(ugh, excuse my messy hair……)
Top: BP | Shoes: Sam Edelman | Jeans: Articles Of Society | Bag: Gucci | Earrings: SUGARFIX by BaubleBar
Watch: Kate Spade and Kate Spade | Bracelets: Kate Spade and Macy’s
Rings: Antiques, similar styles Michael Kors and Black Hills Gold | Lipstick: Bite Beauty (in Leche)
When I posted this on Instagram I got such a great response that I decided to do a whole post on it. This top is only $25 and still comes in a ton of colors (I’m wearing “Coral Beach”)! Also make sure you pick up these shoes while you still can, they are going quick and are on sale!
It’s no secret that I’ve loved fashion and dressing up since I was a little girl. My mom always had the latest fashions and the best clothes, and I knew that when I grew up I wanted to be involved in that world: the world of fashion and style and expression. In middle school and the beginning of high school I decided that I wanted to be a designer, not realizing I would have to learn how to draw actual clothes rather than the one dress I could draw (a ball gown wedding dress with a full skirt). That’s when I scrapped that idea and really just fashion all together and set it aside. Going away to college at UCF, I was your typical freshman who changed her major monthly and had no idea what I wanted to do. I was just like that statistic that they tell you on college tours about how many freshman’s change their major. I was in a tailspin and felt like I was wasting time towards degrees I didn’t really even care about. That was until I found Advertising and Public Relations. I had finally found something that actually sounded fun and interesting to me, but I still wasn’t 100% sure. After a lot of prayer on where God wanted me, I transferred to FIU in Miami shortly after and started working towards a degree in Communication Arts with a track in Organizational Studies. I still wasn’t completely sure what I wanted to do yet, so I figured corporate communication was good and broad way to go. I had moved to Miami thinking I could possibly get into Interior Design, but just wasn’t motivated and wasn’t finding any good opportunities. It was around that time that fashion started to make it’s way back into my mind. Fashion communication hit me all of a sudden on a trip to New York visiting my best friend Audrey at Parsons. It was there all along, but I didn’t realize I wanted it until it was put right in front of me. I found The Plain Jayne a couple months after that.
I may never take off and become a blogger that makes 6 figures, or make it to the NYFW shows as an invited guest, but I found my calling. Whether it be blogging, or working for a PR firm with fashion clients, or working for my dream company in New York as their Social Media Manager, I know what I want. Not knowing what you want is such a road block and can make you feel unmotivated and stagnant, but when you push yourself outside of your comfort zone, like me moving back to Miami or changing my major 4 times, it really does force you to think about what you really want out of life. So take a step outside of your comfort zone, pray that God gives you direction on where He wants you (because you truly won’t be happy unless you are where He wants you), and just go for it. You won’t give any career/activity/job your all if you don’t have your heart in it, and that starts with finding what you want. I am a hard worker and a total perfectionist, and know that I want to be the best that I can be in any job that’s thrown my way. Finding my passion, and finding what I love has given me that drive to be the best I can and do the best I can.
Take a leap of faith and find what you love.