Before our trip to Seattle, I had that feeling. You might be familiar with it — that feeling where I just wanted to buy some new clothes because, “I’m going somewhere new and I gotta look cool!!”
But I took the same approach I took with our trip to Vegas: Rather than feeling the need to invest in a bunch of new clothes, I decided to bring my style to Seattle, instead of the other way around.
After each trip, I’m always glad I worked with what I already had. Without fail, I end up rekindling the flame with at least one old piece from my closet — this time around, it was these chelsea boots.
See, these are amazing boots, but I’d found them on clearance at Nordstrom Rack and I kind of just bought them because they were on sale — not because I loved them. Yep, I went against my own advice. It happens sometimes.
Anyway, I hadn’t worn them in about a year, and in that time, I’d convinced myself they were too masculine or too western or too something.
But as I was traipsing around downtown Seattle, and later, a muddy pumpkin patch on Bainbridge Island, I was reminded:
They aren’t too anything — they’re just right.
They’re crazy comfortable for walking. They keep my ankles warm. And while they’re super high quality, they aren’t precious — meaning I can wear them anywhere and get them as dirty as I want and they’ll only look better for it.
Now, looking at them in these photos, I feel crazy for ever questioning ’em. :)
So … that piece you haven’t worn in a while, that piece you’ve convinced yourself is too this or too that — give it another chance. How? Try wearing it three times next week or try packing it for your next trip.
You might be right and it might not be right for you anymore. Nothing wrong with that.
But you might surprise yourself and rekindle the flame.
So tell me, have you rekindled the flame with any of your oldies lately? What were your doubts and what helped you fall back in love with them?
Also … happy November! :)
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03 | Black jeans (old by Joe’s Jeans) | similar by Mott and Bow (made responsibly)