Monday, September 4, 2017

Last Shot at Summer

Head to Toe: Top and jeans, thrifted // Sandals, Pikolinos // Scarf, Lilysilk // Bag, Vera Bradley

Hello, fashionistas! Happy September...August has come and gone and I've been pretty MIA on the blog. I have to admit, I've been having this feeling that life is getting away from me a little bit. This summer was pretty jam packed: I moved, started a new job and got engaged! Woah, I mean those are the big three right there. Wasn't it Carrie Bradshaw who said that in New York, you're always looking for a job, a boyfriend or an apartment? So while I am beyond thrilled that all of these amazing things are falling into place for me, all of the change has left me feeling a little jet lagged.
And then, there's physical jet lag from a busy end of summer. I spent the last weekend of July in Rhode Island with girlfriends, headed to Virginia for vacation the following week, and then went straight to Vegas for a work trip. Since I've been home, I have to admit, I haven't felt motivated to do a ton outside of work. I've slacked on my gym membership, haven't been cooking and have been throwing on the easiest thing in my closet to wear to work. While all of these things give me joy, sometimes it just feels like something has to give, you know? While I know I'll feel better if I make time for the gym, sometimes I just want to sit on my couch with my pups and watch Law & Order reruns over takeout food.
In NYC, there's underlying feeling of "competition" to  be the busiest, to pack the most into your life. And that hustle is part of why I love the city, but most of the time, it's not a competition I want to win. Nor could I! I'm in awe of how much the women around me are juggling—many of my friends have multiple jobs (or just super long hours at their full-time job), children, or are going back to school, or some combination of all those things! Is there ever a time when things slow down?
And maybe that's what has had me feeling so out of whack lately—the fact that another summer is in the books, another new school year underway, and as always, it snuck up quickly. Every year, I seem to feel this back-to-school anxiety. In many ways, it feels like a chance to shed the indulgences of summer and get back on track. September always feels like an new year to me more than January. Plus pumpkin everything, amiright?
For sure, fall has always had a special place in my heart. August 30 was actually my sixth blog-versary. I'm trying to think back to how I felt then, but perhaps it was this same restlessness that prompted me to start this blog, at the turn of a season and start of my last school year. So that's what I want to do now—harness that anxious energy for good. That means you'll be seeing more of me on here (although I'll forgive myself if it isn't as often as I'd like). And with fashion week coming up, there will be tons of new inspiration and creativity circulating. I can't wait to see what all my fellow blogger babes will be wearing! Until then, thanks for being a part of my journey these past six years, and for sticking with me even when real life gets in the way.

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