My Style Evolution.

A few days ago my coworker/friend and I were talking about her and her daughter’s trip to Marshall’s. She was explaining how her daughter picked out a cold shoulder shirt and is SO excited about it. She said shy was posing in the mirror and saying how pretty she looked in it.

It reminded me that when I was younger, I was such a tomboy. I hated wearing colors; I would only wear blue! I would ask my Mom if I could get a shirt and she would respond, “only if you get it in a different color.” Nope. I also hated jeans, it literally blew my mind that people were able to wear them and they wouldn’t fall down because they didn’t have elastic. Leggings and sweatpants were my best friend.

As I got more into middle school, my sister told me, “if you want to be cool you have to wear Abercombie & Fitch.” Obviously listening to my older sister’s advice I did. High school was a different story. As I became more confident, I started to branch out with my style. I began to own my style and wear whatever I wanted. I honestly did not care one bit if people made fun of me or bothered me about my style. I came to the realization that dressing like everyone else makes you like them, and I wanted to be myself and stand out. I began shopping at thrift stores and dressing super weird.I admit that now. (ha)! But honestly, I rocked it.

As I started to get older and had office jobs, I had to adjust my style and be professional. I still occasionally wear a funky outfit that will get looks or comments by coworkers. I am SO thankful that my day job isn’t in a completely business attire setting.

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  1. Yas yas yasssss! This palette is perfect on you.

    1. Thank you! I have so much self tanner on that’s probably why, ha!

  2. LOVE that jean skirt! I was the exact same way as you growing up. Tom boy to the extreme. Keeping owning the style you’ve developed over the years. You rock it!

    1. Thank you so much Payton! Good to know there are more of the tomboys out there 😉

  3. Lovely outfit! I especially like your necklace and shoes!

  4. Your style is awesome! You’ve brought velvet to summer in the best way possible – I always thought of velvet as a fall/winter fabric.

    Gisel | http://www.mintandthrift.com

  5. We should all wear what we want without fear of what others think- easier said than done! Love your outfit, especially the necklace!! I must have it!

  6. Looking fabulous! Loving the entire look and that wall behind you. 🙂

    1. Thanks Stephanie! Yes, I couldn’t pass up a pink wall!

  7. I love this look and not many people realize that they need to adjust to their work environment. You’re so smart.

  8. I used to be such a tomboy too when I was younger. But I have three older sisters who are into makeup/fashion so I think I just naturally outgrew the tomboy phase and got interested in fashion!

    Linda

  9. I definitely had the same exact experiences! It isn’t until about 2 years ago that I started to change my style – just because I was used to wearing scrubs 24/7 for work. Work can definitely help evolve your style for the better!

    1. I so agree! I sometimes think a uniform would be helpful!

  10. I love this outfit! So glad velvet and denim skirts re making a comeback! haha

  11. I feel like many of us go through the same kind of change style-wise. I love that now I know what I like and love what I wear! I’ve never felt so confident in the clothes I wear.

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My name is Riva Treasure.  I’ve created this blog to share my personal style and my daily outfits. I love styling and mixing unexpected pieces. You can find me in a $20 blouse with a $1300 bag. Don’t ask me my logic! 

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