Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Something New

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Something New 2 Something New 3 Something New 4 Something New 5
Wearing:
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

Friday, February 20, 2015

Daisies

Daisies Daisies 1 Daisies 2 Daisies 3 Daisies 4 Daisies 5 Daisies 6 Forever 21 daisy print dress (from last Summer)
Milly eyelet blazer
Pearl headband (purchased on eBay)
Topshop 2 Part Geek sandals
Vintage wicker satchel
Estee Lauder "Stay Scarlet" lipstick

Happy Friday, everyone!  I've had a bad case of writer's block.  Or...it's more like blogger's block.  I felt like every time I'd try to write something up for this post, it wouldn't be quite right.  I wrote up two different topics to go under these pictures.  I ended up deleting both.

I don't want to post pictures without words.  It would be weird.  It'd be like if I invited you over to my house and answered the door without saying a word.

Besides looking at blogger's outfits, I really do enjoy reading what they have to say.   I hope you feel the same way :)

xo  Azu

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Black, White and Sequins (Wear to Work)

Black, white, Sequins (Wear to Work) 1 Black, white, Sequins (Wear to Work) 2 Black, white, Sequins (Wear to Work) 3 Black, white, Sequins (Wear to Work) 4 Black, white, Sequins (Wear to Work) 5 Black, white, Sequins (Wear to Work) 6 Black, white, Sequins (Wear to Work) 7 Black, white, Sequins (Wear to Work) 8 Wearing:
Kate Moss for Topshop sleeveless sequin top
H&M fitted blazer
7 Jeans "Slim Illusion"
Jimmy Choo pumps/kitten heel
MAC "Captive" lipgloss

Is it just me or is it way too easy to criticize yourself sometimes?  Like a lot of you,  I run a blog where the entirety of my posts revolve around pictures of...myself.  I've found myself criticizing the way I look (in photos) more often than I'd like to admit.  Sometimes my posture is awful and I feel like I need to apologize to everyone looking at my outfit on my blog.  And other times I feel like a certain pose or angle is either too repeated or not flattering.  100% of the time, I look away from these imperfections in photos.  This is when I choose to "look away" from my flaws.

I've realized that the majority of the time when we criticize ourselves, no one else notices these flaws.  They're not a big deal until you point them out yourself.  You get what I mean?  Sometimes these imperfections we see in ourselves are not even a big deal.  We tend to judge ourselves much harsher than we judge others.

If any of you ever see a photo of yourself and judge yourself...just let it go.  We are all made to be perfectly imperfect.  I saw this quote once from a friend I went to high school with.  It said, "Your every flaw makes you perfect."  It's so true!  We're all beautifully flawed :)

Anyway, here's another Wear to Work outfit.  Happy Friday...and have a great weekend!

xo  Azu