Oxblood is quickly becoming my favorite color this season. In fact, I think it's becoming everyone's favorite color.
Even Mr. Gosling has jumped on board!
Oxblood is the perfect color because it goes with almost anything(but I like it best with black), and it can be worn in the form of clothing, accessories, nail polish, or lipstick. So I decided the other day I would jump on trend and wear the fall favorite.
I've had this Eddie Bauer jacket for a long time and have never worn it, mostly because I've never particularly liked it. But it was actually really cute and really warm! And my nail polish(Bahama Mama by Essie) just happened to match, which made me really happy.
This afternoon, I met a friend of mine for lunch at Bank Street and tried their turkey spinach wrap which was super good! I also returned my Eno and got one that was a bit bigger. Yay!
I thought I'd post an old picture because 1.) It ties in with the title and 2.) I actually haven't posted a picture of myself in a while. So here I am, not looking at the camera!
Here are some of my reflections today:
1. It's okay to be alone. I often joke that I am going to be single forever which honestly is not okay with me. But it is okay to be alone. It's important to learn who you are and become stronger on your own. In order to love someone else, you must first love yourself.
2. Make your decisions confidently. Let your yes be yes and your no be no. Sometimes we base our decisions on other people's opinions. If you're having trouble making a tough decision pray and seek God's blessing on the situation, and be at peace with your decision.
3. Enjoy the little things. Take time to stop and appreciate the world around you.Appreciate silence, flowers, and stars. Appreciate a long drink of water after a hard run and the feeling of getting into bed after a long day.
4. Do what makes you happy, even if it seems silly to someone else. If dressing up and doing your make up makes you happy, do it as often as you can. If starting a blog even though you know not many people will ever read it gives you a sense of accomplishment, do it. Allow yourself to overcome the negativity in your life. Whether it is coming from someone else or from you. Clothes, hair, and make up may be considered superficial, but it is what I love and it brings me joy!