I’m never not drinking iced coffee… Even as I type this, I’m looking at snow through the Starbucks window, it’s below freezing outside, and I’ve got an iced almond milk latte sitting next to my laptop. For a split second, I almost ordered their new Cinnamon Shortbread latte, but I just couldn’t fathom drinking a hot coffee, even as my fingers felt like they were going to freeze off. One of my guy friends always gives me so much shit… I constantly verbalize the fact that I’m cold AF, yet I forget my gloves, order iced coffee, and generally just act like a bit of a masochist.
I’m also never not wearing a beanie this time of year. (And I promise, it’s not solely to cover up my five-months-grown-out roots right now. 😜) I talked about it in this post, but once I figured out that moms/grandmas were really onto something with the whole ‘having your head covered’ thing they preached as we were going out the door as kids, I was so much better off.
I constantly hear, “I love that, but I can’t pull it off.” BS. Sorry, but you can. Contrary to popular belief, there isn’t someone handing “Pull It Off” cards out somewhere. You just have to decide to get a little outside of your comfort zone and go for it. (And that goes for something as small as a beanie and just about every other thing you might think you can’t wear for whatever reason…) I promise it won’t be long before you just let your preconceived notions go!
I still vividly remember buying this white beanie… It was the fall of 2015 and I saw it while I was hosting a fall fashion event at Bloomingdales in the 900 Shops in Chicago. It was before the whole pom-pom beanie trend really became the norm, it was September and I wouldn’t be wearing beanies for a few more months, and tbh, it was kind of expensive (for a beanie). But I just loved it when I put it on! I knew the friend I was shopping with thought it was a little bit out there, but I couldn’t walk out of the store without buying it after the event. It just spoke to me… I know you guys know the feeling. And here I am, still wearing it over three years later. It’s easily my most-worn beanie! I remember thinking (one of my reasons when trying to talk myself out of buying it) that I would just get the white color so dirty, but somehow it still looks nearly new and doesn’t really get makeup stained on the inside.
I’ll speak to this more in a future post, but this beanie is the perfect example of something I want to be mindful about this coming year. Fewer, Better. Less clutter, more things that I truly love, and investing in quality that stands the test of time.
I took my own advice with these sneakers… I feel like a little skateboard punk every time I wear these shearing sneakers, but I just go with it. I for sure don’t think that “I can pull them off,” but I wear them anyway. They’re super comfortable, much warmer than other casual sneakers I have, and I objectively like the look of them! (Even if I look down and feel like I belong on a half-pipe… haha) They’re just fun, and it makes life a lot less boring when you’re having fun, even if it’s as simple as what you’re wearing.
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