I pulled out this printed blazer recently since I haven’t worn one in a while, and I pretty much fell in love with it all over again. I’m always trying to make it a point to try on new colors and add variety to my wardrobe, but there’s something about a black/neutral combo that gets me every time. I kept everything else simple and monochromatic so the printed blazer would stand out, and I couldn’t resist a floppy hat and cozy flat boots. Since I needed a pop of color I opted for a bright lip in my favorite shade of pink.
I’m currently in snowy Michigan and soaking in every moment with family and friends. It took me longer than usual to recover from jet lag and adjust to the time difference, but I used this as an opportunity to relax and spend my free time to cozy up on the couch and read. I’ve realized how wound up and stressed I’ve been lately and it’s nice to step back from life and get some perspective, so I can get back into things with a clear head and a fresh eye. I feel light and free these days and I’m really looking forward to being a better version of myself for my loved ones and for my business. I’ll be working hard to continue churning out the best content possible, and although the temperature is extremely low and the chilly air stings my face I’m excited to put together pretty outfits. I’d love to know what more you’d like to see on The Blush Diaries and how you would style your favorite printed blazer.
Printed Blazer: BCBG Maxazria, similar here | Wrap Blouse: Mango, similar from Ann Taylor | Moto Jeans: Topshop.
Photography by Natelee Cocks.
If you asked me a few years ago to put on an ensemble like this in public I probably would’ve laughed in your face. This may seem pretty ironic coming from a fashion enthusiast and blogger, but I used to be extremely bashful when it comes to wearing such attention grabbing outfits and I still struggle with this sometimes. It’s a wonderful feeling to dress up, feel good about yourself and be confident that you can pull it off, but I wasn’t always like that. I’ve struggled with my weight ever since I was really young and always felt on the edge of an eating disorder. I’ve fluctuated up and down constantly and never had a healthy relationship with food. You know, I always said if I could only lose those last few pounds, if only my stomach was flatter, if only if only.. It never really ends. I’m so critical of myself, and I know I’m not alone in this. I found a happy medium where I’m comfortable with the way I look and don’t keep striving for perfection, but it’s always in the back of my mind. It’s very true that with age comes wisdom and I’ve learned to be thankful for all I have, focus on the good things and accept myself for who I am. Always remember, we each are perfect the way that God made us and having our health is the most important thing in this life. I love creating stylized outfits for the blog and really pushing my limits by putting together a unique look; I hope you’re enjoying them as well! Xo
Sleeveless Camel Coat: Missguided | Shorts: Forever21 | Caged Heels: BCBG Max Azria, similar here | Crossbody Bag: Calvin Klein | Fedora: Stradivarius, similar here and here.