Photos by Ale Veyna
Leather Saddle Bag (Similar here
Zara Gingham Blouse (Sold out, similar here
Asos High Waist Trousers (Old, similar here
Every year for Christmas, my sisters and I put together a wish list to make the shopping process easier for ourselves. I kept my list pretty vague this year so I didn’t know what kind of gifts to expect, but I think my sister Sarah completely nailed my style with this gingham top from Zara. I love the oversize fit, puffy sleeves, and the bows at the wrist. It’s also one of those pieces that makes you look like you tried without having to put in too much effort. I wore it here with high waist trousers, but I think it will also be a fun piece to wear with a flared skater skirt or shorts for a more casual look.
Forever 21 Sunglasses
Part of the reason that I started a blog is because I love reading them, and there are several bloggers whose style I truly admire. I usually just visit blogs for outfit inspiration, but when I saw this floral Samantha Pleet dress on Rebecca from The Clothes Horse
, I fell in love and was determined to have it. The print was just so beautiful and unique to me, and I loved that it fit in with my style, but didn’t look like anything else that is currently in my closet. However, I was immediately heartbroken when I clicked on the link to the dress and realized that it was way out of my price range. Luckily for me, I found this similar style at ZARA
for a small fraction of the price. The print and fit of the dress are both very similar, and I’ve received several compliments every time I’ve worn it.
I have to say that last week and this weekend were amazing. I had so many family and friends send birthday wishes my way, which made me feel so incredibly loved. In addition, I have had several things happen that have made me feel more confident in my potential and plans for the future, which is different for me. All of last year, I felt confused and insecure about my life goals and what I’ve been doing with my life, but last week I finally started to feel like everything is falling into place.
I’ve also been in such a great space because I’ve been doing a great job at managing my anxiety and practicing self-care. I spent too much of last year being a recluse and moping around, but I hope to keep working towards maintaining a positive attitude throughout the rest of this year.
In my efforts to live more in the moment, I’ve been making sure that I make time to hang out with friends and family, and do things that I really enjoy. This weekend I made sure to get out of my “cave” and do some socializing. On Saturday I went out for brunch with my friends Shantal and Sara, and I also went hiking with my sisters on Sunday. Because of that, even though I had a lot of work to do, I still felt like I got the most out of my weekend. I’ll have to remember that next time that I try to become antisocial and let other responsibilities consume my life.