Neutrals

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TOP: Old Navy – CARDIGAN: Old Navy – JEANS: American Eagle Outfitters – SHOES: Amazon – LIPS: ColourPop Lippie Pencil in “Lumière” – NAILS: Formula X in “Obsessed”

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Photos by Aarron Griggs

Neutrals are my favorite color scheme. I threw on my favorite pair of distressed tomgirl jeans and paired them with this neutral tank top. This top feels like a sweater but is still breathable. I threw on my favorite cardigan which, I know, I wore in my last outfit post, but I warned you, I’m an outfit repeater. Rarely do I wear opened toed shoes in the fall, even when I’m in California. This was one of those rare moments and I decided to go with my trusty pair of nude heels. I haven’t been feeling like myself lately, which I’ll get into more later on in this post. This affected the way I dressed. I didn’t look good because I didn’t feel good. I felt awkward and uncomfortable in anything that I put on my body. I felt insecure and ugly. Hence why I rarely did outfit posts. But I’m working on it. Today was one of the first days where I genuinely loved my outfit. A feeling that I have not felt in a very long time. Now, for the life update.

Life Update

Back in July, I hit “A Bump in the Road” and since then these past four or so months have not been easy for me. At 23, I have gotten to know myself pretty well. I know how easily it is for me to slip into a state of depression. There have been so many times when giving up seemed like the best and only option, but somehow I never do. So, instead, I made it a priority to take care of myself. I started waking up early every single day, drinking more water, and working out in the mornings. I started writing in a journal whenever I felt upset and even when I felt happy because I read somewhere that it’s just as important to document those moments, too.

I am a work in progress, but I can feel it all starting to pay off. Mentally, I feel like I’m in a much better place than I was not too long ago. I’m not always so tired all the time. I don’t wake up with a headache everyday. I started my online class in September. I’m taking Race, Power, and Privilege and while it’s challenging, I am really enjoying it. I get dressed everyday even if I’m not leaving the house. I started making videos, which is something I’ve always wanted to do. I’m trying to be more consistent with blogging. I’m pushing myself creatively and trying to create content that I envision in my head into actual content. I finally got rid of my baby hairs and am now rocking an undercut courtesy of Aarron. I was recently hired at two jobs and will start working soon which I am very excited about. I don’t know what the future holds and I would be lying if I said I wasn’t scared, but I’m choosing to remain optimistic.

Sincerely,
Alexis Renae Griggs

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3 Comments

  1. Ana Duarte

    This outfit is perfection! I’ve been looking for a pair of jeans like these and I am so glad they are by American Eagle! Journaling has helped me a lot too, and completely agree with journaling on good days and bad days. Wishing you the best of luck for your new jobs! =)

    -Ana

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    1. Alexis Renae Griggs

      Thank you so much, Ana! I bought this pair awhile back but they still sell very similar styles in their “Tomgirl” line which is one of my favorite styles of jean. I couldn’t agree with you more. Journaling has done wonders for me. Hope you’re enjoying your new job and are adjusting to living back at home. Keep killin’ it with your outfit posts!

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