I’ll admit it. I’m a sucker for a comfortable weekend outfit.
After a long week at work, I am constantly digging through my closet for the effortlessly comfy pieces. Since it’s still pretty warm in Arizona, a kimono is my go-to-gal. They are lightweight and the perfect third piece ( I firmly believe in the third piece rule. ALWAYS wear a third piece, guys).
Besides the fact that I live in a city that decides to be well over 100 degrees for 5 months out of the year, my closet is SO ready for Fall. Waking up to a timeline of all things New York Fashion Week – for the last couple of days – has left me dreaming of chunky knits, boots and scarves – until I realize I’m in Arizona where the fall weather won’t exist until mid-October. So in lieu of dark denim and leather jackets I have accepted that I will just have to live with embracing a fall color palette instead.
Typically, I’m all about the neutrals (black, grey, white). So I try to step outside of my comfort zones with colors that compliment my skin complexion. Hues of green have always done it for me,and why not spice it up with an accent color pump?
Don’t let the weather stop you from doing your thang.
All dramatics aside – Post-grad life is rough. We’ve spent our entire lives with knowledge of what society expects us to do next, until college. After Junior High comes High School. After High School, then College. And after College comes ______.
For some its to get married, start a family, and work towards being homeowners (definitely not me). For others it’s continuing your education in a master’s program or in law school (no thanks, currently drowning in student loans). For me, I had a nice clean slate. I finally attained my degree in four years – as planned, while working full time at Nordstrom as a Personal Stylist, and had the time of my life. Then in May of 2013 came graduation … and the big girl questions came flying at me.
This gave me an anxiety attack for 3 reasons:
1. I’m a perfectionist – making me extremely goal-oriented, with a 5 year plan – yup. I’m that girl. I knew I was in love with fashion but didn’t LOVE working in retail.
2. I’m a control freak. Not knowing what was next literally made me sick to my stomach.
3. I’m independent. I absolutely could NOT move home (Northern California) and press pause until my life came together. I had to figure it out on my own.