This outfit inspiration came from the movie Julie and Julia! That movie was also part of the reason I started this blog. But anyways, Julie is wearing this outfit in the scene when she's walking to work at the beginning. I watched the movie the other day and saw the outfit and knew I had to wear it because I just loved it! Anyways, so that's my thoughts for the day.
Now for story time.. :) I also just have to say how amazingly grateful I am for this blog. It has saved my life this year. Rewind back to the end of ninth grade. I tried out for my school's dance team and didn't make it. Let's face it, I was crushed. Because dance was, is, and always will be a love of my life. I just wanted to dance and I didn't understand why Heavenly Father wouldn't let me do something I loved. But I wasn't ready to give up. I tried out the next two years and I never made it. Never making Dance Co. was one of the hardest things I've ever gone through. Because I didn't understand why. I didn't understand what I was doing wrong and I didn't understand why I wasn't a better dancer. All I wanted was to dance. I never understood why and all my mom and other people could tell me was that in the end it would be better and I'd be grateful for it. But for a long time, it's still been a really hard thing for me.
But Senior year, something happened that has now changed my life. I took a fashion merchandising class from Julie Webb-Townsend, the most AMAZING teacher ever. Fashion merchandising was 4th period, the same period as Dance Company. The only reason I was taking it was for college credit. I wasn't really excited for it and I had no idea what it would entail. Little had I known how much I would loved it. I loved learning all about fashion and doing all the creative projects. Second semester I dropped one of my favorite classes so I could take Advanced Fashion Merchandising. It was so great. I came to college last year wishing I could major something in fashion but it kinda went to the back of my mind because I had a great year and didn't necessarily need it in my life.
Then this year came.. Things happened that I never would have expected and honestly, I have never been so alone and so miserable than some of the days I've had in the past month and a half. But this blog has been my solace. Every single day I look forward to coming up with a new outfit and to blogging here. It totally makes my day all the time. And I was just thinking today at work about how much I really love fashion and how much it makes my life. I haven't even been dancing every day lately and I don't really care because I have fashion. It just makes me so happy! I dress cute every day and I think I get at least one compliment every day on my outfit. It gives me confidence. :) And blogging about it gives me a sense of accomplishment. Anyways, now I think I can finally say that I'm happy I never made Dance Company all those years. Because I ended up taking a fashion class instead, and that has made all the difference. :)
Sorry that was so long. But I just needed to write that for me mostly. :)
Button-Down Shirt: New York and Company (thrifted)
Cardigan: Forever 21