I don't know about where you are, but I think summer might be done for here in Missouri. Maybe it's the fact that the literal first day of fall just happened or maybe it's that the temps are dropping little by little, but I'm here for it. I am ready to wrap myself in cozy cardigans and drink fall teas and pumpkin spice lattes all day every day. Fall is my season, Halloween is my favorite holiday, I'm r e a d y for it.
I am glad that Jen and I got together for at least one more summer themed outfit photo sesh. If I'm being completely honest, I've lived in leggings and tshirts this summer. I work in an office with a very lax dress code & I mostly want to be comfortable. BUT if I'm ever going out with friends or on a date, I tend to gravitate towards this skirt, graphic tee, & converse combo.
My current wardrobe is a mix of cute & casual. I like to think I would be more of a boho, floral, quirky print queen, but I don't think I'm there yet. Slowly but surely I'm going to get there though. For now, cute & casual & comfy works for my lifestyle.
I'm feeling pretty good lately on where my mindset is with my body image & self confidence. It's a constant struggle, I'm always a work in progress, but I think it's getting better & easier. These photos make me feel so cute & cool, plus I had so much fun taking photos with Jen in front of the one wall we go to in her town for our classic "Blogger Brick Wall" photos. I think that can be enough for now. Feeling cute with your bestie is maybe the ultimate goals.
Man, this summer has been a trip. I cling to the familiar and this summer has been anything but. Some life changes were forced upon me and it has been a summer of growth and independence. I was so used to things being done for me and plans being made for me that it has been liberating to realize that I'm the one in charge of this party.
Like, it is a little embarrassing to admit, but I've hardly cooked myself a meal in the last 8 years. I didn't know how to meal plan or how to make a legit grocery list. There are so many domestic life lessons I've learned over the summer. This summer started out a little overwhelming for me but do you know what the outcome has been?
I've never been the most confident of people but learning how to "adult" this summer has taken me to a whole new confidence level. I feel like I second guess myself way less and that I'm comparing myself to others way less. I also feel like I'm allowing myself to be more open to adventures and doing things alone.
It's helped me realize I'm a strong ass lady and I can tackle most anything I put my mind to. Outfit doesn't fit properly - alter it. Don't like the color of the living room walls - paint them. Feeling tired of the same old meals - pinterest some new ones. I feel like I've finally really taken control of my life.
I feel like my new found confidence is coming through in these photos. Maybe it's because this is one of my favorite summer looks. Maybe it's because I was chilling with my bestie and living my best life. Maybe it's a little of all of the above.