My $0.02 on Personal Style.

Hello loves!  January flew by really quickly, didn't it?  I've had something to do every single weekend this month and that means my home has suffered, my blog has suffered and my energy has suffered.  To top all of that off, college applications and all of the little pieces that come with it are due on February 1st and my son and I are 97% done!  Seriously can't wait for February 1st to come and go.  

So back to this post.  I am very active on Instagram and I give the blogger community a lot of love, cause women should support each other but I am very selective with who I follow and here is why.  Some of the posts I see are very heavy on trends and I don't know if it is the companies pushing their clothes and sending bloggers the same freebies to style and post but when you are as active as I am its becomes quite repetitive and uninspiring.  I don't really see the bloggers personal style shinning through on those paid for/sponsored ads.  Here is my point.  Fashion is what you buy, style is what you do with it, personal style lives outside of trends, at least mine does.  I fancy myself a "classics" girl, if you follow me on Instagram you would see why.  When I first started this blog a million years ago or (really) 3 months ago, I thought I would have to buy new outfits to post every week and at first I did.  But then I realized that was going to be expensive, lol, and not what I really set out to do.  Understanding where it all began helps to keep you on task. I started out wanting to share my style, not the trends and hope to inspire you to pull some things you already own in your closet and rock it like a boss. 😎 I want to promote self acceptance and self love, not emptiness, insecurity and consumerism.  Yes, you need to invest in some pieces but buying endless amounts of trendy clothes will never create your unique personal style. You don't have to have a lot of money to have personal style, you can start with a great pair of jeans, a well fit blazer, a sweater, a button down shirt, a "go-with-everything" dress and some heels and create effortless, interesting looks that reflect what you are feeling that day.   

So this outfit is a perfect example, all items Ive had in my closet for over a year, I paired a pair of Old Navy boot cut jeans with my grey Asos sweater over a white button down shirt, boots, black coat, fedora and clutch and out the door to shoot!  Wanna be let in on a secret?  Throw on a pair of big hollywood style sunnies, instant DRAMA!  It is my go-to and I got these pair of sunnies for $15!  










Thanks for reading!  Don't forget to comment below on what your personal style is and hit follow so you get updates on all the fun things I have planned for this blog. 

XOXO

by LifeStyledbyErica 💋

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