Stepping out of your comfort zone

Life is funny sometimes, you might be taking a step out of your comfort zone only to find yourself more comfortable and confident than you could have imaged. 

Scepticism turned into a positive surprise

This is what happened to me when I purchased this Miss Selfridge jumpsuit (sold out but this is a similar style) but also in life. When I first laid eyes on this one-piece I instantly fell in love, but convinced myself that I would not spend a lot of money on something I would hardly every wear. I had this full on internal battle, when I tried to make a compromise by trying the jumpsuit on. From experience I know that one-pieces tend to look a bit weird on me, or they are an absolute pain in the behind to put on/take off. So, by trying the jumpsuit on I thought my love would be replaced by acceptance that this piece was just not worth the money/effort. 

Oh, was I wrong about that! Slowly, and carefully I tried on the jumpsuit and the decision was made in a split second. Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t mean to sound arrogant, but if you know what one-pieces usually look like on me you’d understand when I say that this one fits like a glove. When I looked in the mirror I couldn’t believe that something could be so outside my comfort zone, yet so comfortable! I will definitely wear this jumpsuit a lot! 

Taking risks in fashion and life 

A similar thing happened to me in life. For some years now I knew that a 9-5 job was not what I wanted, but it was always a distant thought in the back of my mind. Having experienced now what it is actually like with my current internship,  although I absolutely love the things that I am doing, I know that in 5 years time I will not be as happy as I should be in life. 

That is why I am taking a risk, I am stepping out of my comfort zone, or rather avoiding it completely as I have yet to land my first actual full-time job, and am jumping in at the deep end. 

Blogging is something that I have been doing on and off for nearly 7 years now, and it is what I want to continue doing. This is my (nearly) lifelong project, that I want to turn into my full-time job. Am I taking a risk? Yes. But now is the time. I am graduating uni this summer, and was planning a gap year anyhow. My plans were mainly to relax and take time for myself, but blogging is that for me. If I don’t take this risk now, I will keep avoiding it, especially when my comfort zone starts to grow, when I will have a steady income and bills to pay it might not seem worth the risk. And I will end up always wondering, what if?

On that note, you will be seeing some changes on the blog in the coming year! 

THE LOOK

JUMPSUIT – MISS SELFRIDGE (similar here, here and here)

TURTLENECK – ZARA (similar here)

FISHNET SOCKS – NEW LOOK (similar here)

LOAFERS – BERSHKA (similar here, here and here)

         

Lots of Love,

Savannah

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14 Comments

  1. Arianne
    May 22, 2017 / 6:04 pm

    Love how you have layered the jumpsuit (And your fishnet socks)!Feel free to check out my latest post xLOOK LOVE WEAR

    • Savannah Giersthove
      May 26, 2017 / 9:31 pm

      Thanks Arianne x

  2. Sugar Lane
    May 24, 2017 / 11:52 am

    Nice post!love the jumpsuit with your glasses!S

    • Savannah Giersthove
      May 26, 2017 / 9:31 pm

      Awh thank you! x

  3. Kay | Style Unsettled
    May 24, 2017 / 9:29 pm

    This is so true!! Stepping out of your comfort zone is how growth happens. I hope you follow your dream and dedicate your full attention to blogging, because (like you said) if not now… then when? Life gets in the way very easily and if you're not careful you can end up unhappy and living with regrets. Go live your dream, girl!Much love <3Kay | http://www.styleunsettled.com

    • Savannah Giersthove
      May 26, 2017 / 9:32 pm

      Many thanks for these encouraging words Kay, I really appreciate it! x

  4. carmelatte
    May 25, 2017 / 3:25 pm

    Ahh I love this jumpsuit <3 and this lovely backgrond <3Carmelatte

    • Savannah Giersthove
      May 26, 2017 / 9:33 pm

      Thank you so much! Brighton really does make a beautiful background x

    • Savannah Giersthove
      May 26, 2017 / 9:33 pm

      Thank you Lizzie! x

  5. Siobhan Fuller
    May 29, 2017 / 6:07 pm

    So true! Stepping out of your comfort zone is about challenging your limits and finding out what you can do, whether that is wearing a gorgeous outfit you wouldn't have picked up before, or something huge like a different career path. It's so rewarding to just put yourself out there and see what you can achieve! xx

    • Savannah Giersthove
      June 6, 2017 / 10:24 pm

      Indeed it is! Thanks for your comment Siobhan x

  6. Andrea Fenise
    July 4, 2017 / 2:00 pm

    Cool post! Stepping out of your comfort zone can be a little nerve wrecking in the beginning. Then, you find the beauty in it all. Andrea Fenisehttp://www.byandreafenise.com

    • Savannah Giersthove
      July 9, 2017 / 3:27 pm

      Couldn't have said it better! x