June 27, 2013

Flower Crowns and Friendly Musings

I finally did it friends. I finally mustered up the courage to wear a flower headband in public. 

It seems like a petty thing, wearing just a few faux blossoms in one's hair, but for some reason, I couldn't bring myself to wear them out, not just for photoshoots.

Oh, it matches? I thought sometimes as the pink beadband caught my eye.

I would try it on with the outfit of the day, but no matter how good it looked, I sighed with resignation and left it on my desk.

They'll think I'm strange, I decided.

Top, LC Lauren Conrad ($4)// Skirt, thrifted Hollister ($10)// Belt, Forever 21 ($5)// Shoes, Steve Madden ($4)// Bracelet, Forever 21 ($4)// Flower headband, DIY

But you know what? Who cares what they think! The flowers make me happy. Isn't that enough reason to prance outside with flowers on my head?

It's human nature to care about what other people think of you. Sometimes what others think is crucial. How about that interview, that audition, that application?

But you know what? I think people in general are much less judgmental than we think. We admire people who could care less about how people see them. We admire how they just own that they're their quirky, strange selves.

I almost forgot that I was even wearing a flower headband after a few minutes while I was shopping with my mom! If you feel comfortable and just own it, you can do so much without the slightest judgmental look.

Letting go is a beautiful thing. It's funny, but I've noticed there are different degrees of not caring with people think of you. My best friend always tells me that she admires how I'm not self-conscious. But I in turn tell two of my guy friends frequently how I admire that they just don't give a poop about what other people think.

Yes. I said poop. It's my subsitute for other unsavory words. Instead of expletives, I am frequently heard saying an emphatic "aw, POOP!" when I forget something or something goes wrong, a sassy "poop you" under my breath to people who get on my nerves, or a noncommital "poop that" when I don't feel like doing something.

It's an extremely useful word.

And I suppose another one of my many quirks.

Do you lovelies have a piece of clothing that you haven't brought yourself to wear out yet? Or maybe something you can't muster up the courage to do? Is there a pair of loud, sparkly shorts hanging idly in your closet? Is there something you've wanted to tell someone or ask someone but you've been shying away?

Well I dare you.

I triple-dog three musketeer banana split sundae with a cherry on top dare you. 

And you know what? I dare myself too.

In honor of the upcoming release of my favorite singer's album...

I want to see you be BRAVE.

Join the conversation!

  1. I love your outfit dear! Kisses.

  2. What a pretty outfit this is, and I love the floral headband. I absolutely know what you mean about being brave enough to wear it in public... I have some larger floral crowns and even though I love them, I feel self-conscious about wearing them anywhere! But they're pretty and make me happy, so who cares, really?! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog, Lily! I'm following you now via Bloglovin'. :)

    xox Sammi

  3. Lovely outfit, so feminine and classy! The color of your shirt is incredible.

    Have an amazing week,
    Mary x

  4. I love what you wrote about this post! We do too often care about what others think of us. I, for one, do. And I don't want to feel like that but it is human natural not to!
    I do love your flower romantic style! You always look so effortless and so uniquely you!

  5. such a pretty outfit! I love your skirt!!!

  6. you look really cute! I admire your confidence - but I think it's gonna be a long time before I can wear floral crowns in public. For now I'm just gonna stick to wearing it around the house hehe :D

    Randoms of Ira

  7. You have a great voice-I really enjoyed reading your post! Don't worry, I insert "poop" into a lot of my sentences to avoid saying those bad words too. I'm glad I'm not the only one:)
    Hugs & Kisses,

  8. you look so cute with that headband. fabs!


  9. Oh, I adore reading your little story-like posts! :D

    People are actually pretty accepting, I think you're definitely right about that! And that being said, I'm so glad that you were brave enough to wear your flower crown the whoooole day. It's SO cute, and that one is pretty subtle so it's a good starter flower crown, hahaha. LEVEL ONE: ALL THE SAME COLOR.

    Level two would be like, one of those huge bushy ones that flops over your eyes. Rad.

    I'll be more brave for you, Miss Lily. :D You can depend on that!!

    Oh, and your outfit, right! I almost forgot ehehe~ I adore your pretty skirt and those super shiny shoes of yours in part two!

  10. your headband is awesome! <333

    - A.

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  12. Great fashion style by you with the top and the cute skirt. The gladiator thong sandals are a nice touch, and those skin-tone slingback wedge pumps are also charming. Great stuff yet again, Lily! :)


  13. Amazing colours!!!! Very cute skirt.

    I also want to let you know I have a giveaway on my blog.
    Please feel free to enter.


    Cheers, Jacquie

  14. Great blog !
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  15. Lily, you are amazing! I'm loving this thoughtful post and how you decided to wear out your floral crown. I applaud you! I've always admire the people I see who don't give a poop what others think about them ;) And I also love that you substitute poop for other words. I also refrain from swearing and that certainly stands out on campus...sigh, the unsavory words that escape many of my classmates are all too common -_-

    Trendy Teal

  16. You look so pretty Lily! I really love all the delicate pieces in this outfit and these colors are perfect for summer :)



    Southern (California) Belle

  17. these pictures are lovely! absolutely looooove your skirt

  18. Love your outfit! Haha I know what you mean by wearing things on your head, like a flowery headband, I feel really weird when I wear something like that out in public too :P

  19. Such a lovely outfit, I like the detail on the skirt. And the headband is lovely, pleased you wore it out :)

    Away From Blue

  20. What a perfect outfit for summer! You look lovely! You know what babe, a floral headband is on the top of my list of I-love-to-but-I'm-afraid-to-wear-it-out stuffs. Thanx for the inspiration and motivation here. I'll try it one day! haha and I'll let you know!

    Fang Ting

  21. Perfect! <3


  22. You look so pretty, love the outfit!

  23. I really like the combo of your golden toenails and sandals! such a cool addition to this cute and girly pastel ensemble.
    when it comes to wearing something I haven't worn before I can bring out I haven't worn a maxi skirt in LONG years. so when my grandmother finishes sewing one for me I must wear it soon!

    Maikeni blogi - part of me

  24. Such a cute outfit, you look like a flower girl

    Wardrobe Quarry

  25. Thanks for your sweet comment!! Gorgeous look!!

    Happy Monday!


  26. Great post! and I love floral headbands but it's something that I probably wouldn't wear out in public though. Maybe one day I will. This outfit is so cute btw!

  27. I want ur skirtttttt sooo soooo badddddd Lily :D
    That's preety !!!! AWWWWW.....


  28. what a lovely outfit, you are gorgeous,you have great style and a lovely blog<3 x


  29. You look absolutely beautiful, Lily! Totally loving your shorts!

    Xo, Hannah



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