Life: Oceanside: Romantic Beauty

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Romantic Beauty

There is a lot of things I love about spring. The flowers starting to grow, the weather being absolutely perfect, the color palette of the world is so calming and gorgeous. It wants to just make you fall in love.


Dress: Forever 21 (similar)// Lace Cardigan: Forever 21 (similar) // Wallet: Target (similar) // Boots (older style)

I've said it before and I will say it again that floral is hands down my favorite print this spring. When I saw this adorable floral dress I knew I needed to make it mine. It's classy, feminine, and romantic. All the warm fuzzy feelings we as women should feel about our clothes, and ourselves.



Lately I've not been loving on myself the way I should.
Every picture I see of myself, I hate and I find myself starting to criticize my weight, my hair, my makeup, my pale skin tone.
It's loads of negativity followed by a little amount compliments.
I find myself shopping a couple times a month to buy new things to make me feel "beautiful" but they never do the job. 
I find myself stepping on the scale 30 times a day to watch the numbers fluctuate causing my emotions to do the same.

I hate feeling this way.
I have always been confident in my own skin, of course I've had my insecurities, I mean who doesn't? but lately I just starting to feel it set in even more.


I may not be the tannest girl in the neighborhood, nor wear a size 2, but I am beautiful in my own way. I think this something all of us easily lose track of sometimes.
We don't have to waste our time comparing ourselves to others and their beauty, because we are just wasting the time not utilizing our own.

I am 100% guilty of this, but I don't want to be anymore
I know that I love surrounding myself with positive people so I need to be that positive person as well.

Just like the spring floral & lace I want to feel feminine, I want to feel classy, and I want to live my life giving off the positive romantic glow, but those feelings are ONLY going to start with ME thinking them about myself.

You is kind.
You is smart.
You is important.
(I had too)



22 comments:

  1. The dress is adorable! You always style the cutest outfits. You're beautiful Hallie...inside and out, and it's wonderful how to inspire others to remember that they are beautiful too!

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  2. Love this! The outfit is adorable & you're gorgeous! I have been feeling the exact same way lately. Buying a cute new top is only going make you feel "pretty" for a day. Then you're right back to where you started.Learning to have a positive inner monologue is hard but we can do this :)

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  3. Hallie, I've always had a secret jealousy of you. (Don't get me wrong.... I love ya!) But you were ALWAYS the girl in school who had the cutest style, the best hair, and who was always laughing and having a good time. I never saw the things you are complaining about now and I still don't see them. YOU are my motivation to get up and go on the treadmill in the morning because I see how you've achieved so much. You deserve to be proud of everything you have accomplished, have now, and will accomplish. It's been so much fun to see how far you've come. Sending much love girlie <3

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  4. I love this....SO spring!! You look amazing girl!

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  5. You are so beautiful!! Inside and out. I love this dress and outfit. But what I love most is your confidence and that you share it w us. <3

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  6. Love that floral dress and you look gorgeous!!

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  7. You look absolutely adorable in that outfit!! And you are definitely beautiful... don't let anyone else ever tell you otherwise. I think most of us are guilty of thinking the worst of ourselves at time and not being happy with our image... but as long as you are being the best you that you can be you are doing it right! Love ya girl!

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  8. Such an important reminder we all need sometimes! Hallie, you are absolutely beautiful! And that dress is killer on you! Very nice choice ;)

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  9. I love your outfit and all of the floral prints for spring! I have my eyes on some floral print shorts!

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  10. You look beautiful! If you ever need to remind yourself, just think- there are girls out there, like myself, who would love to look like you! Everyone always wants something different than what they have, but what you have to remember is that it's easier for others to love you, when you love yourself, first! It's tough. I always feel great about myself until I get around someone that I feel is prettier. We need to stop that. We need to celebrate our own beauty. I'm with you, girl!

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  11. Gah I know what you mean! I swear some days I really feel these things and some days I feel like I am just crap. It's such a struggle! Comparison really is the thief of joy! YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!!! I would lie to ya! :)

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  12. Loooove this dress. And OF COURSE, YOOOOOOOOU!

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  13. It's so hard to not be incredibly hard on ourselves, especially when we're putting it out on the internet next to girls we think are x, y, and z better than us. Just remember, you are the best version of yourself. :) Keep working hard and making positive changes and you'll see the things you want to see. Hugs. I'm struggling with the same thing right now. At least it's spring and all the pretty flowers are out!

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  14. I absolutely adore your outfit - it looks amazing on you! It's so hard to not be hard on ourselves. I find myself constantly judging my appearance and thinking about what I wish I could change about my looks, etc. It's tough. Just remember YOU ARE GORGEOUS!

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  15. You are definitely beautiful inside and out! And I love this outfit, floral is my favorite!

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  16. gorgeous, girl! Loving the floral print too!

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  17. You are beautiful! I think it's so easy to tell ourselves those lies but it's important to know that they aren't true. I love the floral! Perfect for spring!

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  18. You are so beautiful! I think we are always the hardest on ourselves. xo

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  19. you are absolutely beautiful friend!!! I love that outfit so much

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  20. I just bought a similar dress yesterday..love the romantic look!

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  21. Ahh I love that dress! I tried one on and honestly it just didn't look right....I couldn't pull it off but it looks great on you! I, on the other hand, will have to stick to my jean shorts and t-shirts
    -Marley
    http://www.afandlove.blogspot.com/

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  22. Super cute dress!
    ~Ashleigh {Dazzle by Day}
    www.dazzlebyday.com

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