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Ruffles bring out the dreamer in me, they really do. Today, I couldn’t help but think of Harriet Tubman’s quote: “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” Continue reading to learn more…

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I’ve always considered myself a dreamer, someone who knows what she wants, and who wasn’t afraid to go after it. To me, dreams aren’t just dreams. My motto is that if you can think it you can achieve it. It starts with a thought, then an idea and then you try, and try. While you’re out there trying you will face many challenges, it certainly isn’t a walk in the garden but we’ve all heard it: A winner never quits. So even if your journey to success is hard , and maybe even painful — do not give up!

Now you may wonder what this has to do with the ruffles I’m wearing. Well, as I’ve said it above: Ruffles always bring out the dreamer in me. They are romantic, and feminine. I’ve paired my blush ruffle top with a simple, grey suede skirt and my favorite flower belt.

As always, thanks much for reading and have a great weekend!

Much love.

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TOP: New York and Company c/o | SKIRT: Similar HERE | Shoes: Similar HERE | BRACELET: Monica Vinader c/o | FLOWER BELT: New York and Company c/o | FEDORA HAT: Forever21 | LIPSTICK: CHANEL

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76 Comments

  1. May 6, 2016 / 1:09 AM

    I love this feminine outfit… and I love ruffles! Not sure which I adore more, your pink ruffled top or that pink flower belt! So so cute, Vanessa! As always, you look beautiful! Have a wonderful weekend ahead!

    xo, Jennifer
    http://www.publicistinpearls.com

  2. May 6, 2016 / 1:44 AM

    Ruffles look great on you! I love this feminine look on you. Styled perfectly and your fedora is a nice touch too 🙂
    Hope you have a great weekend?

    xo, Jackie
    stylemydrreams.com

  3. May 6, 2016 / 2:27 AM

    Dreams are not always easy to achieve but that’s what makes it so satisfying when you finally get to where you want to go! I hope you have a great weekend too!

    -M
    http://www.violetroots.com/blog

  4. Michelle Joseph
    May 6, 2016 / 3:00 AM

    So pretty Vanessa. Have a great day.

    Mich xx

  5. May 6, 2016 / 3:49 AM

    Love your photos, thanks for sharing! xx

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  6. May 6, 2016 / 4:07 AM

    Love your styling, what beautiful colours!
    Have a lovely weekend 🙂
    Rosanna x

  7. May 6, 2016 / 5:16 AM

    ooohh!! que conjunto tan bonito!!! Super dulce!! me encanta tanto la camisa como la falda!!! Precioso conjunto!!!

    el blog de renée

  8. Andrea Nine
    May 6, 2016 / 5:16 AM

    Such a sweet and stunning outfit Vanessa!! I love ruffles especially pink ones!! So girlie and fun!! You’re an angel my dear and I hope you have a most BEAUTIFUL Mother’s Day, you gorgeous and precious mama!!

  9. May 6, 2016 / 7:33 AM

    How pretty is this pink ruffled shirt on you, Vanessa! You wear pink so well and your makeup looks gorgeous! Wishing you a wonderful weekend and Happy Mother’s Day!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

  10. May 6, 2016 / 8:02 AM

    Love this feminine outfit Vanessa and the Harriet Tubman quote is spot on! I believe that dreaming can help you achieve your goals! Have a wonderful weekend!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

  11. Jessica
    May 6, 2016 / 8:18 AM

    Beautiful quote, and beautiful YOU! Love the look – those ruffles are seriously too cute! Need the blouse in my life!
    xx, Jess

  12. Amy Arnold
    May 6, 2016 / 8:58 AM

    Ruffles definitely have a dreamy, feminine quality especially in this pretty pale pink. Have a great Mother’s Day!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  13. May 6, 2016 / 9:04 AM

