Wearing //
INC coat, similar
Steve Madden booties, similar here & here
Francesca's Collections necklace, check stores (recent)

My friend asked me the other day about an event she was attending, and what she should wear. I think she expected me to have some amazing advice because she knows I blog and so obviously that makes me an expert in the field right? Um, no it does not. Anyway, my advice to everyone (always) is pretty simple - wear what you love. Even if people have seen you in an outfit fifty times, even if you are unsure of what others will be wearing to that same event. Just wear what makes you feel good! Are you a jeans and tee-shirt kinda girl? Then wear that! You can dress it up with shoes and accessories. Not into the casual look? Wear the prettiest dress you own because it makes you feel nothing short of fabulous. We get so caught up sometimes in our appearance that we actually do ourselves a disservice. There's nothing worse than going somewhere in an outfit that you're pulling up, pulling down, or just plain uncomfortable in. For the bachelorette in Vegas, I wore kitten heels because I knew I'd be doing a ton of walking. I didn't care that most of the other ladies I was with wore sky high heels because that's what they wanted to wear. I may have been the shortest person in the club, but I was also damn comfortable and I didn't look like a baby giraffe stumbling across the dance floor. I tried being that baby giraffe when I was in my twenties and thinking back, I know how ridiculous I must have seemed. Moral of the story? Just be yourself. You're already beautiful. Own it.


  1. yasssss I so love this post, you are right just wear what you love and be confident. You look gorgeous by the way. And lol at stumbling baby giraffe.


  2. ^^^LOL! Agreeing with Rachelle at the baby giraffe comment! That is a hilarious visual and so accurate! First, these pics turned out BEAUTIFUL!! Your hair/makeup/outfit are perfect and the scenery is so pretty! You just look radiant and it's probably because you took your own advice and wore something that just made you look and feel your personal best. It just shines through in the pics!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  3. You are gorgeous, Noelle! These photos legit made me smile. And I totally agree. Confidence is the absolute best accessory!!
    Carylee | http://morepiecesofme.com

  4. I think that is such great advice. I can definitely tell a difference in how I feel when I am wearing something I love vs something I just like or that doesn't fit quite right. I LOVE this outfit on you. The neutrals combined makes for such a lovely outfit.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  5. lol @your baby giraffe comment :D I agree with you though, I think one of the reasons you always look great is that you're wearing what you like and are comfortable.

    I use the same style philosophy as well. I'm often over dressed compared to most as a result. I like fitted (but not skin tight) dresses, heels and big hair. And I don't even own any t-shirts :D but I don't care because I like the stuff I like

  6. Thank you for the love ladies, I'm glad you all agree that we should just wear what makes us happy!

  7. Total great advice :) This dress looks so pretty on you!


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