A Stunning Blue Pleated Midi Dress

How My Style Has Changed Over The Years | Style in a Small Town - A Stunning Blue Pleated Midi Dress by popular Illinois style blogger Style in a Small Town

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Pleated Midi Dress (comes in blue + black),  HeelsClutch – c/o Boohoo

How My Style Has Changed Over The Years | Style in a Small Town - A Stunning Blue Pleated Midi Dress by popular Illinois style blogger Style in a Small Town

How My Style Has Changed Over The Years | Style in a Small Town - A Stunning Blue Pleated Midi Dress by popular Illinois style blogger Style in a Small Town

How My Style Has Changed Over The Years | Style in a Small Town - A Stunning Blue Pleated Midi Dress by popular Illinois style blogger Style in a Small Town

How My Style Has Changed Over The Years | Style in a Small Town - A Stunning Blue Pleated Midi Dress by popular Illinois style blogger Style in a Small Town

How My Style Has Changed Over The Years | Style in a Small Town - A Stunning Blue Pleated Midi Dress by popular Illinois style blogger Style in a Small Town How My Style Has Changed Over The Years | Style in a Small Town

How My Style Has Changed Over The Years | Style in a Small Town - A Stunning Blue Pleated Midi Dress by popular Illinois style blogger Style in a Small Town

Dress (comes in blue + black, as shown below), HeelsClutch – c/o Boohoo

As we are approaching a new season, it has me thinking about change. There’s is SO much change going on in my life right now (read about it here) that it’s hard to keep it all straight. But one of the changes that had the most impact on my life was the change from being a high schooler to living on my own and going off to college.

I’ve often said that if you could be a 360-degree change without ending up back as the exact same person you were, to begin with, that’s how much of a change I am from the young, rebellious and very naive girl I was back then. For some, graduation is a sad time, they had great experiences in high school and didn’t want it to end. For me, I was ecstatic to get out! I was going to miss my friends, of course, but I was destined for bigger and better things.

One change that you can always depend on, is style. No one person has the exact same style their whole lives. That would be really boring. Change can be exciting and unexpected. My style when I was in high school was pretty preppy, a little fashion forward (read: I was the first of my friends to wear heels with my jeans, and they teased me endlessly! Ha) and somewhat classic. For fun, I included a picture of me at graduation, below!

How My Style Has Changed Over The Years | Style in a Small Town

For a lot more fun, I convinced my incredible and brave Mom to let me post these pictures of her at her graduation! She’s the one in the pink HOT PANTS!! 🙂

How My Style Has Changed Over The Years | Style in a Small Town

So you can obviously see where I get my sense of style from! This beautiful blue pleated midi dress from Boohoo is the epitome of how much my style has changed. I would never have worn a plunging neckline like this pleated midi dress before, but as my style changes, I continue to try out new styles and be a little bolder in my choices. Which includes this super cute acrylic clutch and embellished heels. Both items that I wouldn’t have probably chosen before, but are fun new additions to my closet and both neutrals that can be worn with a plethora of other things! For more graduation dresses, check these others out here!

I’d love to hear how your style has changed since your high school graduation!

As always, thanks for reading!

xoxo, Hillary

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