Mint Lace Dress: Delia's.
Nude Oxfords, Mint Bracelet: Forever21.
Pink Satchel: Plato's Closet.
Hair Bow: Modcloth.
Ring: c/o Style Queen.
Hello sweet readers of Avenue M!
I'm Lauren, a brand new college student studying fashion and the bashful lady behind the blog Someone Like You.
I went to a small high school where everyone knew my name and I knew their names. I was recognized as 'the fashion girl' and had my own label, just as most of us do in high school. Coming to a college of 26,000 students though is a total turn around; one I certainly wasn't expecting.
People don't know your name here and they don't care to. If you wear a dress, you're not going to get compliments and people aren't going to fawn over you because there are 2,000 other girls wearing dresses. You may think you have distinct style, but it turns out...hundreds of other girls dress exactly like you.
It can be hard to find and recapture your identity in college. I've felt lost, insignificant, and like the things that make me, well...me, are gone. It's been hard, but I've realized a lot of things along the way.
No matter where you are. High school, college, the work place -- you're going to feel like you don't matter. You're going to feel small and insignificant and wonder if your opinions and your mark on the world will ever matter. But it's important to realize that you DO matter. You will make a difference. It may not be the same difference you made in another place. It may not be as significant, great, or noted. But it's there. Sometimes you just can't always see it.
Never lose yourself or give up on being yourself. Even though it might seem like there are 1,000 other you's--to simply put it; there isn't. There's only one Someone Like You.
Thank you for having me Maria!
With much love, Lauren.