Listen To Your Heart.

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Heart Print Dress: Modcloth.
Black Bow Flats: JcPenny's.
Spectator Purse: Thrifted.
Heart Socks: c/o Storets.

I feel like this post title has two meanings. One, a rather superficial and obvious reason- I'm wearing hearts all over my body up the ying yang.

But another reason isn't so obvious. I've always been told I look terrible in bangs. I sported them as a toddler, into childhood, and into my preteen years. I grew them out after deeming them 'unhip' during my early teenage years,but went back to them my junior year of high school. I've gotten them for every fall,winter, and spring season since. They're just too much trouble to mess with in the hot summer months.

But it never fails, every time get them cut that someone has to tell me how much they hate them. How much they make me look like a little girl. How much they don't flatter my face shape. How much they like me without bangs better...

But I don't want to listen to those people because I love myself in bangs. They make me feel like me. They make me feel confident. I feel like I better fit into my clothing style. People's criticizing words have never stopped me from doing what I want and what I like.

And they shouldn't stop you either. Pull a Miley Cyrus with your hair if you want.

Sometimes you've just got to listen to your heart

With much love, Lauren.

P.S. If you're interested in me awkwardly talking about what clothing I'm bringing to Kent, check out this right over here!
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18 lovely little notes:

Sara Sequeira said...

Perfect, just perfect! :b

Leanna Kay said...

I like you are beautiful with or without bangs. Glad you're stayin' true to yourself though.
:)

-Leanna

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

Love that dress!

Marie @
Lemondrop ViNtAge

I am having a fabulous giveaway right here.

lissa said...

Omg! That's sooooo adorable. Just perfect everything and your bangs makes it more you!

Laura said...

I think you look gorgeous with or without bangs! You wear your hair however you want.

I let my bangs grow out a lot and push them over to the side and then I always get sick of them and go back to the straight across bangs and no matter how I wear them people always say "oh, I like it better the other way." So, like you, I'm going to wear my hair, how I want!

xoxo,
Laura
http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

Vicki said...

You look great with bangs! They look very classy and chic on you, and look very much your style. Now me...everyone tells me that they love bangs on me, but I hate them on myself, haha!

Lovely outfit!

~Vicki
deckedoutinruffles.blogspot.com

Midwest Muse said...

Those people are crazy. These bangs are STUNNING on you. I was a bit surprised when you started growing them out. The best part about straight across bangs is that they bring a childlike charm to any girl that wears them!

Also beautiful dress.

claire said...

girl, you can totally rock the bangs! miley however, i cannot say i am in love with the new do she's rocking.. but your new hair looks great! i personally think that bangs suit you xxx
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Mama Wolf said...

I think your bangs look geat!

Every detail of this outfit is perfection, seriously.
xoxo Mama wolf.

Emily said...

Well, I think you look beautiful with bangs! And that's so true, your own opinion is the one that really matters.
<3

Beautifully Pure said...

Glad you did what makes you happy! Your outfit is adorable, too. ;D I can't wait to Skype with you tomorrow! <3

The Funky Fashionista said...

I actually think that you pull off the bangs! I also love all of the hearts that you are wearing. Hearts are my favorite!

http://thefunkyfashionista.blogspot.com/

Katherine said...

I totally get how you feel. I've been wanting bangs for ages, and a number of people have told me not to (my mother is the most vocal, of course), but I want them so badly. I've 100% decided that when fall rolls around and it starts cooling off down here in the south that I'm going for it.

And just to let you know, I think the bangs are great for you! They work so well with your playful, vintage-y style.

Fashion Hunters said...

OMG! Your dress here & the dress on my blog can be twins!

Adore!

Marie Danielle said...

I am all for listening to your heart! I'm the same way with my hair in the sense that I just like my hair long. I feel pretty, safe, and happy with my hair long. I've tried it other ways and hated myself for it. So no matter what pressure I get from others about making a change... I remain the same... cause this is just me!! :-)

For the record... I love your bangs!! You look beautiful!

Teddi said...

total cuteness! do whatever you feel best, with your hair, and your life. :)

Sarah said...

You look Beautiful and I really like your ring it's so pretty.

Love Sarah

Scotty said...

Ohmygod, I can't believe people don't like your bangs! I'm a new reader who saw you on chictopia and my first thought was 'wow, her hair is so gorgeous, I wonder how she gets her bangs like that?' It just goes to show you, you can never base your decisions on what other people think, because if you change one thing for someone, someone else will tell you to change it back! I'm definitely becoming a new follower! (: xx

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