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#4: Dress Your Dream

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#4: Dress Your Dream

Joelle Hattem

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined. 
- Henry David Thoreau

If the word for 2014 was transition, 2015 is a welcome fresh start. Resolution #4 is dress for your dream life.

Last year I decided, intentionally, to receive life as it came, to open my hands to all its gifts, even if they didn't look the way I expected them to. By July, I found myself selling all my belongings, saying goodbye to my cat, my apartment, my friends, my family and my country. Arriving in France with a few boxes and an emaciated wardrobe, I realized there needed to be loss in order to make room for all that was to come.

My life in Paris is slowly taking shape in a new home with the man I love and his daughters. We have a new company to build, but my closet has a lot of catching up to do. I love the idea of letting my passions, family and work inspire my wardrobe--being an American entrepreneur, a Pizzaiolo's woman, and a Parisian step-mom all at once. Adding just a few new pieces can cast everything in a new light.

On my list are whimsical heels from Sophia Webster or Charlotte Olympia, heels my step daughters could admire. Next, the perfect multi-strap handbag to sling across my shoulder during bike rides around town, and a vintage watch with a leather strap to help me make my appointments on time. And for everything from meetings to errands I need the perfect pair of relaxed jeans and a Balmain inspired blazer. Lastly, a colorful print dress is a must to stand out in this dreary weather.

What does the life you want look like? How will you dress for it? Share your outfit inspirations with us and tag them #dressyourdream. We can't wait to see!

For more inspiration check our our Pinterest board ‘Dress Your Dreams’

Photo Credits: Charlotte Olympia's Veuve Clicquot Adstreet style denim and black coatwoman in floral dressJenna Lyons by Lee Oliveira, Happily Ever After handbag by Charlotte Olympiaheelswatchembroidered jacket

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