If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I’ve been participating in the #thankfullist2016 challenge – posting each day in November about something for which I’m thankful. It’s a simple task to slow down and practice gratitude during this holiday season, which can sometimes feel overwhelming with activity.
Yesterday I shared how I am thankful for seasons. The springs and falls and summers and winters and the different seasons of LIFE. Because each season is only temporary. The good – we have to appreciate, the bad – we know will pass.
I’ve been feeling an anxiety-induced sense of overwhelm as of late – unsure of decisions but excited about all the possibilities. Generally, my anxiety seems to rear its ugly head when I’m not living in the present moment – but instead worrying about the ifs, ands, or buts of the future. What I should have already done and what I should be doing later, and what am I even doing now?! Life is fleeting and moving and changing for the better and the not-so-great all at the same time. We look forward and backwards but rarely just look at the now. Change is our only constant, so I’m trying very hard to live in and celebrate my current season.
Since we carry those lessons, revelations, joys, and sorrows from each period of our lives into the next – melding them to shape (and maybe better) our current state of being, I thought it’d be fitting to bring a “summer” wardrobe piece into this fall season – restyling it for the cooler, darker days. All I had to do was layer with a turtleneck and sweater and switch the sneakers for boots.
The great thing about the different seasons: you don’t have to buy new clothing or change who you intrinsically are.
You already have everything you need.
Outfit details: jumpsuit from Madewell (sold out but other versions here), turtleneck from J.Crew (other colors here), sweater from Anthropologie -gifted from my mama (different but similar textured here), boots from Poshmark, faux leather tote from Nordstrom.
Photos taken by Tony Castle Photography, edited by me.