The Miracle of Surrender

blouse & cardigan: thrifted, boots: doc martens, vintage, pants: target
As you probably know, it's once in a blue moon that I actually wear pants. It's gotten to the point where I kind of forget that I can wear pants. But as my style has been shifting, more and more lately I've had an interest in wearing shorts and pants. It's funny though, people actually exclaim "You're wearing pants!" when I make that switch. I'm largely known as the girl who always wears swishy skirts. Ah, but I'm looking forward to surprising people more in the future with my rebellious wearing of pants.

Some things have been better than others lately. I'm getting by and looking forward to what's ahead, but at the same time I could use some kind thoughts and prayers. This summer has been a confusing mess in many ways and I wish I understood why. Instead, I'm trying to accept and be at peace with how I feel. Of course I'm being vague, but some things are better left off the internet, if you know what I mean. To wrap this up, here's a quote that I have really appreciated reading over lately:

"Forgive yourself for not being at peace. The moment you completely accept your non-peace, your non-peace is transmuted into peace. Anything you accept fully will get you there, will take you into peace. This is the miracle of surrender." -- Eckhart Tolle

currently listening to // "Butter", the movie


  1. wow you look so lovely, you definitely should wear pants more often, they look great on you! also, I'm having a crush on your blouse, it reminds me of pencils (don't ask me why! haha)
    I totally understand your feelings, it somehow relates with how I've been feeling lately...
    Ester from Drawing Dreaming

  2. No way...I'm wearing pants today too! Which yeah, I usually wear skirts and dresses most of the time as well. Love these pants though and the striped shirt is so cute!

  3. I've been easing into pants-wearing as well. You look great in them!
    "Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror.
    Just keep going.
    No feeling is final."
    Rainer Maria Rilke

  4. Eleanor! I will be prayimg for you deary.
    Ans yeah I was totally shocked about the pants :)

    xoxo Debby

  5. I love the color of these pants and you look super cute in them. I don't wear pants often either so I get the same reaction from people when I do wear them haha. Hope your days get brighter :)

  6. Lovely outfit! Those pants are such a pretty color! I was a jeans and t-shirt kind of a girl until sometime last year when I started wearing skirts more often...and somehow people are still surprised to see me in a skirt! :P

    Decked Out in Ruffles

  7. Kind thoughts are with you, of course.

    You look very cool wearing these jeans.

  8. That quote was so exactly what I needed to hear right now. This summer's been a rough confusing one for me too. Hope everything's okay. Miss you <3

    Also you look SO GOOD IN PANTS

  9. Thinking of you! I've definitely gone through times of confusion where it's hard to find peace. That quote is right on target.. You'll find peace in the midst of the chaos if you accept and surrender to what your life has in store for you right now. :) xoxo PS You look awesome in pants!!


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