Numbing our Passion

Numbing our Passion
Gray Dress: Old Gap. Similar | Scarf: Old Madewell. Similar | Clutch: Old Kate Spade Saturday. Similar | Heels: Old Thrifted. Similar

This gray dress is one of those items that I REALLY love on paper, but every time I put it on I’m just… not that into it.  I put it in my capsule knowing this and predictably, I haven’t really worn it that often.  Isn’t it weird how some clothes are like that?  I’m going to keep it after this capsule and see how I feel next spring or summer.  Who knows, maybe I’ll come back to it and like it better then. There’s always room for growth isn’t there?

I feel like I give fashion a hard time on this blog.  The truth is, I really love fashion.  I love how it is a means to express yourself artistically and I love the way a good pair of shoes can make you feel so confident.  I think where I begin to itch is when fashion (or really anything else) becomes an obsession that hinders you from doing the things that you were called to do.  If you’re spending all of your time and money shopping then there is no reserve left over for doing what makes you feel alive.  In my case, I am passionate about literature, philosophy and writing.  I feel so much more fulfilled when I spend my time pursuing those things instead of spending all of my time online shopping.  However, there are people like my sister who absolutely love fashion and she has a great way of relating that love into helping women feel better about themselves.  In her case, fashion IS what she should be spending her time and money on. What I am trying to say is that we tend to be laziest in the areas that we should be pursuing and shopping (etc.) has a fantastic numbing effect.   So let’s do our best to fight the things that numb us and instead pour our energy into what makes us feel alive!  What sorts of things are you passionate about?  I’d love to hear in the comments below!

Until next time,
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Hi there! My name is Karin and I am a lifestyle blogger with a focus on mindful style, clean beauty, and joy filled motherhood. I hope you find some inspiration here!

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7 Comments

  1. July 8, 2015 / 3:07 pm

    Love your blog–it really resonates with me. I'm passionate about creating. For several years I sewed my own clothing in an effort to reduce consumption. Six months ago I realized that my constant fabric browsing and self-induced pressure to "produce" really weren't that different from shopping. I've since re-focused my energy on creating for its own sake, and it's very liberating.

  2. July 8, 2015 / 9:23 pm

    Thanks for the shout out! 🙂 And traveling makes me passionate!

    P.S. The dress looks great on you!

    • July 9, 2015 / 2:25 am

      Aw thanks! I figured you would say traveling. 🙂

  3. July 8, 2015 / 9:42 pm

    My Grand daughters!!! What else is there??

    • July 9, 2015 / 2:25 am

      Love you mom! Now stop online shopping so you can babysit! 😉

  4. July 11, 2015 / 5:34 pm

    This look is so cute! I'm actually super curious about why you don't "feel" the dress? I also have those items that I am not over the moon about but then when I voice my concern I'm always surprised to hear that someone *loves* that dress or item on me and thinks I look great. This is something I struggle with!

    • July 12, 2015 / 8:55 pm

      You know, I really can't put my finger on it. It's just a "feeling" that I get when I put it on. I have had compliments on it from a few people, and I do like it. I just find myself never reaching for it. It is odd isn't it?

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