Sunday, June 21, 2015

Raise your Standards, and the Universe Will Meet You There

Knit: Forever 21
Crystal drop Necklace: c/o Arva (here)
Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington
Boots: Verali

I don't think I can ever go past mixing rich berry hues and black for winter weather. I rarely wear long socks anymore (I think at 25 I've outgrown the school girl look lol) but they are a decent temporary replacement for black over-the-knee boots (which I'm still hunting for).

I've really been stocking up on knits this year, and this one from Forever 21 is one of those lightweight and thin pieces you can layer underneath thick coats when it gets really cold, but are warmer than a normal top by themselves. Speaking of Forever 21, I'm so disappointed at how overpriced the Australian stores are! I normally use a mail forwarding service to set up a US address to have my parcels delivered from the US Forever 21 online store, and it still works out to be cheaper than buying the clothes plus the insane markups in the Australian stores. I found a dress I bought through my mail forwarding service that was $25 and I saw it in store for over $50 AUD.

The title of this post is a quote I've been loving for a while! I think people often settle too much simply to stay within their comfort zone or hold onto a sense of familiarity. Sometimes we lose patience for everything we wait and work hard for and we settle for whatever's just around the corner or already infront of us. I'd like to think that the universe has a plan for me and the right opportunities, combined with the right timing, are not too far off in the future. Things happen for a reason, and sometimes you make mistakes, take risks, do different things so that when the right time comes along you'll be well-equipped to face that challenge. Who else agrees? :)

32 comments:

  1. Winter definitely calls for berry and jewel tones! I've been buying lots of purple and navy this autumn/winter :)

    And I hope everything does work out for you like you dream! I believe things do happen for a reason, even if we don't see why at the time.

    Away From The Blue

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  2. Such a lovely look! I also love the title of this post <3

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  3. Such an inspiring title. Love the look.

    Liv

    www.livforstyle.net

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  4. You look so stunning! :)

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  5. Love that top girl! Very gorgeous as always

    xxx

    Lauren <3 | laurlauu

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  6. Wow., Love it. :)

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  7. I love the title, very true. Also a very cute look, I love the colours of that top <3

    The Quirky Queer

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  8. Oh, I agree, Izzy, I so agree with you! Comfort and familiarity are places we love to stay in simply because it puts us at ease, and being outside of this zone will basically give us panic attacks and stress us out because of the spontaneity of everything, but like the quote (which I love) says, the universe will be chasing after us, and not us after the universe.

    Loving this look, too! I think you pull of the knee-high socks look well even at 25, it beats me at 17, honestly. Haha, I love the look, and I FEEL YOU. Mark up prices are the WORST.

    May x • THE MAYDENbloglovin'

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  9. Me too! I’m usually always late to buying winter clothing but this year I actually have a collection of knits & coats haha I love your outfit. The necklace is so pretty.
    & I love the title of the post so much. I’m glad your wrote something about it in your post. It’s so true!

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  10. Beautiful shots! I love your necklace and this is a great quote. :)

    Tara x

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  11. such a cute necklace <3

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  12. Nice outfit, I love your accessories! :) x

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  13. Great finds at a good price, I love the knit and leather combo. You look lovely.

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  14. Such a cute sweater, I love the knee high socks.

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  15. Love love your knee high socks!! Its such a great early winter look. Very nice look!

    ~ xo Sheree
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  16. You look gorgeous! Love the over the knee socks as a replacement for tall boots. Especially on warmer days! And those shorts are amazing!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  17. Love the quote (title) and the socks are actually totally in style...so you can never really outgrow them ;)
    Stuart Weitzman makes some incredible OTK boots if you're still searching!
    XOXO

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  18. Wow, love it!!
    Xo
    Vale
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  19. I love this whole look, the stripes and leather shorts just work so well together!


    XO Chelsea http://www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com/

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  20. LOVE this look - especially the shorts!!!


    xx,
    Lauren
    FashionablyLo

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  21. Very nice post:)))
    xoxo
    Antonella
    beautylove7694.blogspot.com

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  22. Stunning look, love your sweater. ^^
    Lovely greets Nessa

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  23. That's so true I can definitely relate! For over the knee boots, I really like Steve Madden Hazele, they're a cheaper version of Stuart Weitzman 50/50 (:

    Angelina Is

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  24. I love this look
    sweet
    great
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  25. I love the title of your post! So true! The jewel tones are perfect for winter! This is such a fabulous look!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  26. Great look, love the sweater. thank you for visiting my blog, I do appreciate it

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  27. love everything! great photos :D

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