I’m Madison Mar, a Marin County (neighbor of SF!) native and
the creator behind The Pretty Relaxed—a style and life blog focused on all things…
Welcome to TPR, a space where I encourage all of you ladies out there to pop a few chill pills, sit back, relax, and just be your already awesome selves! WORK WITH WHAT YO MOMMA GAVE YOU.
As a recent college design grad, kid at heart, and fellow curious human being, I hope to inspire you to discover what makes you feel truly confident and happy each day, because heck, that’s EXACTLY what I’m trying to do too! I was overly self-conscious growing up, but over the past few years, I’ve found that the best medicine for self-doubt is learning how to not take things too seriously (and filling your life with lots and lots of laughter)!
Why so relaxed?
Among my friends in college, I was famous for living the ultimate “relaxed lifestyle.” I flaunted the we-can-look-for-jobs-later attitude, hardly taking things seriously (but enough to graduate with a real, physical degree of course!).
Now that it’s later and I have extra time while I look for a job, I decided to create this site as an outlet to share my laid-back personality and love for design through fun topics such as style, DIY, food and more! I’m definitely no expert in any of these areas, but life’s about figuring things out, and I love sharing my discoveries with you along the way.
With that in mind, this blog will heavily revolve around my personal style, because that has been a big part of my life. I love trying new trends, investing in classics, mixing high and low pieces, and getting inspired by anything and everything around me. Though I’ve always had a passion for fashion (that was totally a Bratz Doll catchphrase) since I was in the 9th grade, I’ve recently began experimenting with style and beauty even more—hence, the blonde hair!! But growing up, I was constantly being told that life’s not about looks and material things. Yet to a healthy degree, I think these things can make us happier! They sure have done that for me.
Just remember to invest in yourself ONLY for yourself, and not for anyone else. Your milkshake ain’t here to bring all them boys to the yard. They can admire from across the street, because there’s only one straw and you ain’t sharing!
Oh, and definitely don’t forget to embrace the imperfect along the way too!
And just for fun, if you were wondering…
Ok. That was like a Seventeen Magazine feature. And as a 23 yr old, I don’t know how I feel about that… Just so you know, that was the most difficult self-made questionnaire I’ve ever had to answer. And yes, that was the only self-made questionnaire I’ve ever had to answer. But just note that these answers aren’t set and stone; there are too many great things this life has to offer!! I mean, my girl Adele should be right up there with Tori. And don’t get me started on John Mayer’s “Room For Squares” album—a classic.
Without getting too sidetracked… stay pretty & stay relaxed!
While you’ll find some affordable fashion finds, simple DIYs, fast recipes, a little serious talk, and a lot of fun nonsense, I hope to make your life a bit easier, more stylish, and well, pretty relaxed! (Check out more about me & this blog in my first post ever!)
Feel free to say hi on Facebook if you’re new here, because I would love to meet you! And if you have a blog too, I definitely want to check it out!
Thanks for visiting and have a happy rest of your day,
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