Things are shifting this year, as I find my style + confidence. More and more, the foundation of my style comes from a source inside — my life, my likes + dislikes, my overall mood. And then, when I need a little bit more inspiration, I hit up Pinterest.
I look at Pinterest differently now.
My eyes are sharp for outfits that use pieces similar to what I have hanging in my closet, and blind to pretty much every other outfit. It’s cool. Instead of seeing lack, I’m more focused on seeing outfits I can interpret in my own way.
I found this pin, and immediately got excited, thinking, “I can do that with what I have!”
It didn’t used to be that way.
Pinterest used to awaken the jealousy monster in me. All I ever saw on Pinterest was my lack.
But now I see possibility.
Pinterest didn’t change. It still has it’s fair share of stuff that can make me feel jealous + less than. But I’m trying to change my attitude and just breeze past it. Like Amy Poehler says in her book Yes Please — “Good for her! Not for me. That is the motto women should constantly repeat over and over again. Good for her! Not for me.”
The idea that we can change things by simply changing our attitude — it still freaks me out a little. We don’t have to wait for Pinterest to change. We can change things right this second.
Not that it’s easy, damn it. It’s another idea — like how the process of simplifying is actually complex — that feels like it should be easy and it’s not. But it’s worth it. It’s freedom.
Anyway. One day at a time. We’re in it together. #fistbump
(And if you want a really awesome book on the subject of changing your mind, check out The Art of Possibility by Benjamin Zander. Changed my life.)
Sweater: Anthropologie (similar)
Leggings: Urban Outfitters
Purse: Marc Jacobs
Shoes: Dolce Vita