I will be coming face to face with my 30th birthday in less than 3 years, but I am just now coming into my own with my style. I've developed a much stronger confidence and it has allowed me to push my comfort zone with fashion. But man, I feel like I missed out on experimenting when I was younger. Teens and young adults are allowed to wear things that once you hit 25 is deemed inappropriate. I feel like I wasted my younger years being self conscious and conforming to social norms. I wish I would have pushed the boundaries when I had youth on my side. Don't get me wrong, I in no way think that I am old, but bare midriffs are just not appropriate on the other side of 30. Some might think my look today is a bit "immature" and is probably best suited for Miley Cyrus. But, I say to hell with them, because these tights are badass! I could totally see Heidi Klum rocking a pair of leopard tights and cut off shorts, so why not me? This look is probably as punk rock as I get, so don't worry I'm not going to turn into a goth freak. I will continue to take fashion risks as long as I can dress myself, but I urge younger girls to experiment with fashion from a young age and never be confined by others opinions. Oh, "if I only knew then what I know now"... I would have been an even bigger smart ass....


Total Outfit Cost: $50.90
Estimated Retail: $354.75

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{leopard tights}
brand: Forever 21
purchase price: $5.99
purchased from: The Goodwill
estimated retail:$11.80


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{cut off shorts}
brand: J Brand
purchase price: $7.99
purchased from: The Goodwill
estimated retail: At least $100




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{cocktail ring}
brand:H&M
purchase price: $7.95
purchased from: H&M
estimated retail: $7.95

{arm party}
brand:various
purchase price: $8.00 total
purchased from: thrifted
estimated retail: $25.00

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{tee}
brand: Cloud Nine
purchase price: $3.99
purchased from: The Goodwill
estimated retail: $25.00


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{sunglasses}
brand:unknown
purchase price: $0.99
purchased from: The 99 cents store
estimated retail:$15.00



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{necklace}
brand:unknown (from Macy's though)
purchase price: $6.00
purchased from: Flea Market
estimated retail:$40.00

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{boots}
brand: Steve Madden
purchase price: $9.99
purchased from: The Goodwill
estimated retail: $130.00


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