Real Talk

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I always think honesty is the best policy. So honestly I don’t always feel inspired, stylish or energized to put outfits together. It is so easy to look at me in person or in photos and think, “Gosh, she always has it together. I could never do that.” When this idea is sometimes the farthest from the truth. I go through times where I am mentally and physically exhausted and just can’t muster the energy to be inspired and think creatively. I get home from my full time job and just fall into bed with planning my next outfit being the last thing on my mind. I have always wanted to present a real and practical person, my true self, on my blog and I would be doing you an injustice if I didn’t talk about everything that comes along with pursuing style. I have a saying that I often quote to my customers and friends, “Comparison is the thief of joy, but imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” It would be wrong for me to present a fake idea of my pursuit of fashion and only give you the “it’s all peaches and roses” view of my life (the social media standard these days). This would provoke you to compare your life to mine and wonder why my life appears to be so much better. Instead I want to be real and allow you to join along side of me and pursue style together. When it comes down to it, my lack of creativity is always a phase due to tiredness or frustration and in a few weeks time I will be back to my old self again putting crazy pieces together. BUT I want you to know that it’s ok to be frustrated and doubt yourself at times, just as long as you keep pushing forward toward the goals you have set for yourself and never give up!

This sweater….y’all the moment it came out of the box at work I knew I had to have it. It is no secret that I enjoy wearing everything weird and mysterious and this sweater is no exception. I was waiting for a chilly day to wear it (which almost didn’t happen, thanks Nashville winter..) and this day hanging out with my friend Carrie ended up being perfect. I really hope my honesty did not deter you from continuing to pursue your dreams and goals in fashion, but only propelled you forward by realizing we are all in this together. 🙂

Love and appreciate you all so much!

Affectionately, Audrey ❤

Photographs: Carrie SmithSWAK Photography

Sweater: UAL, Phillip Lim // Pants: UAL, Intermix // Scarf: Goodwill, Vintage

Shoes: ASOS // Earrings: H&M // Rings: UAL, Kara Ross/Trademark

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