I think one of my best -not worst!- qualities is that I'm impatient. I drag my feet as all hell most days, but when I get a thought into my head I need to dive in with both feet without thinking how deep the water is. And sometimes it's over little things.
Impatient to close the book so I can watch the clouds pass. Impatient to talk to you. To eat the whole bowl of strawberries. To go pay to see the museum when the free day is two days away. Impatient to just ask. To try that recipe even though the closest thing I have to a stirring bowl is a Tupperware container. Impatient o just blurt it out and have the words sort themselves out of their own mess. Impatient to see those crinkles around your eyes as I make you laugh. To ask you to go get food with me somewhere with fairy-lights even though we both have a lot of work to do. Impatient to take a losing gamble on myself- because, who knows? The house doesn't always win. Impatient to feel kind of bad when it doesn't work out. Impatient to feel kind of amazing when it does.
Because while everyone else is playing it cool, I think I rather get myself in trouble with the verve. Because in the end, how much is waiting really going to make a difference? It's either going to work out or it won't. The universe already fought this hard to get you here. Trust that it won't let you fall.
And if it does, who cares? Start again. Trust me, I've failed. And nothing really earth-moving happens. Other than you brushing off your knees, and noticing- with some surprise- you're a heck of a lot more resilient than you thought you were.
And while you're psyching yourself up to just go do that thing you've been waiting to do, let's talk style. I can't get enough of those baggy, sheer American Apparel shirts. I love how the slightly-slob effect looks with primmer pieces, like with structured, pleated skirts and straw handbags. I've been wearing this New Old Fashion Vintage one as a clutch with just about every outfit, because apparently wicker goes with just about every summer piece imaginable. I'm at the point where I have to physically restrain myself from wearing it because the repeats are starting to get into offensive proportions. If you're looking for a shop that has them- as well as a heck of a lot of other vintage delights- I'd recommend New Old Fashion Vintage. I have a ton of dresses and skirts from them that are seriously my go-to favorite items, so if you're in a shopping mood hop on over and say hi to Amelia (the brains behind the operation)!
And to give you an idea what sort of items New Old Fashion Vintage has, here are my favorite picks. Seriously, it's one of my favorite, go-to stores on Etsy- go check it out!
SHIRT: American Apparel
SKIRT: c/o Dressed in the Dark
PURSE: c/o New Old Fashion Vintage