Master of None

Latley, indecision has been hounding me like a rabid beast. In day-to-day life and short term plans I am a decisive person. I like to plan days, even weeks in advance and make myself little lists to cross off. However, when it comes to where I want to see myself in one year (please don't even begin to ask me about 10), I'm quite at a loss. Part of the problem seems to stem from my "jack of all trades" ability to enjoy several things at once (and be tolerable in them), while being passionate about nothing specific. So, this is a major issue when choosing a law school or even contemplating deferring for another year. Unfortunately, universities don't tolerate indecision and since deposit deadlines are quickly approaching I must soon invest in my future one way or another.

With all of this, it is nice to take comfort in a person's wardrobe. It's such a small, controllable thing, yet it carries you through the entire day. When I dress I factor in: weather, how long it has been since I last wore a certain item, the day's activities, mood, and other intangibles. The proper outfit leaves you decent and gets you through the day without requiring maintenence or further thought. Why can't all decisions be as simple and impermanent?

Outfit details:
Built By Wendy dress
Yellowstone National Park gift shop necklace
Bloch wedges via Gilt
secondhand rings
nOir hedgehog ring via Gilt

CONVERSATION

82 comments:

  1. oh that hedgehog ring is oh-so-fabulous!

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  2. love the hedgehog ring!

    to be honest with you Rebecca, I don't think deferring for another year will help you make a decision in the long run. I would just pick a school now, then again...I don't graduate until 2 years from now, so what do I know?

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  3. What an adorable porcupine ring!

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  4. the hedgehog ring is adorable!

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  5. I love that dress and trench! And I love how you always have such nice settings in your pictures.
    I'm indecisive as well, one reason I'm glad I haven't graduated yet. =/

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  6. the hedgehog ring is amazing!

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  7. The coat is so pretty and I love that ring, so adorable! Good luck making your decision Rebecca, I'm sure what ever you choose you'll do great things regardless ^.^

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  8. Love the green tights against the gorgeous background of the woods! And the hedgehog ring is so precious I'd be tempted to wear it daily!

    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

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  9. Great photo shoot!!! That is one of my favorite parts of having a blog!! It makes it a little more exciting when you have the challenge of finding a great background for your outfit!!

    http://rubytuesdayfashionanddesign.blogspot.com/

    Cheers,
    Karen

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  10. I absolutely love your little hedgehog ring!! And I understand what you mean about making decisions, only I usually have the opposite problem! I know what I want to do in the long term but I can't decide what to wear!

    Ce qui m'inspire

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  11. I agree with tess, you should definately try to pick a school now instead of waiting, But with all the love from your readers and a closet full of awesome clothes you have to know everything will work itself out =)

    Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

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  12. Omigoodness, that is the cutest ring! I just love it :)

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  13. aww i love that ring and that dress! and i'm sure wherever you choose to go for law school, you'll fit in just fine :) i suck at decisions too and make lots and lots of lists! at one point, my desk was filled with post-it notes for the day, the week, the school quarter. it was ridiculous hehe :)

    i must say though, i'll miss your photos in these woods when you move! but i'm sure you'll take amazing photos wherever you are!

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  14. I agree with everything you said. When I'm feeling overwhelmed, I can always throw on bright blue tights to make myself feel happier, haha.

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  15. Super cute hedgehog ring! Love the dress too :)
    If you aren't sure, and you're having trouble deciding, is law school really right for you? Consider doing Teach for America or the Peace Corps for a year or two, get some perspective on what you want. There's no reason to rush things :)

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  16. think of how fortunate you are to have options ... both in your wardrobe and your life path! ;)

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  17. My current situation has me feeling indecisive as of late too. I have been avoiding sending over my transcripts because if I get in to school with a scholarship I will have to finally decide on a major. Like you I have trouble sticking to one thing and enjoy exploring all possibilities. The distant future seems improbable to plan for because I change my mind so much. You will do amazing at whatever you decide - just make sure you do what truly makes you happy.

    Love that hedgehog ring! I need to come across some Gilt credit. You always seem to find such amazing things.

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  18. I think I may be in love with your hedgehod ring.
    Camilla

    INTOTHEFOLDFASHION.BLOGSPOT.COM

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  19. Love the dress, its so cute on you!

    Carmen.xx.

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  20. I love how your pictures are always in the back of woods. You must live near a really pretty place!

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  21. That hedgehog ring is amaaaaaaazing!

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  22. I love the tights and that dress! I def. understand what you mean about universities and not tolerating our indecisiveness. It's a scheme to make us make choices we don't want to and then take our money.

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  23. Indeed a great combo ! And that ring is the cuttest ring in the entire world,I swear !

