seasons of love with kate spade new york

They say your 20’s are your selfish years: your time to grow, change and become the best version of yourself. You’ll encounter many different seasons of your life, from graduation and first jobs to complex alterations in your goals and overall life-plan. If you’re anything like me (a self-proclaimed control freak), when these seasons of change aren’t conveniently marked months in advance on your planner, a sense of panic might ensue. Just when you had it all figured out, your previously comfortable life has faded into the wings, and you are now left center stage, whether you asked for it or not. The choice is yours to embrace the spotlight.

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While listening to Sophia Amoruso’s “Girlboss” podcast at work the other day, I picked up on a quote I immediately had to jot down as a reminder. She spoke with her guests about their “girlboss” moment of that week, which, to paraphrase, she described as a moment when you felt you were living your life deliberately: running your life, instead of your life running you.

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I could sing praises about the kate spade new york brand all day (as you’ve heard me do so many times before), but my repetitiveness goes with good reason. The kate spade girl encompasses every characteristic of what this girlboss looks like: one who never forgets her core identity when faced with life’s uncertainties and instead is in passionate pursuit of owning every quirky corner of her life.

She embraces the romance of classic femininity while never shying away from the drama of eye-catching embellishment. She’s never afraid to admit that she doesn’t know all of the answers, but she is always eager to learn and create new experiences for herself. She fearlessly faces life-altering change with a cocktail in hand, and most importantly, she never apologizes for being herself.

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Your 20’s are your time to fall in love. With yourself . With your career. With your life. Above and before anything else, this is your season of love.

Buy yourself flowers for no occasion. Start a healthy workout regimen because it makes you feel good–not because you have to look good for anyone else. Laugh and cry with girlfriends over pizza and wine. Master a signature cocktail. Indulge in a pair of shoes that makes you feel fabulous from work to play. Show a little hustle, and have a lot of faith. And in spite of all the prodding from friends and relatives alike (who truly do mean the best), allow yourself time to do a little soul searching before jumping into any major commitments.

And if you remember nothing else from this post, remember this: there is strength in allowing yourself to believe that you deserve the best, even if you don’t know exactly what that looks like yet.

This is your time to become the star of your own show.

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Outfit Details:

Rose Textured Jacket // Rose Textured Ruffle Skirt // Bow Tie Blouse // Cameron Street Byrdie // Dillon Boots (all courtesy of kate spade new york)

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Xo,

signature*This post is sponsored by kate spade new york. Interested in sponsoring a post? Shoot me an email at haveawesleyday.blog@gmail.com!

Photo Credit: Cindy Shaw

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Comments

  1. Love this post, and your outfit (which is totally gorgeous on you!)

  2. sarah lindner says:

    You look stunning in every shot! I am in love with how chic this whole outfit looks on you and esp love the kate spade πŸ™‚

    xoxo
    Sarah Lindner
    http://www.thehouseofsequins.com

  3. rachel moore says:

    i love how you mention to own ever corner of your being. so true and important.
    this outfit is great. love the dark floral!!!
    rachel http://www.pinterestingplans.com

  4. Totally agree with everything in this post, well said!! And this outfit is fabulous on you!

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

  5. Love that two piece on you! The bow is extra cute!

    Shaheen | http://www.lowstoluxe.com

  6. Shelby Back says:

    I love this post, and this outfit, and the idea of running your life instead of it running you!

    xoxo!
    Shelby
    http://www.glitterandgingham.xom

  7. Oh I love love love this entire outfit! and yes, your 20’s are YOUR years, I recently turn 30 this year and ha a mini freak out. I LOVED my 20’s but now as a new wife and step mom looks like my 30’s are for others…. dont worry I still buy myself flowers all the time!

    xxxS

  8. Loved this little pep talk. Everything about it rang so true! That bag is such a classic, love it!

    xx, Danielle | Pineapple & Prosecco

  9. Such a great sentiment. I love this outfit too. So chic!

    Fizz and Frosting​

  10. This is so chic!! I’m loving your booties, too!

    http://www.maggiealamode.com

  11. Love the message in this post and now that I’m in my 30’s all I can say the selfishness continues in your 30’s! LOL JK You look fab and I pinned this look for later!

  12. LOVE LOVE LOVE this matching set, so cute!

  13. Amy Loochtan says:

    OH my goodness I love a good set and this one is gorgeous on yoU!

    Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins

  14. You look so chic! I love the print and everything Kate Spade! πŸ™‚

  15. Love that top! You’re so cute!!

    cristin | http://www.thesouthernstyleguide.com

  16. Such a beautiful look! Amazing print and color!

    Rita | http://www.styleroundtheclock.com

  17. Absolutely loving this look! You look gorgeous!

    xoxo Mandy

    http://www.sparkleshinylove.com

  18. This is perfect!! You were made to wear Kate Spade!! Looks so fitting on you!! Enjoy those 20’s, girly!! Do all the things you want to do now!! xo

  19. Such a well written post, the perfect Friday inspo. Also loving this outfit on you, it looks tailored to you!

    http://adoredbyalex.com

  20. love your boots and the gold detail!

    Sher
    http://www.shershegoes.com

  21. LOVE the purple!!!

    XO, Bethanie // thegarciadiaries.com

  22. This is such a beautiful post, and I love every single piece you’re wearing. Absolutely stunning and the bag is just gorgeous. I think I’m going to need that bag now that you’ve tempted me + I need the entire outfit, since it’s adorable and will be perfect for some of my business casual meetings this fall! NEED IT ALL! xx Adaleta Avdic

  23. OMG you look so much like Taylor Swift! Obsessed with this two pieces set!!!

    xoxo

  24. That outfit is gorgeous! I’ve had my eye on those booties for a while! I love Kate Spade, and love your message! You are certainly the star of your show, my dear πŸ™‚

  25. This post warmed my heart! I truly enjoy seeing other bloggers work with brands that represent who they really are, and this totally hit the mark! And I adore the matching skirt and jacket duo!

    xo, Sara

  26. You are the cutest thing ever!! Love that skirt!

    xx Leah / http://www.eatpraywearlove.com

  27. You are stunning in this Kate Spade shirt, skirt, jacket combo! Loving the textured rose with the bow tie, so classey. What a fabulous season of life!

  28. You look flawless and I couldn’t agree more with you about what your 20’s are supposed to be like! Kate Spade is also favorite designer of mine. Always so feminine and chic.

  29. Love the outfit photos and the message of your post! 20s are the best so sad mine are coming to an end πŸ™

  30. I have the older version of these booties from KS and love them. You look amazing! And I agree about your 20s – that’s exactly how I feel!
    xo
    Lauren

  31. LOVE this outfit! I used to be so thrown off when life changes direction. It’s only recently that I’ve REALLY come to not only embrace it but be excited by not know exactly what’s coming tomorrow.

    -Katherine
    Engineering In Style

  32. I’ve never heard that saying before about your “selfish years” but that seems to ring true! All about personal growth and figuring out who you are! Love your professional yet FUN style!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

  33. What a fab post and great looking outfit on you! xo your new Bham blogging friend πŸ˜‰

  34. You are so gorgeous! I am ALL ABOUT Kate Spade, so I am just loving every single piece and how you styled them!

  35. Sarah Holmes says:

    OBSESSED!!!! Also I want to shoot you soon πŸ™‚

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