Tuesday, October 25, 2016

White Jeans for Fall & Confident Twosday

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You all know I am a huge fan of thredUP. I have purchased so many of my things through their site and love saving up credits by sending in bags of my unworn, unwanted clothes to get great designer finds for a steal! But they've done some amazing things beyond clothing, too. A while ago they had a teacher appreciation contest where you could nominate inspirational teachers for a chance for them to win money for their classrooms. They have given schools the opportunity to do fundraisers. And over the past year thredUP has had a #badassmom series. As a working mom and educator, these are all issues close to my heart and it has definitely made me feel good about continuing to support this store. 

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In thredUP's words, "#badassmoms is thredUP’s series wherein we celebrate amazing women who are defining a new norm. Women who are making modern choices, building a supportive community, and making it happen. Their stories are worth celebrating, and we want to share them with the world."
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It's interesting to think about how the term badass has changed over the years. It used to mean someone completely fearless, not always in a good way. Maybe even someone you want to avoid. It was someone who is tough and intimidating. Definitely not someone who you could look up to. Now the connotation of the term has done a complete 180. Being badass has morphed into a revered status. Now it is someone who is ultra-cool, bold, and given more than a moderate amount of respect. It's a term I certainly hope I embody at times.
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Honestly, I think each and everyone of us is #badass. And by that I mean an amazing, strong woman. Everyday women are expected to do it all. We must be mothers, chefs, caretakers, providers, career women, and so much more. We may not feel like it every day, but the very definition of women is to have an inner strength to rise above. And the modern term #badassmom really highlights that. A #badassmom doesn't take no for an answer, is an advocate, and who knows her dreams and works hard for them.  Having confidence and being badass go hand in hand which is one of the reasons I wanted to share about thredUP's #badassmoms today. Without confidence how can you try to fulfill your goals?

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What I love about thredUP's #badassmoms is that you can really relate to them and be inspired in your own life. Maybe it's Kristen Philipkoski's eclectic 70's style or her path to motherhood through fostering you relate to. Or maybe it's company-owner Ashley Knies's vegan lifestyle you identify with. Perhaps you are feeling single-mom of teens Maya Webb. Or musician mommy Miwa Gemini. Karina Linch tackles the feat of being a high power working mom of 3. It might be that you feel in line with former-educator-turned-digital-entrepreneur Brandi Riley. You may admire Tara Pucci whose incredible story really moved me. Or maybe you relate most to Megan Alexander, working to shatter the stereotypes (and glass ceiling) of women in sports. In the end, it doesn't matter who you relate to or you find #badassmoms in your own life to look up to. 
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The point all of this is to help you feel empowered and confident to follow your dreams and believe in yourself.  Thank you thredUP for encouraging women everywhere to live up to our true potentials! 

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This week Sheelah from Sheelah Writes is co-hosting and I am thrilled! She is the perfect example of a #badassmom and a stylish one at that. I admire Sheelah for her fashion sense and how she pushes the boundaries of trends. Her posts are incredibly well written almost philosophical pieces and really make you think about current issues and society in general. If you aren't following her, you should be! 
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52 comments:

  1. What a great post with great meanings. I'd love to be a #badassmom myself. You look great in this olive and white ensemble as always.

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom
    Instagram

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  2. What a wonderful initiative! It is a great word and one we'd all like to live up to I think!

    I like your outfit too, the khaki jacket is nice with the white :)

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you're having a good start to the week :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  3. Such a great combo!

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  4. Thank you for hosting. I am loving those boots !
    www.vanityandmestyle.com

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  5. You look so cute in this beautiful dress.

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  6. I so love this neutral look and your boots are amazing.

    xo
    Pinksole

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  7. Thanks for hosting Confident Twosday :) I'm excited to join in again!

    Sarah Bell
    www.trendyandtidy.com

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  8. Lovely, I specially love the boots. Great to link up & thanks for hosting. Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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  9. What a great look! Love those boots!!!

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  10. Looks like we had the same idea this week. :) I had no idea about thred up doing such wonderful things. I need you thrifters to take me aside and teach me your ways. I have tried and tried to find thrifted items, even at thred up, and just never have any luck.

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  11. Looks like we had the same idea this week. :) I had no idea about thred up doing such wonderful things. I need you thrifters to take me aside and teach me your ways. I have tried and tried to find thrifted items, even at thred up, and just never have any luck.

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  12. I just love this look of the vest with the white jeans! I need to try this with pieces from my closet. This sis a wonderful campaign by Thred Up. I really love what they stand for and thanks so much for sharing all these #badass moms!

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  13. I love this initiative! Women doing it all with confidence is definitely badass! Love those OTK boots! This is such a pretty look!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  14. You look stunning! And a total badass :)

    The Adored Life

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  15. It is very interesting how the term #badass means something entirely different from when I was younger!
    And it's definitely a good thing!
    I think it helps to see how others respond and make a difference---good examples, you know!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com
    ps...love the all white with the utility jacket!! It looks great!

