I’m blown away by how kind and encouraging you all were to me in my first post back after my (extended) break. You all are why I write this blog, and I need to remember this. You see, I often get caught up in the hater’s comments, and they make me not want to continue. I try not to listen to them, but they creep in and steal my joy. Because sticks and stones may break our bones but WORDS REALLY DO HURT! I give them way too much space in my head, and I forget about you guys! I’m working on getting better at this. I don’t read most of the negative comments anymore (I have someone who approves comments for me before I see them), but there are still some that slip through the cracks. I’m thankful for this experience of having to work through the hate. I have grown a ton because of it, and I refuse to quit because I can’t handle the haters. Who can make the haters happy anyway? Ha! No one can, so why am I trying to? Plus, there is a lot that can be left up to interpretation on the internet (you know the Instagram or Facebook comments that leave you scratching your head?), so I have decided not to get offended. It’s a choice right? But more than anything, I’m going to remember you guys instead of the haters. Those of you who, as you read this, are filled with compassion knowing you too have been there in life. So thank you all for your very KIND words! I hear them and they mean so much to me. Enough said.
What scarf do you wear most often? For me, I wear the scarves in my closet that have both black and white in them or are grey toned. Why? It’s because they seem to go with everything and tie my outfits together! If I’m wearing black or grey pants on the bottom or black or brown shoes, I typically need something to bring it all together to balance it out. I’m telling you, these scarves seem to tie it all together! So, when I ran across this one on SALE(!) at Madewell, it was a done deal. Especially once I felt how soft it was and realized it was cotton (not itchy, less hot)!
Have you seen a cooler pair of sneakers?!?! How chic is the black pebbled leather?!?! Well with the new “athleisure” trend coming on strong, these seemed like a no brainer! Plus, I’m in love with the new athleisure trend (gym clothes worn beyond the gym and included in your everyday wardrobe), it just makes sense! I also knew I’d get a lot of wear out of them, since I wear my black hightops all the time. They needed a break -ha! I like that I can wear them with my black coated denim just as easily as I can wear them with leggings. And in both instances, the sneakers make my outfit more hip! They run large, so order down a size!
Below are examples of how I have been wearing my latest two purchases! I’ll be posting these outfits on Instagram, but you guys get to see them first!
Here I’m pulling inspiration from the “athleisure” trend by pairing my new sneakers with pants and one of my all time favorite tees!
Here is an example of the scarf balancing the black from the bottom to the top!