Lifewithlilred and I had so much fun with our last guest post that we decided to do it again, only this time, we embarked upon a dual-action, twin goddess post! Lilred came up with the idea for each of us to choose an outfit that makes us feel like a goddess, and then write a post about it. My Goddess Outfit article was so inspiring to create and I thank lil’ so much for the idea! As you’ll see in a sec, Lilred’s soul is so luminescent and her outsides truly match her insides.
So, without further ado, I present to you the light, the bright, the beautiful Sarah Mushenheim aka Lifewithlilred, and her OOTD, Goddess-Style…
WHAT I WEAR TO FEEL LIKE A GODDESS
Hi! You might remember Libby from The Goddess Attainable through her guest post for lifewithlilred or our collaboration article. Libby has become a great friend and is so fun to work with that I just couldn’t wait to do another collab with her and, today, I am going to share an outfit that I feel like a goddess in. This particular outfit was one of the few that I made an effort to put together in the past year due to the pandemic and wore it to visit my cousin’s microblading studio in October. However, I never got a chance to have someone take pictures of it.
Cue: My boyfriend, Johnny! This past weekend when I asked him if he could take my blog pictures for the first time, he happily obliged and with a bit of coaching turned out to be a formidable iPhone photographer. It was impossible not to laugh every time he did his goofy photographer routine of “be a cat, be a tiger,” though!
My Goddess Style OOTD is one that I have no shame in wearing again and again and you might recognize quite a few of the following pieces from previous pictures and posts. But that’s okay! I would like to start doing a new OOTD series to help people re-imagine what they already have in their wardrobe and, because of that, this is the perfect place to start. Let’s take a look at an outfit that makes me feel confident and completely goddess-like:
WHO? WHAT? WEAR?
- Navy striped sweater: Cynthia Rowley, TJMaxx
- Plaid high rise jeans: Sound & Style, TJMaxx
- Pink plaid platforms: Sugar Thrillz, Dolls Kill
- Lipstick: Smashbox, 9 To 5
This outfit is really amazing to me for a few reasons and the first one being: How visually interesting it is. My Goddess Style OOTD is like a master class in mixing patterns with like colors and it makes your eyes dance between each different piece. When done correctly, mixing patterns can create outfit magic. However, when done wrong it can look sloppy and we don’t want any of that!
Just remember when mixing patterns that there has to be a similar color linking each piece of your ensemble together. For example, the horizontal striped sweater wouldn’t have worked against the vertical plaid stripes of the pants if they weren’t both of a navy base color. Just like the Sugar Thrillz platforms would have looked out of place if the pink didn’t mesh with the dark rose stripes in the pants and my hair.
You also never want to overwhelm the outfit with multiple loud patterns or accessories. My sweater was bold because the pattern on the jeans used muted colors and thinner lines. I also kept my accessories to a minimum other than simple dangle earrings to keep the outfit looking sleek. You want your outfit to flow as a cohesive look and jewelry, clashing patterns, or unmatched colors all can take away from that.
My OOTD was insanely fun to style but it is even more fun to wear! The first time I sported this look, my sister told me that I looked like a Bratz doll and it was basically the best compliment I have ever received. From that point on, it has since remained in one of my top favorite outfits and I think it’s because of how perfectly it captures my personal style. I love to have fun with fashion and create statement outfits that not only look good but make me feel good and this OOTD legit makes me feel like a model.
While Goddesses aren’t afraid to show their outer beauty, they have inner beauty that speaks for itself and part of what makes this outfit special to me is how well it reflects my personality too. I am a bright, bubbly, outgoing gal who always tries to see the positive in a situation. I also love to make people smile and laugh and I truly feel like you can see all of that in this look.
My personality and fashion sense are two of my favorite things about me and I would consider them to be personal Goddess qualities. My Goddess Style OOTD showcases both of these attributes beautifully and I feel proud to be me when I am wearing it. If that isn’t goddesslike, then I don’t know what is!
I want to thank Libby of The Goddess Attainable so much again for having some fashion fun with me. If you have any OOTDs that you are proud of and would like featured, you can always shoot me an email at: email@example.com
What makes you feel confident? How would you describe your personal style? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment at lifewithlilred.com and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah