Letting Things Go & Flowing With It

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 monkey emoji

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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”.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Do any of your outfits influence you and how you feel/look at life?

 

 

8 Comments

  • Melisa says:

    I really like your outfit, and I think someone’s wardrobe says someone’s character. xx

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    • Mel says:

      Thanks Melisa! I totally agree with you – how we dress and style ourselves is 100% how we convey ourselves to the world 🙂

  • Melis says:

    I looove this outfit Mel, absolutely killed it! Where’s the top from? I totally agree on going with the flow, but sometimes it’s so hard. Clothes do have a way of making you feel, don’t they? I love how you put it together here based on your mood. Have a great weekend gorgeous!

    • Mel says:

      Aw thank you gorgeous! You’re the best 🙂 The top is from Forever 21 so it was crazy cheap! Glad you connected with it too beautiful. Hope your weekend is nothing but fabulous 🙂

  • Tamra says:

    Definitely I have learned to let things go and let it flow. Bright colors, flowy skirts and dresses always lift my spirits.

    • Mel says:

      Glad I’m not the only one who feels like this Tamra 🙂 I’m a huge lover of bright colors and feminine pieces with movement too! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Denise says:

    I LOVe your sunnie. You look great in this dress.

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