A Belated Happy New Year
Hello and happy new year! It's a belated wish that I wanted to say much sooner. Better late than never? I've been away from social media for quite some time. Aside from a quick pop on Facebook every now and then I haven't been very social at all. I've missed all of you and what you've been up to in this new year. I deeply appreciate those who have written me personally, asking how I am doing. I don't have a lot of friends so it really brightens my day to know someone remembered me, thank you.
So why did I disappear? There are a few reasons. The second biggest reason is because I've been really sick. Terribly sick! I don't think I've been this sick in a long time. After two rounds of antibiotics I'm still feeling a bit slow but everyday gets better. I've spent the better part of two months in pajamas barely picking up my camera, binging on Netflix and crocheting. I've also had family staying on an overly extended vacation. It's made being myself and getting back into a normal routine challenging. These photos are from last month. I've only been out twice this year in an attempt to do outfit posts. The last shoot didn't turnout as well as I would have hoped. But I'm determined to work on that!
It's been quite cold around here lately, I've really had to rethink my outfits. This outfit is a little different than my usual look but I love how effortless this style is. It's also easy to layer. I wish I could get this dress in every color but gray seems to be the most common color to find it in.
In December I hosted an outfit giveaway. If you recall I mentioned a special surprise to be included by me... this was the surprise that went to a lovely lady in New York. I made this necklace from a piece I saw in Forever 21, only mine is made from an actual crystal while theirs was made of plastic. I don't own a lot of pendant necklaces but I often find myself wearing this particular one with this style dress. Would you be interested in me making a tutorial?
These earrings aren't mine. My sister is infamous for taking her earrings off at my house and leaving them behind. I have collected several pairs over the years from her. After reminding her countless times I decided to wear them. Why not, I did buy them for her after all lol! I always feel weird wearing dangly earrings. It's odd how you get into a style preference and stepping out of it just feels foreign. Do you ever step out of your fashion comfort zone, whether it's something small like earrings or something major like another style all together? How did you feel? In this outfit I was constantly reminded of my earrings dangling from side to side. This dress is also different for me. I felt like I was wearing a tent and very exposed underneath (even though I know I was the only one seeing it). While I felt a different wearing this, I loved challenging myself to try something new. This is going to be something I plan to do a lot this year... challenging myself to do new things, get myself out there more, and stop hiding away in my home. There are a lot of changes in store for me this year and I fully look forward to embracing each and every one of them.
Necklace: Hand made by me
Shoes: Old, Forever 21
Earrings: Borrowed (Forever 21)
Take Care & Enjoy,