April 26, 2012

Country Chic: A beautiful life

steve madden pembrook boots shoes cognac

This outfit has a country feel to me, maybe it's the booties or the field of flowers that I was in. Of course I couldn't resist doing some skirt spinning!


Today marks my two month anniversary of my blog! I appreciate all of the kind words through the comments so far! I usually don’t share personal stories in my posts, but I want to share one with you today to give a better glimpse behind my inspirations for starting this blog. I mentioned early on that one inspiration for starting my blog was to have a lovely escape from my hectic work life. Another inspiration and one thing about me that plays a large role in shaping who I am today is that I’m a cancer survivor.

I was diagnosed with a stage 4 cancer and completed treatment just less than two years ago…all while as a twenty-something year old! I remember when all I could do was lay in bed, I would pass the days by looking at fashion blogs--a beautiful escape from the reality that I was in. I decided early on in my course that regardless of what the future held, I would just live life like I wanted to. I am so grateful for my recovery. I try to seize each day, pursuing things that I love, such as fashion =) Having gone through this experience, I gained inner strength and embraced my inner beauty. Now with my hair growing out (I have yet to get my first haircut!)  and physical strength back, I have re-embraced my femininity. I try to showcase all these through my personal style on here. Thanks so much for reading!



{skirt} Charlotte Russe
{shoes} Steve Madden Pembrook booties
{accessories} Banana Republic necklace


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81 comments:

  1. For some people fashion really does soothe the soul, beautiful post :)
    Brooke @ what2wear, Monikabrooke.blogspot.com

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  2. Hi Suzie Q!!! Thank you for sharing your story with the world... It's a true inspiration to us all. :-D beautiful post!!! kisses from Croatia
    http://invitationtoinspiration.blogspot.com/

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  3. Thank you for sharing your story and your cute outfit!!! It is very pretty :)

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  4. I love this skirt !I like the combination
    Accessories beautiful! ..)
    amazing.)
    хх

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  5. YOU are an inspiration Suzie! Thank you so much for sharing your story with us. Congrats to you on conquering that kind of hardship. I was just going to blindly tell you how adorable your skirt is, how perfectly the booties go with it and how lovely your photos are, but instead I will just say thank you for sharing this. I am glad that you found a way to make your dream come to life and happy two month anniversary to your blog! So glad we "found each other" on here!

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  6. Wow, you truly are an inspiration and a big huge congrats for being a survivor. You look amazing and I wish you nothing but the best! :)

    xo, Yi-chia

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  7. Lovely!! Beautifull skirt!

    xoxo

    http://www.lolitainthemix.blogspot.com

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  8. That's such a lovely story and I'm glad you decided to share with us. You are a truly amazing blogger!

    http://glamourxkills.blogspot.com

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  9. Just discovered your blog. Spent too much time looking around... Hee Hee...

    Flawless style...

    You have a new follower!

    http://theleatherskirt.blogspot.com/

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  10. What a cute skirt.
    Congrats on the two month anniversary, and I'm so glad that you are a survivor =)

    Hugs from Norway.
    http://apeekofmarislife.blogspot.com/

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  11. beautiful outfit! You look so cute!
    xx



    The Urban Umbrella
    xoxo


    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com/

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  12. Lovely skirt & the boots are very much my style...

    Thank you for stopping by at my blog yesterday!

    www.azrakun.com

    xx from SF

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  13. thank you for visiting my blog :)
    love your blog too!
    Let's follow each others- would you mind?

    btw, your skirt is so pretty!

    Pinkbow Icecream

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  14. What a sweet skirt! And I love the boots in combination.
    Thanks for your nice comment :)

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  15. It looks just amazing, you're such a beauty!! <3

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  16. Great floral skirt!

    :)
    Allison
    afashionfiles.blogspot.com

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  17. I love the skirt and the boots!

    xoxo
    Stacey

    http://fiveminutestyle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. I'm very happy to hear that your a cancer survivor! I wish you a healthy life ahead. I just started reading your blog this year and love all the outfits you post! Keep up the great posts!

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  19. You are super lovely...so pretty and cute.

    Nice OUTFIT...for me the best is the SKIRT...nice pics.