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  24. i LOVE your hedghog ring! how cute and unique is that thing?? don't worry love, one day you'll wake up and you'll know what it is you ought to do. just keep that lovely head of yours on your shoulders and you'll be fine!

    A Solar Flair

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  25. your pictures are always goregeous, they always remind me of Twilight!
    you are looking lovely as usual, that dress is great, love the ruffles

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  26. I love how green it is by you :)

    I know how you feel about making this decision. I am going to be in school for anotehr year-possibly even two at this point and I am already 24 years old. I am not saying that it is a bad thing, it is jsut that time goes by faster than you think. Maybe you should visit as many schools as you can and just get a feel for them, and maybe the right one will come to you. :)

    ~Sara

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  27. You look so adorable! I especially love the hedgehog ring, it's perfectly cute! <3

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  28. Best of luck with your decision. The best thing about it is that no decision you make is forever. Go with your instinct and see where life leads you, I say.

    I agree, clothing can help you get through your day. helps me all the time.

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  29. I can be pretty indecisive too, when it comes too major things. Good luck for your decision!! I am sure you will do/pick the right thing!!

    Your photos are lovely, as usual. Oh how I miss the pudget sound and these woods!!

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  30. that dress is so pretty, i love the print! x

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  31. The hedgehog ring is adorable!

    I think we're alike in the sense that I can plan a week or a month at a time but I'm very shortsighted about longterm goals too.

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  32. So cute, the hedgehog ring is darrliiiiing.

    Don't worry, I'm sure you'll make a decision that is right and that will work for you. Take it a step at a time.

    iliketweet.blogspot

    x

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  33. I always love your outfits and I love that little ring of yours, its cute.
    http://thedollhouse0101.blogspot.com/

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  34. Good luck dear on your future endeavors. I know you'll make the best decision since any decision you decide will always be the best one in the end. (Or so I've found, or so I tell myself.)

    And your outfits have been more and more beautiful lately!

    xo Jenny

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  35. That's so true! I'm really in love with your coat!

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  36. gorgeous dress! i thought i was the only one who's neurotic about planning yet indecisive as well. i hope things work out well.

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  37. Ugh I hate making big decisions too. Just go with your gut girl! You'll be fine no matter what you do, you're a smart and pretty girl with a great personality. You cannot go wrong.

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  38. i know exactly what you mean ... it's so hard to pick one thing to be good at when that seems to mean giving up on everything else.
    i'm definitely having the same kind of "what to do, what to do" moment.
    your shoes and tights (fantastic colour) are spot on though.
    -s.

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  39. Though I really did like your outfit (dark against dark green? It works so well!), this post really spoke to me because I feel like I could relate. There are days that I feel almost guilty when I attempt to dress up, when it seems that my far future is still unsure, and I should dress accordingly... bleak. But I like to think that dressing up is a small and healthy consolation. Hopefully?

    Toast with Charmalade

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  40. I really understand your problem. In may I have matura exam (it's some exam like A-level in Poland) and I have problem with chose studies and courses,becauseI'm not sure what really I want to di in future...

    Lovely look:)

    kisses from http://zuzolinska.blogspot.com/

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  41. I hope you figure out what you're headed, but even if you don't, choices will always be there for us to...well, choose or not choose. And in the meantime, you have that completely awesome hedgehog ring. I do love it so!

    xx

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  42. I suffer from the very same jack of all trades syndrome. If you find a cure, please let us know. It would be greatly appreciated! :)

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  43. Just make a decision -- you'll feel better after. Sometimes it's thinking about the options that is overwhelming. Once you make your move, everything falls into place.

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  44. Ah, I am the queen of indecision! But my life feels completely out of my control right now, frustrating as I *think* I actually know what I want to be doing but I don't currently have the means (read: money). Good luck with your decisions! Love this dress so so much...and the hedgehog ring! I've been wearing a very similar mack today, very refreshing after so many months of a heavy winter coat.

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  45. this look is so great! and i am in love with that hedgehog ring!!! it's so original.

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  46. I'm the same when I have to decide somthing..and I'm sure you'll figure out the right thing for you.
    And I have to say that I really really love this outfit, everything. The trench looks amazing with the dress, and the tights are so cute!
    Adorable as always!

    Diana
    http://thegirloverboard.tumblr.com

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  47. the dress is deliciously folk-like. The setting and composition of these shots are just too lovely. The red nails with the paile green leaves is incredibly striking
    -indigo

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  48. Rebecca that dress is amazing!!!! Did you make it? If so, you did a beautiful job!!!! Best of wishes for your future!

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  49. oh wow, big decisions. best of luck with that. i'm sure you'll make wise choices.

    i'm just the same. gosh, i have no idea what i'll do in years to come.

