Friday, April 6, 2012

Look :: Old Staple. New Skirt. Oprah.

Outfit details: Poncho - ASOS. Top, necklace - Ann Taylor. Skirt - c/o JACOB clothing. Tights - We Love Colors. Booties - Target.

I don't know much about her. In fact, I know nothing about her. I don't think I've even seen a full episode of her show.

But I want to be like her.

I've been rethinking my career goals, and I want The Loudmouth Lifestyle to go far beyond this blog. I want to have a TV show, maybe a magazine, definitely books. I know these are huge monumental dreams that will take years to reach (if they even happen). But all of this adds up to one simple thing that I feel I've been meant to accomplish in this world: Help women.

A very, very small step in this massive project? I'm going to start a web series in the very near future. The biggest problem with tackling these goals is that I haven't had the materials, the money or the team to make them happen.

But I do have a friend with a video camera. So start following me on YouTube, and stay tuned. Your life is about to get louder.

As for the outfit, I'm wearing one of my favorite pieces -- the poncho previously featured here and here. I've been wearing it all week. Ironically (or perhaps just coincidentally), I'm at another carnival with it. This one, however, is 3000 miles away from home. If the east and west coasts agree on anything, it's plastic rides and fried food.

The skirt is new! I was recently invited to choose a few gorgeous pieces from JACOB clothing. (You can see what I picked here, here and here.) I adore this milk chocolate color, and I'm pleased that the pleats stayed intact while bouncing around in my suitcase. Cute, right? On top of how much I love the item itself, the company was a joy to work with. You know how honest I am, so I wouldn't say that if it wasn't true! I'll be showing off the other pieces soon. Feel free to browse the site for dresses, tops and other spring things as well!


  1. I really admire your drive! The world needs more people like you, ready to tackle problems head-on. :) I can't wait to see what you do with the web series.

    As for the look awesome, and that skirt is killer.

    I'm so glad to have found your blog. I really felt a kinship after reading that post the other day, too. :)

  2. I'd totally read your magazine or books!

    Et tu, tutu?

  3. I would love to see you do it all and honestly... there's a little group of us in my living room right now that are rooting you on!! As someone who is also dreaming big and working hard, I wish you success.

  4. I think that's amazing. I also think that you already do inspire lots of women, including me, to push outside our comfort zones and to be a little "loud". There isn't a reason in the world why you couldn't accomplish all your goals.

  5. that's awesome, you can do anything you set your mind to! good luck with the web series, can't wait to check it out (: i really admire your ambition and drive, it's so inspiring. i've always wanted to get out there and do more .. i just have to figure out what and how, haha.
    xo, cheyenne

  6. Good luck with the venture into Youtube, I'll look forward to seeing some of your vlogs! x

  7. I don't even watch TV, but I'd watch your show ;) The dreams are big, but you've got to start somewhere, right? :D Good luck girly! Can't wait to see some vlogs!
    xo Heather

  8. This is so exciting, Steph! I would totally watch your show, subscribe to your magazines and read your books! I am so inspired by you! :)

  9. Big Dreams are awesome but keeping true to yourself in the moment and making the path way for those dreams is key to their success. I believe everyone can achieve what their heart desires on a deep level when we take care of our hearts first. Be kind to yourself on your journey of self discovery!

  10. I admire folks who can do great vlogs, I'm excited for you. One must think on large scale and dream even larger, that's what I believe ... never stop dreaming dear. -xo

  11. i might not be anywhere close to you, but i believe in everything you do and would love to be part of your TEAM in any way possible.


    PS- this is the most interestingly titled post from an SEO perspective, hehe.

  12. You look absolutely amazing :). I love the the poncho best! This post was so good and I hear everything you are describing about your aspirations for your blog. I love the cause about helping women and am really interested in what you will be doing, I can't wait to see! Like Gabrielle above, I would love to be part of your TEAM and help in any way I can! Let me know :)

  13. Love the poncho & as to the aspirations-- do what you love, stay true to yourself & the rest will come!

  14. You look awesome, I really love your boots. Go on lady & reach for your dreams!!! It keeps the world spinning the harder you try.

    I hadn't even thought about selling any of my designs! I may just have to think about it. :)

  15. You take that step gorgeous!!! Any little step towards your dream is a big step, lovely. Can't wait to see all your loudness on youtube :).

  16. Such a fun look, I just love the tights, and the pattern on the poncho. Very tribal!
    Shasie of Live Life in Style

  17. love your skirt!


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