As I sit and write this on the eve of my thirty-something birthday … oh screw it – it’s my thirty-sixth birthday – I think about what makes me comfortable.
What does it mean to be comfortable in my own skin? When it comes to the clothes I wear and show you on this blog, I talk about taking risks, stepping outside of my comfort zone and breaking my own rules.
But what I have also learned by my thirty-sixth birthday is the value of being comfortable. And I don’t mean athleisure (trust me, I love lounging around in Lululemon leggings!) It is the knowledge and understanding of oneself. It is choosing to wear what makes me happy, content and true to my being. Stepping outside of my comfort zone sometimes only reaffirms to me what I already knew about who I am and what defines me.
I went from not owning a single pair of sneakers in my teens and early 20’s (I thought they were the ugliest shoes ever) to having multiple pairs and wearing them every day for the past 10 years, just to realize that I am still most comfortable in a pair of high heels.
Never mind them hurting my feet after a few minutes! When I catch a glimpse of my image, I see someone I recognize. I am more comfortable in high heels than in sneakers because in heels I am true to myself.
Sometimes I see an item of clothing, immediately picture an outfit and it gets me so excited. This is so me, I say to myself! That’s what I thought when I saw this amber colored shirt. The crochet bib and high neck had me at hello. My husband asked if it was from Anthropologie, no my dears, it’s Target!
The faux leather trend is not dying out so I have added yet another item to my closet. This calf length pleated skirt is the perfect complement to the shirt. If you want to get it, hurry! It’s on sale now but only available in one size and it runs really big. I got the medium and had to whip out my sewing machine to make it fit me. (I know, I’m multitalented!)
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