Me in my natural habitat 🐈 @pouncecatcafe // 📷: @stephaniesteinphoto #CIMCcatparty ⬅️ (TOTALLY bringing back this hashtag btw)
Usagi totally gets me ฅ ̳͒•ˑ̫• ̳͒ฅ♡
#tb Back when I actually made an effort to dress up 😂 I was introduced to the concept of “decision fatigue” recently, and I think I’ve been feeling this with putting together outfits every day. I really miss experimenting more with my looks, so I’m going to try to put in more effort once I get settled in my new place. Anybody else in a style rut?! Or is this just my fate as an adult to be too tired to wear real outfits and just live in an “office-clothes-to-PJs” cycle forever????
At this point it’s pretty obvious that I’m a ~deep thinker~ aka I have anxiety and my mind is always racing or fixated on something. Honestly it’s pretty derailing but at times can be really helpful in guiding my choices and assessing situations. Part of the deep thoughts as of late are centered around the things I really want out of life and how much my goals change as I get older. When I was in my early twenties, I tried to force relationships that clearly weren’t working and I was constantly beating myself up for not having the “dream” job (at the time, full-time blogger) right out of college. In retrospect, I realize I was investing so much time into forcing the life I thought I needed to be “happy” (or at least perceived as such) without acknowledging my changing interests and how hard I was being on myself when I couldn’t meet unrealistic goals. I failed to see life for it’s beautiful simplicity, and although this experience was necessary for my growth, I wish I would have embraced my desires and listened to my inner self a lot sooner. As I inch closer to my 30s, I’ve come to appreciate and long for simplicity: Having my own place again. Blogging for fun. Letting myself fall in love again without expectations. Having a job that pays enough to where I don’t struggle, while still working towards a career I love but don’t conflate with my self-worth. Building meaningful relationships that don’t center around networking or gratification or social currency. Continuing to challenge myself and learn new things. Paying down my debt. Taking a trip to Japan. Creating to just ~create~ for god’s sake. I used to think that having a simple life would make me boring, but I’ll be damned if I’m not yearning for some good old normalcy. Does this mean I’ve finally grown up?
Sweater weather > sweating weather 💦 My cold weather gear is looking a bit, erm, lackluster 😅 Anybody have any recommendations on where to shop for coats, sweaters, and other ~fashion forward~ winter apparel? #asseenonme #CIMCootd
I officially put down a deposit on an apartment in Brooklyn. . I have wanted to live in NYC for a loooooong time, and it’s taken three years of living with my parents as an adult and squirreling away as much money as humanly possible over the last six years (amidst ridiculous amounts of student loan debt) to make this goal a reality. I’m BEYOND excited but I’m also really nervous, because I have no job lined up and this is my first time living with complete strangers across state lines. I’m taking a huge risk with no concrete plan in place, in a part of the city I don’t know much about (other than being within walking distance of Roberta’s, #bless ) . Everyone that knows me well knows how much of a planner I am. I’m obsessed with Google docs and spreadsheets, and aside from a handful of impulse (and in retrospect, much needed) life decisions, I always have the details ~figured out~. SO everything being so wildly up in the air has my anxiety going bananas (!!!) I’m trying to remind myself that I’ve been through some uncertain times before, and I figured it out then, just like I will now. Everything will be fine in the end if I take it all one day at a time and revel in the fact that I’m actually doing the damn thing 💕
#tbt Once a goober, always a goober 💩
This photo is a lie because I chopped all my hair off 👀👀👀BUT ANYWAY, new post is up on the blog, serving some 2000s music video realness and waxing poetic about life transitions 💫 #CIMCootd // 🔗Link in bio . 📷: @rosieharperphoto . #vscofashion #outfitblog #bloggerstyles
Gonna make #EMOndays a thing because even though it’s 2018 some of us still have lots of FEELINGS about stuff, okay???? . Speaking of ~feelings~ and such, are there any songs you can’t bring yourself to listen to? “Stand by Me” by Ben E. King and “Konstantine” by Something Corporate both tear me up, even to this day...love is rough, y’all 💔 . 📷 & 💄: @rosieharperphoto #CIMCootd