Hello! Today, in the spirit of the New Year that’s approaching, I want to share an outfit that’s inspired by some of my reflections lately. As with every end of the year, I’m looking back on everything that’s happened in the last year, and I can’t believe how much has changed and how much I’ve grown.
In this past year and a half, I graduated university with a business degree and got my first full time accounting and finance job in a big corporation. Even though it was the “right” thing in the eyes of my parents, my family, and society, I wasn’t happy because I wasn’t doing something that I liked. After about 9 months (and after much debate, self-doubt, and worrying) I decided that in order to be happy, I needed to do things for me and not for others.
It took a lot of courage, but I finally took some time off to find myself, which is ultimately how my blogging journey started. I’ve always been a creative writer and was also really interested in fashion and beauty, so I decided to start a blog on it, and that’s how Clothes to Youuu came into existence.
It’s definitely been a whirlwind of a year, and I’ve learned so much, not just about the world, but about myself. Though I still have so many questions, I feel peace in my heart because I feel like I’m following my heart and doing things that are important to me.
What I want to say is that you should always follow your heart because life is too short to be sidetracked by the things everyone else wants you to do. Only you know what you want. It’s okay to be scared, to be worried, to feel self-doubt. But never stop dreaming, never stop doing, never stop believing in yourself. Be patient and persistent. And most importantly, never lose hope and remember that sometimes, all it takes is a leap of faith! 🙂
Top: Forever 21 Studded Heart Pullover in Navy Blue, USD $24.90 (Sold Out)
- Similar Style here
Shirt (Around Waist): Forever 21 Belted Plaid Shirt Dress in Blue/Multi, USD $22.90
Bottoms: Forever 21 Classic Stretch-Knit Skinny Pants in Dark Grey, USD $14.90 (This Color No Longer Available)
- Burgundy still available here
Shoes: Cathy Jean Thigh High Suede Boots in Black, USD $69.99
Kate Spade Newbury Lane Sally Crossbody Saffiano Leather in Anthracite, USD $155.00 (This Color No Longer Available)
- Still available in 5 other color options here
To inspire some of you too, I leave you with two of my favorite quotes from Steve Jobs:
“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”
“Your time is limited. Don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”
I hope I was able to provide some end of the year inspiration to you as well! Thank you for all of your constant love, encouragement, and support! I couldn’t have done it without all of you! Have a happy and safe New Year’s Eve! See you all again soon!