Facing Fears and Making Changes

Thursday, February 08, 2018 Unknown 0 Comments

Well, hello there.

I doubt you're still here after all this time but on the off chance someone is still lurking about - I'm back.

It turns out working full-time in the fashion industry doesn't leave a lot of time for fashion side-projects. Especially given that I work with clothes all day every day, my weekends were decidedly not very fashionable. But, life is transiting again and there's been quite a few changes both personally and professionally since I was last here in May. Here's a run down:

-A year with a secondhand retailer has really upped my fashion game. I've been to exposed to so many things: new designers, vintage fashion, interesting trends. I feel like I'm dressing more 'me' than ever before.

-Black. I have just embraced my love for it. I used to consider my fashion to be more on the grunge spectrum but I'm definitely darker than that.

-About 90% of my wardrobe is now secondhand. Poshmark is my BFF - for both buying and selling secondhand fashion.

-I'm a salon accident redhead (stylist accidentally dyed me pink - I'm definitely not a pink person. Red was the only thing that would cover it up). But only for one more week so don't get too attached.

And the biggest change of all:

I'm going back to school for a BA in Psychology with the intent of pursuing a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology right after. I gave my two weeks notice to my current employer just yesterday. I'm excited and honestly, terrified of this new adventure. I've wanted to work in this field for some long it's just always seemed unattainable. But I'm at a point in my life where I'm ready to face my fears and take chances.

The good news is that I'll have a lot more free time. I snagged a little part-time stylist gig but for the most part, I'll be focusing on school. I'll need this space to maintain my sanity as an almost 30-year-old student. And since I will no longer be dealing with fashion for 30+ hours a week, I'll be able to get my fashion fix this way.

My plan is at least one update a week. I need some consistence and a place to play creatively. I hope you'll join me.

Shop This Look (items with a * were purchased secondhand):

Crop top*, Wilfred Free, similar

Longline black cardigan, Style & Co (gift), similar

Black highwaisted skinny jeans, Treasure and Bond, exact

Black ankle boots*, Lucky Brand, exact

Black studded purse*, Michael Kors, similar

Black braided logo belt*, Michael Kors, similar