To start, I'm probably the worst blogger ever. I can barely keep up with Instagram these days, let alone my website. The end of 2017 was a very long stretch that seemed to consist of nothing but school and work... and more work! Sometimes life gets so exhausting it's hard to be inspired for blogging. Fashion is something I do all day every day between taking apparel merchandising classes and working at a boutique. So even if I'm not posting about it, I'm probably thinking about it which gets draining at times! This brings me to the only New Year's resolution I've made so far... blog more!
Writing and getting my thoughts on paper (or computer) is really therapeutic and under stress I forget how much I need to write it all out. 2018 is going to be a big year of change for me and it's honestly more terrifying than exciting at the moment. Once June arrives I don't know where I'll be or what I'll be doing for the rest of the year. To be a drama queen about it, I don't know what the rest of my life looks like at all once summer hits.
My blog name, From SEA to NYC is actually more than just a play on the (v patriotic) song "From Sea to Shining Sea." After moving to Seattle from Colorado Springs when I was 18 and fresh out of high school my plan all along has been to move to New York City my senior year and participate in a liaison program at FIT. I want to be well-rounded in culture, fashion, and experiences from coast to coast. Plus- who wouldn't want to live in NYC for a year given the chance? Now that the time has come, it's a lot more daunting to think about moving across the country yet again, this time in a different direction. I think there's a lot of pressure on young people to make big moves, connections, and decisions at a time when you don't fully know who you are or what you want just yet. Come March I'll find out if this plan is official and set my sights on NYC in August.
2018 is a big year. I turn 21 and possibly move to the Big Apple, start my senior year of college, and plan the rest of my life. The other day a friend of mine said she did a job interview and for the first time couldn't answer the question, "what is your five-year plan?" because she truly doesn't have one. I can definitely relate to this uneasy feeling and I don't think I could answer that question either. I'm the kind of person that has had a plan for the last 20 years and stuck to it for the most part...So, 2018 has begun with a lot of anxiety about the future, but I can only hope it is a happy year for myself and others.
Enough of the sappy stuff. Let's talk about wearing white jeans in the winter. Some might say it's a fashion no-go but I say flaunt what you've got. These fringe jeans are from last summer's Zara sale (omg have you seen their current sale though) but I'll link some similar pairs below. I really wanted to wear an outfit inspired by neutral tones and the foggy landscape of winter (this concept was later ruined by my bright red raincoat because Seattle likes to do that to a girl). I paired this cuteeeee lace up Express sweater and my favorite Free People boots (sold out, sadly) and rocked winter whites all day long.
What are your hopes and fears in this new year? Let me know in the comments below. <3