Trying Something New

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Lately, I’ve been in a major need for some change.  A lot of frustrating/sad/difficult events have been happening in my life so I’m trying to take it as an opportunity to make myself happier and not let my anxiety take over.  While a lot of these changes are not within my jurisdiction, I’m taking this time as an opportunity to focus more on my goals and the direction I am going with my life.  I’m getting rid of anything I feel is toxic or not helping me progress toward my goals and focusing more on travel, music, food, and making friends.

Like any 20-something, I’m looking for success and happiness and love and adventure and any sign that I’m doing what I’m supposed to be with my life.  This story is not new, and everyone experiences it, but that does not mean that we don’t struggle with our choices and chances either.  At times, I shelter myself, not because I do not want to put myself out there, but because I’m perfectly happy being on my own.  I’m working toward opening up and having more fun!

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A few weeks ago, I spent the weekend at my aunt’s house to watch her puppies and have some time to relax by myself.  It was nice to get away, watch movies by myself in my jammies, eat Thai food, and enjoy some fresh air with a beautiful view.

One of the nights, I decided to go out for a solo dinner after a particularly long day at work.  I decided to wear this romper, which honestly, has been hanging in the back of my closet for the past year or so.  When I first saw it, I fell in love with the print, and I actually thought it was a dress.  I don’t usually wear rompers, but again, the print was amazing, so I tried it on and eventually bought it because it was on sale.  I usually wear it with a skirt over it so the top acts as a shirt, but since I am trying new things, I decided to wear it as a romper and step out of the box.  I will admit that this is not the biggest leap of courage, but sometimes small steps are better.  At first I didn’t feel comfortable, but the more I wore it, the better I felt, especially with my favorite Lucky boots.  It felt nice to wear something that I normally wouldn’t and take a “risk” with my fashion choices.

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Getting away for a little while helped ease my mind, and I had a lovely weekend petting some cute pups (who you might notice as little blurs in some of these pictures.  They were afraid of the sound of the camera timer, which was pretty funny, so they showed up as little blobs.  Oops!).  Taking pics with some of my aunt’s vintage furniture was really amazing as well – such a cool house to get pictures in!  I’m looking forward to what the future has to bring, solo travels, and new opportunities, friends, and people.

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Romper from H&M, boots from Lucky, jewelry is old

Have a happy, relaxing weekend and be looking out for some exciting upcoming posts!  I just got back from San Fran, and I have some fun stuff to show you all 🙂

Xo Sara Lynn

*Song of the Day: Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want by The Smiths

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Valentine Hearts and Foggy Weather

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Dress: Innocence  Jacket: Hot Kiss  Scarf: Old  Boots: Minnetonka

This morning was amazing, because 1. I got a barista job after months of trying, and 2. It was just so beautiful and cloudy in Reno today, which is my favorite weather ever.  After I went to my job interview, I drove around town, celebrating with coffee, and the weather was perfect, temperate, and a little foggy.  I love foggy weather in Reno, because it gets a little cold, makes the colors of the mountains pop, and the temp feels like NoCal.

Normally, I love staying up late at night and sleeping later in the morning, but waking up early today made me see Reno in a different way.  I normally only experience the town around the busy hours of 10 a.m.-6 p.m., but today it was serene and much less stressful to drive in.  I listened to my San Fran CDs (Little Joy and Modern Vampires of the City) and drink way too much coffee (to fit the mood obviously!).  It felt so amazing to not feel anxious and actually enjoy driving for once (which is probably something I should work on anyways, but driving is so stressful!)

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Talking to a tree.  No really.  That’s what I was doing in this pic.

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Fulfilling my dream of being the “heart eyes” emoji.

Today, I wore one of my favorite dresses that I got in London, which just so happens to be festive for upcoming Valentine’s Day!  This dress makes me feel so cute, and I also got to prove that red heads definitely can wear red.  (Not that I necessarily ever believed we couldn’t wear red.  Take that society).  But still, it felt like an accomplishment nonetheless.

I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day with your love or friends or family or dog or by yourself or not at all.

XO SaraLynn

*Song of the Day: Brand New Start by Little Joy