Sneakers with Skirts & ITTID Turns One(ish)!

Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me.
— Arianna Huffington
skirt with sneakers

Today I Think, Therefore I Dress turns 1! Well, 1-ish. I actually started dabbling with blogging almost a year prior, but was too scared shitless to share it with anyone. I kept it hidden away like some paranoid parent overly sheltering their first born because of the fear of what the real world might do or say to them. I had set countless dates on which I planned to share my blog, but let fear get the best of me. You wouldn't believe the anxiety and fear I felt on the day I actually did share it, but the truth is, everything got easier from there. Once I pushed forward despite my fear, fear no longer had a place.

If I didn't have the best boo, friends, and family in the world urging me to let this out, I'd probably still be blogging to myself in the corner somewhere - or worse - stopped blogging, writing, and creating all together. It's not only vital that we have people, or even just one person, in our lives who are our simultaneous cheerleaders and teammates, but we must be those people for others as well. A supporter, an example, or both. I believe everyone has gems buried inside of them, but just as actual gemstones need some help being surfaced or created, we humans need a loving push, too. 

When I first started this blog it was meant to not only allow me to release my creativity, but it was my hope that by doing something I loved, and sharing my truth, it would resonate with people who face similar paralyzing fear and inspire them to get out of their own way and be their fullest, truest, selves as well - from the inside out! As much as I can talk about the strides and growth I Think, Therefore I Dress has achieved over the past year, the only thing I truly care about, and hope for, is that I accomplished what my true mission was from the start. 

Thank you for following along over the last year while I did a lots thinking and dressing. It means more to me than I can ever put into words β™₯ 

For my outfit inspo this week, I'm dressed in one of my favorite combos - sneakers and a skirt! I love putting things together that don't necessarily seem like the obvious choice. Not to mention, living in a city where we mainly rely on our feet to get us everywhere, I'm always looking for an acceptable excuse to be in sneaks.

Here's to more thinking, more dressing, and more being. 

So much love,

off the shoulder tops
off the shoulder tops
summer city style
midi skirt with sneakers
white high top converse sneakers
summer style in NYC
brooklyn hat company fedora

Photography by Fernando Ceballos

Dressed In:

Top: Boohoo | Skirt: H&M | Sneaks: Converse | Hat: Brooklyn Hat Co. | Sunnies: Ray-Ban | Choker: Boohoo | Bag: Michael Kors (similar here & here)