Guest Post: Maggie of Lifesize Paperdoll

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If you had told me a year ago I would have been wearing shoes made of black leather with studs and buckles on them, I probably would have told you to take your street-style-blog-loving self out of here. I am not the girl who would be seen on a street style blog in such cool shoes, let's just be honest with ourselves. I'm the girl who usually wears bows, polka dots, and bright colors. And yet- I was asking for these booties for Christmas before I could even realize what I was asking for.

I think one of the most fascinating things about blogging has been the direct effect it has had on my everyday life. At first, I didn't think it really had much impact on me aside from the relationships I have formed. Was I really doing much different? I was still just posting pictures of what I happened to be wearing on a Tuesday or a Wednesday for classes or a date right? Not much was different? Wrong. All wrong. Blogging has changed my life. Yes, I do just post pictures of what I happen to be wearing on a specific day but it's also turned into something I figured out I did with more passion than I had in other aspects of my life that I should have had passion for. Namely being school. I just declared myself an English major instead of a pre-med Biology major and I don't think I would have had the bravery nor realization without my blog to convince me that I loved being creative. And as much as I'd like to pass off how I dress as just a materialistic surface level hobby, I know in the past two years it's become more than that. It's fun. It's not something I take too seriously, but it is something I love.  And while I'm still not the cool street style blogger wearing what's "trendy" at the moment, my style has indeed changed to reflect my real life. No, I don't really wear bows anymore. I still wear polka dots, but maybe not with bright patterns and crazy tights. I'm 20, and I enjoy seeing that reflected. And I guess turning 20 means I also enjoy black booties with studs but still keeping them "me" by wearing a bunny patterned shirt?

Thank you so much Jen for letting me guest blog! It's always, always a pleasure. I adore Jen to the moon and back.

Love,
Maggie

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shoes- jeffrey campbell
tights- target
dress & shirt- borrowed
belt- the gap

7 comments

  1. Love the shoes, and the tights are fab too!

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  2. I love that blouse, and the colour of your tights from Target is gorgeous! I noticed you picked a pretty shade of lipstick to match. I don't think we have to give up any of the fashion we like just because we start to get older. It's just my opinion and taste, but I'm still a big fan of ruffles, ribbons and bows at any age! As for school, one can have more than one major. I had five and didn't complete college but I know other classmates did. So whatever your major are majors are in school I think it's still wonderful that you're a fashion major in the fashionista blogging world. Love your outfit and your post. Have a wonderful year 2013! :)

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  3. Those shoes are SO CUTE! I've wanted them forever haha :) Who woulda thought! And yeah, my blog has really changed me , too :)
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  4. I love this post so much! And those shoes are amazing!

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  5. what a lovely text! blogging does affect us, even if we don't realize it at first, and it's amazing how many things we can achieve easier just by being bloggers!

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  6. Love these shoes ! They have nailed my style perfectly.

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