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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Months ago in July I had created a post entitled "Why It's Okay to Feel Lost" with the help of my friend Van. Amidst the whirlwind that has been this semester, I almost entirely forgot about those thoughts until just now. It's strange the way time works. C.S. Lewis was not lying when he said, "It's funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different."

I shot these photos on a family visit in Virginia, during which most of the weekend was spent catching up on the past few months. Thinking back on our conversations about graduating, work, and travel, I am realizing that this feeling of being lost from the summer is now nothing but a distant memory.


Coat: c/o Boohoo | Scarf: Zara (similar here) | Top: H&M
Jeans: Uniqlo | Shoes: Forever 21 (similar here)

Undoubtedly this year has been one of change, both in my favor and not. What I can say now is that I feel more sure of myself than at any other point in 2015. More than ever before I have spent the past few months focused on myself. My roommates often joke that I am married to my work, but for now I can't say I mind. This sense of individualism has fostered strength, both in myself and in my relationships with other people.

I am in no professional position to give life advice, but I can say that feeling lost is just more reason to get moving. Though time won't stop for anyone, you can control what you do with it. Hustle, even when you don't know what you want. I have no doubt you'll find it along the way.


PS. Stay tuned for this weekend's post to find out where I'm spending the upcoming holiday!

36 comments

  1. It's like being trapped in a labyrinth; you're not getting out unless you get moving, so I think you've made a very accurate reasoning there, Christina. i'm glad you're surer and clearer of 2015 now, it's absolutely wonderful for you, and if I'm to pitch in, I'd say 2015 has been a bit of a muddled up maze for me to, but I've recently just acquired a fresh pair of eyes to put things into perspective.

    Cheers to 2016, and cheers to getting that coat for Christmas (;it's gorgeous!)!

    May | THE MAYDEN | Bloglovin'

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    1. Thank you for the sweet comment, May! I hope you had a wonderful holiday!

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  2. I love your style!!! You look amazing in this coat, even scarf is perfect on you :-)

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  3. Effortlessly beautiful and classy and stylish. I need a coat like that in black. Love it!! :)

    http://missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I think at some point we all feel lost! But it gets by! Cool look, love the coat you're wearing:)
    xx
    SASHA

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  5. You look amazing dear!

    http://helderschicplace.blogspot.com/2015/12/layering.html

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  6. Your styling sense is amazing looking fabulous
    Have a nice day
    http://weirdthoughts13.blogspot.in/

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  7. This is such a great outfit, loved it!
    Have a great day,
    Madalena

    www.maadalenaaa.blogspot.com

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  8. Its hard not to reflect on the past when reaching the new year. I too felt lost earlier this year, and although I haven't got everything figured out (I don't think I'll ever truly will), at this time I like to try and focus on all the possibilities that the new year brings. c:

    Anyway Christina, I hope you have an amazing holiday and a happy new year. I can't wait to see all your new looks and posts in 2016!!

    xo, Janeese | xo.Janiecy.xo

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    1. I love your positivity! We will never had everything figured out, but that just makes room for new adventures and challenges. :) Hope you had a great holiday!

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  9. obsessed with your shoes!!!
    http://islandchic77.com/

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  10. obsessed with your shoes!!!
    http://islandchic77.com/

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  11. Lovely text insight and lovely photos! I just graduated and feel super lost, but it's the best motivation to keep moving. I'm glad you feel secure in what you're doing - and look like it, too :)

    http://fashamorphosis.blogspot.com

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    1. Good luck girl, you got this! Congratulations on graduating!!

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  12. LOve your words in here christina :)
    Something uplifting that let us bid to our 2015 self and welcome 2016.

    Btw, lovely coat.
    You look great.
    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

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    1. Thanks love :) Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

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  13. This look is so perfectly casual and minimalistic at the same time - and I agree: Getting lost from time to time is just part of our journey.

    xo Stefanie
    http://www.thefashionrose.com

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  14. I always love your photos and your style! Thanks for your words ! xo,
    http://cocojeans.blogspot.pt/2015/12/night-night-beauty-routine.html

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  15. I love your look so much!!!!
    http://www.silkypearl.com/

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  16. I love this outfit. You have great style.

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

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  17. Hi hair twin! I absolutely love this look on you. Your coat is gorgeous and love how you wore that scarf. I couldn't agree with you more about how we need to keep moving and we'll figure things out along the way because it's absolutely true.
    www.doreensstylediary.com

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  18. You look so chic and classic in that trench! Love the scarf as well - the perfect pairing :)

    Erica
    www.eggcanvas.me

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  19. amazing and looking fabulous! I love your sense of styling ! You look so pretty !
    http://chicglamstyle.com

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  20. So nice! Have a great weekend.

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  21. This outfit is awesome and it even has a sense of timeless elegance with a modern twist. <3
    xx

    www.stylebydeb.com

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  22. love the skinny scarf!

    Happy Holidays!
    Sabrina | www.gypsytan.co

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  23. I loved reading this. I do not mind being married to my work either. If you love your work then it is a blessing!
    I love the look. You always look so chic and put together!
    Dora www.BangsBang.com

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  24. Glad to hear that feeling lost is now a distant memory. You look gorgeous. I love the long coat.
    http://fashionablyidu.blogspot.com/

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  25. No matter what happens, you have to keep moving forward. I'd love to keep moving in that outfit you're wearing. It's so classy.

    xx Izzy | Qthee

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  26. I love your camel coat. I'm still thinking of getting one but I'm quite hesitant since I can't wear it this time.

    Have a beautiful day!

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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  27. what a lovely post my dear
    amazing look, so inspiring
    lovely :)

    with love your AMELY ROSE

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  28. I definitely have had my lost moments as well. It's definitely hard but the more you keep moving, the more you found out what you want and where you wanna go. 2015 has been a lot about growth for me, as it should be. Cheers to 2016 and here's to success with blogging!

    Love, Karina
    Check out my new post!
    The Lovely Look

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    1. Thank you for all the support this year, Karina! Keep doing amazing things :)

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  29. How gorgeous is that coat and love your shoes too! You look gorgeous indeed Christina! <3
    Simimaus

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