Vancouver (and some times Los Angeles) weirdo wears stuff, takes pictures, makes fashion blog.

The Neglected Self

taxi cdc dress
So I was reading over last week's post, and realized that a deterioration in writing was evident. Maybe I was being too critical of myself, or maybe it really was kind of sub-par... One thing was for sure, I am more than aware that I was simply too drained to put together anything coherent. I'm working a lot and recharging too little, to top it all off, I'm forgetting to eat properly on most days -- note to self: coffee and cookies are not nutrients!

flying over lindeman lake
This weekend was recharge time! After eating a proper meal, I was off to the wilderness to get lost in nature. I'm not sure if I got the memo that fashion and hiking was a difficult combination to perfect for someone who absolutely thinks athleisure should disappear from the face of the planet... so of course I put on a light dress in lieu of anything sensible for hopping over rocks and climbing up dirt paths.

on top of the world!
Despite not being as agile as I could be if I just relented and put on some stretchy shorts, I felt pretty good about this journey while standing on top of that rock with the picturesque cerulean lake underneath. I felt very Picnic at Hanging Rock the entire time -- pale aesthetics amidst rugged nature.

peach 80's jacket
I had a marvelous time! Nature and the lack of phone reception did help me unwind and soak in some healthy clean air and giddy introspection. I was starting to get worried that I had hit a point in blogging where I honestly had nothing to write about -- but that was just because I was too tired last week to form any meaningful sentences in my rambling.

So in summary, this week has taught me some important rules:
  1. Form over function, every time!
  2. Eat actual food!
  3. Pastel > everything!
  4. No athleisure, ever!
Of course, these only apply to me. What are your rules for life?

Photo cred: Collin Head @deklyn21 | EditingMe!
Outfit details: Dress: Taxi Cdc | Jacket, belt: Thrifted | Shoes: Urban Outfitters
2 comments on "The Neglected Self"
  1. Ahhh this is such a beautiful post. What an adorable little dress.. I must have one for myself! Haha. Yeah, I love nature.. but am not always so practical when I go out in it.. but I am learning! :) I totally get you on the whole neglected self topic.. I do this from time to time and need to remember to reel myself back in occasionally. But I always truly love your writing in every single one of your posts. So honest and pure and wise and such a breath of fresh air from the typical "this is what I'm wearing today" post. Hope you are having a lovely week dear. Thanks for being who you are! <3

    1. Thank you Susanna! Your comments always cheer me up even when I'm dead tired in zombie mode! The dress is from Taxi CDC which coincidentally I think is from NorCal somewhere... I got it from a handmade craft fair in LA! It's comfy AND cute! Best of both worlds.