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5/26/2012 | Best Blogger Tips

"He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away." -Raymond Hull

Now that I live in NY, I have a new technique for when I pick out ensembles. I go through so many phases that it's hard to choose which ones to post on my blog and which to leave out. So I wear outfits I think are the best and walk around the city to see people's reactions, facial expressions, and comments. If people give compliments, it's a given to put up on here. If people give bad stares, then for sure, it's a good outfit. The majority of people give bad stares when it's not something they're use to, so their reaction at first is to automatically be negative since they aren't familiar to change. This outfit was one of them. Wearing a drug awareness jacket in the hood is the funnest thing I've done in a while. I've always been big on reality. Accepting reality for what it is and choosing to deal with it makes you a stronger person than resorting to a substance to make you feel better momentarily. After it wears off, it brings you back to the same reality that you didn't want to deal with in the first place. I remember when I was little how big D.A.R.E. was at my school, how interested I was in it, the plays they had, and how weak the people who got peer pressured looked. I use to always think about D.A.R.E. whenever someone tried persuading me to do something. Not just with drugs, but with anything really. Anything that had to do with conforming to what they wanted me to be. D.A.R.E. for me isn't just about drug awareness, it's about daring to be different, being opposed to the typical, not forming into something other people want you to be. I swear I should be a brand ambassador for them haha. Can we discuss my high bun on top of my hat? haha I love it. On another note, I hope everyone has a great Memorial Day weekend. Thank you Monroe for taking my pictures!


thrifted corset, skirt & hat, bakers platform heels, D.A.R.E. jacket from here

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43 comments:

  1. What a beautiful outfit. I love the boyish yet so feminine style. The corsett underneath is so sexy. Just gorgeous!

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  2. Your smile is so pretty. Gorgeous :)

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  3. I am insanely jealous of your figure girl! You are working that D.A.R.E hat!

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  4. Love your shoes!
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  5. stunning! love that outfit so much!

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  6. I remember DARE and officer friendly visiting our schools. One of the reasons why I was never into drugs, and break rules. I guess with kids these days they don't burst into schools like this preaching this lol. Anyway it's cool that you have one of these jackets and i'm kinda envious that you can pull of that top! My boobs are crazyyy!

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  7. first pic of you smiling!! It's beautiful, you should do that more often :D

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  8. you look so casual and chic at the same time great look

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  9. So beautiful <3

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  10. Great outfit!
    I love your blog, you look gorgeous!

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  11. i call this "nadi from the block"

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  12. I flippin LOVE it! Totally something I would do! Can't wait for more posts!!!

    XO,
    Lanaé
    http://polishedplus.blogspot.com/

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  13. Very cute outfit! Lol yeah, wearing a dare hoodie in the hood is a bit hilarious. I used to participate in the dare programs too... for me i always thought it was silly because i kind of felt like "Duh, everyone knows drugs are bad.... wait, dont they?"

    ~Sherine
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    Confessions Of A City Girl

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  14. "their reaction at first is to automatically be negative since they aren't familiar to change"
    That is sooo true Nadia! but people is people, so we can't change that.

    I love your risky attitude, you are unique :)

    See you.

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  15. i adore this, it looks amazing yet so effortless. Love it.

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  16. you're such an inspiration every time i look at your photos!

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  17. what a beautiful legs, you are very sexy

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  18. Nadia smiling for once! A ray of sunshine, thanks! Maybe one day I will paint you on that way. Regards, Andrea Facchini (Facebook) a painter from Italy. (I'd be curious to know your opinion on my style www.facchini.com)

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  19. Very 90s, it's cute... You have curves for days, adore it!

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  20. love your smile the outfit is super cute love the corset!

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  21. Chic and hip, very cute!! You have such a pretty smile!!


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  22. I think you might be the first person to make DARE apparel look hot.

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  23. So retro chic! Love it. I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award :)
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  24. So retro chic! Love it. I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award :)
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  25. love love love your outfit! We cater to plus size women here at http://beyondbeautyboutique.bigcartel.com/

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  26. This is very Jennifer Lopez when she was a Fly Girl!!

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  27. DeepDown in side you'll know who this is.May 30, 2012 at 12:56 AM

    Una palabra no dice nada
    y al mismo tiempo lo esconde todo
    igual que el viento que esconde el agua
    como las flores que esconde el lodo.

    Una mirada no dice nada
    y al mismo tiempo lo dice todo
    como la lluvia sobre tu cara
    o el viejo mapa de algún tesoro.

    Una verdad no dice nada
    y al mismo tiempo lo esconde todo
    como una hoguera que no se apaga
    como una piedra que nace polvo.

    Si un día me faltas no seré nada
    y al mismo tiempo lo seré todo
    porque en tus ojos están mis alas
    y está la orilla donde me ahogo,
    porque en tus ojos están mis alas
    y está la orilla donde me ahogo.

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  28. loving that top girl and your confident beauty

    Vonnie of Socialitedreams.com

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  29. Hi Nadia, Very nice and inspiratif blog for me. I've just put your Blog Link to my blogroll, please check it out, and do it back to me. Thanks

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  30. Amazing outfit, you look so gorgeous! <3
    I love your shoes ;)

    xoxo

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  31. I truly relate to this post. While I was in school, drugs of whatever kind was the norm. I wasn't interested in the least. Why the hell would I wanna take something to temporarily "fix" the situation when really it makes it worse? High-five to this awareness post on life. I'm glad I'm not the only one in tune with reality. Not to judge those who have succumb to drug abuse. It' can be a sickness and sometimes difficult to bounce back from. Anything is possible and there's no excuse not to live a happy n healthy life...
    PS great outfit ;)

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  32. That last picture is so beautiful!!!

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  33. I really miss the frequency of your posts, like when you were living in Florida, but I guess that just means you are on your grind now that you are in NYC!!! LOOOOOOVVEEEE your blog as always!

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  34. WOW WOW WOW i am completely crushing on you babe, your style is amazing!

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  35. That jacket is AMAZING. A genius find, have to say. Also? You look fantastic in this outfit!

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  36. This look i absolutely gorgeous, and your smile is very contagious.

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  37. Can we all start dressing like this again PLEASE! So sexy and fly

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