My Favorite Outfit and Why (It’s So Much More)

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Photography by Kye Image

Hey babes and happy Friday eve!  I know I say “this is my favorite” a lot, because hey, I like clothes and ish, BUT this outfit is LITERALLY my favorite!  Wanna know why???

I love blogging, creating, writing and sharing all of that with you.  But what a lot of people don’t realize is that there is a whole lotta behind-the-scenes work that goes into producing these posts.  I’m not complaining whatsoever!  I say this, because just like with any other job or career, burnout happens and sometimes you feel less inspired and ponder all of life’s big questions.  In the 3+ years of running Sabby Style, my gusto has ebbed and flowed, and I’ve been open about that with you many times.  But because YOU come back each and every day, so do I.  I may be styling clothes, shoes, bags, & jewelry, but there is SO much more to it.

I’ve experienced many a’years that included zero ounces of personal style or direction, and I never felt 100% “me”.  Sure I had cute clothes and I was a cute teenager, so I never looked terrible, but my identity was not in my clothes, it was in my athletic activities.  I was a tomboy and lived & breathed soccer, so I spent all day, every day in cleats and jerseys.  And I went to a private Catholic school and wore a uniform for 12 years, so the only way to express myself was through my shoes (which explains so much haha).  My dad worked tirelessly to provide for his family, and though we always had what we needed, my sister and I heard “no” a lot.  Our money was spent on private education, sports, and extra-curricular activities, not on clothes.  And my college years were filled with Forever21 mishaps, a fake bake tan, white raccoon eyes, and Ed Hardy t-shirts… no need to say more!  It wasn’t until I was in Graduate school and landed my first big internship that I started to find my style.  I’ve always gravitated towards bright colors and patterns, but never knew how or when to wear them.  I’m also a firm believer in education and that a degree (of any kind) is one thing that no one can take away from you, and by nailing Grad school (4.0 y’all!), my confidence cup runneth over and I felt like a total bad ass!  I honestly think that the inner confidence I had in my smarts gave me the push to show the world that I am a bright young woman and I better dress the part!

 Fast forward to Thursday, May 18th, 2017 and my favorite outfit!  Yes, I love this fabulous and fun OTS top, and my hair looks on fleek, and these gold hoops are giving me college feels all over again (in a good way though!), but I love this outfit for SO much more than that.  I love this outfit because I look as confident as I feel!  I honestly and truly do enjoy everything I wear and share here on Sabby Style, but when an outfit is 1000000% “you” and the pictures completely capture your happiness and essence (not to be dramatic!), it reassures me that I DO have passion for fashion and that God blessed me with this job to inspire other women to find their own passion for fashion!
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This post was sponsored by Dreamboat Boutique.  All thoughts are sincerely my own!  Thank you for supporting the brands & businesses that support Sabby Style! xoxo

13 Responses to My Favorite Outfit and Why (It’s So Much More)

  1. I fell in love with this top from the moment I saw you wearing it. It is gorgeous!

  2. the floral print on this dress is amazing!!

  3. Megan says:

    this top is stunning!! also such a great read. I grew up playing sports too and even though I would dress cute and do my hair, I never truly knew how to express myself through personal style because I still didn’t know what exactly my identity was. I think I’m still on the path of finding myself but I have a much better sense of who I am now than when I was younger!

    xo Megan

  4. Audrey Stowe says:

    Okay girlfriend I need this whole outfit!! So girly and chic. I’m always a fan of anything blush colored too. XO

  5. Probably the prettiest shirt I’ve EVER seen!! I love this look, it’s stunning!

  6. Sarah Tripp says:

    That top is seriously stunning on you! Loved reading more about your life! xx

  7. Lindsay says:

    I can see why this is your favorite! That top is just darling, and I need those jeans in my life!

  8. KatWalkSF says:

    Such a special look! Living for that top!
    -Kat
    http://www.katwalksf.com/

  9. Maggie says:

    That floral top is so pretty!! perfect for summer!

  10. Emily says:

    I absolutely LOVE this post, not only for the outfit, but for the message within the post as well! I feel like we all go through highs and lows, especially when we share eveything online .I can say 100% I’m in a rut right now and I’m just kind of letting it ride itself out!

  11. Sarah Lennon says:

    I am IN LOVE with this top and youre right, it is TOTALLY you!! XO

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