Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Houndstooth Skirt & Neon Top & Confident Twosday Linkup

neon tee, black cardigan, houndstooth pencil skirt, black booties, Greg Michaels tote
Top-JCP (similarsimilar) | Cardigan-H&M (similarsimilar) | Skirt-F21 (similarsimilar) | Necklace-Stella&Dot (exactsimilar) | Booties-DSW (similarsimilar) | Tote-c/o Greg Michaels (save
Over a year and a half ago I started Confident Twosday to celebrate women feeling confident about themselves. I wanted a place where bloggers could share a post they feel good about or an outfit they felt especially good in. A few months ago, I wanted start sharing what was making me feel confident each week. I want to be clear though, confidence is something I think you need to find and nurture within yourself. It isn't something you can completely draw from an accessory or article of clothing. We are all different and it's something that makes us special. 




neon tee, black cardigan, houndstooth pencil skirt, black booties, Greg Michaels tote
Personally, I know I have struggled at times throughout my life with my self-confidence. There were always people better than me, smarter than me, faster than me, or prettier than me. It took me a long time to realize THAT IS OKAY! We cannot dwell on things that bring us down. Focus on what lifts you up. Sure there are lots of runners that are faster than me or in better shape, but I know my own determination to get better and back to the place where I was a few years ago when running and that makes me feel good about myself. I focus on my running accomplishments, too. There is always the choice to focus on the positive in lieu the negative when thinking about ourselves. And doing that helps build your confidence. I like to pick a few things about myself I am proud of. I encourage you to do the same. Whenever you start feeling down about yourself, stop it! Focus on those traits or characteristics that make you feel good. Build that confidence, baby! 

neon tee, black cardigan, houndstooth pencil skirt, black booties, Greg Michaels tote
Top-JCP (similarsimilar) | Cardigan-H&M (similarsimilar) | Skirt-F21 (similarsimilar) | Necklace-Stella&Dot (exactsimilar) | Booties-DSW (similarsimilar) | Tote-c/o Greg Michaels (save

neon tee, black cardigan, houndstooth pencil skirt, black booties, Greg Michaels tote

neon tee, black cardigan, houndstooth pencil skirt, black booties, Greg Michaels tote
Top-JCP (similar, similar) | Cardigan-H&M (similar, similar) | Skirt-F21 (similar, similar) | Necklace-Stella&Dot (exact, similar) | Booties-DSW (similar, similar) | Tote-c/o Greg Michaels (save

Also some great news for those of you wanting an item from SheIn! Today through tomorrow 4/21 at 5am, SheIn is providing free worldwide shipping with no minimum! There are clearance items at up to 85% off so you can get some great items for a steal! 

Today Deena from Shoes to Shiraz is co-hosting. I have only been following Deena's blog for a bit, but I love her writing style. She's witty and fun and her blog is full of stories, cute outfits, and food! She is also a contributor of The Blended Blog. Deena is from Canada so last month I felt kinship with her when everyone else was starting to wear their cute spring clothing and we both had snow! Make sure you go visit her blog and say hello!  Also it's her birthday today so wish her a Happy Birthday as well! 
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55 comments:

  1. Happy birthday to Deena! :)

    I love the neon tee with the black and white outfit :) And I agree, often we can compare and drag ourselves down. We have lots of positives, we should focus on them more :)

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  2. Glad to join you for the first time Laura.
    Happy Tuesday to all from Málaga- Spain
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  3. Congrats on hosting this link up for 2 year now.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home/

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  4. I'm also glad to join you for the first time today! Lovely blog, and lovely thoughts behind this post. It is SO easy to not feel 'enough' at everything we want to be and do. xx

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  5. I totally agree about confidence. I have been participating in IG style challenges as a way to boost my own confidence. Sometimes I still feel like I am being conceited posting pics of my outfits. But it is important to show my daughter that it is ok to love what God has created. Love your neon!! Susan

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  6. The neon & houndstooth is super cute together!!
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  7. I think I've been linking up to this party since almost the beginning! Confidence is a hard thing for me, I have a lot in some areas and not a lot in others... Good luck with your running! That neon top looks great with the b/w of the houndstooth skirt! That is my favorite summer color!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  8. We all should focus on the positives and the little things more often. That's what makes us special! Love the neon and houndstooth combo!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  9. Confidence is the best accessory! Whenever people tell me I come across as confident, I'm always surprised. Any bit of it was earned and learned ... I was a very insecure little girl. You look gorgeous, glowing, and very confident in your bright top and fab pencil skirt!

