9.25.2013

Sequins Story

In a flash, summer has come and gone. I've been on a hiatus these past few months partially because I felt preoccupied with work life, but more so because I no longer felt inspired by my blog. However, with my boyfriend's encouragement, I challenged myself to redesign everything from my logo, to my layout, to my gadgets. And now I can say I'm proud of this new iteration of Stylized Luxe, and that I've learned an enlightening new perspective.

(Zara blazer, dress & shoes; Tiffany earrings; Kate Spade bag)

I believe you only truly live and thrive once you stop obsessing over others' opinions. In the past my fear of judgement was crippling. And as Chinese philosopher Laozi once said, "Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner." Although blogging is a public forum, I choose to dress for myself, solely for my enjoyment, and not live in the eyes of others. Do what makes you happy. Look around for inspiration, learn new skills, and never stop improving. Believe me when I say that this is the way to obtain creative and emotional freedom.   

What are your thoughts on the post, new layout, and outfit? I'd love to hear your insights and want to thank you all for reading! Looking forward to sharing more with you in the upcoming weeks, so stay tuned friends!

81 comments:

  1. pretty dress

    visit mine whenever you had a chance :D

    stay fab,
    Miss Aa

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  2. I love everything about this look! The dress, coat, shoes, and the bag! The bag and shoes really make me drool! They are to die for! Gorgeous hun!

    Loving your blog. Followed you on GFC. Hope you could visit my site and follow me too. <3

    xoxo
    Pauchee C.
    http://www.paucheecasimiro.com

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  3. oh my goodness, gorgeous sequined dress!
    kw ladies in navy

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  4. thank you so much, I would love to follow each other❤

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  5. oh, you're back! only a couple of days ago I checked my blog list and thought which blogs haven't been updated for a while. yours was one of them, hehe. I'm so glad you're back though. and I love the bluish combo of your bag and heels.

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  6. So cute, I love sequins. Check out our blog if you like we can follow each other on gfc & bloglovin, let us know Kisses from Kenya

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  7. Such a great look! And i am also fan of kate spade bags <3 i just added you and hope you will follow me back, love xo

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  8. wow, lovely look :)
    The bag is soooo great
    I follow you now via GFC and Twitter :)

    http://coco-colo.blogspot.de/

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  9. Hi!! Following you now on GFC :)

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  10. This blog is simplu awesome! It looks very clasical and elegant. Also, I love what you wrote and I think that you are more than right. Once you dress for others, and you care too much about what other people say, then you become a prisoner.
    Lovely post (I`m definitely loving that bag<3 <3 <3 )
    Kisses,
    Simona
    http://simonaroxanahuidiu.blogspot.ro

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    1. Thank you Simona! I really appreciate your comment and insight! :) You have an incredible sense of style by the way xoxo

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  11. So chic outfit, that bag is adorable. :)

    Thanks for a lovely comment, following you via GFC, hope you'll follow me back. :)
    www.jonnessa.blogspot.com

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  12. Beautiful outfit!! I love the colour of the bag!!! Thanks for your comment, of course I want to follow each other!! I'm your new follower now on GFC, Facebook and Twitter.

    Xoxo!

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  13. Sure,let's do it!
    Followed you :)
    It would be super cool if you liked my fb page as well

    Your Princess is in Another Castle

    xx Sofie

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  14. beautiful!!:)

    www.borsadimarypoppins.com

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  15. beautiful, thank u so mcuh for your comment. of course i'd lvoe to follow each other. i just started to follow u. and now it's your turn. xo

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  16. great look!:) beautiful blazer!:)
    maybe we can follow each other??:*):)

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  17. WOW! You look perfect!
    Great blog :) I'm your new follower, it would be great if you follow me too ;)
    Kisses
    http://ambasadaurody.blogspot.com

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  18. Hi dear, thanks for your comment, sure we can follow each other. Now I'm following u on gfc, is your turn ;)

    New TREND on: http://lowbudget-lowcost.blogspot.it/2013/09/anklet-trend-yes-or-not.html

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  19. Amazing look dear! I'm following you on gfc, by the way your blog is awesome! xx

    Alexandra xx
    http://loverofsequins.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Alexandra! Looking forward to more of your posts :)

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  20. It's a great look
    I specially like your shoes
    kisses
    www.welovefur.com

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  21. Great blazer, and I love the color of your bag.

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  22. wowww amazing look.
    www.fashionismylifeestefania.blogspot.com.es

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  23. amazing outfit, following you on gfc, do you have bloglovin to follow too?
    MaryFashionLove
    MaryFashionLove on Bloglovin

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  24. Great photos :)
    Greetings
    Follow?
    Fashionlikealife.blogspot.com

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  25. amazing utfit ! I love your blazer and bag ! <3
    would you like to follow each other ?;) I`ve already started ;) I hope you will follow me back ;)

    xoxo

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  26. amazing look, love everything!

    xx fameliquorlove.blogspot.com

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  27. such a stylish outfit! :)
    i'm glad you're back! i follow you with gfc! :)

    xoxo,
    TVL
    http://the-velvet-lady.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks for to welcome back! :)

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  28. Love this look! Great pop of the bright blue :) Would love to follow each other via GFC and/or bloglovin! Let me know!

    xoxo,
    E
    refined couture 

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  29. Great post! This outfit is so pretty - love the pops of colour!

