Missguided sweater, Nasty Gal jeans, thrifted flannel, H&M hat, Jessica Simpson heels via Marshalls
Photographed and edited by Brian Yeo
So as I'm writing this blog post, I'm quietly enjoying my snow day off working from home. A little while ago, I probably would have tried to make plans and take advantage of this day off to fill it with hangouts and adventures and basically anything that avoid being alone. But as I'm wrapped up in the comfort of my warm, soft blanket, lounging in my pj's and catching up on me-time, I realize that I don't need to spend my days off always surrounded by company to feel socially secure and my worth validated. In fact, I feel even more empowered when I am stripped of social guises to mask my inner thoughts and feelings from outsiders and open to my true emotional cues in solitude. It's refreshing and liberating--I feel more beautiful this way than I do under the clothes and makeup I put on to the world. And when you feel safe and secure being alone, then nothing else can break down that guard of self-satisfaction because you've found your lovely quiescence.
I kept it simple with this outfit but the beauty is in the details. During this season, I keep it basic with a sweater and jeans because in dropping temperatures and unpredictable snowy weather, I'm too cold to think of anything else. However, I decided to add a little bit more to show that even a simple outfit like sweater and jeans can be dressed up just a tad more. I absolutely adore my off-the-shoulder sweater. I think showing collar bones is so sexy, even more so than showing some cleavage or stomach. But it can still look reserved and classy. I paired it with my Levi's white skinnys since the deep burgundy and black hat was already a dark contrast. And the tie-around black and white flannel gave the outfit some pattern to break up the solid colors. It's so simple yet it's still a favorite outfit of mine just because of its balance of classy and sexy and comfort.
Let's all take a moment to revel in our sweet, sweet me-time. We all deserve it, anyways.