Top Hat, Blue Tie and Coat Tails


Okay, so truth be told, my outfit doesn't exactly match the title, I couldn't find my top hat. "Top hat, white tie and coat tails" stems from the lyrics of a song sung by Fred Astaire and most notably sung after by Tony Bennett. So I amended it to blue tie so that it was more along the lines of the featured outfit today! This shoot was so much fun and super cold. We shot over by the Charles River and it was fabulous blue and sunny skies.

Shirt; Zara. Boyfriend Jeans; H&M. Jacket; Tinsel. Booties; Zara. Hat; Forever 21. Leather Bag; Marshall's.

I've been thinking a lot lately about journeying, where I've been and where I'm going. It's frustrating to think about sometimes, to not know for sure what comes next. Something that has always been important to me is to be my own person and to make my own path. I don't quite like it when people tell me what or how to do things; but I've gotten better at taking constructive criticism. A lot of the time, I find it in the way that I dress that makes me different. I'd wear extravagant ball gowns everyday if I could, but obviously that isn't exactly practical when going to class. The desks are too small for Dior.

I feel like I always have to learn the hard way, simply because I can be stubborn and resistant. Whether it's in school, listening to my parents advice or picking the wrong boys, it seems that in order for me to really learn a lesson, I must first make a mistake. And you know what? That is okay. Some might feel differently, but I have faith in myself that eventually I will make the right decision and learn a great lesson. I find a lot of inspiration in the experiences I have had.

Everyday there are always expectations of me, and sometimes that weighs much more heavily on my shoulders than other times. I think many would agree that one of the biggest pressures that haunts us is the idea of being successful. Of course, that is what we all want in life in many ways, to feel accomplished. There is so much strain on that idea, to be able to respond to the question, "Where are you going?" I'm not blogging about this to provide an exact solution, because to be honest, I probably couldn't. Now, I'm sure you are wondering why I'm even putting all of this out there right now. Well how about this? I think that the best way to further your discoveries and progress in filling in the blanks to your life is taking chances. Why not learn the hard way sometimes? Why not do something ridiculous and on a whim? Why not say something that is different from the norm? Because the truth is, in this world, to find success and more importantly, to feel successful and accomplished would be to go your own way.

So go ahead, see what life is like as a vegetarian, jump out of a plane, take a walk the long way home, do it and discover what it's like because someday you're going to say "Wow, life is so short" but you'll be happy the way you went through it.

Thank you for reading! Be sure to check out the revamped YouTube channel "When Grey Skies Are You" AND the video to go along with this post. Find the link here! The song is "Go Your Own Way" by Lissie and it fits perfectly with this post and outfit.

Greyfully Yours,