PURSE: c/o Whhttt Vintage| SWEATER: Zara| DRESS: thrifted| SCARF: c/o Afternoon Owl Designs| BERET: Moonchild Vintage| BOOTS: Macys
Lately I've found myself straddling the border between a flickering ambition and a melancholy laziness, so for all of you with a unfolding dream tucked away into the recesses of your mind, this one's for you.
I've been wanting to be a writer ever since the first grade, back when my bangs were cut into a blunt line and light-up Barbie sneakers were my shoe of choice. The exact moment I found out that "writer" was my noun was during English. Ms. Mollenkamp looked over my story about a ghost that lived in my backpack with an impressed little smile tugging at the corners of her mouth, and told me to march up to the front of the class and read them my brilliance. Ever since that moment, I was hooked.
And ever since then I've been wanting to make my noun stick. But let me tell you, when you want something so bad, that first step towards making it happen seems like a colossal one. There were many a times where I'd be lying in bed, waiting for sleep to come to me but my mind would be racing with all these dreams of what I could be...and all these "what ifs" chasing right at their heels. And just as dreams have the habit of doing when you wake up, they'd slowly become foggy and slip back away into yesterday's night, but the "what ifs" stuck around clear as day and made themselves cozy right at the front of my mind.
And because of all this anxiety and nervous finger drumming, it's hard for me- or for anyone- to find the inspiration. That little nudge that I need is right now buried under an avalanche of second-guesses and I sometimes want to give up before I even begin and just go get an office job and be done with the whole blasted thing. But then I think, how many people are out there that didn't realize how close to success they were right when they gave up. How many air-punching triumphs fell into failures a day or two too early. And do I want to be one of them?
I'll take a hard pass on that one. So for all of you that are like me and need that little push in the right direction, think of what Pablo Picasso said and take it as food for thought: "Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working." You've got to do something in order to find that push. So no more melancholy laziness- it's time to hitch up those britches and make the stars ours.
“The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who’ll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up & get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part & a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself. Things occur to you. ~ Chuck Close
And now on a more sartorial note, I went with a very "French Revolution" look today, haha. It seems that when I woke up I just kept piling and piling on the knits, and in the end I was all bundled up and cozy under chunky sweaters and even chunkier scarves. I added on a beret for a little flair and grabbed my clear Whhttt Vintage purse to give this old-timer look a modern touch. I really love that what you put in your purse can add to the outfit, whether it be a pair of cute pompom mittens and your favorite lipstick, or a patterned silk scarf to add some color. If you have an eclectic style yourself, then you should hop over to Whhttt Vintage- they have everything from leotards and crocheted collars, to fur coats and sheer dresses!
And to give you an idea what Whhttt Vintage specifically offers, here are some of my favorite items! I love the emerald gown!
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