Wanderlust

Happy Saturday!! Wow, it has been a while. Three weeks is way to long to go without blogging. But it is a good build up for writing this post. Since college started, I have been filled with such wanderlust. I go to a college where I am surrounded by mountains and adventure. I am an art marketing major and I am always wanting to draw or paint things. I have been completely inspired by people and nature. I am in a place in my life where I am learning what I am truly passionate about. And those passions consist of fashion, art, and traveling. All I want to do is create art and travel. This world was meant to be seen, and so many people go their entire life without seeing it. There is so much beauty out there that most people never get to see. And there is always an excuse as to why. Too much money, school, work, the reasons are endless. But we each have the opportunity to take a leap of faith and a risk... A risk to seek out our true passions. A leap into the unknown. We can't see the future, and getting a steady job and having a safe and steady life might seem like the best choice. But I don't want my life to be filled with safe choices and comfort. I'm not saying that in a bad way. If you find any job that you're passionate about, then seek it out. That is awesome. For me, I want to do things that scare me. I want to see the beauty in this world. I want to take a leap of faith and pursue my passions despite not knowing the outcome. I want to feel like a kid, turning my dreams into a reality. And making my dreams into reality does not consist of making the comfortable and safe decisions. It consists of taking risks and seeking adventure in everything. It means not stressing over money, or what job I'm going to get, or any of that. I want to LIVE my life full of adventure, not go through life comfortably. I don't want to worry about money or anything that won't satisfy or last. "If you say that getting the money is the most important thing, you will spend your life doing things you don't like doing, in order to go on living and continue to do the things you don't like doing. Which is stupid." - Alan Watts

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I have no idea what I am going to do with my life. I am going to take my life a day at a time and make the most out of each day. No matter what people tell me, I am going to pursue my dreams and I am going to see the wonders and beauty of this world. I am going to make a career out of art, fashion, and travel. Whatever your dream in life is, pursue it and don't let anyone tell you that you can't do it. Because you were made for a reason. You were created for a purpose. And nobody has the right to tell you that you can't do it, because you can. You can do whatever you set your mind to. It takes having a dream and believing that it can actually happen. It takes believing in yourself and working hard to reach your goals. So take a leap of faith. Whatever your passion is in life, make it your plan A. You can do it. 

One thing that never fails to inspire me is my surroundings. So for this weeks look, I chose an outfit that was completely inspired by the mountains and fall colors. The leaves have turned colors, the acorns are falling, and the mountains are more beautiful than ever. So, I paired a yellow crop top with a denim lace up skirt and some suede chesnut booties. 

I looked for a long sleeve turtle neck crop top for a while, and finally found this one at H&M. Not only was it exactly what I was looking for, but it was only five dollars!!! That is a steal if you ask me. H&M always has the best deals. What I love most about this long sleeve crop top is the straight line pattern in the material. It kind of gives off an old fashioned look. This shirt is the perfect basic crop top. You could pair it with a skirt, or some high-waisted jeans and a suede vest. 
 

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This navy blue skirt is a perfect contrast against the yellow shirt and fall leaves in the background. It really makes the shirt pop. When I first saw this skirt from Free People, I was immediately fascinated by the double laces on the front of the skirt. The way the skirt laces up gives off such a unique look, compared to just a plain denim skirt. This skirt is also so flouncy and flirty and makes any outfit more fun. 

Simply put, this skirt is aesthetically pleasing. 

Last but not least, the boots. I bought them from Forever 21 this past summer, along with a pair of black ones. The chestnut color and suede material is perfect for the fall. 

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I hope you enjoyed this post! Pursue your dreams and wear outfits that make you feel good.

Outfit: 

Top: H&M

Skirt: Free People

Boots: Forever 21

Photography: Sarah Rae Photography

 

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"Above all, try something." - Franklin D. Roosevelt

"I never worry about the future it comes soon enough." - Albert Einstein

"Do one thing every day that scares you." - Eleanor Roosevelt

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In the words of Alan Watts, "Let's suppose you were able, every night, to dream any dream you wanted to dream, and that you could for example have the power to dream in one night 75 years worth of time. Or any length of time you wanted to have. And you would, naturally, as you began on this adventure of dreams, fulfill all your wishes. You would have every kind of pleasure you could conceive. And after several nights of 75 years of total pleasure each, you would say 'Well, that was pretty great. But now let's have a sunrise. Let's have a dream which isn't under control, where something is going to happen to me that I don't know what it's going to be.' And you would dig that, and come out of it and say 'That was a close shave, now wasn't it?' Then you would get more and more adventurous and you would make further and further gambles as to what you would dream, and finally you would dream where you are now."