Reflection brings change or so they say.
As we have been unpacking and settling back into Denver I have been trying to spend a lot of time reflecting on the last seventeen months… but I can’t seem to find my mirror. Both figuratively and literally.
When you look in a mirror what do you see looking back? Is it too superficial to see the physical features of your face or body or clothes looking back and if so, why?? Where did the stigma of caring what you look like become so negative? I personally spend a great deal of time in front of the mirror- styling outfits, testing out beauty products and experimenting with new hair and make-up trends- so when I look in the mirror I see the physical aspects. Except, recently, when I look in the mirror I see myself blankly staring back. Despite the new makeup and hair or styling the perfect outfit I have been lacking the other reflection. Something has been missing.
Oh, that’s right MY MIRROR.
Luckily for those around me I found my mirror and have been doing some serious reflecting.
Photos: Jenna Sparks
As you know I gravitate towards neutrals and mainly grays. whites and black so when I saw this bold patterned top I was surprised how much I loved it. The bold pattern paired perfectly with these patchwork denim as all the blue tones swirled together. This bold top is the perfect lightweight top for spring, perfect color combination for any skin tones and the flowy nature makes it flattering on anyone!! It is currently on sale so make sure to get it before they are all gone. These denim were part of the “operation update my denim” upon my return from London. I simply love them and the are well under $100. This brand, Articles of Society, is fast becoming my go-to for all things denim (sizing note- order a size down as they typically run big).
After “Operation Denim Update” was complete I embarked on a mission to find some new springish booties And since I am no longer walking 5-7 miles in the rain (sometimes) I am taking full advantage of these laser cut/perforated ones. Love love love the color of these new babies as they will transition well into spring. They are a low enough heel that I can chase Declan around in them but still feel a bit more polished than a trainer. They come in several other colors and some non-laser cut.
Once my mirror found its way home (it was on loan while we were away) I have been able to really think about and processes the changes. I have been able to start to pinpoint why there has been a blank stare when I look in the mirror.
I made a lot of assumptions before I left London on how this transition would be and I am beginning to realize that making assumptions about a situation that is completely new does not, usually, set me up for success. And I as I reflect on this I am reminded that this path of life is not laid out for me- that I am the one who decides what to make of each day- I am the one who can choose to change that blank stare- if I don’t like something then I need to change it.