I have been eyeing this buffalo check vest from J.Crew for WEEKS!!! But I did not for a millisecond think it would look good on me. So I just stared at it (with hearts for eyes) whenever it crossed my path online. Which it did. A LOT. But I thought the print was “too bold” for me. Le sigh.
Then, on Black Friday, mom and I went into J.Crew, and saw this vest (in person) for the very first time. I was drawn to it immediately, like a moth to a flame. And mom said, “Oh, just try it on!!” So I did. And it was perfect!!
It looked fantastic!! I was both shocked + delighted!! Then the reality that it was 30% off sunk in!! Cue the happy dance!! Then mom said she’d buy it for me for my birthday, and I about jumped for joy!! But not before hugging her extra tight 🙂
I absolutely LOVE this vest!! Because I LOVE that bright, bold, buffalo check!! Yes, the very same buffalo check I thought was “too bold” for me. Which has taught me something…
I need to be more bold. I need to try new things. I need to take more risks. I need to step off the curb (after looking both ways, of course). I need to think outside the box. I need to set sail out of the harbor. I need to spread my wings + fly. I need to actually ACT on my goals + dreams!! I need to ask for what I want. I need to not be so darn afraid of it all.
This year, my 26th year of life, my goal is not to grow older, but bolder!! To dream BIG dreams + chase after them with my whole heart and everything I’ve got!! To step off the curb + GO!! I can’t WAIT to see what this year has in store!! I mean, I wore bright, bold, buffalo check, and colored my hair!! (Did you happen to notice I’m now an ombre blonde??) I’m on a roll!!!! 🙂
To anyone who happens to share my December 4th birthdate, I hope you’ll be bold with me + have a wonderful birthday!!
Long sleeve shirt (in navy): Gap
Buffalo check vest: J.Crew