Saturday, September 01, 2012

Guest post: Lauren of Someone Like You

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.


16 comments:

Veena said...

This is such a great post, and I totally agree with it. It can be hard to make sure your identity is still as bold and present when you're drowning in so many more people in a completely different place, but I guess it's your strength-of-self that matters; whether or not YOU still think you're an individual. There's a new post up on my blog featuring the wardrobe of the TV series "Revenge," and I'd love to hear what you think of it, so feel free to stop by!

♡ veena | seveninchstilettos.com
twitter/instagram: @veenamccoole

the creation of beauty is art. said...

This is such a lovely guest post. It's important to find the things that make you who you are!
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Laura said...

I love both of you gals; you both are simply inspirations!

Lauren, I just love your mint dress. You truly are one of a kind! Keep rocking it in college, girlfriend!

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

Chyrel Gomez said...

Whatever dress and style, it's important to be yourself.

Lens & anything Else said...

Ohh like a doll!

Chelsea said...

Gorgeous dress!
Chelsea xx

http://thatssochelsea.blogspot.co.nz/

Katie Frank said...

Such lovely post <3 Love it.
And I also love this dress <3
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Dilan Dilir said...

the post is awesome and the dress is so pretty!

Rachel, Cold Knees said...

you look lovely and definitely have great style! I do empathise though, going to college or uni you do find yourself a small fish in a very big sea! xo

Anders E said...

That dress is very becoming on you!

Gayle said...

This was such an amazing post, Lauren! I, like many other girls reading this, could definitely relate to feelings of insignificance. Thank you for reminding us again that true style and identity come from within.

By the way, I really love your outfit. That mint lace dress is adorable.

-Gayle (Pemberley Rose)

Blue Eyed Night Owl said...

Wonderful post, Lauren! And I also love that dress. And the way you matched it with that purse<3

Hope you're having a great weekend!

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Beautifully Pure said...

What a gorgeous outfit! That dress is so cute! And what a great way to look at college! I'm glad you're having such a good attitude about it all. <3

Cátia - A Super Fashion Girl said...

You look so sweet! i love everything in this look!

So pretty!

Kisses* have a great week!

Teddi said...

wise words.

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