    Thanks for hosting!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  10. Thanks for the pep talk today about confidence. I needed that. Love your chic look! That bold colored top is perfect with this houndstooth skirt.

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  11. Love the pop of color with this outfit!!
    Jaymie
    www.jaymieashcraft.com

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  12. Looking fab! the punch of colour from your top is perfect to balance the houndstooth skirt. I keep gratitude journal and with my Self Care coaching clients are struggling with confidence I recommend they start a gratitude journal and each day write 2-3 positive things (some days may have more) that happened in their day - something that made them smile, a experience they enjoyed, someone who made their day easier. In times of feeling low re-reading these is a great reminder how fabulous their life is - how much they have accomplished and that they have strength to be their best self. Happy Tuesday, Thank you for hosting.

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  13. This is such a great thing to remember Laura, and I can definitely relate to the running aspect. It's hard when you get passed while running. I feel so slow when that happens, and I have to remember that I haven't been doing this for long and that I am doing the best that I can. I really love this color combination that you have going and that houndstooth skirt is such a great piece. Thanks for hosting the link up!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  14. I'm all about a good neon pop - this one is no exception:)
    elle
    Southern Elle Style

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  15. Yes, confidence is so important!

    Great outfit! I love the houndstooth skirt with the neon top!

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  16. The neon shirt is the perfect transition piece & the houndstooth skirt is my fave! Come check out my latest collab with Express and let me know what you think - Happy Tuesday!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  17. Love that skirt.. houndstooth is just such a great timeless print isn't it!! The bag is divine too!
    Rxx

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  18. Houndstooth is one of my top five favorite prints ever! I love the neon top paired with it and I believe I could re-create this from my closet. I appreciate the pep talk girl! I have definitely fallen into the comparison trap before and have to remind myself that I am just as good as anyone else! Thanks for the reminder and for hosting the link up as well.

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  19. Love that color shirt with the houndstooth skirt. I'm always afraid to be bold like that and tend to stick with a solid black or white item. Love it on you!

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  20. Love the bright top paired with the houndstooth. Your bag is a stunner! Happy Tuesday girl!

    www.dressed2dnines.com

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  21. I love how you paired the neon top with the houndstooth skirt. So unexpected, but it works so well!

    xx Leah / www.eatpraywearlove.com

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  22. It's a great message you're relating! I think it helps to be around other people that build you up and are positive also. Friends can make such a difference in our lives!!
    Your shirt is a great way to add punch to darker clothes---I don't have much (any?) neon at this point in my life....hmmmm
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  23. Amen on the confidence thing. I have such a different version of myself in my head than what my husband..kids...friends see. I need to hone into their voices more when I'm faltering. Thanks so much for including me and congrats on the 2 years of this link up! I have loved getting to know you and look forward to more beautiful, confidant you and also no snow for a loooong time.

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  24. you can't go wrong with a houndstooth anything, really! this skirt is my favorite way to wear it! love the pop of neon--so fun!

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  25. I love the neon paired with houndstooth.

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  26. Wise words! So hard not to look left or right, but so worth it. Love this look!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  27. Love the look, the pop of neon is perfect for Spring!

    Laura | Laura Aime Vous

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  28. I love the neon paired with black & white!
    xo, Syd
    anchoredinthesouth.com

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  29. Love the vibrant color with the black & white!

    Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

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  30. I'm loving the neon paired with the houndstooth skirt! It really brightens up the look! I agree that everyone woman should feel confident with herself. It's something I work on daily, but not always the easiest thing to accomplish!
    Rachael
    http://www.threadsforthomasblog.com

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  31. You are quite right - it is all too easy to go to a negative place and bring ourselves down, and so much harder to focus on the positive. It is an active mindset, but when we are able to shut out the voices that tell us we will never be good enough, we can be so much greater.
    http://www.iamchiconthecheap.com/

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  32. I love the neon tee with the houndstooth skirt; it is so unexpected. I love being able to come here and be encouraged by other fashion bloggers. Confidence does come from within and it is refreshing to see all shapes, sizes, and ages looking beautiful.

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  33. Love the bright color with this look. I agree that one can be helped by dressing nicely with their confidence, but it does have to come from within. I enjoy the linkup and find inspiration among other women.
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  34. I love how you paired your neon green top with black and white! You look gorgeous! :)

    Rachel
    Simply Rachel Nicole

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  35. Great post, agreed that it is hard not to compare and also I'm not the most confident person either, but that it can be trained. Thank you for the weekly linkup! :)

    xo Sheree
    http://poshclassymom.com
    IG: @poshclassymom

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  36. Wonderful post! I couldn't agree more. I am having one of those kind of days today. Great link up! And you look marvelous!!!

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  37. So well said! Why do we allow ourselves to get bummed out?!?

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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  38. It is so hard sometimes to not dwell on the negative things about ourselves, but you are right, it is a must. You are beautiful, and super stylish, and although I have never seen you run, you are for sure faster than I am!! Love this post. I also love this look, loving the pop of neon!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  39. I love the pretty neon and that skirt! So cute!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

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  40. Great message all around. Your neon shirt looks so fab with your houndstooth skirt! Loving those booties.

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  41. I love the houndstooth print...I love anything houndstooth!! so pretty

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  42. Love that color! I ordered something similar yesterday and can't wait to see if it will work on me. Totally agree with your message...cannot have confidence and comparison it just will not work. Have a great week!

    Shelly ||The Queen in Between

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  43. I love this new direction you're taking by sharing what makes you feel confident! I'll have to remember to start adding that in a few of my posts!

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  44. You look amazing and so fresh Laura! I love the contrast of the neon pop top and gingham skirt, perfect! Have a great week :)
    Stella
    www.stellaasteria.com

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  45. Such great advice - and I'm still working on it. Posting outfits on the internet does help with confidence though! Love this look on you - so pretty with the neon. You and Deena are a perfect collaboration pair!

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  46. I absolutely love the contrast between the neon top and houndstooth skirt. Beautiful!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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  47. I love that you added a pop of neon to this look, Laura! You look gorgeous as always! <3

    http://www.avecamber.blogspot.com
    http://www.bloglovin.com/avecamber

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    I hope you are having a great week so far!

    Amber

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  48. A pop of color or neon can do wonders for your confidence! You always seem to seamlessly pair prints and color so well, thanks again for starting Confident Twosday :)

    http://www.birdieshoots.com

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  49. I love the pop of neon!! You look great. xo ~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

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  50. Holy glamorous!!! You look absolutely flawless. I love how you styled the skirt with the neon top...everything looks amazing!!
    www.fashionstylemogul.com

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  51. Love the houndstooth! Such a classic pattern!

    xo,
    Stephanie
    Diary of a Debutante
    www.thediaryofadebutante.com

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  52. A pop of color is great for black and white looks. I love your skirt!

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  53. Focusing on the positive is so important and such a boost. Great message.

    http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

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  54. This is such a fun look! I have a similar neon tee so this is great inspiration for a new way to style it. I love what you said in this post too. I feel like we can be so hard on ourselves, so this is a great reminder to focus on the positives.

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  55. I love what you wrote about confidence, and agree on all points. We can only strive to be the best we can be; comparison only bring us down and confidence really is the best accessory we can ever have. You go girl!! On a different note, you look very pretty with the touch of neon with the classic patterned skirt. Lovely! XOXO, Elif

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