[Chelsae Anne | Photography] BLAZER, SWEATER, BLOUSE, JEANS, TOTE: (c/o) Neiman Marcus/HEELS: (c/o) Shopbop Elegant. Super chic. Uniform. That’s what came to mind when putting together today’s look. It’s polished, a little undone and just works – for like, so many occasions. Work. Date night. Happy hour. Weekends away. It’s very me. A friend of mine recently brought up the topic of personal style. And how much mine’s changed through the years. We laughed thinking about it and breathed a sigh of relief knowing some of those “questionable” outfits were buried deep in the blog. “Phew. Glad it’s changed,” she said. As soon as I dropped her off, I went home and browsed through those looks (circa 2014) to see what she was talking about. “Yeah,” I thought. “She’s right. So not me. Cute (kinda). But not me.” Then again, those days I didn’t have much. I was forced to work with what I had. Fresh out of college and a couple months into my very, very, very entry-level job and blog. A fashion blogger rarely starts a blog wearing top designers. It takes time to get there. And much like personal style, lots of trial and error to nail down what makes your style unique. I remember following so many successful bloggers (back in 2014, now I just follow people who inspire me including regular folk, industry creatives, photographers, designers) and thinking to myself, “if I kind of, sort of replicate this look, I’ll grow! Then, I’ll be able to blog full-time. Then, I’ll be able to show people who I truly am as a blogger. Then, I’ll be content!” Eh. Wrong. Didn’t work. Last year, I started craving more… me. Classic (in nature) with a twist. That’s my style. Since I was 11 years old dressing up as “Posh Spice” for Halloween. Since wearing simple pumps and button-downs to high school (yes, I was that girl). Since college. Since forever. When I trust my gut and stay authentic to who I am, I feel cool. Not everyone agrees. And that’s ok. I own my style. Interestingly enough, that’s when I started to grow the most too. Coco Chanel once said, “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” To shop today’s look from Neiman Marcus, scroll up to the top of this post and click the pink links for outfit details! Xo, Stephanie P.S. - Thank you to those who submitted resumes for the intern position over the weekend! You guys are all so incredibly talented and passionate about fashion. Seriously. Please bear with me as I continue to review them :-) I should be in touch soon! <3 x a million.