Outside My Comfort Zone

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J.Brand Auden top (more sizes here), Rag and Bone Flare jeans (similar here), Tory Burch Leather jacket (inexpensive similar, designer similar), Ray Ban Aviator sunnies

The other day I had someone ask me, “what is outside your comfort zone?” I really was taken aback. Have you been asked that? If so, were you able to answer it right away? I was not. I stumbled through the question throwing out different options but nothing felt really scary or outside my actual comfort zone. I think I even said I was scared to talk to strangers. Ummm, what?! If you know me, you know this is NOT something out of my comfort zone. After much thought I did come up with a few things that I really do not enjoy. One being writing and the other not feeling confident in what I am wearing.

Writing- I know you are thinking, but you started a blog? Isn’t that a part of the blog? I love fashion and getting to talk to and meet new people, so I thought the blog was my best avenue. It just so happens writing is a part of blogging. I really, really, get nervous to write. I know my grammer could use some brushing up (yes I use too many commas and terrible sentence structure), my sentences never form how I want them to, and I don’t think what I have to say is as interesting in text. To be honest, writing is something I would rather not do. My major in college was journalism, so you would think I would be quite confident in this arena. Wrong. I did everything I could to only take broadcast classes and do the minimum writing classes as possible. I have mentioned on this blog before that talking fashion on T.V. is my ultimate dream, which involves personality, camera skills, and fashion knowledge – luckily very little writing. The best/worst thing about my writing is, I write the way I talk – perfect for broadcast, terrible for print. I will continue to write on the blog but with feet kicking and a nervous feeling every time I hit “publish.”

Not feeling confident in what I am wearing- Fashion has always been important to me. I used to get dressed up to go grocery shopping when I was seven in a white tennis skirt, white sneakers, a white sweater, and a white bag – I wore monochromatic before monochromatic was cool! I, for the most part, consider myself quite confident so when the two things I pride myself on falter, I feel really uncomfortable. I always tell my friends no matter what you are wearing to, “rock it with confidence and you will look great.” Since I usually feel most confident in my typical basic colors and basic pieces, I decided it was time to get outside my comfort zone and wear something totally different. So when I woke up one morning with pink on my mind, I knew that was going to be it! I  put my sights on this beautiful J.Brand Auden top and hit purchase. I had a lot of fun shooting it and definitely felt different in something so bright.

To conclude this long-winded post about my terrible writing and taking comfort in the typical I must say, thinking about what is outside your comfort zone and trying to tackle it is quite scary, yet very rewarding. Since the question threw me off so much and I couldn’t answer it right away, can you? Do you know what is outside your comfort zone?

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photography by m. presutti 

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10 thoughts on “Outside My Comfort Zone

  1. love this and also YES to you being on TV one day!! also I know I said this on instagram but i am obsessed with that shirt, when it first came into Nords. I died a little!

  2. what a cool unique jacket! loving you look! And yes – writing is my main thing too I think… I never realized how much I’d have to do it on my blog. Sometimes I wish I sounded witter or more fun, but I just can’t seem to figure out how to type it out that way! it’s definitely hard, but don’t worry – you’re good at it!

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  3. oh lady, you are a great writer! i didn’t know you were a broadcast journalism major ! i was too.

    and you always look great. one of the things i love most about your blog is that you keep it simple. even when you’re adding in bright pink, you stay true to you. love that!

  4. I feel the exact same way about the writing and fashion. I think we all have insecurities, but just need to trust in our abilities. You do rock!!!! xoxo

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