How do I get inspired?

Feeling uninspired? It’s my least favorite feeling. I usually a pretty positive person (my judge once said I was the most optimistic person he knew — I was trying to get him to end my client’s probation before it even started just on the hope of good behavior — he didn’t bite.) so when I can’t find inspiration and get in a funk, it can be hard for me to bounce back. But the truth is like anything in life, once you are into the groove everything is easier… waking up earlier, exercising, eating healthy. But sometimes getting into the groove is part of the battle. When I feel my personal style slip it’s usually for a couple of reasons: unshaven legs, stress/exhaustion, or unshaven legs. To get inspired to figure out what to wear in the am, I often go to my favorite digital bulletin board: Pinterest. I love a full bulletin board (like the one in my office!).

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And Pinterest never disappoints. I navigate Pinterest one of three ways… either the general site, my own boards, or by searching. This morning when I set out to find a blog worthy outfit, I started with the first and went through the three approaches and ended up searching for “black” “pants” “work outfit” “summer.” This is what I found:

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Fully inspired, now, I put together an outfit with my new white blazer and I think I rocked it out. I got lots of compliments (and only a few Colonel Sanders jokes). I paired my black knit pants with a white button down and ribbon tie, added my snub nose platform heels, and my red Stella and Dot Baroque earrings and was all set.

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I suppose this post reveals that if you follow my Pinterest account, you probably are getting a preview into what I am going to wear the next day — or at least what I’d like to wear!

It’s amazing what we can come up with when we pick one item to work around. I was joking with my cousin Erica about how we are both going through a “Hate-everything-in-our-closets” moment. We were lamenting how hard it was to be excited about our outfits and to feel confident and fashionable. But here, I took black pants (a major staple — hint, hint) and made them playful and fashionable. So when you are struggling to find inspiration, try to find a trick that will get you excited and maybe pushes you out of your comfort zone and into a snazzy new outfit!



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