At the back of my mind lies some negative connotations about white shoes. Back there you will also find some insecurities about wearing big faux fur coats and faux leather trousers. All of these thoughts continue to interfere with what I choose to wear and what my heart actually wants me to wear. Sigh.
I find it all nothing short of ridiculous because should a stranger walk by in any of the aforementioned clothing I would be doing a little head nod to their fashion choices. Then inside a little voice always says ‘but you are not cool/thin/young enough’. Pesky internal dialogue ruining my fun. You may be thinking ‘Don’t be so silly Cara! Wear the white shoes’ but I would put money on a lot of you feeling the same.
Why do we do it to ourselves? How do we become those people who just don’t care? Do we have to wait until we hit a certain age where self confidence takes over. (I hear that it is at 40 from every person over 40 that I have talked to and I am very much excited to hit that number and just live my best life) Until then I am going with the approach of throwing caution to the wind and almost training myself to be braver.
Does all of this sound completely nuts?
I have to say I think that it might be working. Over the last month I have worn this outfit so many times and I feel really good about myself in it. Yes it is a little out of my comfort zone but absolutely no one gasped in horror and I may have even received a little nod of approval over the boots. Someone did the nod at me! I know that it is that time of year where we all start thinking about making changes. So I guess I thought maybe the change should just be saying yes more? Kinda like the film Yes Man but maybe with a few less dramatic consequences.
I have been working with Very for a few months and this is my favourite outfit that I have picked so far. I also picked this amazing fairisle jumper which I have been loving for all the festive feels. It isn’t itchy, feels really soft and I love the simplest detail of it.
The instant camera is a gift for Harbor but I have been having a play with it first (I do this with all their toys so that Christmas Day isn’t one filled with inserting batteries and instruction booklets) I am really impressed with the settings and the quality of the photographs. It is also something of a handsome chap!
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