what’s one thing you’ve always wanted to do but just haven’t gotten around to do it yet? is it a trip you’ve always wanted to take? a car you’ve always wanted to buy? a restaurant you’ve always wanted to patron? a career change you’ve always wanted to make? this week has been all about taking chances over here on the blog. so let’s take another one today and have a little fun here on a hump day. i’ve got a chic fall outfit for you: an oversized leather shirt paired with leopard jeans and spiced up with a pair of pumps.
on monday, we discussed the importance of self-care. yesterday, we talked about the confidence, wisdom, and freedom that comes with age. but as we all know, aging can bring about it an unfortunate side-effect: an aversion to change. it’s easy to get stuck in our ways. routines are comfortable. repetition is therapeutic. and sometimes it can be really difficult to break out of our self-imposed molds.
i’ve found a real easy way to shake things up is to make a simple list of the things i’ve always wanted to do but have never actually done. and that list can be extremely simple: eat dinner for breakfast. go to a heavy metal show with my son. (indeed i have!) and so on. and so forth. you get the idea.
for those of us that lived through the 60s we saw change on societal level. (and we’re seeing a similar thing today.) that sort of change can be uncomfortable, scary, but sometimes necessary. but not all change has to operate at such scale. change can happen in our daily lives in small and deliberate ways.
take, for example, our personal style. i talked yesterday about my go-to style: modern preppy.
i love that aesthetic. and i’ve worked my entire life to cultivate it. but a departure from my baseline is always good. keeps me young as they say. keeps me on my toes. and today i’ve got a faux leather overshirt from Zara paired with a simple white shirt and leopard jeans.
i’ve spent a lot of time this fall talking about and showcasing animal print. what an easy way to spice up our wardrobe and break out of our own go-to aesthetic. whether its snakeskin booties from JCPenny or a simple leopard rint shirt from Banana Republic, i can’t get enough of animal print this year. today is no exception; and i’ve compiled a list of similar leopard print jeans at varying price points in the slider below for you.
over the past few weeks, i’ve gotten a lot of comments from you, my readers, asking me to link my jewelry and other peripherals in the blogpost. i usually pull out my handbags for showcase, but today i’ve also got my earrings and bracelet for you to take a look at. (keep letting me know what you want to see in the comments, and i’ll do my best to accommodate!)
alright gang, that’s a wrap! we’re halfway through the week and headed straight into friday. stay tuned, as we’ve got a lot of exciting things coming up on the blog in the next few weeks. (hint, hint: travel week!). so many of you have reached out this week, so don’t stop now. let me know how you feel about change in the comments below. do you struggle with it? do you embrace it? how do you try to get out of your fashion comfort zone? are you a secret leather lovin’ mama like me?