February 17, 2016

WEDNESDAY REAL TALK

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Details:  Wilfred Brullon sweater in light grey c/o Aritzia, here  | Babaton Dexter Pant c/o Artizia, here | Dasher Leah Ankle Bootie c/o Sperry, here |

“Everything you want in the world is right outside your comfort zone.” – Anonymous

I can’t believe it’s almost been six months since I moved to Boston. Time seriously does fly. I know we hate to admit that we do certain things because of love, but it happens that way sometimes and that’s not a bad thing at all. I’ll say it. I moved here primarily because of Josh, but the fact that I went to school up this way has definitely made it easier to adjust. In fact, I haven’t had a difficult time transitioning at all. I used to think Manhattan was where I needed to be, but the truth is, when I was there working in the field I thought I was meant for (fashion) I was never half as happy as I am here. To be honest, I didn’t think I wanted to move here. I was scared, and I often told myself that Boston was too small for me or that it lacked opportunity. I’ve come to realize that I was saying those things out of fear. I was scared. I was scared of leaving my family, my comfort zone, the town and the city that I knew so well. I know this sounds stupid, but I just feel like I’m really living again. It’s safe to say I got caught up in that zombie-esque New York shuffle; the love/hate relationship that comes with working in the greatest city in the world and the arrogance that follows closely behind. I just never knew what I was missing. For me, Manhattan was the be-all end-all. It meant something to work there. Meant something to who, though? Long story short I ended up getting more than fed up with my job and decided to take a leap of faith and moved to Boston on a whim (without a job). Something I would never do, but it was the best decision I could’ve possibly made. Yes, it’s amazing to be close to Josh, and while I not only learned that I’m stronger than I thought, but I’ve already made some lifelong friends. I think Boston and I will be just fine. And it turns out, my narrow-minded idea that Manhattan was the one and only breeding ground for fashion-related opportunities, was just that–narrow-minded.

In fact, I’m partnering with Her Campus and Artizia to celebrate the grand opening of Aritizia’s Boston store, taking place tomorrow. During a bitter cold weekend, I found comfort in this Wilfred Brullon sweater. Its boxy and oversized shape is surprisingly flattering on my narrow frame and I can’t get over how luxurious it feels. Not only is it soft and warm, but its high-quality material is something to be reckoned with. In an effort to reach maximum comfort without sacrificing style, I slipped on these black Dexter pants and can honestly say I’ve never experienced a better fit in a loose fitted pant. I always struggle with the less structured pants because of my height. They end up looking too baggy on me, but these are of exceptional quality and hug me in all the right places. Aritizia has always been a favorite of mine. Their clothing exudes a natural beauty and wearing it is effortless. Needless to say, I’m excited to share with you the details behind their grand opening tomorrow! Welcome to Boston, Aritzia.

Brought to you by Her Campus & Aritzia 

 

xx

Jacqueline

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