Always Be Yourself

Colorful fashion by The Joy of Fashion (1) Colorful fashion by The Joy of Fashion (2)  

Friday September 7, 2012

From time to time, I enjoy writing a short and sweet little post reminding all of you of the importance of being yourself.  

I know we all worry sometimes about what others would think of us if we "did this" or if we "said that". It is natural to feel this way, but I encourage all of you to forget about what other people think and just be who you are.

Colorful fashion by The Joy of Fashion (3) 

The way I see it is that life is too short to be worried about what other people think of you. If you are funny, be funny. If you are clumsy, be clumsy. And if you are silly like me, by all means be silly!

Colorful fashion by The Joy of Fashion (4) Colorful fashion by The Joy of Fashion (5) Colorful fashion by The Joy of Fashion (6)  

Of course, it isn't always easy to relax and be comfortable with who you are. But I promise that once you learn how to accept yourself, you will be a much happier person ;)

Colorful fashion by The Joy of Fashion (7) Colorful fashion by The Joy of Fashion (8)  

{Dress: c/o  ;  Shirt: Saks (Panama)  ;  Shoes: El Titan (Panama)  ;  Clutch: (Still available here!)}

Here are all the ways in which I've worn this dress:

  Purple Dress remix by The Joy of Fashion

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  1. I have probably said this exact thing before: i LOVE this dress! The purple, the pleats, ah! Thanks for the reminder too Marie, you are awesome. I love how you are not afraid to do what YOU like and wear all those fun accessories/jewelry.

    perfectly priya

  2. What I always love about you is your authenticity. You embrace your silliness. You don't try to be something you're not. It's so refreshing, especially on a fashion blog! Love you!

  3. Aaawww you are too sweet Katie!! This means so much to me to know that you like my silliness!! Yai!! You've made my day with this comment, thanks so much!

  4. You are absolutely right! We should always be our own self!! Thank you!!

  5. Great post, love the color combination and how you've done your hair :)

  6. Such a cute dress and it matches perfectly with the shirt. :)

  7. I couldn't agree more with you Marie, I mean who else are we gonna be but ourselves hey? So thanks for the reminder. The colour of the dress is absolutely stunning and I'm digging how you layered it over the shirt and how you braided your hair.


  8. I'm in love with your dress, Marie! <3 Such a great colour and I love skirts which make twirling around even more fun, haha.

    You are absolutely right about being yourself; and the perfect example of this. From what I've seen you've got an amazing personality and there's no reason why you should hide that. People can learn something from you! <3

  9. What a pretty dress, i see you are using a tiny heel, take care of your foot.
    And i have to agree, you have to stay true to who you are.

  10. Love how happy you look in these pictures, if I've learned something from blogging, is that someone always has something to hide. I don't know why people don't like showing their real selves! Just be yourself, as you say!

  11. Such a lovely little post here--and so true! Even if you only end up with 3 or 4 friends who like you for who you are, that's better than having 100 who you have to change personalities around... yeah? :) hehe <3

    I love the layering here. Your color scheme is very mermaid, and I like it lots. Such a pretty blouse!~~

  12. Super cute dress....Very cheerful look (Just like you)...


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