These pants are a couple of years old, and I have to admit — I’m feeling really proud that they are still white.
If you’re wanting to try white pants, but feel nervous about it, try starting with a pair of corduroys instead of jeans. (You may not be able to tell in the pictures, but these pants are corduroys.) To me, the texture of cords is more forgiving than jeans. If I get some dirt on them, it easily brushes off — it doesn’t get into the fabric, like it can with white jeans.
Okay, so January brings out the reflective side of me, so here we go again on book + life talk:
I read Wellbeing by Tom Rath a couple of years ago, and it challenged me to live with all areas of my life in harmony. This quote changed something inside me:
“We are quick to buy into programs that promise to help us make money, lose weight, or strengthen our relationships. Eventually, we give up on these programs when they conflict with other aspects of our lives. You may notice how an intense focus on one area can actually be detrimental to your overall well being. It might seem easier to treat the critical areas in our lives (career, social, financial, physical, and community) as if they are independent and unrelated, but they’re not. They are interdependent.”
So the idea is that I’d greatly improve my well being if I let all the areas of my life exist in harmony with each other. Like if I work out during they day, I’ll have more energy to devote to my work. And if I have a good day of work, I’m more likely to feel happy, which will spill over into my relationships in a positive way. Harmony.
Now, this idea seems totally contrary to what we chatted about last week — the idea of choosing only one priority. But I think, upon closer look, they can compliment each other too.
What do you think?
bag: Marc Jacobs
pants: old from J.Crew Factory (almost identical here)