Finding Confidence Through Personal Style

Happy day, everyone! Welcome back to the blog! I’m so excited to be sharing another pick from Caite’s Spring 2019 collection. This dress* is everything I’ve been looking for recently, and the muted colors are perfect for year-round wear. What I love most about this piece is the cut. It flows so effortlessly when you walk, and it’s the perfect length for me! I’m so excited to incorporate it into my personal style.

Being as the temperature refuses to rise above 45 as of lately, I resorted to wearing my absolute favorite sweater underneath. If you follow me on Instagram, then you saw this sweater first! It’s so femme and fun with the pom poms and puffy sleeves. You guys know me, I’m all about making a unique statement through my style, and I think this outfit does that in a pretty subtle way!

Although I’ve loved fashion for as long as I can remember, I can’t say I’ve always felt as confident about myself as I do at this point in my life. Maybe I’m more confident because it’s my job to help people find beautiful outfits that encompass their personal style. Or maybe it’s because I’m finally happy working in a field that I love. Whatever the reason, my personal style has been a journey in self discovery, as cliché as that sounds. But, it’s been so fun looking back at previous blog posts and Instagram photos and seeing how much I’ve grown in my style and as a person.

Over the years, especially in college, my style and confidence in myself fluctuated a lot. I was obsessed with the idea of being busy. In my mind, I felt like as long as I was busy, it was inevitable that I would eventually reach success. But truthfully, I don’t even know what I imagined success to be back then. Having a cool job in a big city maybe, but that dream wasn’t for me — it was what people expected from me.

I have a propensity for doing the exact opposite of what people expect me to do. I’ve never really have a full-fledged plan when I make decisions. Going with my gut is the way I go about life. That’s pretty much been how I’ve made decisions over the course of the past year. For me, at this point in my life, busyness is not my game. I’m over it.

When I moved home and took on a new full-time job, on top of working remotely for another company, I didn’t realize how overwhelmed I would get. The queen of busy couldn’t handle being busy anymore, I guess. But honestly, being busy is not something to glorify.

We’ve got to start taking care of ourselves and paying attention to what brings us joy in our lives.

So far, this year has been the year of making decisions for myself. I quit my remote job because I just couldn’t deal with the stress of it anymore — and that’s okay! I’m just working a full-time job — and one that I absolutely love. 2019 has been the year of me being me.

Although I don’t really know where or what I’ll end up doing next, I’m excited to see where the future takes me — and how my personal style will be reflective of those changes! Adulthood is weird, my dudes, and it’s not at all about having it figured out.

Adulthood is taking chances. It’s standing up for yourself and speaking up when you don’t agree with something. It’s making decisions for you.

I’m no professional adult or anything, but this past year has taught me more about myself then I could have imagined. I’m really happy and content about where I’m at, ya know? I hope that you all find what brings you joy and happiness this year.

Whether it’s quitting your job, or finally taking that trip you’ve been dreaming about: follow your heart and the rest will fall into place. It’s not always about having a plan. If you have the idea, that’s all you need to get started.

Well, that’s all I’ve got for ya today! A little bit of insight into what I’ve been up to over the past couple of months. I am so excited to start sharing more on the blog with you all again next month. It’s going to be so much fun!

Until next time!

Alicia <3

*This asterisk (*) notes that an item within this blog post was gifted to me by a company. All opinions are my own.

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