Chasing the Sun

Happy Monday Babes!
I kind of love that we’re kicking off the month of August on a Monday. Starting the week off on the same day we welcome in a new month just seems like such a great fresh start.
Forever chasing the sun…
I’ve gone through a few changes on the blog in terms of my writing style. When I first started blogging, I was in a really good place in life so I not only wrote about my outfits, but a little tidbit on my life, then I started this great job I was really proud of so I continued writing about my life and my day to day activites and then I came across a rough patch in my quest to adulthood and no longer felt like writing about my life. It was getting repetitive and a little depressing and I just wanted my blog to remain this positive outlet so I no longer felt like sharing personal details. To be honest, I was a bit lost for words so I just wrote about my outfits and although I tried to make it as fun as possible, I just felt like it wasn’t me and I wasn’t immensely proud of it.
If I’m being honest with you guys, I haven’t been in a great place in life for what feels like a long time now. I’m only now starting to open up a little more, but I’m not all the way ready to share my story. I think depression is a big word and I’m in no way diagnosing myself, but I’ve definitely struggled with some symptoms of it. Excessive sleeping, shutting myself out from the world and feeling hopeless at times. When I was in Miami, it was the first time that I really felt like myself again. I was just so happy to be there and I put everything and everyone that brought me down out of my mind and I just felt really inspired. When I was looking at these pictures and trying to think of a title, I kept associating yellow with sun and sun with happiness. And although it’s been an uphill battle, I’m still chasing the sun, I’m still pushing to find myself again and to find that happy and positive person.
Like I said, I’m not quite ready yet to share everything I’ve been feeling and going through so I’m sorry if this was a little anti-climatic for you, but I’m getting there and writing this post and actually putting my thoughts into words to share with you all is a big step for me. I don’t want my voice to continue being a sad one so I’m not going to talk about all of this in every post until I’m ready to open up again, but just wanted to share a little personal thought since it’s a new month and a new week and I’m on my way to a fresh new start and perspective.
I’ve also been telling myself to take it one day at a time and to focus on the small things in life that make me happy or the things I’m looking forward to. So before I go, I wanted to share that with all of you today and also to write it down so I can reference it when I’m starting to feel down.
These are a few of my favorite things:
1. Iced Hot Chocolate from Aroma Espresso Bar- the most amazing thing I’ve ever tasted.
2. Pins- I’m currently in the market for a new oversized denim jacket, which I want to decorate with pins so I’m currently really into shopping for pins. I’ve already picked up a few (my favorite brand is Pintrill!), but shopping around and seeing all of the fun designs is really making me happy.
3. Revolve– My current favorite online shop to scroll through. I have a big trip planned in a few months so this has been my go-to place for inspiration.
4. Game Shows- ABC has been bringing back old school game shows (Match Game, Pyramid) and introducing new ones (To Tell the Truth) and my mom and I have been binge watching them to catch up and it’s just been fun to watch and play along and I look forward to it every week.
Outfit Details
Shirt: Gap. Shorts: Madewell. Shoes: Sam Edelman. Clutch: Mud Pie. Sunnies: Express.

 

I would love to know if we share a favorite or if you have any favorites you recommend, but thanks for reading everyone. Have a great week and a fantastic start to August!
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