The air is a crisper, the leaves have turned various warm color hues and we’re starting to introduce sweaters and boots into our wardrobe. That means Autumn is officially here! What better time than now to give yourself permission to fall in love, and in this case, not romantically? Instead, fall in love with yourself, a new concept, a book, or even a new recipe.
So often we are expecting to find love with and within others, but the deepest love comes from within. When we embrace seeking out the things that bring us true fulfillment and joy, we’re left with a fullness that allows us to spread love to others. While it’s a great feeling to be in love, creating these opportunities to fall in love have to be sought out; and it starts with determining your likes and interests.
I have an infatuation with fashion and I find that I come alive anytime I’m able to soak it in, whether it’s in magazines, on TV, social media or while just admiring a well put together outfit on someone I pass by. Through fashion, a person is able to be the lead of their very own movie, and as the audience we’re the spectators. My favorite part of my day is deciding what I’m going to wear. Generally, this starts with what mood I’m in. Do I want to dress sophisticated, flirty, smart, sporty or sexy?
Once I determine what I wear, I slowly start to visualize pieces from my wardrobe that will pull together the perfect look. My process of selecting my outfit is an adventure all on its own. I always feel rewarded by the outcome - a look that showcases my personal style and my mood. The reason fashion speaks to me is because of my love for the variation of fabrics, textures, silhouettes and colors in my looks.
Everyday, I get to fall in love with fashion over and over again. For you it may be cooking or another interest. Whatever it is, I encourage you to embrace what you love wholeheartedly. You should find as many opportunities to fall in love as often as possible. I officially give you permission!