There’s a lot that I stress out about that in reality, I have absolutely no control over whatsoever. Things that my neighbors do, airport delays, and how my hair decides to cooperate or (not) during a photoshoot are just a few of them. I try to predict and anticipate how these items may go, and what I can do if it’s not going as planned, but in the end, I really just have to roll with it.
Letting go, being calm and a bit more easy going and laid back when it doesn’t go your way is a trait that my husband possesses and I’m grateful every time something goes wrong, like three miles into our drive from Pittsburgh to New York last week when the “check engine” light came on in our car. I’m trying harder to not get so miffed by the small stuff, like the wind whipping up my hair in practically every single photo taken today, and save my energy for the bigger ticket items that deserve it, like my creative outlets and just general peace of mind.
Sartorially speaking, I don’t need to wait for the moment to seize me to wear the pieces that I love, but rather I should just go ahead and wear them, NOW. Take for example, these camo print heels; they are very special, that serve quite a specific purpose and probably have a limited range of occasions that I can wear them. So what? Why should they stay unused, unworn for 99% of the time, resting on my shoe shelf? They are delightful and bring me joy, so I think…I should just wear them right at this moment. With tights, of course (I’m not that impractical).
Here’s to a great 2016 ahead for all of us, filled with moments (and items) that truly bring us joy.
In This Look:
Club Monaco Fleece and Leather Biker Jacket (no longer available; see similar here)
Club Monaco Nescher Sweater Dress via Shopbop (c/o)
Hanes Opaque Tights (c/o)
Chinese Laundry Leo T Strap Sandal in Oliver Camoflauge (c/o the brand)
On lips: Bite Beauty Luminous Crème Lipstick Duo via Sephora (c/o)
Sophie Hulme ‘Nano Albion’ Crossbody Bag (gift)
Erickson Beamon Earrings (gift)
Henri Bendel Ring (c/o the brand; no longer available)
Love the look, Julia! And you are so right, we don’t have any control over most of the things we stress about, and there is no reason not to enjoy every moment. Happy 2016! xo
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