I took the month of September off. Off from blogging, off from Instagram, off from anything social. I had these moments where I was doubting myself, my work, my goals, among so many other things. The time that I took off was for me to get peace of mind but instead I found myself stressing about direction. In a creative world where new images of what's going on in your life are required to keep people's interest to not share anything for a month definitely has an impact. I packed my bags and boarded a flight to New York City, searching for inspiration, motivation, and new ideas.
G E T T H E L O O K
For the past 3 years I've noticed that I somehow find myself in New York City around the fall season. For some reason I'm just so drawn to this city in the fall, maybe because of all the good food-seriously the food in NYC is so amazing, I'm sure I had almost 5 meals a day!- or maybe because my over the top style personality is appreciated. Either way, I love the city, and I was a woman on a mission.
So I put on my fitted corduroy trousers -yes I'm still in love with corduroy- and leather mules and hit the town. I strolled through Soho, Chinatown, Little Italy, and Chelsea, fawning over all the streetstyle. Each little borough had it's own personality, vibrancy, and again amazing food! It was the remedy I was looking for.
At the end of the night when we returned to our suite in Tribeca, my mind was pacing. I must have stayed up until 2 am that night brainstorming and writing.
I wrote down what I've done in the past, what I'm doing right now, and what I want to do in the future. It's hard to decide what you want in the future, when you haven't clearly define where you've been and where you are right now.
Now that I have a clear vision, it's full steam ahead until the end of the year. I'll be drawing inspiration from 6th and 7th grade me who didn't play it safe when it came to fashion and style. The 7th grade me who wore leather jackets with silver sequined kitten heels to school. As hard as I try to deviate from that and play it safe, that is who I am and I would feel like I failed myself if I wasn't true to myself.