Thursday, January 27, 2011

Focus: Softly

Velvet Skirt

Velvet Skirt

I've had a bit of an introspective week this week. After chatting with my writing class teacher about what my goals for writing are, I got to thinking about my goals for the next year or so. I am enjoying being a ski instructor so much; the happy kiddos, amazing coworkers, and of course being on a beautiful mountain every day make my job so fulfilling. BUT, the mountain will close for the year in April, and then what am I going to be doing? I have a couple of ideas percolating at the moment, but it is hard to settle on anything right now because there is so much stuff that I want to do before I settle down somewhere and get a "real" job. It's also difficult because I have no idea what I want that job to be!

Velvet Skirt

Velvet Skirt

This velvet skirt is a thrift find that I didn't wear for ages because it was too tight. Luckily skiing for 6 hours every day has worked off my muffin top sufficiently for me to wear it! Though god only knows what will happen when I stop skiing so much and I'm still eating two dinners like I am at the moment! I never realized how much energy you need to be teaching kids all day.

Velvet Skirt

Velvet Skirt

The hat is a lucky find from Beacon's Closet, and it's so beautiful. It's difficult to wear for everyday (my roommate had a laughing fit when he saw it!) but I am looking forward to wearing it this summer. Maybe to some weddings?

Velvet Skirt

Velvet Skirt

Boots, Skirt, Hat, Coat: Thrifted
Top: FCUK

Velvet Skirt

Velvet Skirt

I hope you're all having a happy week. Are any of you having as many problems deciding your
future as I am?

Velvet Skirt

20 comments:

amanda said...

oh this is so lovely!!! that blouse is fabulous. i love the little sleeves and the color. and i do hope that you're able to find the perfect job for when this one ends. i'm sure that weighs on your mind a lot, but keep having a blast skiing while you can!!!

Rachel said...

Lovely outfit! The accessories are absolutely fantastic. :)
Hope you find something you enjoy as much as ski instructing; best of luck! :D

Stacey Kay said...

EFF your roommate! That hat is fantastic!

xoxo
Stacey Kay
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Myriam said...

These are purdyyy.

Yeah, I'm in the same boat. I used to have such a clear understanding about what I was going to do after I graduate...but now I'm not so sure. It's a bit intimidating out there. Enjoy the skiing while you can, then off to the next adventure! Best o' luck.

Myriam from Myriad of Mischief
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Jasmine, Transient Withdrawal said...

Oh that pin is such an intricate and lovely touch! Teaching kids is tiring! I get so incredibly hungry at work! I snack when the kids snack hehe :) You look so wonderful in that hat and that velvet skirt Lucy! I am so excited to see what the world has in store for you <3

Danielle said...

Love this outfit, hope you didn't freeze too much in that snow! I'd have had 6 jumpers, a coat, hat, scarf and gloves on!
Good luck on finding a job you love, I'm sure you will! :).
xoxo

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

Yup, I feel like I could have written your text. To be fair, life is always a bit like that for me, but I'm starting to feel old and bored of constant uncertainty (should I buy a one way flight or a return--oh, can't decide because I don't know what's happening THREE WEEKS from today. Bah! Anyway, best of luck with your own uncertainties... : )

I love the hat and pin in particular, but the whole look is simply elegant!

oomph. said...
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oomph. said...

great outfit and the brooch detail on the shoulder. the location is lovely with the tall trees and snow covered ground.

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elanor, said...

i'm having a lot of problems deciding my future. it's about that time in highschool when you have to begin checking out colleges and such...!

have i ever told you that it's just so cool that you teach skiing? haha, i dunno why - i just think it is! love this outfit. :)

x

Lil said...

this is a gorgeous outfit! i just came across your blog, i was sold on the name!
im having heaps of trouble with deciding on my future, it's my final year of highschool and everyone says it should just enter my mind any day now, but i have no clue what to do!
xx

http://sheplayedwithsnakes.blogspot.com

Amber Blue Bird said...

well I love your hat but can see why it wold be difficult to work into everyday wear.

Jenny Z. said...

You are GORGEOUS! And that vintage hat is amazing. When I wore a vintage floral crown to my friend's housewarming party everyone asked me if I was a bride-to-be, which I thought was funny in a sad way. I'm also envious that you are eating two dinners! My wish when I was seven years old was to live a life where I could eat two lunches, three dinners and no breakfast, because dinner was my favorite meal of the deal, followed by lunch, and breakfast always bored me. I'm in the same place as you, girl, because I don't know what I'm going to do in April, and there's a big part of me that is revolting against the idea of getting a real job..

iris loves fashion said...

Hope you'll find out what you want. I'm sure you just need some time to realise what it is.
I love that detail of the flower in your shirt.

xx

islabell said...

I LOVE THAT SKIRT!!! ;) wearing my navy coat all the time. you have magpie eyes lady!
xxx

Claggie said...

I'm in the same boat! I have no idea what I'm going to do after I graduate. It's stressful! I'm sure you will find something awesome and fulfilling :) Cute outfit!

Kelly said...

This outfit is so gorgeous - love all the little details like the pin and hat.

Even though it brings some anxiety, I think it's exciting that you have so many options ahead of you. Every experience you have shapes you as a person and makes you that much more interesting - I look forward to seeing what you do next!

Victoria said...

Love this outfit, you look so pretty!! Love that broach too xxx

Danielle said...

I don't even know what I want to major in in college...

two birds said...

fabulous styling! i love it all, especially the little details like the pin!

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