Friday, September 21, 2012

A Little Bit Country- Birthday Tribute To My Dad

Today is my dad's birthday and this marks the 3rd one since he passed away.  It never gets easier and until you experience that type of loss, it is difficult to understand.  One of the many things that my father loved was country music.  I remember him making me listen to it with him every time we were in the car together.  His favorite song was Lucille by Kenny Rogers.  I made him sing it to me when he was in the hospital.  I will always remember that. 
So today, on my angel's birthday, this outfit is inspired by his love for country music.  This is my take on it and I dedicate this post to him. 








Shag Vest: Forever21
Tank: Target
Skirt: Charlotte Russe 
Fringe Booties: Gypsy Warrior
Bag: Forever21 
Hat: Nasty Gal 
Sunnies: Target 



I thought that these fringe booties and hat would make a nice combo.  To me, it definitely says country and I love that.  As I always say in my posts, I do my best to switch up my looks so that I can show you different sides of me.  Today, my father has brought out a side of me that I didn't even know I had. 







Necklace: Thrifted/ Rings: H&M & Etsy/ Arrow Bangle c/o Lovely Obsessions 



I decided to wear this skater skirt with this tank tucked it to give the illusion that it's a dress.  Tomorrow marks the first day of fall, but today the weather is still fairly warm so I decided to take advantage.  For a little something extra I added on this shag vest that almost matches perfectly with the booties.  I know it's a little different, but I like the way it came out.  




I learned so much from my dad and he continues to teach me even though he's gone.  He's my biggest inspiration and the reason why I never want to give up on my dreams.  He is also the reason why I want to inspire others.  He left behind an amazing legacy, and when I am no longer here, I want to be remembered for inspiring others too.  The biggest piece of advice that I can give is to always stay true to who you are and the rest will follow.




This whole blogging experience has made me realize that I have the ability to speak to so many people across the world and that's an incredible thing.  I am building up such an amazing following and I know my dad would be so proud. It sincerely touches my heart to know that I have so many supporters. 




HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY GUARDIAN ANGEL! I AM WHO I AM BECAUSE OF YOU. I LOVE AND MISS YOU SO MUCH! 
<3 



26 comments:

  1. This was a very thoughtful post! I'm sorry about your dad. This November will be 5 years since my dad passed away, so I know how it feels. Continue to make your dad proud. Take care!

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  2. Thanks so much sweetie and so sorry to hear about your dad too :( definitely not easy. Prayers to you!

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    1. You're sweet, thank you! I absolutely love your blog, by the way. Check mine out if you like.

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  3. Wow; so sorry to hear about your dad. You're such a strong girl. I wish you the best.

    thecostalita.blogspot.com

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  4. Wow. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. And like you, I lost my dad as well so I totally understand the pain. You'll never be over it. The emptiness will remain. But I admire you for yor strength and encouragement. I too aspire to inspire daily. God bless and good luck with everything your doing. 😊

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    1. I really appreciate that and thank you so much! I am sorry to hear about your loss as well. It definitely does not get any easier. But its comforting to know they're watching over us.

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  5. WOW amazing outfit! love the colour of the vest and booties!

    Sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I am sure he is watching over you now and feeling very proud of you and what you have accomplished.

    Love,
    Jess xo

    http://mindbodyshop.blogspot.com.au

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  6. Lo siento chica. Sorry for your loss but Im glad that it has made you a stronger woman. You look lovely!

    Burgundywhispers.com

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  7. Hi Naty I'm so sorry for your loss, I wish I could give you a big hug right now. I can imagine the amount of pain you must be feeling. I think its pretty cool how you did a tribute with Fashion. I like this ensemble and your booties are super cute. Love you!

    Besos,
    Lee
    www.ItsMissLV.com

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    1. Aww thank you Lee I really appreciate it! Love you too xo

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  8. This is so sweet for your dad. You look GORGEOUS. I love the vest and booties. :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  9. Lost my father 7 years ago to cancer, it never gets easier... Keep up your head up and his legacy will live on. I love how dedicated you are with your blog, your frequent posts and that you try to respond to your many followers is so rare in these days We support you and wish you all the best!
    xoxo
    Natalia-oh.blogspot.com

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    1. thank you so much love and I am sorry to hear about the loss of your dad too.. it definitely does not get easier.. there is some comfort though in knowing they are both watching over us! thanks for your support xoxo

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  10. Awe, you are so sweet! You're father has so much to be proud of! On a lighter note, your outfit is adorable!! Loving the red accents. And those booties are perfect!

    Marisa
    http://brokewithdesignertaste.blogspot.com/

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  11. It's so sweet that you dedicated this to your dad, Naty! I also lost my dad about about 6 years ago and it's a super hard thing to deal with but I think it's really nice that you did this post. And your vest is really pretty!

    :)
    Allison
    A's Fashion Files
    Shop Kawaii Kitsch by A on Etsy!

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  12. You look amazing! You made your dad really proud. You are such a sweet person.

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  13. This is so Country Chic! I am sure your Dad would be so proud of you cos you are really inspiring us all...:)

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  14. LOVED this post Naty! The colors and textures work wonderfully together :) I know your dad would be proud, not only because you're a beautiful person inside and out, but because your aura and big heart inspire others to be great! xoxo

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  15. Beautiful post! You look great! I'm sure your dad is beyond proud!

    xo
    Melissa

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  16. I loved this post! I think this was such an amazing tribute to your dad. I don't doubt that he is proud of the woman you have become. May your guardian angel rest in peace!

    xo Ada

    www.gypsyinthecity.com

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  17. This post is very touching! I understand the pain you are going through it's not easy. I know he is very proud of you and all that you keep accomplishing as a young strong woman that you are. You truly inspire me and thank you for being so humble and kind to your fans.

    XOXO,
    Yvette

    www.Flawlessfashionistastyles.blogspot.com

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  18. I loved this post it was so touching!! it really showed what a good person you are. I just started following your blog and im in love, keep it up :)

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