I am the woman of my own dreams, I have all & full control of them.
Only I have the power to turn them from fantasy to reality, only I can bring myself there.
It's important to not be afraid of the unknown. It's okay to be exactly where you are right now, just work towards where you want to be. You are always one step closer than you were yesterday. This is something I have to constantly remind myself, it's very easy to start comparing the success of others to your own. Everyone moves at their own pace and grows in their own ways and that's okay.
"I am learning everyday to allow the space between where I want to be and where I am to inspire me and not terrify me."
Allow the space.
Live in the space, let it inspire you & learn about yourself.
Don't be afraid, embrace it. This is you right now, this time in your life is only now.
So I've obsessing over ALL things metallic lately.. so I had to pick up these pleated trousers from Missguided. I've also been really into monochromatic outfits. Wearing different shades of the same color in an outfit is a great way to take an outfit from 0-100 real quick. In this case, I styled these silver metallic pleated pants with my silver metallic biker jacket (from Missguided as well).
I dressed it up with some patent boot heels & a blouse, but I would also totally pair this look with some flat boots that go up right past the bottom hem of the pants. This way I could make this look not so over the top & tone it down a little. To help with the casual look, I would definitely also style this with a loose, baggy basic tee instead of this blouse. Outfits I have the option of dressing up OR dressing down are the best.
Stepping into the new year in giant platforms (of course)
I've really been thinking about what I want to get out of this year.. and it's A LOT.
this year is all about self love & care.
taking more time for myself
read the books i've been meaning to get to
do face masks
get rid of shitty people
focus on self respect
not be so hard on myself
write in my journal every day
and then work even harder
network better / more
hit the gym regularly
travel somewhere new
travel somewhere new alone
see my family more
be outside in nature more, I feel at peace when I am
draw more fashion illustrations
go to museums
I'm focusing on mental & emotional self care. That's one thing I really did not put enough energy towards in 2017.
I need to focus on what it is that makes me happy and put more time into that. Get rid of the things & people that are bringing me down, wasting my time, or just don't need a place in my life anymore. I have a really hard time letting go of anything or anyone and I need to be better at that.
I want to learn how to talk about the way that I feel to others more. I like to stay closed off and just deal with problems & feelings internally, but then (as we all know), they build and build until everything feels heavy and I have a break down.
I need to learn how to say NO.
No to the parties when I know I have work to do.
No to the events when I really want to be home doing a face mask and watching my favorite Audrey Hepburn movies.
No to dinner or drinks & spending money I should be saving.
No to things I just don't want to do, but do to make someone else happy rather than myself.
I'll be spending time figuring out what truly makes my heart full.
Figuring out what I want out of this life
Thinking about where I want to be with my career in the next year and exactly how I'm going to make that happen.
I want to take more time for the friends I don't see enough, instead of just saying we should hang out soon
Just take more time for the people that I love in general and letting them know that I care about them.
Overall, this year I want to do better, in every aspect.