and i certainly do not consider myself a fashionista. i truly love fashion, i do - it's just not something that i find myself putting a whole lot of effort into. maybe if i were a more put-together person, with a clean room & laundry done, i would feel the urge + ability = productivity to be more creative in the closet.
but sometimes - just sometimes - my minimal effort produces something that i really like, be it truly fashionable or not. and that is exactly what happened when i put this orange dress & new birthday scarf together, with a tiny, brown, woven belt.
granted, this was a work look, given those modest brown pumps (and surprise! you can even see my badge lurking in the folds of the scarf - how chic).
and of course i build my life on promises & resolutions & fresh starts. and of course it is all beginning to sound a little bit trite to me (and no doubt to everyone in my life). but i'd like to think that, with the posting of this little outfit, i've given myself a tiny push. a tiny nudge. a tiny hope that maybe, just maybe, i can put some effort into my outfits each day. that i can learn to take a little bit more pride in my day-to-day threads.
because really, it's important to remember that we only live once.
it's important to remember to cherish & celebrate each & every day.