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I’m waiting for it, that green light, I want it 

I’m waiting for it, that green light, I want it

I’m waiting for it, that green light, I want it 

 

I’ve been spending a lot of time lately (sitting in traffic) thinking about where I am right now. Actually, that’s a bit of a misleading sentence. I know exactly where I am when I sit in traffic. I mean….more metaphysically. What do I want? What do I need? Is there a difference? Should I be concerned about what that difference is?

Getting laid off about a month ago really shook my world. I had been living in a bit of a safety bubble pattern for the last two years. Albeit, like most twenty-somethings, still struggling hardcore, working two jobs to make things all come together and complaining about it the whole time. But. It felt safe. Kind of. And then BOOM – gone. Gone, girl. Ever since then, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking.

About my style. About myself. Also, completing Sex and the City in one swoop binge, although that’s neither here nor there. (But slightly impressive, am I right?) I guess I’m at that place where I’m wondering…am I even good at what I claim to do? Does that ever happen to anyone else? Or nah, just me? I have people who tell me that it takes years to get good at something, lots of work, perfecting, fine-tuning, practicing. Sure. I get that. But….like, there are people who are just naturally freaking good at stuff. (I’ve taught dance for about six years…I know).

Am I one of those people?

I think your twenties are a lot about figuring out who the fuck you are. I know I preach this point home – but getting really in touch with who you are, I think, starts with the clothes that you put on your body. We all get dressed for a reason, right? To go to work. To leave the house. To meet up with people. What we put on our body says something about how we choose to be perceived. Working part-time in retail for the last year and a half has really helped me work through the authenticity of my style.

Unapologetic. Open to new things. Not afraid to stand out, but not showing off. I love weird things. I love big bold colors. I like patterns that say WOW. I love to mix textures, patterns, colors. I hate tight clothes. I’d rather hide in my clothes. I think that says something about me as a person as well. I like to shine a little bit, but I shy away from overt attention. I like to experiment and I’m open to new experiences. I like to talk, but I don’t open up unless I know you really well.

I love this H.D. in Paris pant/skirt combo. I ordered it back at the beginning of March and it just came in this week. I think it sums up where I’m at in life right now. In transition. It’s got the flash and flare with the skirt piece, but a bit of a reliable safety net with its pants. But, it’s also the pants that really make it a piece. At first glance, it’s just your typical pattern skirt. But once you start really taking a look, there’s something far more interesting there. And you’re hooked.

So right now, I’m just making like Lorde, waiting for that Green Light to rush me through to something intriguing.

 

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Skirt: Anthropologie

Shoes: Restricted Shoes

 

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13 Comments

  • Reply vanessa

    This style is SO unique! I haven’t seen much like it! You pull it off Very well.

    Vanessa | http://www.vanessarenae.com

    March 28, 2017 at 9:40 pm
    • Reply Erica

      Thanks Vanessa! I love it! I’ve been looking for more like it!

      March 28, 2017 at 10:03 pm
  • Reply kelly

    Wow I’ve never seen anything like it and I’m in love!! Going to get me a pair ASAP!

    March 28, 2017 at 11:51 pm
    • Reply Erica

      Do it! Definitely do it! They’re amazingly fun to swish around in and I almost always get compliments when I wear them!

      March 29, 2017 at 12:08 am
  • Reply Victoria McPherson

    I’m obsessed with your style! You pull off this look so effortlessly 🙂 Beautiful babe!

    Xo, Victoria
    http://www.aseatattherunway.com

    March 29, 2017 at 12:20 am
  • Reply Mackenzie Lee

    How fun is this outfit?! Love it!!!

    March 29, 2017 at 12:34 am
  • Reply Nicole

    You rock this skirt/pant number. I have been eyeing it myself at Anthro!

    Nicole / theleopardcoat.com

    March 29, 2017 at 1:42 am
  • Reply Laura Mitbrodt

    So obsessed with that new Lorde song
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

    March 29, 2017 at 2:35 am
  • Reply Courtney Bentley

    nice way of pouring your thoughts in this post. Just live! nice photo BTW.

    Courtney Bentley || http://www.courtneyvioletbentley.com

    March 29, 2017 at 3:27 am
  • Reply Caitlin | Beauty & Colour

    This is really different but you pull it off well!

    Caitlin, Beauty & Colour

    March 29, 2017 at 4:29 am
  • Reply christine

    Your honesty was refreshing!! Thanks for sharing! Love your style by the way!!

    March 29, 2017 at 5:11 am
  • Reply Christianne

    That is such a cool outfit my dear, so unique!!
    Xo, Christianne
    http://simplychristianne.com

    March 29, 2017 at 10:55 am
  • Reply Azanique

    I love those fun pants! Your shoes are too cute

    -xoxo, Azanique
    LotsofSass.com

    March 29, 2017 at 3:04 pm
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