“Always do what you are afraid to do”

Jacket: The Limited

Dress: gift from sister

Shoes: Nine West

Belt: J-Crew
Nail polish: Orly Fancy Fuchsia

My mother and I were talking about the Oprah show where she met with Lady Gaga and her mother. Our conversation jumped from the topic of bullying, to the fine line between genius and insanity, and finally to living your life fearlessly on your own terms. We both agreed that that living fearlessly is easier said than done.  I think most people if they’re honest with themselves live their life on some level afraid of rejection, failure and embarrassment. However, whenever I hear or read about someone uber successful, there was usually some epic failure in their life that instead of ruining them, served to mold them into the successful (fill in the blank) that they are now. We have countless examples of the transformative power of failure yet many of us are still afraid to fail. 

What would I do if I wasn’t concerned about rejection, failure or embarrassment? I would find a way to combine my love of reading, watching movies, photography, pretty things, fitness and travel  into a job where I could afford to buy books and pretty things, watch movies, travel and have a gym membership.

While I figure out how to do that, I’m taking baby steps towards being a little braver in my day to day life by taking more pictures outdoors. If anybody asks me what I’m doing, I’m going to say I’m working on an as yet untitled project.

Stardate :12104.12


  1. elitewoman
    April 18, 2012 / 12:45 am

    Hello I just stumbled across urr blog, Love it. Do u mind sharing what is ur career, im about to start a job in a professional setting and want show my style. And I love ur style.

  2. Of the Comely
    April 18, 2012 / 5:01 am

    @elitewoman:Thank you for your kind words:). I appreciate you taking the time to comment. I work in the insurance industry. Good luck with the new job!

  3. elitewoman
    April 21, 2012 / 1:27 am

    Thanks, ill be working in banking so I can def. Pull these look

  4. peculiar VIrtue
    April 23, 2012 / 1:08 am

    Those toes popped perfectly with your dress, lady! And yeah, I would love to find my "fear-less dream job" too… One day! :o)

  5. Of the Comely
    April 23, 2012 / 1:51 am

    @ Elite Woman:You're welcome:)@ pVI: It will happen for us!

  6. Anonymous
    May 10, 2012 / 8:29 am

    Oh what a lovely dress! Looks familiar? (wink wink). Thanks for the styling credit, sis 🙂

  7. Of the Comely
    May 11, 2012 / 12:54 am

    @Anonymous:No thank you ! :).

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