You know those times when something(s) happen and it feels like your whole world is crashing down on you? Or those times when you’re stressed out beyond belief? For me this week, it was dealing with incessant car troubles amidst a hectic work week. This week wasn’t actually that bad, but we all have those sensitive buttons, which, when pushed sends our entire program crashing down.
I know girls get it when I say that sometimes we start thinking about a problem or something that makes us upset, and it keeps swirling around in our minds until it has us plunging into a dark hole of tears and PMS-ing type vibes. It’s like we get stuck it some whirlwind and never let it go.
This post and outfit is inspired by realizing that this sort of destructive feeling is completely counter-productive and that it only makes the problem worse. My boyfriend, Dave, is incessant in telling me this (although admittedly, I’m pretty stubborn and normally don’t listen to him). Sometimes you just need to come around to it on your own.
Just flowing with it is a lot tougher than it seems. It’s not just about letting things slide off your shoulder or forgetting that something happened. It’s about accepting whatever it was, embracing how it made you felt, and then finally being able to let it go. This process of just flowing with it, without exploding, is an art that I think people don’t realize is an art.
This post is inspired by the constant struggle that I know I don’t face alone of breathing it in, getting rid of the crappy feeling, and just flowing with it. This number was a cheap thrill I bought at Forever 21 – not knowing whether it was going to fit me, look horrible on me, or be a new go-to favourite.
When I put it on the morning, I instantly felt attached to it. I’m so cheesy but it’s true. I think of clothes and accessories like people/friends. I was coincidentally having a horrible week and, that day, as soon as I took a step in it, I almost felt like it was talking to me, telling me, breathe it in and let it go. Que sera sera.
Tell me I’m not the only one who feels like their clothes speak to them
The flowy shirt-dress was the catalyst for a full out cheese-fest of an outfit. Everything I paired together had some sort of meaning to the philosophy of just being able to “flow with it”.
The collar represented staying solid, firm, together, and bright; and its circular shape reminded me that what goes around comes around and that everything has its place. The glasses felt like a modern throw back – with both a bit of a futuristic and retro vibe – speaking to the need to always learn from what happened and make the best moves forward.
The heels and its strappy pieces represented the fact that even when you feel like you’ve fallen to pieces, perforated everywhere, you’ll always be able to stomp through whatever it is that’s holding you down.
It’s amazing how the clothes you wear can totally inspire and influence the way you look at life (as cheesy as that is). This outfit totally reminded me of trying to let go of the negativity and things that are bogging me down. Flowing with it and everything that life decides to throw at me, standing tall, and remembering that everything bad eventually passes.
Do any of your outfits influence you and how you feel/look at life?