Leocadia K.

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Unleash Something New

Style, The Perpetual YouCait SherrickComment
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Nothing’s stopping you except yourself.

I prefer clean lines over ruffles, buttons over bows, and neutrals over pinks. I'm a bit more creatively minimalist than I am traditionally 'girly' when it comes to my sense of style. Until recently, sort of. Let me explain.

This past spring, Target had these adorable gray and white striped pajama shorts hanging near the main aisle; you know, right by the register so you can’t NOT see them. Every time I’d pass them, I’d lovingly oogle them, touch them, check the price, and then put them back. I’d put them back every single time because they had ruffles on the bottom hem.

Did I mention that I’m anti-ruffle?

After weeks of the same “oogle, touch, check the price” routine, I up and bought them. I was so over my self-imposed ruffle limitation. I bought them because it’s important to try new things, because trying new things in small ways with small details is much less scary than diving head first into a fully ruffled top, because exploring new details in style can bring out a whole new side of you.

Ruffled pajama shorts, sweatshirts with lace, flared jeans… whatever detail you choose to try out this month, know that—by doing so—you’re indulging your sense of curiosity. Have a little courage, trust yourself.  Push yourself outside your comfort zone. And do it softly, gently. I guarantee you’ll like who you are out there, ruffles and all.

With love + warm cups of chai tea,

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Choose to Be a Cool Girl

Looks, Style, The Perpetual YouCait SherrickComment

Being cool simply means being yourself.

Are you a t-shirt and jeans kind of girl? Well, then you always look put together. Do you wear flowy dresses every day of the week? Perfect, that makes you stylish. Do you prefer cut-offs over cuffs? Flip flops over Birkenstocks? Polka dots over stripes?  Great news, you’re officially a cool girl.

Why? Because you’re you and you’re wearing this outfit right now. It’s that simple. Your sense of style is already cool, so give yourself permission to be…well, to be more you. Simply being yourself ushers in confidence, which ups your optimism, which brings you back to the present moment, which makes you that much more cool.

In a world full of trendy insta-bloggers and drool-worthy Pinterest closets, we feel like having style is complicated, like we’re always a little behind the cool girls. We look “sort of” put together and feel “kind of” stylish and wonder if it even matters unless we post our outfit of the day on Instagram. It always matters, because you’re you and you’re wearing this outfit right now.

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Celebrate Your Friend's Style

Living Life Creatively, Looks, Style, The Perpetual YouCait SherrickComment

Style can be as collaborative as it is individual.

We tend to call our mom when we can’t figure out what to wear to that meeting. We check with our friend to see what she’s wearing tonight before we get dressed to go out. And we always, always, always make sure there are two of those t-shirts when we’re out shopping with our sister and we find the cutest graphic tee.

Sometimes we borrow a trend, like those pom pom loafers that are all the rage; sometimes we borrow a small detail, like putting a pin on our jean jacket; and sometimes we straight up steal—ahem…borrow—our sister’s leather jacket. Whether your Instagram feed, a favorite blogger, or even that woman at the grocery store, we’re always sharing and collaborating and swapping style ideas without even trying.

In sharing our style, we empower ourselves to try new things, we foster connection with the women around us, and we genuinely warm that blogger’s heart because we actually payed attention to her weekly post. Even better, we give what other women do purpose and value. We give us all a reason to support each other on the way up.

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