    XOXO from MUNICH

    La Vie Quotidienne

    You can check my USA/NEW YORK Outfit in: www.laviequo.com

    I open my shop in: http://laviequo.blogspot.com/2012/04/laviequocom-shop.html

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  20. Beautiful, your skirt is so pretty! You look great! xxx

    http://aurelieandangelo.com/

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  21. I love the cute booties :)

    please check out my new blog!
    161cm.com

    <3joanne

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  22. Lovely skirt!

    xx maggie
    saltandleather.blogspot.com

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  23. You have such inspiring life story. This is the reason why I joined personal style blogging. There are just so many people to look up to and emulate. You are one of them. Your story reinforces that there is always something beautiful to look forward to even in the midst of the ugly. I hope you'll stay healthy and happy for many many more years!

    Kathy
    http://mypeachdays.blogspot.com/

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  24. i love your story..very inspiring.Makes me appreciate more and love life more and make most out of it. Thanks so much for sharing...stay healthy and keep blogging ..i love your style

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  25. Wow, it is so inspiring to read what you went through with cancer and i"m so glad you're okay and I like that you started your own blog after reading so many while you were getting better. Congrats on your two month anniversary. Your blog is doing really well and you look great, following you now on twitter & I already was on GFC

    thanks so much for stopping by, so cool you're in SF too

    xoDale
    www.savvyspice.com

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  26. Your story is empowering. I fight for women like you. The ones who have the desire to rise above all the obstacles that may stand in their way. I'm glad you commented my blog post because now I know you. Thank you.

    p.s. Thank you for your kind words on my blog. I do rock out to the pixie cut that I have btw. haha.

    keep in touch.

    Love & peace, Paku

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  27. You you are adorable! I have those booties and love them!!

    ~Heather

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  28. Love the booties! So CUTE <3
    Goes great with your outfit (:

    Livingthrufashion.blogspot.com

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  29. Cute ! Love this look and the whole blog !
    Thank you for your sweet comment to my blog .
    Followed your blog dear :)
    Keep in touch !

    http://nanooosh-fashioninmyeyes.blogspot.com/

    LOVE XOXO

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  30. Lovely outfit! And thanks for sharing that with us it's truly inspiring. I always love when bloggers share their stories because it just makes it more personal. I like to say that we all have a story on why we are the way we are. I'm positive your illness changed uour outlook on things. And am so glad to hear you are a survivor :) Thanks for the comment and am now following!
    - Gaby
    From Rags to Glam

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  31. Pretty honey! That floral skirt has such movement and elegance...so wispy and sweet...great move pairing it with inky black separates...keeps it from looking sooo sugary!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture.com

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  32. beautiful photos girl! and I'm so jealous of your boots, I love SM's pembrook booties :)

    xx, Hanna
    http://whoishanna.blogspot.com/

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  33. I really love your skirt. It's so cute!

    Greetings from Ireland

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  34. i love these shots! those boots are perfect <3

    whitney
    whitwatwear

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  35. I've nominated you for another award! Check it out on my blog :]

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  36. Love the look!! <33

    http://therubberdoll.com/

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  37. Suzie, thanks so much for sharing your private story with us. You are an inspiration to all the fashion bloggers out there! I just love your country chic in this post...especially the belt and booties. Thanks for stopping by Wrinkled Chiffon. Have a great weekend and I hope you can stop by again today and see my WORK style and number 30 of My One Hundred!

    xo Grace
    www.wrinkledchiffon.com

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  38. so pretty! love the belt!

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  39. You are such an inspiration - so glad you are better now!


    I adore the above look - I'm one of your new followers, would be great to follow each other!

    xx

    http://girlonbroughtonstreet.blogspot.co.uk

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  40. In love with your skirt, its so pretty!

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  41. You are such an inspiration. So beautiful. Lovely skirt!

    Jenn
    A Petite Treat

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  42. you are such an amazing and strong woman to have survived cancer, at such an early age. I'm so glad that this fashion blog is something that allows you to embrace your beauty and boost your self-confidence! You should be very proud to see that your blog is doing so well after only two months of being around. Keep up the wonderful outfit posts and blogging. You'll definitely continue to receive my support through and through! :)

    metallicpaws.blogspot.com

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  43. You are adorable and are an inspiration to anyone battling cancer out there!

