July 30, 2018

Inspiration: A New Blog Series – My Friend Tracy

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen a story of mine a few weeks ago saying I wanted to add some new elements to my blog that weren’t centered around me so much, but rather inspiration from elsewhere. I am SO excited to be starting that series today!!

My blog thus far has been solely based on my style, with some random home and mom life peppered in. I do love clothes and styling outfits, but there are so many other things I love too. There’s also SO many places (and people) I get inspiration from. My goal is to feature one person, place, or thing a month that is currently inspiring me. It could range from a beautiful sunset, to a recipe, to an outfit on a friend that I loved. I hope you’ll love these new posts!!

My Friend Tracy

Two weeks ago I was sitting in church and my friend Tracy sat down behind me and I was taken aback at her outfit. For 2 reasons:

1. She looked AMAZING and the outfit was killer!

2. I normally haven’t seen Tracy in skirts or dresses too often, and I loved seeing her rock it!

I remember being at a kiddo birthday party a few months ago with her, and she was telling me that she loved how other people would always wear dresses to casual events and that she wanted to start wearing more skirts and dresses, but she never felt comfortable wearing them because she felt like it was too dressy for her. So, when I saw her wearing this outfit, I loved it extra because she was rocking it AND looked freaking fantastic!!

While we were sitting there before church started, she was telling me that she decided she was going to wear what she wanted, regardless of how she felt she looked, or how other people would see her. That she was going to rock her clothes no matter how she felt about her body at the time. Which I LOVE and couldn’t agree more!!! I mean, looking at her pics, you think “She is the cutest thing on earth!!!” Right?! But we ALL have insecurities! Mine is my stomach pooch. But myself, like Tracy, I’m done worrying about it. Until it goes away, I’m gonna wear what I want.

She continued to say, “We all deal with insecurities on various levels. You are highlighting in your own mind what your worst things are, and then you magnify it in your head. When really no one is looking at you like that. Even if they do, it doesn’t matter. I got to the point where I was like, nobody cares. I just want to have fun and be who I am, cause when you look back on your life, you want to remember having fun and not being worried about that stuff! Your outfit looks better when you’re confident in it. If you love yourself, it shows. Don’t think about yourself so much, just do it. Wear what you want! Everyone is only thinking about themselves anyway. When someone sees a flaw in me, that makes me so much more relatable. Like, Oh thank God, they’re normal!”

I literally couldn’t agree more with what she said. Amen amen amen!!! Exactly what my passion is for this blog and what I want all women to feel. Life is too short to worry about our little imperfections. Especially when we have kids. That time is too precious to spend dwelling on that stuff. Lets build ourselves up, and have that radiate out of us towards others!

Do you guys see why I wanted her to be my first feature?! Not only is her outfit amazing, but SHE is amazing 🙂 Her outfit is all affordable, as well. Her skirt is from TJ Maxx, Tee from H&M, Wedges from Marshalls, and Sunnies from H&M.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post and are Ok with more posts like this! Don’t hesitate to leave a comment below with any thoughts or feedback!!

Thanks to Tracy for being on my blog and for being such an inspiration to me! ♥




  1. Would love more of these posts Mary!! I know that you are inspired by so much and i’m So glad you are able to share it with all of us now!

  2. Tracy truly was the perfect person to have to start off this series! I love everything she said and truly couldn’t agree more. It’s SO easy to focus on those insecurities we have, it’s human nature. BUT, wow that is so true… most people are not even paying attention to your own insecurities you are obsessing over on the inside.

    I truly loved this blog post and can’t wait until next month. I definitely took away some information from this, such an inspiration for sure!

    xo, Lydia

    • missmarypowers says

      I couldn’t agree more!! She said exactly what’s been on my heart lately!! Thanks for reading, ladies ❤️❤️

  3. Tracy’s one of a kind! She has great style! Love this concept Mary!

  4. Well, Tracy is awesome!! Love her style and this post. This is a great new blog series idea, girl! <3

  5. Your friend Tracy has the coolest style and she is definitely rocking it! I know it’s so easy to be so insecure about what to wear and worrying about what others would think. I’ve had my moments and I definitely have to stop avoiding certain clothes and start wearing it. Thank you for this post!❤️

  6. That outfit IS amazing! I love her confidence in wearing whatever makes her happy– it worked– she looks great!

  7. This skirt is sooo beautiful! Love how she styled it. So cute for Summer!

    cute & little

  8. I love how she styled this outfit! Thanks for sharing such inspiration!

  9. Tonya Tardiff says

    She is rocking this look! Love how affordable it is too!

  10. love that skirt! so dang cute!

  11. Sounds like Tracy is a very wise woman!
    I am loving that skirt – it looks so fantastic!!

  12. I love how she styled this look! I’m looking forward to more in this series.

  13. Stephanie says

    I love this series idea! I can’t wait to be introduced to more of your friends, favorite places, and things! It’s actually a really neat way of getting to know you better! And Tracy looks great in this outfit. Yay for more skirts and dresses (a personal favorite of mine)! 🙂

  14. This is amazing!!! Her style ROCKS! Thank you so much for sharing her story, so inspirational!

  15. This is such a fun series ides and I love this look on you!! What a fun mix!

  16. wow, tracy’s style is amazing! i love that graphic tee with a more girly touch that the skirt gives. thanks for sharing!

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