2019 was the year that I really started to own my style and stick to what worked for me. I barely strayed outside of my color scheme and I stayed away from trendy Instagram branded stores. I made a lot of investment purchases this year and I am currently in love with my closet. The brands I found myself going back to a lot were, Madewell, Zara, H&M and House of CB.
Buildable pieces that could go with anything and quality was what I was looking for in 2019. I could care less about trends and what everyone on Instagram was doing, in 2019 I knew what my style was, what silhouettes worked for me and stuck to that. I took a lot of risks this year, but when it came to my style, I was taking none.
In 2019 I was a little more fearless, took job opportunities in industries I was a stranger to. Hung out with people outside of my comfort zone some of them were cool, some not so much. I also let some people go, people I had in my life just because I had known them for a long time. These relationships weren’t watering my growth. I wasn’t learning or evolving as a person and it was becoming stressful for me to maintain them. So I let them go. The end of a friendship to me is always harder than the end of a relationship, because you almost expect a relationship to end one day. But we all want our friendships to last forever through thick and thin. But the truth is sometimes they can’t.
I also took it up a notch in the self care department, really started focusing on my skin and wearing way less makeup. Could just be a me thing but I realized I didn’t need all that extra stuff and makeup was making me look older. My love for makeup was fading, I don’t even care about eye shadow pallets or the latest foundations anymore. I’m in Sephora at least four times a month and I rarely ever buy makeup. I stack up on beauty finds that will give me healthier skin. I started taking my vitamin regime seriously and consistently. I was not missing a day and I was seeing and feeling the difference especially in my skin. Face masking if I did not mention this I would just be lying. I am obsessed with face masks now more than ever, and Lush is my dealer.
I think overall this year, I have sunk a little bit deeper into myself. I do realize I love a lot of solitude and adventure at the same time. It’s a weird thing, something I think is very common among people born under my sign; Sagittarius. Being alone makes me very happy, I feel organized and in control when Im at home and my house is clean and my husband isn’t around. Yet I do love being around people, but if I don’t get that alone time I can not be around anyone. Not even myself to be honest.
I wish everyone a great Holiday Season and that we all find peace in the midst of the chaos that is our lives.