Balance

Tuesday, September 15, 2015


In my earlier days of blogging, I became wrapped up in the idea that my life had to mimic an Instagram feed. I spent some time trying to be a minimalist, until the summertime rolled around and I couldn't resist some bohemian prints. I then went for that teen Brandy Melville look (I know, I'm shaking my head too), truthfully because it garnered the most "likes". What I've learned over the course of these fashion experiments and mishaps is that style doesn't have to be defined. Yes, there are diehard minimalists with consistently perfect Insta-feeds in the fashion world. But that doesn't mean you have to be one too.


Kimono: c/o Behind Hemlines
Top: Missguided | Skirt: Zara (similar here)

What I love about this kimono is that it combines my preference for monochrome with a personality print. I have lately been jumping between different "styles", from channeling the 70's in fringe to keeping it feminine in a backless romper. Each look, though different, is still uniquely me. I don't need to identify as a minimalist to wear black and white, or as a bohemian to wear a crochet-trimmed kimono. Fashion is powerful because I can have the best of both worlds to create a combination that represents me. So here's to designing balances, in our wardrobes and beyond, to create something that represents us each as individuals. How do you define your style?

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30 comments

  1. this is a great look on you! you're so pretty <3 seriously.

    Dice, Wildest Heart

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  2. That's how I felt, too, about my blog and Instagram for a moment, but now I'm just rolling with whatever looks good and makes me feel good. I'm glad that you're doing the same, Christina!

    xx, Diane || http://www.dizined.com

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    1. I'm glad you feel the same as well! I always love your outfits :)

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  3. Love that pretty kimono - the trim detail is gorgeous!

    Ah always love your outfit pics, always in such pretty locations! If you ever come to the UK we have to shoot some shots together!! :)

    Gabby xo

    Blog - What She Buys / Instagram / Twitter

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    1. Aw, thank you love! I would absolutely love to visit the UK one day.

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  4. I'm glad you found a balance that works for you and a style that is more true to you. I love those curated minimalist feeds just as much as the next girl but that will never fit in with my style. I love vibrant color too much.

    -M
    www.violetroots.com

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  5. Awesome photos!
    Have a great week!
    Natallia Jolliet
    http://www.alexphotographygeneva.blogspot.com/

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  6. absolutely beautiful kimono
    I posted a new post, I'd love to know your opinion
    would you like to pass from my blog?
    fashion blogger
    kiss

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  7. love the idea of wearing a black and white outfit with the colourful gardens!!! stunning look as always!

    Have a great day!
    Animated Confessions

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  8. I love your kimono, and those photos are perfection! Great post, I love it! :)
    xo Kiki
    http://colormekiki.com/

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  9. I totally agree with you on that! I too sometimes feel like we have to have the perfect instagram feed or all the same style. Cheers to being different! The kimono looks great on you!

    Love, Karina
    Check out my new post!
    The Lovely Look

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  10. you look great, love your Kimono

    http://carrieslifestyle.com
    Posts online about Tuscany, London, Buenos Aires...

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  11. You look beautiful. I love the location. The kimono is so pretty as well. :]

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  12. So amazing look darling, love so much your kimono..
    Kisses

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  13. Another one of beautiful outfits of yours. I love the top and the kimono. You look fantastic!

    TRENDGALORE
    BLOGLOVIN'

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  14. Love the kimono! You look amazing!
    xx
    Mademoiselle Coconath
    http://mllecoconath.com

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  15. I love the kimono, you look fab!
    xoxo,

    Johanna,
    http://www.dreamscolorsandglitter.blogspot.com

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  16. I love how laid back this outfit is. Great location too :)

    www.girlcandress.com

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  17. Loving the scenery of the photos and you look pretty. :)

    missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. So simple and chic look
    Lovin your top dear :)

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

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  19. Loving the back drop and that outfit too,xoxo Bing.

    www.bingyourstyle.com

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  20. love this look! and the location is sooo pretty!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  21. Very beautiful outfit. It looks so fairy and dreamy :)

    Lu | www.balgarka.co.uk

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  22. KIMONOS FOR THE WIN! HAHAH another lovely post <3 Your consistency in amazing photos is superb

    BCfactor Blog

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