Vests with the fur

Zara vest // mango blazer // Oasis dress via Asos // H&M Belt // Six necklace // Footwork boots 
We have this guy on campus that always catches my eye. I don’t know his real name, but I like to call him Keanu. In fact, the whole campus calls him that way. He has this slick black hair, and he has never been seen without his floor length leather coat, summer or winter. He always wears it open, and tails fly up as he walks, like he was an extra in The Matrix. People stare at him. A lot. And they’re not as subtle as they seem to think they are. But me, I admire this young man (pretty sure he’s older than me, so I can’t call him “kid”, now can I?). I feel like he’s completely himself, and comfortable with who he is, no matter how much people start whispering when he enters the agora (main hall). Watching him walk by every day for the last two and a half years has made me realize  I could learn something from him. Because honestly, I’m always to busy thinking about what other people may think of me. It’s one of the things I’m still battling after my teenagehood. (that’s not a word according to my Auto Corrector) and that has had me feeling down for so many times. I do it even on my blog. For example: when I’m ready to publish a post, I ask myself the question: would my readers really enjoy this? I go through all the sessions photos again, edit a ton more and mess around with my written words. Heck, what am I doing? Keanu would not approve. Nope, he wouldn’t. His jacket tails would hit me right in the face as he turns around to tell me: “Don’t think you are, know you are. Come on. Stop trying to hit me and hit me.”. Well, actually, It’s not Keanu who says that in the movie, but all well, I think I know what he means. Stop thinking, just go for it. Let’s make this resolution 1 for the new year. 

There are many other perfect strangers that I come by everyday, but never talk to, that have learned me things in life. Oh, I could tell you a few stories, but it might be better to stick with just one for now. Do you have any Keanu’s in your life? What did they teach you? I’d love to hear! 

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  • So cute! The fur is a nice touch.

    x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

  • we love your ginger hair and blue eyes such a pretty combo ^^

    love from the NANA girls xoxo

  • I'm kinda the same with you – I always ask myself if my readers will really enjoy the blog post I'm about to post.. but I guess it's better to sort of think past that and just post! πŸ™‚ Your posts are always lovely so you don't have to worry about that! Cute outfit by the way πŸ™‚

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  • I think you can always learn a lot from kids. There are absolutely no limitations, no restrictions, no barriers in their books. There's no prethought, they just do and they just be. And I love that. Less thought and more do – definitely something I'm constantly being reminded of by the little ones.

    Lovely combination by the way, I really like it!

  • I always appreciate people who wear what they want and do waht they want even if it's weird. In our college, there was a guy in one of my classes that wore a top hat and carried one of those huge over sized pencils to write with. It was fun. And I LOVE this fur accent with the striped dress – so cute

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails // fox tote giveaway

  • I love that dress…With the belt, the shape is so great!

    Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

  • I love the fur vest! And I have been trying lately to not care what people think of me either. It's not exactly easy, but I'm trying!

    -Kate

  • i know what you mean! teenagehood hood is a real problem! haha πŸ™‚

  • I really admire my husband. Most of the time I forget that he is living in a country halfway around the world from where he grew up, speaking a second language, married to a foreign wife and wearing and styling American clothes.

  • love the photos and the fur collar. Great inspirational story!

  • Love all your layers and that fur! Looks amazing!

    xo Emily Beth @ Inspired Attire

  • hey hun
    I just found your blog and I love it!
    you look amazing!
    check my blog if you want and maybe follow if you like it!
    xoxo

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  • Such a pretty outfit love πŸ™‚

  • Love this!! So true, if you love something, if it is truly YOU, be proud of it πŸ™‚ And flaunt it! Those who don't like it don't matter!
    Great outfit, love the peek of fur.

  • Love this outfit with the fur collar – so cute! And I totally know what you mean about Keanus – I love to watch moms who look so put together and perfect – I just hope they have spit up on them like I do πŸ™‚

  • I love that striped dress.

    Also, your post has given me something to think about…

  • I love this. Resolution #1: Just do it! I wish I had my own personal Keanu like you but alas I don't. I do however see lots of people on campus who are so comfortable in their own skin that they never seem to think about who they are, they just know. I'm constantly wondering what people will think if I stand here, wear this, say that. I should just go for it, do it, be who I want to be.

    ps: that fur collar is the bomb. And I love the title of this post. It made me giggle and then sing a bit to myself.

  • Love this post Nikki! You are a lovely soul. Keep up the good thoughts. πŸ™‚

  • Keanu is a really interesting character it seems. I don't have anyone like this in my life but every now and then, I run into someone that I have a "connection" with. It's hard to explain but there is a chemistry between us. Do you have anyone like this?

    I understand the feeling or pressure of doing what other people want. I constantly compare myself and my blog to others and think, "Why can't I be that good." I step back though and say to myself, "Do what I want and that's what OTHERS will want."

  • this is such a cute outfit! love the fur around your cardi! darling as always

    xxx
    Lady Γ  la Mode

  • Glad you could learn so much from 'Keanu'. It's always inspiring to see people who are comfortable in their own skin πŸ™‚

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  • Beautiful look! X

  • whoa i really love the layering! the blazer looks really stunning <3 would u like to follow each other dear?

  • love the stole! you have such gorgeous hair! now following

    xo Xo Megan, http://www.TfDiaries.com

  • Nikki, 1st things 1st. the way you wrote that piece gave me chills. chills of insight and chills of familiarity in the feelings you've carried through childhood and beyond. there are many bloggers riding the www wave but few actually have the writing chops to take it to the next level. you, my friend, are definitely not lacking in the wordsmith department. how you've symbiotically tailored this story of self criticism and turned that dark hole on its ear is a triumph!!! i wish you so much in this next year ahead, you're well on your way to taking the old record off it's player and hearing new, exciting, enlivening vibes. most folks live their lives in coasting patterns and don't notice the things you do, i very much prefer seeing the world through your eyes!

    um, also you spread the fashion goodness out with a huge ladle and it's all kinds of awesome. love this look on you, SO purdy!!!! a relaxed feel with chic, enhanced charm.

    it has been a whirlwind past few weeks! my blog visits have been lacking lately, what with all that's been going on but what a lovely day to catch up here and see the goodness you've shared! as our work-in-progress lives move forward into a brand new year i can only foresee greatness ahead and wish the same for you always!!

    i hope your Christmas was full of warmth, love and good cheer. time is tick tocking much too rapidly – glimpsing your goings on is a stellar sight though. high-voltage cheers to much more in the upcoming new year ahead!!! xo β™₯

    ps: love the photo layouts lades, they're in proportion and look fab!

    • Aw thank you Lyn! Though, I have this post in my concepts about words that I am pronouncing wrong as I am definitely not a pro at English. I think your writing is WAY better! And these photo proportions? all thanks to your help and advice! Thanks a lattΓ©! ^^ x

  • Great post. You look great!

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