Lemon Print OTS Top + Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone

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Last week was a hectic week with my brother getting married and Chauncey being in Maine. So on Sunday night it was nice to have a family night. We went out to dinner at Honeywood and did a quick Target run.

Lemon print top: Soprano–on sale for $23.40! // Jeans: Old Navy (on clearance in store, similar, similar) // Bow slides: Walmart // Earrings: c/o Kendra Scott //  Bangle: David Yurman // Straw circle bag: Free People (splurge option, similar under $25) // Sunglasses: BP

Since we were dining on the patio, I wanted to wear something breezy and cute. I’d grabbed my jeans off the clearance rack at Old Navy pre-vacay for $15. They were a little outside my comfort zone with both knees completely ripped out, but I loved them and had been wanting a pair for awhile. I decided to pair them with my new lemon print top.  It’s also a little outside my comfort zone since it’s a little shorter than most tops I’ve been wearing. The black background is unexpected and different for a lemon print top. And then I popped on my retro cat eye sunnies to completely step outside my comfort zone because I felt like my outfit needed them.

Honestly, I loved the result! The pieces worked really well together. With fashion, I find it a little easier to step outside of my comfort zone than in other areas of my life. Maybe it’s because I tell myself that it’s just clothes, that it’s just one outfit. But being willing to step outside of your comfort zone is the first step.

In the past couple of years, especially this past year, I’ve pushed myself to step outside of my comfort zone more in ALL areas of my life. Before that, I had retreated to my comfort zone and I was MISERABLE! I’m a go-getter, and go-getters do NOT thrive well in the comfort zone.  We rarely see the rewards we want when we don’t take the risk of stepping outside our comfort zones.

So if you’re waiting to take that step outside your comfort zone, whether it be in fashion, your career, or in a relationship, I encourage you to do it! Baby steps are OK–just make sure you’re taking those steps and pushing your personal boundaries.



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Hi there! I’m Tif Fannin, the blogger behind Bright on a Budget, based in Lexington, Kentucky. Bright on a Budget is a Southern fashion and lifestyle blog where I share everyday looks, beauty, and travel, along with a behind-the-scenes look at my life as a working mom of two. I have a penchant for bright colors + good deals. Follow along for posts that are relatable to the everyday woman.

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  1. 5.23.18
    Liv said:

    Such a fun print!



  2. 5.24.18
    Heather said:

    Love that top and the ripped knees in both jeans would be outside of my comfort zone but I have gotten used to stepping out as well, lol! You look fabulous and those slides at Walmart…going on my list!

  3. 5.24.18
    Dara said:

    Those pieces would be outside of my comfort zone too! You look great.