Friday, 16 January 2015

If it makes you happy, then do it.

 Coat & Shoes - Topshop
Top - Missguided
Skirt - Vintage
Mini Satchel - ASOS

One of the things I've realised as I've gotten older (I'm going to hit the big 2-1 in April!) is that while growing up increases your reponsibilities, it's okay to still have fun. Yes, money and jobs and studying are all important, but the picture of adult life that is painted these days is quite dull - get a job, settle down, have kids, work until you're 70 odd and hope you don't hate any of it. But I don't think that has to be the case. Teenage years are not necessarily the time of your life, and surrendering your youth does not mean surrendering your enjoyment. If doing something makes you happy, then that's what you should be doing - paying the bills is important, but so is happiness. In today's world it's increasingly important to project a good image, but people are the most beautiful when they're real. I personally think I look like a dork in these photos, but I had more fun posing in the streets with a smile on my face than trying to look cool. For this reason, I'm also making more time for things I enjoy that may not necessarily get me a job, like unleashing my creativity in words, pictures, and through the lens of a camera as well as in front of it. And I think everyone should, because I know too many people who've had "no time" for hobbies and little things that can make this life wonderful. We only get one, and I intend to enjoy mine! So that means if I want to spend my Saturday in bed watching TV I will, if I want to walk around aimlessly toting my camera and hunting for shots I will, and if I want to spend three hours making collages I will. Because in the end I will have a much better life if I am happy, than if I work myself to death.

Anyway, enough of the deep life thoughts - I wanted to share my outfit and ended up sharing what's on my mind. I've said it once and I'll say it again though, this skirt is one of my favourites, especially now I'm letting spring back into my wardrobe!

Tara India xo

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