Outfit: Personal Training

dsc_0171Lately, I’ve been feeling so restless, and I can’t quite figure out why.  Maybe the turn of the seasons is somehow influencing me to change too.  Or perhaps I’ve settled into too much of a routine lately, with each weekday going about the same as every other.



I’m trying to do something about it.  These days, I spend more time with my friends than I ever have, and I go out on dates just to meet new people.  For so long, I thought of myself as an introvert, but lately, I need to be around people in order to recharge.  Being alone with a book is no longer as refreshing as it used to be.  I constantly want something to do.

I’ve got plans to travel here and abroad to visit and be with friends, and yet I don’t think that will be enough.  I want something fundamental to change.  Maybe that means moving somewhere new or finding new work.  I don’t know.  In all probability, I’ll just end up changing my hairstyle or buying some new furniture.

Even my clothes feel boring, even though I’ve recently gotten a fair amount of new ones.  I feel like I keep wearing the same stuff over and over again, and I don’t feel very sartorially inspired.

I’m going to turn it over to you guys.  When you start feeling extra restless, what do you do to shake yourself out of a rut?

Dress: old, ModCloth

Sweater: c/o thredUP

Tights: Tabbisocks

Shoes: old, ModCloth

Clutch: old, ModCloth

Necklace: Pendant Emporium


16 thoughts on “Outfit: Personal Training

  1. I relate SO MUCH to this post, Devinne! I’ve been feeling so restless lately and it’s really been getting to me. I’ve become increasingly more bored with my job, the place I’m living, everything. I did recently cut off some toxic friendships, which makes me feel better but also worse because I feel more lonely now that I live by myself. I’m finding it really hard to meet new people. How do you do it?
    I also feel like I need to move to somewhere new but I have to figure out some kind of plan to get there, which is proving to be difficult…. I don’t think I want to go to grad school just yet but finding a job is so freaking difficult these days.
    Right now I’m just trying to focus on my blog. If anything, the change of the weather is only helping my outfit choices, which is really one of the things keeping me motivated with my life right now.
    I know this doesn’t help much as I didn’t give too much advice but maybe it’ll help to know you’re not alone in this feeling?

    Lee – leethrifts.com


    1. I was nodding my head to almost everything you wrote. Do you feel this impulse to do something big and exciting? Like there’s got to be something more out there but maybe you don’t know what it is?

      I’m glad you cut out those toxic friendships. I had to do that last year when I moved out on my own, and yeah, I get lonely. Plus after the breakup, I lost the person who always got me out of my comfort zone and who always wanted to do something fun. I’ve been hanging out with my old friends a lot more, but even that’s not enough. Honestly, right now, I’m just using Tinder and going out on dates now and then. I’m not really doing it to meet the “one,” but really I kind of just want a nice meal and a conversation, and if the person is cool, that’s just icing on the cake.

      I’m glad you’re focusing on your blog and keeping it fresh. Sometimes I wonder what on earth I would do with my time if I didn’t have a blog.


      1. YES!! All time time I want to pack up m ybags and move somewhere crazy for a little while. I am seriously looking into getting a working holiday visa to australia but we’ll see….. I also just found an abandoned kitten so i might just keep him haha.

        I’ve used tinder a few times with no such luck but maybe I’ll give it another go just to meet some new people!


  2. This is one of my favourite outfits you’ve posted! That sweater looks so cozy, and paired with this more “summery” looking dress, it is a perfect fall transition outfit 🙂 And, I already commented on instagram, but the shoes are amazing too.
    I know what you mean about feeling restless. I’ve been there recently too. I have been really reevaluating my priorities and goals and asking myself where I am headed, and looking to see what I am doing to fulfill those dreams. Sometimes you just need to refocus and see what your day to day is doing to contribute to your future hopes. I hope that helps maybe?
    The Artyologist


    1. Thank you! This sweater feels like a cocoon. I think it’s actually a men’s cardigan, but I don’t care–it’s great to wrap up in.

      That really helps. I hadn’t thought of it that way, but today I’m going to take some time and journal out what my goals are and if I’m on my way to reaching them.


  3. I know I told you about the book thing as a solution, but I think there are other ways I would fight boredom. Scrolling through pinterest usually gets me very inspired and motivated. Otherwise, I usually let it all out on a piece of a paper with a pencil in hand. But, if you’re speaking of wanderlust, I say go ahead and do it—granted, you have to resources and time. If you ever visit my neck of the woods, please do let me know 😉

    Alive as Always


    1. Honestly, writing is something I used to love doing and yet I seem to have stopped for no apparent reason. Thank you for reminding me to get back into that! And I would LOVE to visit you one day. I’ve got the time, but I’m working on the resources 😉


  4. I also noticed the heavy urge to do more around the start of fall. Even after work and after reading and playing my favorite game, I felt like I needed to go somewhere, move, learn, improve something. Shortly after, I happened to run into a self-defense instructor. How perfect! I can learn new things, train my body, become more confident, and have a reason to get out and see people. This was the ideal solution for me. Hope you’re enjoying whatever you’ve picked up lately as well. And I certainly bet there really is something in our DNA that makes us want to do more when seasons change. Countless generations working in fields growing crops and preparing cities for snow HAS to get ground in eventually, right?


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