Happy Hump Day!! It’s officially the season before summer… time to bring out the spring blush.
Last week Pish to Posh celebrated it’s 6 month anniversary, small potatoes compared to many other blogs you read, however a large benchmark for me. When I set out on this adventure I was not exactly sure where I was headed… I had an idea and a grandiose vision but a less than detailed road map on how to get there. My main goal was to inspire you, the reader/follower, to feel comfortable, confident and happy through style. Secondarily, was to introduce you to the true person I felt myself to be and to break down any pre-conceived notions of who I was in the past. To be able to redefine myself as someone I am proud to be, someone my son is happy to call mom, someone my husband is honored to call his wife was the launching point of this adventure…. so, how have I done??? The reality is that I am only as successful (to a point) as you feel inspired, empowered and enlightened… have I accomplished those goals???
But each day I am learning more on how to achieve those goals and after six months I can successful say that has been the most rewarding challenge; figuring out how to succeed and achieve without a set out plan or path to follow. Sure, I read hundreds of other blogs, I spend countless hours on Pintrest and Instagram and yes I do a fair amount of shopping but I had NO idea how much more there was to blogging…. I had NO idea how much I did not know… I had NO idea how much I needed to learn. Truth be told, looking back, I was completely and utterly unprepared for this adventure. Figuring out how to style distressed skinnies, finding the most “on trend” shoes and sampling beauty products has proven to be such a small part of what I do each day. At the end of the day all the fashion, photography and beauty products are not what makes me happy it is the fact that each day I continue down this path, of blogging, I am learning a great deal about myself. I am slowly becoming that person I am proud to be- the person I want all of you to see… my true self.
Photos: Jenna Sparks Photography
Each time I do a photo shoot I learn more about defining my style, defining my look and really honing my craft. This look is one of my absolute favorites over the last six months. I am obsessed with everything in this look. This blush top is the perfect go-to spring item. The delicate blush ruffle hem makes this top super fun and feminine. This blush top does come in several other colors and I have linked a few similar ones on the widget below. These distressed denim have been the best purchase this season. I wear them constantly and find they are super versatile. I love to pair them with sneakers, like these copper ones, but they are also easily dressed up with some wedges or heels. Speaking of shoes let’s all just take minute to talk about these sneakers. I am constantly wearing these (especially given all the weird weather in Colorado). They are so comfortable, super sleek and easy to pair with everything.
The accessories for this look are pretty simple with a neutral clutch, easy tear-drop earrings and a chunky cardigan. I wanted to highlight the blush tones of both the top and shoes. I have linked several options in additional price points for this whole look (something I have learned to do over the last six months).
When I launched Pish to Posh last September I thought I felt confident in who I was, what I stood for and my future. And then I put my whole life on the internet.. I opened myself up to subjective and personal criticism, I provided an avenue for people to judge me and I consciously added myself to career of comparison…. AND six months later I am no worse for the ware. Each day is not perfect and there are times I have doubted myself and my ability to do this (thank you Brendan for not letting me quit) but every day I push myself to continue I am enlightened, inspired and challenged by something new. There are no two days that are the same nor two challenges that are the same. I am constantly being pushed to refine myself and my brand. The last six months have given me a fresh perspective on hard work, on the road less traveled and on personal growth.
Thank you for following along… I only hope to grow, to continue to inspire you and to provide an authentic portrayal of who I am and the person I am proud to be.