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  44. Thats a lovely skirt, and those boots, i'm really wanting a pair and the way you style them maed me want them more!

    http://theunique28.blogspot.com/

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  45. wow, what a pretty look! your skirt is so cute!
    X

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  46. lovely :)

    http://glamourgirl-bg.blogspot.com/

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  47. I absolutely love that skirt! x

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  48. Hi darling!
    thank's for your sweet comment!!!!
    I can't partecipate at your giveaway beacouse I live in Italy!!
    If you want there's a giveaway on my blog!!!
    I'm following you, I really love your style and your blog!!:)

    kiss

    Virgi

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  49. chic outfit and super cute blog! xx

    http://www.theprovocativecouture.com/

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  50. Wow!!! nice skirt!!!
    Love your blog!!

    http://sweetcherryblogger.blogspot.com.es/

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  51. nice outfit! http://katefashionstyle.blogspot.com/

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  52. So beautiful~ you couldn't have found a better spot to photograph- those flowers go with your skirt perfectly :)

    http://slidingdrawersblog.blogspot.com/

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  53. so glad everything turned out so well and now you get to express your fashion and yourself on the blog! i know my blog is more personal than yours, but there's nothing wrong with sharing a bit of yourself (just feel comfortable as you are with it)!

    we read your blog, cuz you're wonderful!

    girlymd.blogspot.com

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  54. Beautiful skirt! We like it!

    Much love from the SABO SKIRT girls!
    SHOP: www.saboskirt.com
    BLOG: www.saboskirt.blogspot.com

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  55. You look absolutely wonderful.. and that skirt is adorable! :)

    - Victoria
    www.Vickkitas.blogspot.se

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  56. Thank you for the comment. I only hope that I will someday have photos as great as these. You look gorgeous. I love the combination you put together. I definitely added you to my follow list. Hoping you do the same. :)

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  57. love the floral skirt! I hope you are doing well now.


    http://visceralmaze.blogspot.com/

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  58. Happy anniversary Suzie!!
    U really touch me. I was looking at the pics bfore reading the content and my first thought was "she is so pretty"! Now u r even more pretty in my eyes coz u r a v cute warrior! ;) i wish u all the v best.
    Thanks for ur sweet comment! I do not describe my blog as a fashion blog but i am addicted to it!!! I should share more i guess but way too shy to pause! Enough talking, following u from now on.. Hope to see u around soon :) x

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  59. You look so pretty!!! nice blog!!
    Maybe we can follow each other? what do you think?...
    Have a nice day!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  60. Loving this look! You are beautiful! xo

    -Lauren

    http://adornlafemme.blogspot.com/

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  61. Cool biz! Following you too you are amazing<33
    A
    xx
    http://epiquemoi.blogspot.com

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  62. That's a very touching story Suzie....More power & beauty to you!

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  63. Perfect and cutest spring outfit dear! you have a new fan now :D

    www.vjuliet.com

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  64. You have a great sense of style aside from being an inspiration to fight the battles of life. You're so young and there's so much more ahead for you. Thank God that she still give you the privilege to enjoy life and do your purpose.

    Thank you for commenting on my blog. It's a sweet gesture of you.Looking forward to see your inspirational post. I'm "in" thru bloglovin.

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  65. What an inspiring post! Thanks for sharing Suzie(: God bless you!
    Rawrs, Evey

    bellaevey.blogspot.com

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  66. thank you for sharing your story! very inspirational! and thank you for stopping by my blog so that i have a chance to come by yours and find out such a great blog! :) live beautifully!

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  67. oh my goodness, this is such an inspirational story. thank you for sharing that! you do a great job emulating your joy through your blog posts. i'm so glad i found your blog~

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  68. This is such an inspirational story, thank you so much for visiting my blog and I'm so happy you found me because I love your. You officially have a new follower.
    xo
    Rachelle
    http://pinksole.com

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  69. wow hun, god bless your soul. inspired just by reading this. you re a strong, strong woman. keep posting, youre truly blessed!! <33
    lots and lots of love, luck and happiness your way.

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  70. Referred to you by Aeroplane and Apparel. You are an inspiration to me too! Good luck

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  71. I am so happy for you, Suzie! Wishing happiness and good health!

    I accidentally stumbled here and my, you have an amazing blog! It is so well-kept!

    Keep up the wonderful job!

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  72. Wow! Congrats on your survivorship! Wishing you many healthy years!

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