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  16. Love the white denim for fall & those boots are amazing!!
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  17. Love that utility jacket, lady- great fall piece!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  18. Well those certainly are badass boots!
    I love the fact that they've supported teachers in the past - I'm a teacher and so was my Mum. Shame that they chose to limit their hashtag to be mom related one; not all women are Mums and that feels somewhat exclusive but just my two pence worth!

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

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  19. Loving how you paired those boots with the light denim! Perfect transition to fall!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  20. Love your neutrals with the utility jacket! ThredUP really does have some great things!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  21. I've got to pull out the white jeans. This is an awesome look!

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  22. Loving your outfit!! Such cute boots!!!!

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  23. Awesome look! Love your jacket and boots!

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  24. Love this concept. You look gorgeous!

    Mary
    www.marymurnane.com

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  25. Oh, I adore Sheela. She is the perfect co-host for your #badassmoms post! Great look - I really love the color combination and those boots are amazing.

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  26. what a great post and idea! I love it I also love your outfit . . . I was wondering if I should put my white jeans away for fall or keep them . . . Now i know keep them

    Life is just Rosie
    Instagram

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  27. What a great post! It's so important to feel empowered and confident and have a supportive community around you. I love this look by the way, and those boots!
    Beautifully Candid

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  28. Love this post Laura! Woman are expected to do it all nowadays and what makes it so bad ass is the ones that make it look easy.
    Love this look. the white jeans are fantastic for Fall!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  29. I just found a pair of white pants at the thrift store last week (for a total deal) and I've been looking for ways to wear it in the fall! This look is really cute. Just pinned it;)

    Thanks for hosting!

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  30. I love utility jackets - nicely worn !

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  31. I've really been enjoying ThredUp. I like your jacket.
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  32. It is interesting to think that being a badass is now something we aspire to, but it's true, we all want to be those strong, powerful, and respected women.

    Love seeing more white denim for fall - always a favorite!
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  33. I'm loving the white jeans and how you styled them for fall with the boots! Such a great post, and love that ThredUP has this #badassmom series!
    Rachael
    www.threadsforthomasblog.com

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  34. I absolutely love this Laura - not only the pretty polished outfit, but also the message behind it. Have you read the book You are a Badass by Jen Sincero? Gina gifted me with the book and I know others who are reading it, or have read it. It's all about believing in yourself and following your dreams. You may like it :)

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  35. You look gorgeous! I love Thredup and I love the series they are doing! Those OTK boots are so perfect! I love how you paired them with white jeans! Edgy for Fall!

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  36. Laura, I had no idea Thredup did things like this. How cool!!! And I am so so honoured (and even more flattered) that you think I'm a badass mum. When I look in the mirror, I see someone who's more frazzled than put together. More gawky than cool. And definitely not someone confident, least of all bold. So thank you so so so much. My ego and my heart thank you XOXOXO

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  37. Well you are definitely a badass mom! I loved reading about everything thredUP does to empower women!

    And I just love your outfit - whites with browns and greens is so pretty in fall and winter!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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  38. Such a great initiative to be a part of to break down barriers.
    http://the-wardrobe-stylist.com/2016/10/16/summer-fall-fashion-bloggers-style/

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  39. I love thredUP badassmoms. You look great in those white jeans and I love the boots. xo ~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

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  40. That jacket is really lovely, and it harmonies really well with the rich color of that handbag. Well-played!

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  41. The meaning sure has changed over time, it definitely is considered being hip and cool nowadays. I love this neutral outfit, I've really been into neutrals lately. Those white jeans look great with those OTK boots.

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  42. Gorgeous neutral look Laura! I have never tried Thred up, only heard about it. Love the olives, tans, taupe. I have a pair of taupe OTK boots from Sole Society too, they are great! The white really pops with this look!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  43. I love the message of this post! Very thoughtful and very true! And I certainly think you exude the badass qualities! This classic fall outfit is just one example of that!
    Carylee | http://morepiecesofme.com

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  44. Love your take on the re-invention of the term badass. I agree it's a very positive thing now. I am truly impressed with your ability to juggle motherhood, blogging and career! That's a lot on one plate and definitely badass status. :) On the outfit front, LOVE the classic pieces in this outfits and also love those boots!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  45. Great post! Yep, we all deserve to be called badass moms! I love white jeans for fall and winter - this is a really pretty look on you!

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  46. What a gorgeous way to style all white for fall, I love this combination.
    Rachel xo
    www.garaytreasures.com

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  48. I love how you styled those white jeans for fall! They look so cute with those boots!

    Jamie
    http://www.treatsandtrendsblog.com

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  49. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Great look for fall!

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