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New Year, Same Style

Hi friends! Welcome back and Happy New Year! This is my first post of 2022 and I hope I'm not jinxing things by saying I'm feeling very optimistic about this year. We are only 4 days in but we're already off to a great start! Full transparency, 2020 and 2021 were extremely challenging years for me mentally. I've spent my whole life living with and being taken care of by my mom so when the pandemic hit, literally 3 months after Jason and I moved in together for the first time, it was a lot for me to take on. Learning how to be an adult while trying to stay safe from a deadly virus felt like more than I could handle. I won't bore you with the details but, long story short, your girl was going through it. It's definitely still a struggle because this virus isn't gone by any means but, for some reason, when the ball dropped this year, I felt a huge weight lifted off of my shoulders. I felt excited for the new year and all the exciting things to come. Covid who? Sorry, I don't know her. Jk, I'm still terrified, but I just feel less weighed down by it. My goal is to focus all of my energy into blogging, outfit planning, and of course, OUR WEDDING!

I wanted to start the year off with an outfit that's 100% true to me. If I was forced to choose only one single item of clothing to wear for the rest of my life, aside from jeans of course, it would be an oversized blazer. This one is my absolute favorite blazer purchase ever. I can probably fit two of me in here and I love it. I know the super oversized look isn't for everyone but it is definitely for me. I think, much like anything else, it really comes down to how you style it. When something is extremely oversized you run the risk of looking sloppy if it isn't styled properly. My trick when it comes to oversized blazers is to keep the rest of your outfit simple. A fitted white tee, skinny/skim fit jeans, and sleek boots are always a winning combo in my opinion. I usually shy away from dark wash denim, not because I don't like them, but more just because I find them harder to style than light wash denim. I do feel like darker wash denim is a bit more "winter appropriate" so I decided to step out of my comfort zone for this look and I am so glad I did. I feel like this is an outfit that can take you from the office to dinner and trust me, you'll get compliments at both places. Phew, this was a long one. If you've made it this far, thank you for reading my ramblings. Your support means everything to me. All outfit details are listed below. Until next time, tootles sugar plums! Xoxo.

Outfit Deetz:

Jeans: Madewell (these are old and sold out unfortunately, but here is a similar pair)

Tee: Amazon

Boots: Zara (similar here)

Sunglasses: Quay Australia (similar here)

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