Outfit: Mad About Saffron

I was really excited to shoot in this park because there’s a long trail of stepping stones that forms a timeline of my city’s history, going back all the way to the age of the dinosaurs.  Unfortunately, my camera died before I could take any pictures of those, but I made sure to take lots of pictures of myself like the shameless ham I am.

Anyway, the night I took these pictures, I had the strangest feeling.  I was walking Moxie and thinking about how boring certain things were becoming–the things I do on my own, like taking pictures, writing, and watching Netflix.  I love each of those hobbies, but something was missing.  It took me some time, but eventually it dawned on me that I actually want to be around people.

In an earlier post, I mentioned that I had never truly lived on my own.  Now that I’m about a month into it, I’m really craving the company of other human beings.  (Not that I don’t love being with Moxie, but she can’t hold a conversation with me.  I tried.)  I’ve found myself eagerly making plans and going out and actually enjoying it, which is often not the case.  Previously, I looked forward to and savored every moment of alone time, but now that I have it in abundance, all I want is to hang out with everyone all the time!

Who am I anymore?

Hat: from a nearby boutique

T-shirt: Target

Shorts: ModCloth

Sandals: ModCloth

Bag: ModCloth

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11 thoughts on “Outfit: Mad About Saffron

  1. Beautiful photos! I love the outfit, those shorts are so great!
    And I’m sure it’s just a phase you’re going through. When things change so radically as living on your own you need to get adjusted to it. Just do what feels right! I’m sure it will all be good in the end.
    Much love!

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    1. I think you’re right. It’s such a weird time in my life. When I was living with my roommates, I kind of started to hide away from everyone because I was on edge all the time. Now that I have my own space, I have a really strong desire to always be with people. I think as time goes on, I’ll strike a better balance.

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  2. this is beautiful!! I love the saffron 😀 don’t worry – it’s never easy to adjust! but you’ll definitely find people and new friends to hang out with – be it randomly or at work etc. 😉 ❤
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    1. Thanks! I’m really getting into yellow (and bright colors in general) lately! It’s been strange for me because before, when I had roommates, I wanted to be alone all the time, and I kind of pushed away some of my friends. Now that things have changed, I’m really excited to sort of rekindle those old friendships, and hopefully make new friends, too!

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  3. Those shorts are . . . basically perfection.
    Interesting! I am introverted almost to the extreme of being socially awkward, so I have always looked forward to the thought of someday living by myself – but who knows, maybe if I did, I would crave human interaction (whatt)!

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    1. It’s really the strangest feeling. My brother had warned me that I might feel lonely if I lived by myself, but I didn’t believe him because I considered myself extremely introverted. Now that I’ve been on my own for a month, it feels so odd, but I really want to be around people all the time. I don’t think I’d ever want to live with a roommate again, but I do find myself making a lot more plans and dates these days.

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  4. Devinne, you are not alone! I know exactly how that feels.

    When I first moved out to Germany, I lived with 17 other people. It was a complete riot and I found myself absolutely miserable with the little amount of privacy I could salvage. But then some 6 of us moved out and got a place of our own. And then I lived alone. Sometimes, in the wee hours of the night, I remember those lively nights and warm mornings when there were 18 of us and I missed it! But, of course, had I gone back it would’ve been a complete riot still.

    I guess, whoever came up with the saying: “Everything in moderation” is a wise fella. You’ll ease into it, I’m sure in a month or two you’ll only feel half as lonely. Just hang out with as many people as you can when it’s light out. Go to a coffee shop, do the groceries for hours, visit a museum. Keep yourself distracted until you feel okay about going home to an (almost) empty house 😉

    Alive as Always

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    1. Oh my goodness! I thought living with three other people was a lot, but 17! It’s good to know that the feelings of loneliness I’m having right now are normal and that they’ll mellow out over time. Thank you very much for your comment 🙂 It helps.

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  5. This outfit is so cute! I love the shorts..and the shirt.. and the purse..and hat – ok I want it all!! That second photo of you is SO adorable and fun!

    I wish I had advice for living on your own, however that’s something that I haven’t done in quite a while. (My husband is quite the permanent roommate, haha.) But our lifestyle generally leaves us rather isolated, as we are constantly moving and having to make new friends. I’ve always found the gym (taking different classes, to be more specific) to be a good spot to meet new people. It’s also a good way to get out of the house at night and be social with other people (for me at least), but not have to keep a constant conversation going (like at a dinner). It’s helped me cope with the loneliness that can sometimes creep in when I’ve moved to a new place. 🙂

    -Lindsey
    have-clothes-will-travel.com

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    1. I can only begin to imagine what it must be like for you to move around all the time and have lots of new beginnings. Your gym idea is a really good one! Last year, I used to go all the time, but other things got in the way–maybe now’s a good time to get back into it and make some gym pals. Besides that, I’m glad I have blogger friends like you! It’s a big help!

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