“I never accepted the idea that I had to be guided by some pattern or blueprint.”
What patterns do you favor? I’m pretty basic and prefer stripes, color blocks, and florals. But one of my favorite casual dress has a retro butterfly print so I’m also willing to go outside my comfort zone. I was smitten when I saw Dakota Johnson for US Vogue February 2017. Each of her outfits has a different style. But they all share a fun, modern twist on traditional prints. Checks are mixed with polka dots, stripes are diagonal, and color blocks are both bold and mixed with texture.
It made me really appreciate and be willing to experiment with more prints and patterns. I used to be more traditional in my thinking. I thought I would be married by a certain age, work in a certain type of job for decades, and live in a house on the outer edges of New York. Yet, I’ve tried out different careers, gotten married to a guy that was unlike my previous boyfriends, and lived in four countries in the last eight years. I’m a planner (by profession too!), but have learned to let go. Sometimes, life is unexpected and can’t be dictated. In the meantime, I’ll enjoy the ride.
Have a lovely week!