To be honest, this week — with Jacquelyn + Jaana’s farewell posts — has been bittersweet.
When the three of us got together back in January, we immediately connected like old friends and we knew that we were in on something special together. I loved getting to watch as their voices become a part of Unfancy.
So, of course, I’m all emotions and feelings right now. It’s hard to watch something so good come to an end.
Jacquelyn has a courageous grace about her. You can catch it in the way she talks and carries herself. Her perspective is timeless — it’s all about appreciating the culture around her, yet knowing it doesn’t define her. She reminded me to embrace who I am, right now, in this moment. To never let my worth come from anywhere but within. And to trust that that’s the way to make a lasting difference in this life.
Jaana’s humor and energy are contagious. She’s the type of person in the group who makes you feel like you belong. Her love for people runs so deep that you can’t help but feel like you’re friends just moments after meeting. She reminded me that the root of life is joy — even when it doesn’t feel like it. Even in the middle of difficulty or pain. There’s always hope, always something to appreciate, always a reason to remember the miracle.
The world needs more people like these two. I hope you loved them as much as I do. Make sure to keep following their blogs + journeys.
With winter on it’s way out + spring right around the corner, let’s recap all our outfits from the winter:
Whew, that’s a whole lot of neutral! I’m so ready for color. It turns out I’m not really into the 100% neutral wardrobe. Lesson learned. :) I’m so glad that Jacquelyn + Jaana brought the color.
Jacquelyn’s take on office wear:
And Jaana’s mom-on-the-go style:
Guys, spring is almost here! Next week I’m sharing my winter wardrobe kisses + disses. And then Wednesday is the big spring wardrobe reveal. Can’t wait!