My Security Teddy Coat

Thursday, January 10, 2019 3:30 AM

Happy Friday Eve! 

I have never been one to care about what others think of me.

After all,

“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” — Marcus Aurelius 

Isn't it so true?

Make no mistake, I obviously want to be liked , but I try to pay no mind to people who are catty, judgmental and have an uniformed or misguided opinion of me. 

So if I told you I had a little but of social anxiety, you may be surprised. When I tell people, they do not believe me, so perhaps I am pulling it off? In my twenties I would boldly walk into a party and make my rounds without ever second guessing myself or being insecure, but for some odd reason as I have gotten older, awkward moments and silence give me anxiety. 

In this new year I have decided, not as a resolution, but as a goal, I am going to step out of my comfort zone and so far it is working wonderfully! 
I am saying yes to invitations that would normally say no to & showing up to places by myself. 

The teddy coat has been a fun trend for a few years, but this year it is EVERYWHERE! 
I have a few, but none that are as warm and cozy as this one, I feel like I am wearing a bathrobe. 
Much like I am enveloped in a teddy bear, a security teddy bear, perfect for the above mentioned awkward interactions! 

What are some of your insecurities or anxieties?

xx, Elise  

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  1. Your teddy coat is beautiful!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  2. Such a pretty look - what would winter be without the perfect teddycoat?! Looks perfect on you :)


  3. I often feel much of the same type of anxiety and people find it hard to believe. But I can tell you this, you look sensational and you ARE sensational!

  4. What a great quote! I love that you're stepping out of your comfort zone this year and I can't wait to hear about your experiences. This coat looks super cozy and I love the color.

  5. Good for you, sister- tackle that anxiety! Although I would never know it because you project such a fierce, confident image! Love your attitude and know 2019 is going to bring amazing things for you. :)

    Le Stylo Rouge

  6. You look so amazing. Love the look on you! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a great day!
    Much love, Len

  7. I'm the same lovely - no-one believes me because I put a good front on - but inside I'm anxious. You look gorgeous in your fluffy bear coat xx Maria

  8. The green coat is so cozy and I do know what you're saying. Depending on the group I tend to people watch but I also am confident in myself and don't just want all the attention either :)

  9. You look stunning in this coat. The color is so unexpect, but so cool! Great coat! Thanks for sharing it at the party!

  10. I have the same anxiety, so it's nice to hear I'm not alone. I went to my first event alone last fall, and I was terrified! I had to make myself do it, and it did not come easy! Hoping to improve that past of my life as hang in there girlie! You've got this! XO


  11. That teddy coat looks super fabulous on you and you are so cute making the coat even brittler. Great pictures, thanks!
    The Glossychic
    Wonder Cottage

  12. Love the color!


  13. Sometimes I think because we've gotten older and have experienced rejection- it hurts more or we are more aware of it. It definitely can make us more scared/awkward at times! Love the idea of saying "YES" a whole lot more in 2019!

  14. That does look like such a cosy coat, and it's a nice touch of colour with your monochrome outfit.

    It sounds like a great resolution to have for 2019 too!

    Hope that you are having a lovely weekend and your 2019 has been off to a great start :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  15. amazing teddy bear coat! You look fantastic.

  16. I've found quite a few great vintage teddy bear coats lately. They are VERY warm. I adore the colour of this one.

    I think it is great you are forcing yourself through your fears.


  17. I love the color of this teddy coat, easily one of the most unique out there.

    Jessica |

  18. I can totally identify with this. I have some social anxiety too, and going into a place with an outfit or piece I feel good about makes so much difference!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  19. Your teddy bear coat looks SO comfy! It's always interesting when bloggers share that they have certain anxieties since I think it takes a LOT of courage to put yourself on the internet this way! I think your goal for 2019 is a great one!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  20. Ah yes who doesn't love a great teddy coat. I wore mine today. I like to that you can fit a lot underneath them and their warm too.

    Allie of

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