We all start with a clean slate, our entire life ahead of us, naïve, honest and free of the worries of yesterday and the uncertainties of tomorrow. Life in the here and now – a luxury reserved to children. As toddlers, the only tomorrows we ever acknowledge are Christmas and our birthdays. Yesterday? Never even happened. Every day is a whole new blithe adventure.
And then time catches up. We start school, land our first job, pay taxes, and suddenly the whole concept of yesterday and tomorrow changes to the core; we have to keep track, remember and foresee. Suddenly, the slate isn’t so clean anymore. We become shaped by memories from the past and excited for, but also worried about the next day.
Oh, but what if we could just wipe the slate clean again? Take a calculated risk, and start from scratch? Well…the beauty of being an adult is that we can. We need to listen to our gut feeling, stop worrying about tomorrow and look at the big picture (a glass of wine won’t hurt at this stage).
For the occasion I chose to dress in white with some pastel on the side. The beautiful number that made the cut? A broderie skater dress from Marks & Spencer. Nothing beats a sporty dress with a playful edge…especially when it’s made of pure cotton – a seasonal favourite of mine. Paired with a light denim jacket, it’s the perfect piece for a fresh start.
Dress – Marks & Spencer via Fashionchick*
Jacket – Zara (similar here)
Bag – Zara (similar here)
Sandals – Forever 21* (similar here)