|Before (not pictured: my ear muffs!)|
Lately, I've woken up every morning and just been so bummed by the sea of neutrals that inhabit my closet that I feel forced to wear especially in the winter time. I mean, come on, boots only come in like three colors. I didn't want NYC to change my bright, fun style, but I feel like over the past couple of months it has. I found myself not wearing my fun necklaces or gravitating more towards neutrals because I didn't want to look weird to my new co-workers or people at church. And then on Sunday, I had an epiphany. WHO CARES?! Like Kristine mentioned in her last post, bright clothes make ME happy and when you get dressed, you should dress for yourself. I posted a quote on my instagram (follow me!) the other day that helped me put it in perspective, "Be faithful to your own taste because nothing you really like is ever out of style." How awesome is that? I've always felt like this about stuff but sometimes we all just get knocked off our feet and we have to find our way back to what makes us happy, even if it's the tiniest thing like wearing fun and colorful outfits. So in honor of that quote and getting back to what brightens my day, I put together this outfit. I wanted to take a before and after pick so you guys get the idea of the amount of layers I have to wear. Seriously takes me 20 minutes to get suited up before I can go out!
Do you recognize that skirt? I wore it in my "farewell" post three months ago in sunny L.A. and by just adding tights and a chunky sweater it still works in winter even if it is mostly white! I felt totally confident and comfortable in this on Sunday and I got a lot of compliments from my new friends, which made me happy.
P.S. Can you guys believe that little clutch? I just got 'er from a cute vintage store we stumbled on here in our neighborhood. The handle even folds down into the purse if you don't want to use it. Clever, right?!