Photography by Minela Sejdin
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Give me a denim piece and I’ll show you how to style it! There is truly nothing else I love more than a good piece of denim (well, there are a lot of things, but you get where I’m going here), no matter what form it comes in! Two of my top pieces right now are these denim dresses. They’re easy to style, easy to wear and even easier to transition from season to season. Right now, I’m pairing mine with crop tops and my favorite sandals or sneakers. When it starts to get cooler (which I wish would happen soon rather than later), I’ll layer them with flannels, sweaters and thermals. Plus, you can easily throw on some booties with these for a different look! I love that while you can dress them up for a night on the town with a nicer top and some heels, you can also sport them to a day festival with a graphic tee and sneakers. Now that’s speaking my language!
For the rest of the post, I’m going to switch it up a bit. I don’t usually get too serious on here, but I think it might be nice for a little bit of a change every once in a while. My life has been changing in some big ways lately; some good, some bad. I know in the end that it will all work out, and these changes are for the best, but some times it’s really hard to stay positive. What makes it even harder is getting on social media and seeing your friends, acquaintances and people you don’t even know living life and thinking, “why isn’t it that way for me?” I try to stay positive and remind myself that I’m completely different from everyone else, but it can be hard. It’s not all sunshine and rainbows, no matter what my Instagram may look like. For instance, I’ll let you in on a little embarrassing secret – this Saturday I spent my entire day in bed deathly hungover, but you would have never known by the photo I posted for Rosé day! Pathetic, but true! I constantly find myself comparing myself to others and thinking ‘why?’ Why am I not out having fun every weekend like everyone else my age? Despite the random occurrence this weekend… Why am I not growing my following and brand as fast as everyone else is? Why am I not like the majority of my friends who is either in this ‘picture-perfect’ relationship, engaged, married, etc.? Why am I not skinnier? Why am I living back at home? Well, because I’m different, and that’s ok. I’m not like most people my age. I’m 23 and would most likely prefer to spend my Friday nights at home in bed. I enjoy working on my blog and soon to be announced business until I fall asleep at my computer. I love living at home with my mom because it has strengthened our relationship and she’s allowing me to pursue my dreams every single day. I like that I’m in a place where I don’t have to check with someone or consider someone else (except for my cats!) when I make life changing decisions. This post isn’t to brag about the hard work that I put in or tell you all about my below-average weekends spent at home watching Netflix. It’s simply to tell you that it’s ok to be different. It’s ok to not be doing what everyone else is. Be different – embrace what makes you happy. I often fall into the trap of imposter syndrome as I look at others and think, why not me? But it’s time that I stop trying to dream of what life would be like if I was her. It’s time to start dreaming of what my life will be like in the next few years after all of my hard work, determination and willpower comes to fruition. So, if you’re like me and you’re in this awkward place in your life where you think that everyone around you has it together, and you don’t – let it go. I promise you that it’s only holding you back from your greatness! It’s not easy to come to terms with that and stop yourself from falling victim of jealousy and comparison, but it get’s easier, I promise.