Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Something New

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Forever 21 mock turtleneck
Paige "Edgemont" jeans
Nine West "Mainstay" booties
Vera Wang coat
Forever 21 necklace
Urban Decay lipstick in the color"Crush"
Urban Decay Naked 2 eyeshadow palette

I'm a creature of habit.  I find it comforting to do some of the same routines day after day.  Some may call it boring.  I call it stability.  When I try something new that I enjoy, I tend to do that new thing over and over.  My makeup routines are one of those things.  I've been wearing the same eyeshadow for the last three or so years. Other than wearing a new lip color every now and then, not much else has changed in my usual makeup routine.   Boring, right?  But I think I finally reached my breaking point.  Last week I felt an urge to break the cycle.

Eager for a change, I purchased a new eyeshadow palette.  That may not be a big deal to some of you.  Especially since us ladies are known for owning more makeup than we actually need.  But it was a small step I felt was necessary.  I felt good about doing something a little bit different.

Pushing myself out of my comfort zone has been something I've been striving for recently.  Changing things up in all aspects of life is a wonderful thing. It stimulates growth mentally, spiritually, and even physically.

Perhaps what really sparked my interest in changing the ordinary things in my life is a huge decision I made.  I left my new job.  You know the one that inspired me to do all those "wear to work" posts?  I felt a little hesitant at telling you guys because I received some of the most encouraging comments from you.  I didn't want any of you to feel that I was letting you down by leaving a new, promising job opportunity.  But in reality, it wasn't what I expected.  And it's not what I needed.

Change is most certainly a good thing.  But I hope I never stay at one place out of fear.  I was afraid of the unknown.  And afraid of leaving my job and not knowing what to do next.  I only hope to change certain parts of my life (whether it be makeup, a hobby, or a job) in order to grow and learn.  Some things just aren't meant to be.  And I strongly feel that you shouldn't ever stay at a place where you are restricted to grow.

Although I felt that I grew because I was uncomfortable in a new environment at first, I soon felt that it was time for me to leave the nest.  And onto the next chapter of my life.

I gave it my all.  And I tried as hard as I could.  But I will never settle.  Just because something is good enough, doesn't mean it's good or enough.

xo  Azu


  1. Great look, I love the details on your jeans

  2. Very cool jeans!

  3. I’m in love with your blog! It was so interesting to read your posts and also I’d like to say that you have beautiful photos!
    p.s. new post - how I met Victoria Beckham

    Diana Cloudlet

  4. i am the kind of person who get into a mold and enjoys the comfort zone
    trying to come out of it these days
    u look fab in all black
    keep in touch

  5. You look great dear!

  6. Good for you. When we're not in a good place, change is positive. Congrats on having the courage to seek better employment. And, man, this outfit is killing me. So attractive. Love the zippers on the jeans.

  7. Nice look:) xx

  8. I love that you gathered the courage to move on and find better things for you!
    Also, the look is wonderful!

  9. I love that you gathered the courage to move on and find better things for you!
    Also, the look is wonderful!

  10. Just beautiful!!
    Love your outfit, the pants are perfect!!

  11. A little change can sometimes make all the difference. Best to you in all of your new adventures! You're young--enjoy life!

  12. This outfit is just perfection, and those jeans are just divine! I wish I could pull off a look like this :)

  13. Such a great post, love this! Wishing you a happy Thursday! xo


    Evolution of Glam

  14. so pretty :)

  15. such a pretty outfit! love the dark shades and the booties!
    it takes courage to step out of your comfort zone and in the end you are doing whats best for you :) glad you are happy with your decision and keep moving forward! xo

  16. Your coat is beautiful! I'm going to Chicago next month and I've been looking for some coats to buy! :)

  17. Love the Edgemont skinnies!
    Thanks for visiting Pursuit! xoxo - Ashley
    Pursuit of Shoes

  18. Vas preciosa!

    Besitos y feliz fin de

    Remly M.

  19. so pretty <3

  20. So gorgeous and amazing combination.

  21. Wow ,amazing Outfit ,you look fantastic! Love your Lipstick ,what a gorgeous Shade :)


  22. Love this post!!!!❤

  23. Great look, love the jeans!

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  24. Great outfit!

  25. Great outfit!!! xxx Lets keep in contact via facebook? xxxx

  26. I love this outfit so much! Legs for days, and that coat is amazing. Good for you for leaving a job that wasn't well suited for you. I know how scary changes like that can be.

    And ooh what kind of pallet did you get? I've only started using eyeshadow regularly within the last year or so. I like it!

    We should grab brunch together again soon!


    A Mused Blog

  27. That coat is gorgeous!

    - Liz

  28. Beautiful look ! amazing coat !