M I D S E A S O N R U T…..
Snap out of it! And bring me with you!!
Friends, I am in the mid-season rut. Anyone else?? You know half way through a season when you stare at your closet and nothing is pretty, everything is blahh, the newness of everything has worn off and even the tried and true favorites are not making the cut. And when this happens I seem to wallow and wallow and find myself spiraling. Well its time for me to climb out. Starting today. Or maybe tomorrow.
Typically I love getting dressed, planning outfits, going shopping- all things fashion related. But recently I have very little motivation and I am tired of getting dressed! In fact, today, I did not even get out of my sweat pants. As I was browsing online or in stores I just got tired of the same old chunky sweater, the same distressed jeans, the same booties. Now, there is NOTHING wrong with chunky sweaters, distressed denim and booties but I was craving a little inspiration and a little variety. I felt like I had all the chunky sweaters I needed or all the distressed denim one girl could handle…so how do I pull myself out of the rut??
No, I am actually asking!!!!
Photos: Zoe Griffin
So for starters I went with a variety of the “chunky sweater”… a chunky sweater VEST. This lovely has the best collar and makes any plain outfit pop and I love that I can throw it on over just about any shirt- button down, flowy, tee, turtleneck. I shared it on Instagram last week as it is currently one sale! It is the perfect amount of chunk without being too chunky… I was a bit over chunky! This layering V-neck tunic has been a staple this season and I wear it constantly! It is currently on sale and comes in a multitude of colors. I wear it under everything and it is perfect with a scarf or statement necklace. The denim is a top fav for me- seriously! I wear them at least once a week, maybe twice, and I have them in two other washes. This outfit was a bit blah for me to start so I added some chunky jewelry from J. Crew. The necklace is from last season so I have linked some similar <here> and <here>. These earrings jumped into my hands when I saw them… I obviously had to buy them– they just jumped right in!
One of the others things I have been doing in order to get me out of my rut is adding a new lip color! While I am not normally a super bold lip girl and I tend to do a bit more gloss I feel in love with this new product. This Hourglass Opaque Rouge in Empress is excellent. There are several other colors to chose from.
In the end I am climbing out of my rut. I will make it to the surface- I can see the silver lining. But I am no stranger to feeling a bit blahh. This go around I really tried to identify exactly what was making me feel stuck. I worked at alleviating all the other noise in my head and focused on how to efficiently and quickly get myself out of the rut. This season shopping did not help. This season it was about feeling it from the inside out- it was about remembering that everyone has bad days and that each morning I get to choose how to proceed with my day. Each day I started to climb out a little further- sure there were days were I slipped back but I can say I am on the way out!!! Feels really good to feel good. And no shame in saying so!!
Hope you all had a great Christmas!!! Santa was very good to our family. Wishing the same for you and yours. Thanks for stopping by-