Hello my friends! After a week off from blogging, I’m ecstatic to be back and sharing this little grey monochromatic outfit that I’m absolutely in love with! My little obsession with all black was getting a bit out of control, so I tried mixing it up with its close cousin. Sometimes grey can be a bit tricky to match, but surprisingly, I think adding the hints of neutrals gave the outfit a more lively look.
In addition to spending my weekend taking lots of blog pics, I also went on a little date. Big deal for this girl who’s been single for over three years. Since my last breakup, it’s been so hard for me to get back out there and this year, I was determined to stop being a hurt person. Back in January I went on my first, first date since the ex and was terrified (to say the least). We went out for one drink that lasted four hours, three of which consisted of major awkwardness, me rambling like a nervous idiot and desperately praying he would finally ask for the check (and thinking why he felt the need to torture me for this long). I spent the next day at work with my office door shut crying like a scarred little baby (seriously, I felt so pathetic).
Since then, I’ve forced myself to continue dating. Little by little, it’s actually gotten easier. I wasn’t so nervous with the next guy and the one after that I felt like I could really be myself with. None of them gave me the hope that I wasn’t destined to be a single cat lady, but as this year has passed the memory of my ex and his shenanigans seemed farther and farther away.
Last night was date #3 and I can finally remember what it’s like to actually like someone again. Obviously, its way too early for anything other than, “Hi, I’m Courtney and I have a little crush,” but still, I’m very appreciative of this little, baby step.
Sometimes I’m hesitant with my transparency on this blog, but I like to imagine that most of you reading enjoy a little Girl Talk as opposed to me just saying, “here’s a cute outfit I styled.” More importantly, I hope that my experiences can somehow ease a bit of what some of you may be going through. The purpose of this post (besides styling a grey monochromatic outfit) is simply, girl, if I can get back out there, so can you! I completely understand what its like to have your heart in pieces and trying desperately to put it back together, but this post is proof that one day it will all be okay again (I promise!).