Friday, October 19, 2012

Do Something Different

Lately I've felt that my outfits are somehow lacking. I think it's because I've been playing it safe. I've been sticking with what I know and falling back on old favorites. I don't think there's anything wrong with that, but I think it's important - for all areas of life - to challenge oneself, and take a step or two beyond the perimeters of the comfort zone. In other words, fashion tip of the day: do something different.

Dress: Old Navy {last worn here}
Jacket: The Limited {last worn here}
Necklace: Forever 21
Tights: ? - gift from Mom
Boots: Mootsies Tootsies c/o Kohl's
I stepped outside of my comfort zone and challenged myself today in several ways. Today was really a day of firsts for me. Today was the first day I've ever worn a dress and boots. Today was the first day I've ever worn a dress and a blazer in public (yes, I have featured a few dress + blazer outfits on the blog, but they've never actually seen the light of day).

Can you tell that my tights are black, my boots are brown, and my jacket is navy? I'm sure that breaks some fashion law out there somewhere, but I'm too busy being proud of myself out here in non-comfort zone. It's quite refreshing.

Do you have a comfort zone? What are the boundaries? How often do you go outside of it? And once you've gone outside of it, do you feel like your comfort zone has just expanded? After today, I feel like wearing a dress and boots is no longer scary. Now it's just part of what I'm comfortable with. Fashion is a funny thing, eh?

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If you haven't already, stop by Work Clothes, I Suppose for the First Ever Third Thursday Threads Link Up. The theme of this link-up is boots! Submit your own look -- which doesn't even have to be from today, anytime in the last week or two is good!

8 comments:

  1. Good for you taking risks. I think fashion is a journey and we are always evolving. Stepping out of your comfort zone helps you find what works and what doesn't work for you. As long as you feel good and confident, it will show through whatever you are wearing! You look great! Heather

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  2. The skirt is from Modcloth as I stated in the post! I followed you! Please follow me back :)

    -Rachel
    www.apreppystateofmind.blogspot.com

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  3. I do have a go to outfit and it's the skinny jeans, boots and blazer look. I did step out recently with printed denim to jazz up the look and I love it! It's nice to experiment and have it work, and your outfit definitely works. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Friday's Fancies post. Following you now:)
    www.winetastegirl.com

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  4. Great fall styling of this dress! I will definitely be recreating this look! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  5. I really love this dress and how you styled it to be worn in fall weather! I saw this in store and contimplated buying it but didn't....which I really regret now! Yay you for going out your comfort zone!


    Kathryn
    sprinklesnpearls.blogspot.com

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