Courage and Comfort Zones

I took a cue from one of Merrick‘s outfits and paired my crazy pants with a cobalt top.  Simple enough.  Except that these pants are not simple.  When I bought these pants a few months ago I said wearing them took every ounce of courage I had (see post here) and while I’m still kind of shy about wearing these pants, it felt slightly less risky.  Emphasis on slightly.  I don’t typically buy pieces that I’m not totally sure I could wear regularly, but I do feel like it’s good once in a while to get a piece that will push me out of my comfort zone.  Know what I mean?  
While it can be a little terrifying, and while I’d still consider myself a wuss when it comes to these pants, there’s something fun about the challenge and the growth process that it invites you into.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve stared these pants in the face, often even putting them on and then wussing out.  But each time I do it, in spite of the wussing out part, a tiny ounce of courage grows inside of me.  Those tiny ounces eventually add up to something that is strong enough to push me out of my comfort zone, and slowly but surely what was once a step out of my comfort zone becomes my new normal.  But you’ve always gotta start somewhere!
Links to Shop:
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Shop for the Look:
Top: Forever 21 (very similar, similar, similar)
Pants: H&M (very similar)
Sandals: Target (exact, similar)
Necklace: c/o Outfit Additions

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