October 20, 2011

Words on Life and Style

Dress: c/o Beauxx; Shoes: Forever21; Belt, Earrings, Necklace: Urban Outfitters; Purse: Tory Burch
I was looking through some old drafts that I had saved some time ago on my blog that were never published.  I came across this post, titled, "Words on Life."  It's a slightly revised, personal mantra of sorts, when it comes to life and style.  Obviously, living a couple of years over a quarter century, doesn't qualify me to share unsolicited advice.  But what the heck, I'm keeping it light.  So, without further ado, here are a few pieces of advice that I have come to learn, in 27 years, in 200 words or less: 

Style does not equal an expensive price tag.
Nor does an expensive price tag equal style.
Confidence is sexy.
...so is a little black dress.
High heels are your leg's best friend, and your feet's worst enemy.
Always wear mascara.  If anything, it will look dramatic when you cry.
Beauty is evident in your soul; not just your skin.
The best sense of humor is the one that can laugh at itself.
Set your own trends.
Don't be afraid to be you; live loud.
If you worry about what other people think of you, you'll never know what you think of yourself.
Besides, worrying only gives you wrinkles.
If it doesn't make you proud, don't do it.
Live in the moment.  The past is gone; the future undetermined.
When you are having a bad day, turn it around.
But ice cream makes everything better.
Sing loud.  Dance often.  Rock out with a serious air guitar.
And when all else fails, don't forget to smile.

What's one piece of advice that you live by?

54 comments:

Courtney said...

Mine is:
"Everyone you come across, be they heart-liftingly good, or sour of spirit, is your teacher in some way"

I like:
If you worry about what other people think of you, you'll never know what you think of yourself.
and
If it doesn't make you proud, don't do it.

Simple, but genius.

Sugarfree said...

The dress is so pretty,and your boots too...You look so tall! How tall are you anyway?

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Very well said. I love every single piece of advice you mentioned on here.I am with you on confidence being sexy and indeed style does not equal an expensive price tag.

Laura said...

such cute and inspiring advice :)
L x

Clio said...

almost like Baz Lurhman's "wear sunscreen" :)
I like this quote: If you worry about what other people think of you, you'll never know what you think of yourself. Gonna let it sink in some more :)

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

LOVE this! You look gorgeous, the background and the lighting are amazing, and I totally agree with all of your advices! I live by: Happy girl is a pretty girl! Wear your clothes and don't let the clothes wear you!

xxx,

Fashion Fractions

bnapolitano said...

new follower here, and I love this. and agree with every statement.
such simple thoughts but yet we tend to overthink them.
i'll be keeping this post tucked away to reread daily!

Brit: A Journey Down Twenty-Something

Maria said...

Ice cream really DOES make everything better! Each one is a perfect little morsel of wonderful advice. Thanks for sharing.

Maria xx
www.cheekypinktulip.blogspot.com

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

i love this post! so many great thoughts on life + style! ice cream really does make everything better and it doesnt hurt to smile! xoxo jillian:: enter to win a custom canvas print!

Adelyn said...

Loving that dress! And your thoughts...if I give you credit, do you mind if I put this on my blog?

www.randomnessfromtheaddiecorner.blogspot.com

Erin said...

You look stunning! :) Love that dress! :)

Live in the moment. The past is gone; the future undetermined.(SO TRUE AND SO HARD TO DO!)

ElisabethCS said...

Couldn't have said it better myself. But I might have changed the last line...I prefer Guitar hero over an air guitar! LOL

Gorgeous as ever. I wanna raid your closet!

Supal said...

Love that dress! I live by one mantra : Keep smiling.

www.chevronsandeclairs.com

CessOviedo said...

"A girl's best accessory is her smile" I love that! ... and love your polka dot dress, so pretty!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

brlracincwgrl said...

These are simply wonderful!

Leah said...

Love this 'life mantra'. Beautiful words, beautiful woman.

xo L.

emily+brett said...

"and when all else fails, don't forget to smile." i love that. all of your words project my personality perfectly. thanks for sharing.

Frannie Pantz said...

My crush on your blog has now evolved into love. I love your ever inspiring words of wisdom (the fantastic outfits is just a great bonus). I am having a bad day. I am going to try to turn it around now. Thanks for the great words always.

Sarah said...

1) you look LOVELY in this dress/the booties are to.die.for and your hair looks SO AMAZING.

2) best advice ever/words to live by from my mom: 'if you act as pretty as you look, you'll do just fine'

:)

-Sarah
http://www.pencilskirtsandlattes.com

Miss Amy said...

CARPE DIEM. That's my thing. Every day can be your last - live it out loud.

Ashley said...

Great and wise words!

I read "Walk Two Moons" in jr. high and these words have always stuck with me, "In the course of a lifetime, what does it matter?" It helps me focus on what is really important in my life and what is trivial.

Veronika said...

