Recently, a new friend of mine (Cafe Fashionista) posted a “what if…” post, describing what she would do with her life if she had no responsibilities and could do whatever she wanted, every single day, and invited her readers to do the same.The result, for me at least, was a lovely fantasy that I enjoyed so much I want to share it with you, and I hope, desperately, that one day I can turn it into a reality.
If I could do whatever I wanted every single day, I would go everywhere. I would wear tights, slouchy boots and a loose tunic top or shirt dress, belted at the waist, and carry a big boho bag filled with a camera, good books, treats, spiffy pens and an incredible leather journal.
If my life were mine, to do with as I please, I would wander the beach, stopping occasionally to read or to write; the next day I would explore the city and spend the afternoon sitting outside at a coffee shop, writing about all of the different people who pass by and imagining what their lives are like; I would go deep inside a mountain cave, touching the rocks and writing about what they must be thinking of the crazy human who’s intruded on their home; visit an ancient forest, where I would write about the trees and imagine what they must have seen in their hundreds of years of life.
If my life were mine, I would write, and imagine, and explore, and re-discover the wonder that is the world around us.
What I wouldn’t give to be able to do that…
My daily wear would consist of…
I would carry this purse with this coraly dress when wandering cities and towns in the South, going through places like Dallas and Nashville:
And with this white dress when wandering through the countryside, meadows and playing in fields of wildflowers:
I would wear these shoes with both dresses:
Or maybe these boots:
This is the jacket I would wear with these dresses on chilly days:
I would carry this black bag (above) with this little but comfy and cute black dress (below) while people watching in places like NYC and LA.
I would cinch my waist up with this belt when wearing my LBD:
On chilly days, I would pull on these tights (or simple, opaque black ones, depending on my mood) to keep my legs warm:
This is the jacket I would wear to ward off the cold:
And these are the shoes I would wear with my LBD:
This would be my beach outfit, layered over my swim suit:
This would be my hiking outfit, along with the satchel from the top of this list:
And this would be the journal I cart around with me, and write and draw and express my every single thought and emotion and impression in:
If my life were mine own to live, this would be my attire and my tools; everything I need. What I wouldn’t give to be so free…
What would you do with your life if you were completely, utterly free? Imagine your life completely without restraint, without boundaries or borders or responsibilities or obligations – I dare you. Who would you be? Tell me.
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