Why It’s Okay To Dress Like a Girly Girl
Happy Monday! Today I’m talking about why it’s okay to be a girly girl. Let’s be real, I wear some girly outfits 99% of the time. I embracing the girly girl style and I’m not afraid to express myself through the way I dress but sometimes I get criticism and it brings me down and want to hide my personal style. It’s such a struggle so I thought I would share my thoughts about the topic and why I’m owning it. So keep scrolling for my opinion about why it’s okay to dress like a girly girl!
Since I’ve been asked by so many why I dress so girly, let’s just start.
Have I always dressed girly? The answer is yes. My mom used to dress me and she liked everything to be matched. She used to dress me up in frilly dresses with huge bows in my hair and I loved it! I kind of carried that style to my everyday style now as a young adult. I was always a girly girl. I did experiment at one point or another to be less girly and be more boyish to fit in but I still knew deep down I was a girly girl through and through.
I’ve been judged and discriminated against my personal style. I’m sure we’ve all been there before. This was something that I’ve struggled with in the past and having a blog where thousands of people have an opinion of me all the time is definitely challenging. It made me realize how harsh people are online and in real life. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve heard the phrase, “Why are you so dressed up?” and “Oh you look super fancy today Jackie!” Sometimes it is used in a surprise way and other times in a snarky way.
When I get those comments I used to feel so insecure. I would rethink my choices and regret my outfit. I leave the house so confident in myself and then one little comment makes me feel lower than low. I don’t wear a full on ball gown everyday, however I do make an effort in my appearance and get dressed up when I go out.
To be honest, after going through this for many years, I don’t really care what others think of the way I dress anymore. I wear what I want, when I want because I want to and that’s the way it should be. The moral of the story is that we are more than what we wear and how we look. We are only human and we make judgments based on first impressions but it shouldn’t define us. We all have different personal style because we’re all unique. I find a lot of inspiration in other people’s styles and am constantly in awe of what they wear and how they style something. I think we should all be who we want to be and not care what others think of us.
Another question I get asked a lot is, ”Why do you like pink so much?”
Well, pink is my favorite color and I like the way I look in it. I just wrote a blog post on why I love hot pink and how to wear it here. Yeah it is feminine but that is not the only reason I like it. I like the consistency it gives my Instagram feed and I like the aesthetic of pink things. Of course, I have other colors in my wardrobe and I do wear them. You don’t always see me in pink. I do treat pink as a neutral in my wardrobe but I do mix it up. Not everyone sees me on a daily basis so sometimes I wear blue, sometimes I wear black and sometimes I dress very colorfully. I guess it seems like you only see me in pink but I do like other colors too and even neutrals. However I always find myself reaching for my pink when I’m shopping as I always gravitate towards it and because I love how it makes me feel.
I always get this one too, “Why do you wear so many dress?”
I love the flow of dresses but most of all, I love the feeling when I wear them. I feel pretty with minimal effort. You just throw it on and you are dressed. If that’s not reason enough to wear something you like, then I don’t know what is. I love the way they twirl and flow but most of all, they are so fun to style. Now I do wear more than skirts and dresses. Jeans are my go-to for fall and winter. I also wear cozy sweaters with leggings. I live in a different country now so it has a variety of seasons so I have to dress for the weather now instead of having my legs out all year round. I learned that I get cold easily so dresses are out of the question when I’m literally freezing. So I love the versatility of dresses and the feminine shape but that doesn’t mean I don’t wear pants on occasion. I do add my girly style in whatever I wear.
Now I will wear what I want regardless of what people may think because this is who I am.
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I enjoy being a girly girl. I love curling my hair, putting a bow in it, dressing up and painting my nails! I love a girly night in where I just pamper myself and watch my favorite TV show. I’m a very stereotypical girly girl and before that it bugged me that I was so cliche and seemed to be ashamed that I liked these things because I was a girly girl. Well, who says I have to stop liking those just because it is typical? Again, learning to accept who you are makes all the difference and if you’re happy with who you are then that’s all that matters.
Regardless of what people think of me anymore, this is who I am and I’m okay with tbat. I’m probably the girliest girl you will ever meet. I wear tulle skirts, sparkly sequins, pastel and bright colors and feminine lace you name it I’ve worn it and guess what I’m not sorry about it. I express who I am and have fun doing so. I hope it comes across here on the blog how much I love dressing up and sharing my outfits with you.
The thing about personal style is you can express yourself how ever and make any outfit choice you want. I was always fearful and would think about what others think of me and it’s everyone else that has an issue but in the end, they are not you and you are what makes you happy. Their words can only control you if you let them and honestly, life is too short to be scared and think about what others think of you. Do what you want and wear what you want because you love it, not because you’re scared of someone’s opinion. If we all dressed and look the same then we would all be boring. Go get your message out there and show your individuality. It’s what makes us “us” after all. So go out there and live your best personal style life. You only live once…wear the most girliest outfit!
I obviously don’t tend to overdress and do it everyday. I have days where I want to be comfortable and casual but the girly style is still there. I’m writing this in my pajamas and by no means are my pajamas the greatest. I mean they are cute and have ruffles and lace on it. I guess even in my comfy wear I still add the girly touch.
I don’t just dress up for the blog. It may seem like I get all glammed up and wear these princess inspired outfits because I blog and share my outfits on here but I wear them in real life. Yes they might be for the blog and I dressed up to show you but I’m okay with wearing them out when I’m done shooting photos. I still get stared at because of my outfits but it just comes with what I do. My favorite part of dressing very girly though is when little girls pass me and their face lights up and they smile at me. For me I think I make their day and show them they can wear that frilly dress they absolute love even when their older.
Now let’s talk outfit details. I absolutely love this top. I saw at at H&M the first of the month here and couldn’t resist plus it’s only $7 right now. I love tops in this style and it is such a great top for outfits like this and even cute for a day by the pool or beach if you’re not planning on swimming. I love when things have an open back as I find them quite sexy and fun. My skirt is old from Forever 21 but I saw they have a similar tulle skirt here in the same color minus the sparkly over layer so pick it up if you want a gorgeous tulle skirt like mine. My shoes have been my favorite tie up espadrille wedges which just make my outfits that much more feminine. Right now this nude cross body bag is my go to and will look great for all the seasons. I tied my hair scarf I normally wear in my hair around the handle to give it more detail. All my jewelry I’m wearing are just my everyday ones and lastly my bow matched perfectly with the color and pattern of my top which I love when that happens and it just goes together.
So those were my thoughts on why it’s okay to dress like a girly girl. Just embrace your style! I loved shooting these pictures at the Beverly Hills Hotel. I last went there a year ago from these pictures here. The pink backdrop really went perfectly with my outfit and for some reason I am very good at matching my outfits to this hotel. Maybe I just know that it will match my aesthetic perfectly.
I hope you’ve been enjoying this mini series I kind of started here on the blog. You can read how I dress like an everyday princess & style a tulle skirt here and how I grew my confidence to wear these crazy outfits in public and how I shoot in public places here. It is really fun to write these more lifestyle and fashion posts and I have a few more planned but I’d love to know if you have any topic like this I should talk about. Well I hope this blog post of why it’s okay to dress like a girly girl inspired you to embrace whatever personal style you have may it be edgy or girly like me. Have any of you ever been in this situation? I’d love to hear your stories below!