Seems like forever since I last posted anything style-related. With the end of a year and then beginning of a new one, I found myself focused on a million things, and fashion was not a priority.
I have taken a break from online (I have disabled my Instagram account for a few weeks - more on that later), and instead, used that time on personal development and motivation - it felt freeing. I've also been thinking of where
I seriously can not believe that we are in December already! This year has gone by crazy fast and everyone I talk to, tells me the same thing.
I don't know about you, but around this time, I start reflecting back on the year that's passing.
Looking back, I feel like I have been in some sort of sleep-walking state this year, figuratively speaking. I've been going through the motions but incapable to focus. I simply could not keep up with the seasons, holidays and all this year's events. In spite of this, I have been very aware: aware of my feelings and desires, of where I want to be and who I want to become.
I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving day, surrounded by laughter, good food and your loved ones.
Our holiday was peaceful, with me and hubby (our family lives in a different state so we couldn't join them). We decided to skip the turkey this year (had swordfish instead) and it just made it so much easier.
I still roasted veggies, made mashed sweet potatoes and a berry pie for dessert. I thought we were going to miss the turkey but we didn't. I actually had time to enjoy the day (it was a hot one) without stressing.
Yes, we can finally wear sweaters in So Cal without any risk of "melting". It's all I've been pretty much wearing lately and it actually made it easier for dressing when heading out. Hubby has been pretty happy with me not changing about two outfits on average, before finding "the one". Yup, am guilty of that!
Anyway, before I get into the details about my outfit, can we give a shout-out to the beautiful bougainvillea blooming tirelessly behind me? Gotta love it!
I enjoy dressing up. And in the casual So Cal, I often feel out of place. But I learned not to pay attention to what people think of me, nor to let that change me. After all, it is about how I feel and so I choose to dress up for myself - to make myself feel good.
It's warm here. Warm like we're in the middle of the summer. And, honestly, I'm not complaining too much. I don't like the cold and I don't like having to heat our apartment - yes, we need to do that even if we live in So Cal.
So today, I decided to stop fighting it and celebrate the long-lasting summer days we've been having here. Did I mention I'm not ready for fall, like, really not ready? October caught me off-guard for sure. I mean Halloween is just around the corner, Thanksgiving is not that far away... should I continue?
Just because fall is here (more or less), it doesn't mean that we have to layer up. Thankfully, it's been pretty nice and warm and that has allowed a slower transition into the colder days, whenever those decide to come.
I have to be honest, I have a hard time dressing up once the temperatures drop. Living in So Cal, there's not much of a need for warmer clothes and so my fall/winter wardrobe is somewhat limited. However, because of milder weather here, we can take our summer clothes into any season.
It's official! Fall is here, even if only in the calendar so far. To be honest though, we did have fall-like weather here in So Cal for about two weeks, but weren't here to enjoy it -we were having the time of our lives in 90+ degrees somewhere else (yes, I'm being a little sarcastic - I mean, we had fun, but did not enjoy the hot weather). And I say we HAD fall-like weather because the weatherman is promising 90+ degrees days here too, once again. It really isn't surprising, since summer does not leave us here until about mid-November and we got used to that and even came to love it. But enough with the weather talk - it was only supposed to introduce today's outfit.
What is style? For some, it can be the way they do things, for others, it's what goes into their daily appearance, but, whatever it means to you, know that style is unique to you. You may get inspired from others, but I bet you leave your own "touch" to what you do and what you wear everyday.
Really, think about it. Have you ever given it any thought of what might be your style? Have you observed your wardrobe? Is there a clear "trend" being featured in it?
This is what I want to talk about today.
I focus on style a lot here on my blog, and I mean the style driven by fashion, but there's so much more to it.
So how does one find their style?
There are a few things you want to keep in mind.
You wouldn't be expecting foggy, dark days in So Cal in August but that's exactly how it looked this past weekend (not that we're complaining too much given the one hundred degrees days coming our way).
In the spur of a moment, we decided to go out for Happy Hour in the beautiful La Jolla.
I needed a boost of confidence, and an easy fix for that is a nice outfit (let's be honest, a good outfit does make us feel better). Truth is, it's been a little tough here lately with life throwing all sorts of things at us, so we needed some relaxation time.
We first had to see the place that brings us peace - the ocean - nothing makes us forget about our day-to-day problems faster than the beautiful ocean. Everything seems small in comparison to this immense blue.