I can’t believe we’re halfway through the year! I also can’t believe this is my first blog post since I moved!
With that being said, I’m really excited to share what I’ve been up to as well as one of my birthday fits! Woohoo
Let me give you a quick little recap! On June 1, 2019 we packed our bags and moved across the country from NY to LA. Yea, that’s right we’re officially residents of Los Angeles, CA! If you know me you’ll know that I ALWAYS wanted to live in LA. I love the weather, I love the ocean, the palm trees and the laid back vibe. I’ll always have a place for New York in my heart but I’m ready for a change. I’m also ready for better weather, okay! lol
It’s been about a month since the move and the process happened quickly. In April we decided to move and within two months we had to find the perfect apartment, try to sell all of our furniture and pack up everything. We both juggled all of this plus work and tried to squeeze in as many family/friend hangouts before leaving. On top of all of this, I was in the midst of changing jobs. Long story short once I moved to LA I wouldn’t have a full-time job. Talk about STRESS!
With so many changes happening at once it was super hard to focus on one thing at a time. I started to spiral and I couldn’t catch my breath. It was overwhelming. Although there were so many positive changes I was also hit with a lot of negative stuff that was hard to process. I tried really hard to remember to trust the process but I’ll be honest it was hard as hell! I feel like when things start to go bad it’s not just one thing. It’s a bunch of things at once and you’re like woah omg what’s happening!
The plan was to have a new remote job before the move. I started my job search in early April. I gave myself a June deadline and after several rejections I still didn’t have a new job by June. I applied to about 300 jobs and heard back from all of them saying the same thing. A big NO! It was really upsetting that things weren’t going as planned. I cleaned up my resume and perfected my cover letters and had a lot of interviews throughout the process. I would make it to the last round and they would always choose someone else. At one point I considered applying to an in-office job so that I didn’t limit my opportunities. Since I worked remotely for the past 3 years the last thing I wanted to do was go back to a regular 9-5 but if it came down to that I totally would’ve. I did everything in my power so that wouldn’t happen because I’m always on the go and I need a job that I can do everywhere.
At times I got my hopes up. I then received the news that the company decided to go in a different direction. Applying to jobs is exhausting and I started losing hope. Why didn’t anyone want me to work with their company? I had to realize there was nothing wrong with me and eventually something would work out because I wasn’t going to stop until it did.
It wasn’t until a few days before my birthday that I finally found the perfect job! THANK GOODNESS! After a consistent three month search I finally received good news and thankfully it’s still remote! I’m so glad that entire process is behind me and I can focus my energy elsewhere because it took a lot out of me.
I’m sure you’re like why are you telling us this? I’m telling you this because my life isn’t perfect! I’m thankful to be alive but sometimes life sucks and getting hit with a lot of negative situations at all once really sucks. Sometimes you’re knocked out of your comfort zone and life gets uncomfortable. You have the choice to either let that moment break you and define you or you can choose to go through the motions, bounce back stronger and learn and grow from the situation. I know when my life gets uncomfortable a huge shift is about to happen. If I stay positive or at least try everything will eventually work out the way it’s supposed to. I envisioned getting a new job by my birthday and I can’t believe it actually happened. It also proves if you really put your mind to something you can make anything happen as long as you don’t give up.
I’m also super thankful that I have a strong support system because when times are hard that’s when you need people who care about you to help lift your spirits. I’m back and I’m better and this is only the beginning of my next chapter!
Now let’s get into this fit! I’ve always wanted to wear an all white outfit with different shades of white. When my gf took these photos I told her I felt like I belonged on the tv show Touched by an Angel. Who remembers that show that came out in the 90’s? LOL
I’m wearing the HDH Basics: Smock Jacket from Hackwith Design House. I love how wide and flowy it is! Perfect for layering! It’s made of 65% Lyocell, 35% Cotton so it’s not too thin and not too thick. This is definitely a timeless piece that I’ll have for a very long time. Underneath the smock jacket I’m wearing the ASOS DESIGN muscle fit turtleneck t-shirt with stretch in white. This is currently out of stock, so sorry! You can find a similar piece here. It’s a cropped version but if you have a short waist like me then it will still work! Plus crops are super cute. The pants I’m wearing are from ASOS as well. They’re the ASOS DESIGN super skinny ankle grazer cargo pants in white. I knew these would look great with the fit because I’ve never seen skinny cargos before and I’ve always wanted white pants. Added bonus, they were on sale so I had to do it! I knew right away I wanted to wear my white socks with my white Teva sandals and the look was complete.
I hope you love my first birthday fit! I’ll have a new blogpost out soon about my second birthday fit in all pink! Y’all already know I had to be extra for my bday with two outfits lol! Would you have expected anything else?
Are ya’ll feeling my monochromatic looks? I have more planned in the future and I can’t wait to share them with you all!