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Patent Boots

I’ve been getting a lot of compliments about these patent boots by Coach lately. While they have that shiny effect, when paired with a casual/minimal outfit they do a little less “standing out” than you might think. Patent accessories are a fun way to add a little something extra to an otherwise basic look. I personally always love to add a unique detail to make my outfits a bit more memorable.

If you haven’t already read my New Beginnings post from a couple days ago, you better get on that. Just kidding… but I wrote about having a strong desire to get back into dance, and overall, adding structure and routine to my life for my New Years resolutions. I have been thinking about the plans that I made and wanted to share a few more thoughts.

We can all relate with starting a year out fresh with respectably high expectations. Of course it’s not bad to do this, and I’ve been planning for weeks on how I want to set my daily regimens and fit in all my goals. But something struck me recently. So often in the mix of accomplishing tasks for something ambitious or big or flashy, I tend to miss out on some of the richness of the experience. What about you? How might you fall prey to forgetting that the journey isn’t always about the destination?

I was reading the fall issue of Darling Magazine the other day and the first article really struck me as I was in the midst of filling up my days with goals and resolutions.  Here’s a quote from the piece that captures what I’m trying to convey perfectly:

“The danger for dreamers who plan is that we often end up clinging too tightly to our expectations about how life ought to unfold, rushing our way toward dreamed of destinations at the expense of simply savoring the journey.”

We only get one life to live, so let’s make sure to leave plenty of unplanned moments to experience it along the way.

Wearing:

Joe’s Jeans Sweater | Citizens of Humanity Jeans | Coach Boots | She + Lo Bag | Triwa Watch

Joe's Jeans shirt, Citizens of Humanity sculpt jeans
Style blog, TAKE AIM
Citizens of Humanity dark wash sculpt jeans, Coach patent boots, She + Lo bag
Citizens of Humanity dark wash sculpt jeans, Coach patent boots, She + Lo bag
Coach patent industrial boots
Los Angeles street style, Take Aim style blog by Michelle Madsen

Los Angeles Joe's Jeans shirt, She + Lo bag

Photos by Benjamin Ewing