Happy Monday, my friends!
When I think of bold fashion, I automatically think of striking colors, eye-catching prints and patterns, or a mix of all three for a final look that stands out. It’s about going out of your norm, trying something different and new. Similar to fashion, boldness in life requires us to step out of our comfort zone, to not be afraid to be different and go against the flow, even if the choice we make is not necessarily the most popular one. It’s about following your heart even if the path you choose may not lead to success as the world defines it. It’s about defining your own success because you realize that true success is finding your calling and that calling will bring you true joy no matter what others say or think. These thoughts have been occupying my mind lately and I find myself wanting to make some choices/changes in my life in order to stay true to my heart.
On a lighter note, I am in love with this bold-colored peacoat from J.Crew. I just happened to catch it on sale and had to grab it. Cobalt blue is one of my favorite colors so it was a no-brainer. This grid-print dress is another J.Crew purchase from seasons ago that I never got a chance to wear and that I recently found in the back of my closet. The wool material is too warm for summer, the print not a natural choice for spring, and so I thought I’d make it more appropriate for fall and winter. I added a crisp white button down underneath the dress along with black stockings and a pair of booties for a polished fall look. I can just swap out the stockings for tights and add a pair of tall boots and you have a winter ready look, especially with the addition of the wool coat.
J.Crew coat | J.Crew dress (similar here and here) | Banana Republic shirt (similar here and here) | Zara booties (similar here and here) | Clare V. clutch (c/o Shopbop) | Madewell necklace | watch (c/o Daniel Wellington)
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