Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A more sophisticated me

I'm 23 years old.
I'm 10 units away from my bachelor's degree.
I live away from home.
I have a dog.
I'm a grown up.
I have no idea when that last thing happened, but whether I like it or not, it's the truth. I made some promises to myself that I was going to start making a few changes. Most of these promises stemmed from the new beginning, which I posted about recently.
I'm taking on a lot of new responsibilities on unfamiliar ground, and risk-taking is now something I'm doing daily. 
So why do I still roll out of bed every morning and throw on a tshirt and jeans? Because it's easy, it's familiar, and it's safe. Part of having a successful business is being mindful of how others perceive you... and haphazardly pulling on too-casual clothing is no longer going to cut it if I want to be happy with myself and say honestly that I'm trying my best.
Very recently I started filling in my eyebrows and wearing lip stain (not lipstick people, I'm nowhere near ready for that). I also started waking up early enough to apply it in front of my bathroom mirror and not while sitting at a red light on the way to work. It's going well so far.
But I'd still like to step it up a bit in terms of my appearance. I'm talking about outfit planning, accessorizing, and wearing my hair in styles other than a ponytail.
You can check out my entire style pinboard in Pinterest, but here are a few of my favorite items and outfits that I use to get inspired...
Source: via Amy on Pinterest
Source: via Amy on Pinterest
Source: None via Amy on Pinterest

Source: None via Amy on Pinterest

Well, we will just have to see where this goes. Baby steps folks.


  1. Oooh, lovely selections! You have such great style :) Yeah, being a grown-up sucks sometimes. But it sounds like you have a great attitude about and are proactively trying to do what needs to be done in order to be a cool, confident, professional adult! You are awesome!

  2. Oooh all these looks are so chic! I love all three looks!