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Fall is my favorite season of the year, hands down! The leaves changing colors and falling, the holidays, the food and most importantly the FASHION, are all reasons why I love this season so much. Fall colors are my absolute favorite and probably the only colors I comfortably wear besides black and white. This season, I've been obsessed with emerald green (if you couldn't already tell by my hair) and really neutral shades (i.e. tan, taupe, mauve, etc.)
I've been keeping it really simple lately with my style. I used to wear so many accessories and mix really busy pieces together, but I think I've found comfort in simplicity. This look is so versatile. It can be worn to school, out for dinner, drinks, really anywhere besides a corporate office. A black V-Neck T-Shirt is a necessary basic that every single person should own. You can get really cheap ones from F21 or H&M. Boyfriend jeans are also a must-have, they are the best option when you want to look stylish but not sacrifice comfort. Black strappy heels are so trendy right now and they can be found at nearly any fast fashion store. I got mine from Aldo, and surprisingly they're pretty comfortable (which is rare for Aldo shoes.) A black purse always does the trick when wearing black shoes. Finally, throw a tan trench coat on to pull everything together for the perfect Fall ready look!
I wanted to share something a little personal with you guys. I've been suffering from anxiety for a while now, but it's been getting much worse these past few months. Yesterday, was the worst I've ever experienced. It lasted from the moment I woke up to the moment I fell asleep, and the symptoms were so severe. It's sad how many people don't understand anxiety. When I tell the people close to me that I'm feeling anxious or going through an anxiety attack, they always ask me "what's making you feel that way?" There is no specific reason why I get anxiety attacks, it may be different for everybody, but for me it just comes out of nowhere. I think it's a build up of stress and emotions. I can feel it creep up on me and I try to fight it but no matter what I do I can't.
Just to give you a brief idea of some of the symptoms I deal with when going through anxiety attacks: hot/cold flashes, adrenaline rush like I'm running a 5K, heart racing so much it feels like its going to explode, very easily irritated, choking feelings, pounding headaches/pressure, paranoia, derealization (feeling like what is around you isn't real, like you're in a dream but you're awake), dizziness, shortness of breath, shakiness, nausea, loss of appetite, feelings of impending doom like you're about to drop dead, weak stomach, and thats just to name a few. It's possible for me to feel all of these things at once, or on and off for however long the anxiety lasts. The only thing I can do is try to breathe and not let it control me, telling myself it will pass. I am going to see a doctor soon, hopefully that will be able to help. I just wanted to share this with you guys because I feel like you deserve to know more about me and know that I am human, too. Sure, I love to look glamorous and very put together all the time, but you have no idea what I'm battling on the inside. Anxiety isn't considered a physical disease so I have to go about my daily life (school, blogging, photo shoots, interacting with people, etc.) while feeling like this. It is a non stop battle and I hope one day it will just be a part of my past. But for now, I'm doing the best I can and I hope that whatever battles you are facing, you can find the strength to not let it overcome you. Take control of your life and most importantly, appreciate everything you have (family, friends, health) because at the end of the day that's all that really matters.
Thanks for reading!
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All images in this post photographed by Mike Welch