At this time in my life I have reached the metaphorical gateway that opens up and leads to an unknown (even scary), and mysterious path. Either I can defer and lock the door in its place and run, or I can open the door and cross its threshold with anticipation and excitement. Eagerly I choose the latter.
With 12 days to go before I leave for Korea millions of thoughts are swirling in my head, and this metaphorical gateway constantly crosses my mind. By going through this ominous door I sense that I will not be the same when I return to it in a year, and that thought excites and terrifies me at the same time. It also motivates me to take leaps of faith, achieve new heights, and take risks that I would have never considered before. This is a new year for me, a year to grow personally, a year to grow in my relationship with the Lord, and a year to effect positive change in the lives of those I will surround myself with. Life does not get much more meaningful than that.
In regards to my personal style for the year, I want to take more fashion risks and learn to experiment more with patterns, colors, and textures. I want to mix them all together at once just to see if it's even possible, without the fear of caring what others will think about my ridiculous outfit. Feeling completely free to be me is pure bliss. This look is my first (baby) step towards taking more fashion risks. I rarely mix patterns because it can easily go so wrong, however I'm pleased with this look and can't wait to wear it again. I love the flirty feeling it emits, especially when juxtaposed with this harder edge two-toned military style jacket. I deem step one towards fulfilling this year's goal a success.
| Jacket/Long Sleeve - H&M |
| Skirt - Cotton On |
| Boots - from Japan |
| Ring - Forever 21|
| Tights - Kohl's |
Special thanks to my friend Emily for the awesome pics. You're theee best! =)
Thanks for reading! Have a marvelous day!!