This outfit is a sort of make believe outfit, because I actually never left the house the whole day. I just put on the shoes for the pictures; the rest of the time I was wearing cozy socks and slippers. But I loved how the outfit came together, how comfy and chic it made me feel, so I decided to take pictures anyway.
I mentioned that part of my 11 in 2011 project is to make sure that I don’t put off doctor’s appointments. Last week I finally went to my primary care physician and got an antibiotic prescription for my acne. My doctor warned me that it would make my skin flare up before it got better. I didn’t take any other outfit photos last week because it was peeling horribly. This was the first day that it wasn’t painfully red and blotchy, so I decided to get pictures in. I’m still so glad I finally went to the doctor – it feels good to know that I’m actually doing something about my skin problems now instead of constantly complaining about them.
I came to a realization this weekend: I am a Maker. I love to make things; I love the process of creating something from a lot of little pieces and making something amazing out of them. Whether it’s a skein of yarn, random articles of clothing, some flour, sugar and butter. I just love to create stuff.
There’s something so soothing about the process to me. I was experiencing some anxiety this weekend – no real reason, I just sometimes get that way. I started playing around with my jewelry and ended up creating the necklace above out of a couple pieces I had that I didn’t wear often. Then I baked a batch of cookies. And all that anxiety disappeared. Creating is a beautiful thing.
Tank: Nordstrom Rack
Jeans: Gap Curvy
Shoes: Dansko Sally
Scarf: Beach Sarong (garage sale)
Necklace: DIY (originally from Etsy)
Quote: Marilyn Monroe