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  50. I can't even begin to describe how much I love that ring. Or the dress for that matter. Gah! Everything about the outfit is wonderful.

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  51. You summed up the joys of a closet so, so beautifully. Why is growing up so scary? I adore your use of colors, as always. And THAT PORCUPINE RING! If you wear it, you will never be sad. You have only to look down at your finger to remember you have a little friend.

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  52. I have a coat almost exactly the same. I love your hedgehog ring. You allways have amazing scenery, how do you manage to find time to go to all these amazing places

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  53. Beautiful photos today, I love them all. I love everything you are wearing as well.

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  54. adorable dress, but i really love the jacket!
    so chic, simply darling
    thanks for sharing as always
    love the blog!

    -cma
    COSMICaroline.blogspot.com

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  55. omgossssh your hedgehog ring is so so cute!
    ok its officially one of my favorite accessory i have seen from you so far.

    I know how difficult it is to make a decision about a course in the university. i think if u still can't decide, perhaps tking time off studying for a bit, is a good decision?

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  56. That hedgehog ring is the cutest thing ever.

    New Zealand style
    sophistokat.blogtspot.com

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  57. Cute dress and lovely trench! Haha I have such trouble with everyday decisions, let alone big life decisions. I guess you should see if you feel "passionate" about law school, if it's something you've always wanted to do.

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  58. I know what you mean. I need to plan classes, activities, credits-and that's not even for this year! I also need a dress still for graduation.

    That hedgehog ring is so cute! So is the dress.

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  59. okay man i seriously want to steal your hedgehog! it's so cute. What is up with animal rings lately?

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  60. I am in love with that trench, and the color of the tights is perfect!

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  61. Big life decisions are hard to make, I find, as well. I remember when I was deciding between masters programs last spring I had a tough time, but ultimately made the right choice, and I'm sure you will too!

    Agreeing for SURE that outfit choices are much easier - comfortingly so!

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  62. i know the feeling.... good luck with everything rebecca! love the forest green tights

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  63. Love that trench. I have the same issue with deciding what to do. In the end I am usually really happy with whatever happens. I just don't like decisions nailed down I think!

    I say: go with your gut. I think that is often the best way to make a decision. If I were you, I'd forget school all together and travel. ;-) That's what I wish I had done with my early twenties!!

    Beautiful photos too, love the last photo.

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  64. good luck making your decisions! I'm sure you will be happy no matter which path you decide.

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  65. Love the dress, tights, coat, but most of all that hedgehog ring!! Amazing! Wonderful setting too :)

    x

    http://sparklesmiledance.blogspot.com

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  66. beautiful dress. and i love the ring :)

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  67. Love your green tights and ribbon for laces. Great post!

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  68. Absolutely love your ruffles and the hedgehog ring!

    Ah, indecision. It's been haunting me for 5 or 6 years now! I'm in that same boat where I have a lot of interests, but seemingly no passions [at least not the type that I'll make big commitments for!]. Now it's a struggle on a day to day basis for me: I have absolutely no idea what I want to do! I've got plenty of options, but no drive. :(

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  69. Love this outfit, you look amazing, as always.
    Good luck making the decision - I am sure you will choose what is right for you. x

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  70. I've been meaning to comment on this post for a few days now and have gotten caught up in work and work and work and household and then personal emotional turmoil, of course, makes one very tired so that all she wants to do at the end of the day is lie down in front of a TV. That is, until she has to get up, clean the house, feed the dog, and then sit down at her computer and work her second job.

    It's a life, I tell you. And it's exhausting.

    I'm wracked with indecision myself, but I always do. Vacillation is one of my skills. But we all have hills we have to climb, don't we? And sometimes, those hills get bigger and bigger, like in Pilgrim's Progress.

    I'll be praying for you, though. If there's one person who seems confident *seems*, but also in the end can triumph, I know it is you. You have the fortitude and the heart.

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  71. That's a fantastic hedgehog ring! & love your teal tights with that outfit. Keep being you. :D

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  72. Some unsolicited advice about law school from someone who went through it without the single-minded drive and ambition of being a lawyer that most law students have.

    If you're at all ambivelent, don't get caught up in names, don't spend a lot of money (relatively), and go to school where you plan on practicing law.

    The lawyering market has taken a real hit and will need some time to rebound, so going to law school doesn't lead to the same immediate job security it once did (but in three years, who knows).

    Law school is certainly a catch-all for smarties, but I regret going for lack of focus. The worst is getting through the hell that is law school and then feeling like you need more education to do what you really want to do.

    But it's every person's own journey, you'll figure it out.

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  73. Be like the hedgehog on the ring, and just see where life takes you. I have no idea if that's how hedgehogs roll, but they sure seem to flaunt a wonderful carefree style, no?

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