Taking Risks: Both in Fashion and Life

Fashion My Thoughts Review

Two Piece:  Zaful // Shoes:  TJ Maxx // Hat:  Old Navy (similar here)

Lately I’ve been taking some risks with my wardrobe.  It’s nothing crazy, and it’s nothing that has to do with high fashion or anything of that nature.  It’s taking risks wearing things that I don’t feel 100% comfortable in because of my own securities.  I told my fiance that I didn’t feel all that comfortable in this outfit because of my body image issues, however he told me he didn’t like the outfit at all because he doesn’t understand matching two pieces hahahaha.  So he gave me a good laugh and put my mind at ease that I didn’t look horrible.  I know this outfit isn’t too risky for most, but for me it is.  I’ve never been comfortable with my body, so showing this much skin is a lot for me but I’ve been wanting to try out the crop top trends.  I’m so insecure about my stomach, arms, and legs.  I know, that doesn’t really leave anything for me to like.  You see I used to have a super flat stomach when I was younger, and then my metabolism slowed down.  I always had bigger thighs because that’s just the way I gain weight.  My arms have become flabby the older I get.  Yes, I know I’m not old, but I’ve seen changes in my body since I hit 27 years of age.  So, wearing something like this outfit is a little risky for me.

This brings me to taking risks in life.  I’m not talking about wreckless risks that can cost you (or worse, someone else’s) your life.  I mean taking that job that you’re nervous about.  Trying a new dish at dinner (I’m infamous for ordering the same thing).  I’m a huge fan of following your gut.  I almost never listen to my brain.  Of course I’ll weigh out the pros and cons of each thing, but if my gut is telling me something, I listen.  Yes, this has put me in some not very ideal situations, but it’s something that I learned from.  It’s something that made me stronger and wiser.  For example, I worked for the same company for 5+ years and I left to take on a new job.  Was I freaking out, nervous, excited, and sad all at the same time?  Absolutely!  I’m not a huge fan of changes (believe it or not), so for me to step out of my comfort zone took a lot.  Now, was this decision to leave a good one?  I honestly don’t know yet.  I’ve only been there for 2 months so I can’t really compare 2 months to 5 years.  At my last job I knew the ins and outs of everything.  At my new job I’m starting from scratch.  At my last job the people in my department were like family.  We all watched each other grow.  We have watched each other get married and have children.  We’ve been there when this was all happening.  We hung out outside of work and worked as a team with no coworker left behind.  At my new job, I don’t have that.  I don’t trust people very easily so becoming family at my last job is even surprising to me.

I’m telling y’all this because you have to take a risk every once in a while.  Step out of your comfort zone.  If it feels uncomfortable that means it’s something you’ll learn from.  I’m one of the shyest people you will meet, don’t let this blog fool you.  If I can step out of my comfort zone so can you.  As much as I absolutely despise change, I love a good challenge.

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**Please note, I received this two piece for a review, however all opinions are my own.

xoxo Monica

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  • Maria | passion fruit, paws and peonies
    June 19, 2018 at 7:04 am

    I’m so glad you have taken the risk to wear this outfit – it’s fabulous on you! You look really great Monica xx

  • Maureen
    June 19, 2018 at 7:55 am

    I love my routine and I love my box. But you are absolutely right that change needs to happen every so often so that we grow as an individual. Of course, it’s easier said than done! You look really cute in this 2 piece set. Love the floral print and the contrasting black and yellow color! Hope your week is off to a great start!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

  • Ada
    June 19, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    I am so glad you went for it cause you look fabulous. Rocking those floral 2-pieces. A little edgy and a little bohemian, just like my outfit today.

    Like you I go with my gut and take chances sometimes. =) I am glad you did Monica and best of luck at the new job!

    Welcome by Thursdays and linkup with me, fashionista. Love your style! Thanks, Ada. =)

  • Ruth
    June 19, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    You look amazing! Good for you for taking some risks because it totally paid off. I love the print and the crop is definitely a fun summer trend!


  • Sahra
    June 20, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    that set is soooo cute!! And I totally agree – risks help you grow! I to took a new job recently and left one I’d been at for years where the coworkers felt like family. Hopefully we can each find that in our new companies!

    XO Sahra
    Que Sera Sahra