a Taylored Approach
Slicker Than Your Average
I'm going to geek out for a minute and bring you back to a time where happiness = school supplies. My fondest memories were shopping at Office Max with my grandma who would take me to buy receipt rolls and invoice materials for what back then was my Beanie Baby shop. I know, I know, I'm super cool. Insert eye roll emoji here as I think back to my overall obsession with those things and I could have been looking at a few pieces of Chanel if I was a really smart 10 year old. Nevertheless, it was written in the stars that eventually my career would find me navigating the retail space as it was ingrained in my blood from the minute I was dressed in matching separates. And it's become a part of my life where I've thrived.
Flash forward and although those school supply and store building days are over, there comes a time when a gal needs a few things to step up her daily game. New agenda. New pencils. New perspective on kicking ass the back half of the year and not just professionally. The monogram gal in my life was a splurge but I figure it's time to invest in a chicer place to house little things that inspire me in a big way and challenge me to continue this blogging venture of mine and expand my reach. No shortage of motivation when I can carry my Karl card around all day.
Never change. I love the sound of that.
New agenda, check. What else? The only thing aside from material things to take on the rest of 2017, is a new or should I say fresh perspective.
Mind over matter. One of the hardest things in life and I am so guilty of getting in my own way. Whether a mental or physical push/pull, sometimes you can totally surprise yourself with inner strength and determination at a time when all you want to do is wallow or when holding plank feels like an hour. I can't help but hear the Snow Patrol song "Just Say Yes" over and over in my head. Something I've been afraid to do. Timid to put myself in an unfamiliar scene, letting a hair being out of place become a night ruiner and forgetting to live a little. Petty things that prevented me from letting loose and enjoying myself. From saying, "yes."
This past Saturday was a time where I conquered a mind over matter opportunity when I needed a little pick me up. It involved football which is not my typical game of choice as I find it frustrating to watch men fall down every few minutes. So, of course, I donned floral and headed to a bar I normally don't frequent but they had Sav B so it kept me intrigued. Let's just say the night may amount to nothing but the personal leap speaks volumes. I put myself out there. I was independent. I wasn't my serious Tay self and had no second guessing thoughts or fear of rejection that something was not going to go my way, when all I wanted to do was cuddle in bed. I made my own say "yes" moment. I think part of the motivation and trick lately is my hair. Funny, right and maybe not a trending topic yet but I've been going for an unkempt bed head kind of look and I'm loving it. I feel sassy, carefree and most of all, confident.
And with that, I'll leave you with a snap I captured this week in my Marina jaunt. It was a grey kind of day and I stumbled upon this guy running up the rocks for a cool shot @ Crissy Field. My new goal... you guessed it. Sequins or maybe a fur up on those rocks. There is something magical thinking about sequins glistening against a sunset.
Counting down the hours until Friday and for more say "yes" moments this weekend. Hope you find yours, a cool photo or sport a new look that brings out your best self living your best life.
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