A Family Affair

Don’t worry, I’m not going to make posting cell phone OoTDs a regular thing but since I didn’t have anything else to post today I thought I’d share my outfit from the summer. I’m already deep in the mourning stages of one of my favourite seasons and I found myself looking through all of my fond memories this past summer. I had so many exciting things to do and one of them was attending my cousin’s wedding. I have an extremely large family so it never seems like its too long until someone is getting hitched again. I have a bit of a complicated relationship with my family. Whether it ┬ábe comparison being the killer, too many of us to feel like I can be that close with anyone or just straight up family frustrations coming to a boil. However, even if I go a few years being angry at the people I call family, I’m immediately reminded of why I love where I come from whenever we’re all together. I’m immediately reminded of the reasons I’m so proudly Portuguese and so eager to talk about my crazy and eclectic family. Seeing any of them get married makes me choke up a little. I’m proud of them for finding love and happiness in their life.
Although I don’t feel entirely comfortable sharing my *ahem* “unusual” style with my family, I cannot pass up the opportunity to dress in my best. Too much cleavage is a really big no, no for a lot of my family members but I’ve always danced to the beat of my own drum. As a young girl, I was very timid and shy. I kept to myself and certainly never dressed up. Ever. Sometimes I wonder what my family thinks of my caterpillar to butterfly transformation. I wonder if they’re proud of me for overcoming years of self doubt and low self esteem. Maybe I’ll never know. Anywho, enjoy these adorable photos of me and my cousin’s daughter, Olivia. She’s absolutely precious and always so sweet and kind!
Dress: eShakti
Shoes: Wal Mart
Earrings: Aldo

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