I am DYING at the amazingness of your hair in these pics (love the outfit too) please do a hair tutorial with this style :)

-veronika from veronikasblushing.com

kileen said...

what good words to live by!! i love this polka-dot dress and you should definitely do a hair tutorial for this style!

cute & little

projectdowhatyoulove said...

Loving your word of wisdom especially the line about mascara!!!! Love it and btw you look stunning!

Natalie
www.projectdowhatyoulove.wordpress.com

BlueVanilla said...

Loveeee! I can relate to those words SO much! Love your polka dot dress babe!
xx

Hot Pink Day
Shop Blue Vanilla

Stephanie Marie said...

Thank you! I am very blessed to have the job I do. I shared your blog with my friend Katie; we both agree you have the best style this side of the blogosphere. Happy Thursday!

Just saying hello form http://www.sevendaysandsunny.blogspot.com/

JoEllen said...

Such great advice...love it all! And, as always, you look gorgeous.

Carrie said...

So pretty :)
Style in the City

Chic in Vancity said...

Super cute outfit! Absolutely love it!
Bella xo
http://www.chicinvancity.com/

Carling Elisabeth said...

Everything you said is so true. Don't you wish you could go back in time and tell your younger self all of this!? Life would be that much easier! New to blogging and your blog is my absolute favorite! Keep it up girl!

Whitney said...

I'm loving this look!

DelbaMé said...

You look gorgeous Katie! Love the polka dots, of course!

And this is great: "Always wear mascara. If anything, it will look dramatic when you cry."
Love it<3

Delaney
xx

Goldenberry said...

I can just copy and past Courtney firt com, I just TOTALLY agree!

"Everyone you come across, be they heart-liftingly good, or sour of spirit, is your teacher in some way"

I like:
If you worry about what other people think of you, you'll never know what you think of yourself.
and
If it doesn't make you proud, don't do it.

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

great advice katie! i love your polka dot dress!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

itsawant said...

You're adorable! Great pieces of advice! Just came across your blog today on bloglovin and I have to say that I love it! Keep up the good work! If you would like to check out mine I would be much obliged! Happy Friday!

http://itsawant.wordpress.com/

Joy De Vivre Design said...

Well I think your 27 years have summed up many truths about life! :)

I have always loved the quote "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else" from Judy Garland.

Great blog by the way!

Carolyn said...

you have such gorgeous eyes! and i definitely agree with the advice..

Digger said...

My one piece of advice, "Don't be the woman who needs a man, be the woman a man needs." Be strong in yourself. Be confident. Be YOU!! The rest will fall into place and you'll find the happiness you're searching for!

Love the blog BTW! Thanks for sharing!!

Digger ~xoxo~
http://www.digdeeperdesign.blogspot.com

April said...

Beautiful pictures! I try to live by, "don't stress about things you can't control." If I only worry about the things I have control over, then I feel much more with it and relaxed.

cakesandshakes said...

I live by: "Remember you are a grown woman now and you can kick anything's ass". Plus a deep breath, that helps for tough spots : )

Your hair is divine, such a gorgeous colour!!

Cakes
http://www.cakesandshakes.wordpress.com

GlamorousGirl said...

lovely pictures!and amazing words! very moving!

http://glamourgirl-bg.blogspot.com/

SimplyChic said...

i love the polka dots on you! lovely ensemble :)

xo jeanette
www.simplychicforcheap.wordpress.com

TaraMixandMatch said...

This is so pretty, and your hair is gorgeous!! Mix and Match Fashion

shahanifudge said...

Very inspiring. Your dress is very cute as well.



http://shahanifudge.wordpress.com/

Jenn McClure- Caldwell said...
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Jenn McClure- Caldwell said...

Hilo. I am new to your blog and happen to love it!
Thank you for posting this, its great advice! I may have to come up back to this a lot as a reminder.

<3 Jenn
jenn-mcclure.blogspot.com

Polly said...

Such great words, and you look gorgeous!
x
polway.blogspot.com

Ana said...

I have those exact shoes! I love the dress and your hair looks so pretty, as always :)

Love your words of advice.

Chic in Vancity said...

<3 your dress- so cute
"this too shall pass"

~Bronwyn
www.chicinvancity.com

Christina Marie said...

such great quotes! and your outfit is stunning as are you. new follower!

cheryl denise said...

just found your blog - and love your advice! esp the one about mascara ;) following you here and on twitter!

a peek of chic

Nuha said...

just stumbled across your blog and i love it! you are gorgeous! love your bits of wisdom :)

ANNIE said...

Just about made my day, this post did and it's just started! I live by two:

"Nothing worth having is easy to achieve"
and
"I CAN DO ANYTHING GOOD!"

which comes from that lovely inspiring youtube video of a little girl dancing on a sink :)

WEMAKEPLANS

Jackie said...

Great post! Love your mantra. One of my favs is "Connect. Embrace. Liberate. Love somebody."