Have you ever taken a moment to stop and think about the dreams and goals that you had when you were younger…
…I’m not talking about the goals from when you were seven and thought that one day you would be a famous model when unbeknownst to you, the majority of famous models were not 5’2″ tall. I’m talking about the grown up dreams and goals that you had in your 20’s and 30’s. Many of mine were realized; I have a husband and kids who are even more amazing than I had hoped, I have the teaching career that I always wanted and I own a nice little home.
There were other dreams though, dreams that over time fell by the wayside. Some were relatively unimportant, but there were one or two that really meant something. Sometimes real day to day life just gets in the way. Sometimes we become complacent with what we have and forget (or at least tuck away) desires that we at one time ardently aspired to. If we are complacent for too long, that’s where it can become dangerous.
Dangerous how? Complacency can lead to fear. Fear of change. Fear of the unknown. Fear of failure. And fear can be the death of dreams. This is true for even the most confident amongst us. Wait too long to go after what you want and suddenly you doubt yourself; you doubt your abilities, you doubt what you know to be true of your deepest desires, you doubt your own awesomeness.
The best way to avoid the doubt is to keep the really important dreams alive. Even if whatever it is isn’t something that you can accomplish right now today, nurture it, protect it, allow it to take root and grow. If it is something that truly matters to you deep down, then you owe it to yourself to keep it alive. Remind yourself often of your awesomeness. You never know when the opportunity to make that dream a reality might come along, and when it does you need to be ready to seize it and make it your own. Dreams don’t have an expiration date.
I do love me a good slip dress and tee shirt combo. It’s such an easy (and comfortable) outfit to pull together. A plain white tee is the easiest way to go like I did today with this pink slip dress, although a graphic tee works too as I did here back in the Spring. The nice thing about slip dresses are they are minimal and lightweight, thus making them the perfect layering piece all year round. In the Winter I wore this same pink slip dress layered underneath a sweater with over the knee boots and I love it just as much as I do with the white tee.
Like I said when I first got them, the Birkenstock boots are going to be in heavy rotation pretty much, um, forever. Not only are they super comfortable, but I love the slouchy laid back vibe they give off. So far they’ve worked with jeans, shorts, dresses and skirts so I have no doubt the cost per wear is going to end up being pennies.
A slip dress is an easy addition to your closet. You can find them just about anywhere at a variety of price points and I think you’ll find yourself pleasantly surprised at how versatile a slip dress can be.
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