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  30. thanks for the comment dear sure i would love to follow =) I am following you via GFC and Twitter - LifeSaying8 hope you'll follow back =)
    http://anotsosecretlife2011.blogspot.com/
    P.s i totally love your look here the skirt is amazing and love the bag too great photos dear =)

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  31. Welcome back! I love your shoes, and I especially love your mindset! Best of luck!

    xx.
    Stephanie | fashion and tea

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  32. You have such a great style, I love this combination so much <3
    I just followed you on GFC, I would be so glad if you followed me back :)

    memoiresdecouture

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  33. LOVE YOUR SHOES!
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    NEW POST WWW.L-ESSENCE.NET

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  34. Wow! Great style!

    Hello dear! I am your new follower) Hope you follow me back, it would be great!)

    http://fancyshot.blogspot.ru/

    Keep in touch!)
    XOXO

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  35. lovely outfit!
    i want a sequinned dress :D
    thanks for visiting my blog and yes let's follow each other
    i'm following you now via gfc and bloglovin, waiting for you to follow back :)
    xx
    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

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  36. Pretty dress and love the kate spade bag! thanks for visiting my blog, followed you on GFC & Bloglovin, waiting for you !

    Feisty Fox Diaries

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  37. Brilliant blog, great posts and beautiful proprietress! What to want more ...
    I'd love to follow you (GTC) and welcome to visit my
    blog about fashion - KatherineUnique.blogspot.com .


    Regards,
    Katherine Unique


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  38. I am following now :)
    Greetings :)
    Follow back? :)
    Fashionlikealife.blogspot.com

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  39. Love your blog, i follow you. If you want, follow me on: http://loshoppingaitempidellacrisi.blogspot.it/

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  40. woooow the bag !!!
    love your blog by the way, if you also like mine, maybe we could follow eachother on bloglovin?

    let me know !

    xoxo
    Sophie from shewearswhat.blogspot.com

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  41. Thank you for your feedback i already follow you <3

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  42. stunning and the dress is just amazing!

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  43. I´m absolutely in love with this elegant look! And your blog design - which is obviously new - fits perfect to you <3

    And thank you for your nice comment on my blog - I checked immediately your blog with the result: I like it!

    I would like to follow you on gfc and/or bloglovin. It´ll be great if you come return to my blog to follow me – then I will follow you immediately back.

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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    1. Thank you so much!! I was so happy to read your comment :)

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    2. Your blog is really great! Thank you so much for following, it´s a pleasure for me that I already followed you back on gfc <3

      xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

      www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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  44. Nice outfit, yoy Bag is so beautiful : )
    La Chica del Sabado

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  45. great post. SO BEAUTIFUL! would you like to follow eachother?
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  46. Great pictures, absolutely stunning!
    Monica Harmony's Blog

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  47. This is the first time I've stopped by your blog and I'm in love!

    xoxo
    Stacey
    Five Minute Style 

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  48. Amazing look! I love that bag!

    I have just found your blog and fallen in love with it! You have great style!
    I am following you on GFC and would love for you to follow back!!

    http://style-memoirs.blogspot.com
    xxx

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  49. how lovely! Shall we follow by facebook and bloglovin?
    www.supongoestilo.blogspot.nl

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  50. we're glad you have discovered a new passion and love for your blog and blogging in general. Thank goodness for that, otherwise we would not have been able to see this gorgeous outfit! we love the pairing of the white blazer with that gorgeous sequined dress!

    http://mkstyleramblings.blogspot.com.au/

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  51. Great outfit! Beautiful bag!

    Would you like to follow each other with GFC and Bloglovin '? Let me know :)

    Best wishes!

    vgolove1.blogspot.ru

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  52. Super blog : ) Do you want to follow each other?
    http://jakdwiekroplewody.blogspot.com/

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  53. Adorable look! ; )

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  54. I love this sparkly dress with the blazer. Cute bag too!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  55. That´s the way to create a blog! Just think what you would like to read. Create to yourself and don´t think about each others

    I follow you :)

    xoxo. http://oh-paris-is-burning.blogspot.com.es/

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    1. Thanks for your amazing comment Lilly! :)

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  56. You look so pretty ! I love your dress! :)

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  57. nice post!

    http://julliettka.blogspot.ru/

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  58. This outfit is amazing: love so much your sparkling dress e your beautiful sandals!
    I follow you on GFC, hope you would follow back :)
    xxx

    www.blackstarstyle.com

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  59. I love everything in this outfit - bag, shoes, skirt... amazing! following you now! hope you visit my blog :)
    www.mrsvain.blogspot.com

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  60. I am so in love with this look! (And your blog, btw!)
    Love everything, and bag is just perfect!
    Followed you :)
    -xo, Milene from stylingjeans.blogspot.com

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  61. amazing photos ! :D
    http://majlena-fashion.blogspot.com/

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  62. Lovely outfit! pretty!

    xx 1310bynora.com

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  63. You have fabulous style girl! And gorgeous of course :)
    xo TJ

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  64. what a great outfit!!! I love these shoes!!!

    lifeisashoe.blogspot.com

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  65. Great pictures and love the shoes!
    x Hannah
    http://theadventurouslifestylelab.blogspot.be/

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  66. Such a gorgeous outfit!!! Love the sparkles, love the white blazer and love the bag! Simply amazing :)

    http://englishroseuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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