    Vanessa, I absolutely love this outfit and post! First, the quote you shared and your words of encouragement are so deeply appreciated because sometimes, we really do need a reminder of what we’re capable of, as well as to keep pressing on to bring it all into fruition, thank you! As for your outfit, I love that ruffled top and how you’ve paired it with the suede pencil skirt. The color combination is so feminine and airy, which really helps to highlight the effect of the ruffles. I’m also swooning over that fedora, which was such a great addition to the look, a bit unexpected, which is why I love it! Thanks so much for sharing, gorgeous, and I hope you have the most amazing Mother’s Day. You are an incredible mother, which is evident in the way you talk about your son! Sending you lots of love and a big hug!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

  14. May 6, 2016 / 10:04 AM

    oh vanessa, this one is such a wonderful post and a wonderful look 🙂 I love the ruffles here, they really make the whole look so feminine and elegant, yet dreamy and cute 🙂 looks simply enchanting and gorgeous *_* combined with that light shades, it’s such a perfect combination and your blonde hair just makes the look heavenly 😀 (is this an english word?! I’m confussed a little bit, but I think you know that I mean “himmlisch” 🙂 )
    I hope you have the best day so far and a wonderful Mother’s Day my dear friend <3 xoxo
    http://lovelyattitude.com

  15. May 6, 2016 / 10:59 AM

    wow so fabulous!! I love this look on you love!! Happy mothers day! Have a great weekend!!
    XO JNESS
    : JenessaSheffield.com

  16. May 6, 2016 / 1:46 PM

    The top and belt are adorable, but I’m also really into the skirt. Simple and classic cut, it’s so elegant!
    Beaumiroir

  17. May 6, 2016 / 4:05 PM

    What a charming outfit! And a lovely belt. That soft pink ruffled blouse looks very good on you! And as always you are wearing the most gorgeous shoes! 🙂

  18. May 7, 2016 / 12:59 AM

    I love what you wrote so much!! I also believe that you can achieve whatever you want as long as you put in the hard work and don’t quit! I love the outfit, too, these shades are gorgeous together and this top is so pretty!

    xo, Esther

    http://bubblesther.com

  19. May 7, 2016 / 4:17 AM

    You’re s right, Vanessa. Dreams are not easy to achieve but we shouldn’t never stop trying to reach them.

    This is a stunning look. I love your top.

    http://www.mydailywear.co.uk

  20. Heidi
    May 7, 2016 / 10:34 AM

    I love all of your amazing NY&Co finds lately Vanessa! I have seriously got to get in there! These photos are gorgeous too. Wishing you a very happy Mothers Day weekend, my sweet friend!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

  21. Alma Moda Aldia
    May 7, 2016 / 11:14 AM

    Fantástica, guapísima y estilosa. Estas guapísima. Besos Vanessa. Feliz finde.

  22. May 7, 2016 / 8:34 PM

    You are a cute feminine dreamer. Love those ruffles!

  23. May 8, 2016 / 10:09 AM

    I love your pink rose belt and your writing in this post! “A winner never quits” should be everyone’s motto. It’s definitely mine! Happy Mother’s Day, my gorgeous friend!
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

  24. May 8, 2016 / 4:18 PM

    I very much agreed with this post. I’m a dreamer also, and I believe once you have the ability of imagining a thing, achieving it is possible.

    Keep dreaming hun.

    Funmi xx
    funmialabi.co.uk

  25. May 8, 2016 / 7:19 PM

    Such a pretty outfit! The soft pink is such a nice color on you. And you perfectly paired it with the grey skirt, belt, and those fabulous shoes!

    I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day, Vanessa!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

  26. May 11, 2016 / 12:32 PM

    Hi, I am Ada. So glad I found your blog. Your style is so sophisticated, chic and feminine, I am loving the soft pastels here. Nice touch with the flower belt and that ruffle blouse is so pretty, while the skirt so elegant. =)

    I welcome you to stop by my blog as well. I am a fan of yours. =) have started a linkup on Thursdays. I would love for you to join it by linking up this pretty outfit tomorrow and every Thursday. Thanks and enjoy your day! Ada. =)

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