Outfit: Puff, Puff

The other day I was going through some of my old journals, and the one thing I brought up constantly was how I wasn’t doing anything I was passionate about.  After I graduated from college, I didn’t really know how to have much of a creative or intellectual life on my own.  When all the long discussions in my English classes stopped, when writing for the school’s magazine was over, when I didn’t have free access to scholarly articles about Ma’s blatant racism in Little House on the Prairie, I felt so stagnant.

I wasn’t using my mind for anything, and I bored myself.  Something had to be done.

I toyed with starting a blog for years.  Two posts in 2012.  A weird 90-day no-shopping challenge that I documented last year on my personal Instagram.  A very tentative outfit post that I did in my roommates’ band room.

When I hit 25, I set myself a goal: one blog post a month.  I thought that would be enough to satisfy my creative needs.  One post quickly became eight, then twelve in a month.

I’ve been feeling kind of down about a few things lately, but after reading those old journals, I realized that I’ve come quite far since this time last year.  I took that problem of zero-creativity and turned it on its damn head.  And if I can destroy that issue, what else am I capable of doing?

Let’s find out, shall we?

What about you guys?  Is there something you’ve done lately that you’re really proud of?  I wanna hear about it!

Hat: from a local boutique

Headband (worn as a necktie): handmade

Top: thrifted

Skirt: old, H&M

Shoes: ModCloth

Clutch: old, ModCloth

*By the way, no, I’m not smoking!  That’s a twig I picked up.  Too much cancer in my family to even think about that habit.


12 thoughts on “Outfit: Puff, Puff

  1. Gosh this outfit is sooo cute and chic! I love it! You look French (I mean that in the best way)!
    Good on you for not smoking! Smoking kills! Horrible horrible thing…
    And kudos for coming such a long way in just a year. That’s great! You already know of something I’ve done that I’m proud of 😛 hehe
    Much love


    1. Thank you!! I was definitely aiming for a French style but I hope I didn’t go too overboard with it! And goodness knows I’m proud of you 🙂


    1. Thank you! I’d been seeing a few bloggers wearing little ascots like that, and I wanted to give it a whirl. Hopefully, no one can tell it’s one of those wired headbands!


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