I am so excited to be working with such inspired people and wonderful friends here in Nashville.
Second, as if you asked, I would like to give a brief explanation for my “blogging break” because I feel like it will give you a better understanding of where I am now and why I’m back. After moving to Nashville and experiencing the creative freedom that I had been craving for so long, I began to see that my style, or what I thought was my style, was really only a reflection of the box I felt I had been confined to in Georgia. It’s true I knew how to style the things I was wearing, but I began to feel like just another face in the crowd. I not only lived in the style box, but made no attempts to move outside of it. I quickly realized I needed to take advantage of the fashion/creative freedom Nashville provides through its open minded mentality. This was one of the best decisions I have ever made because that break enabled me to re-define my style and purpose in blogging while making my outfits a true reflection of myself. I learned that not only do I love living outside of that box and what is expected of me, but I also love continuously stepping outside of those standards that push past my own comfort zones. It truly makes me come alive and I become more confident with every outfit. It is my hope and purpose that through this blog you will achieve the confidence it takes to show the world the real you through your own unique style. Anyone and everyone can be stylish, it just takes a little confidence, a hint of good humor, and not taking yourself too seriously!
This is the perfect outfit to kick off this blog, mostly because I almost had a mental breakdown trying to put it together. Many people think that bloggers/fashionistas just walk out of their closet fully dressed as if the perfect outfit was laid out by a fashion angel. Well, if a fashion angel is a thing, mine has been on vacation for a long time! I wake up almost every day with no idea what I’m going to wear, which is always a bad idea, and it amazes me that I ever get to work on time. I was stressed about what to wear for my “big come back,” which lead to me walking around my room for thirty minutes saying to myself, “Ugh, I don’t have anything to wear!” Realizing I was being ridiculous, I told myself to chill out and have a cookie or something. While enjoying my chill pill time, this funky blazer (which has the streets of Paris on it…yes, Paris. I’m in love!) popped into my head and the whole thing just came together. All of this to say, don’t stress so much about getting dressed in the morning that you give up on a budding idea/outfit. It will all come together in the end, and as long as you rock what you have on with confidence, everyone will love it!
Affectionately, Audrey ❤
Photographs: Lauren Newman Photography ❤