Overalls and Real Talk

I have mixed feelings about growing up.

I’m currently fighting a nasty cold and all I want to do is have my mom call me out of school so I can lay in her bed all day long and sleep through every movie that comes on the TV.

Instead…I’m stuck #ADULTING my way through this thing at work.

I also had to get cavities filled today so my face is numb.


As much as I’m trying to SHAKE IT OFF…I just feel like venting about it to you guys instead.

Sticking with the REAL TALK theme, so hopefully you’re okay with that.

Do you ever just have those days where literally everything annoys you? Like you don’t know what to wear…you don’t have enough time to do your hair but you let it air-dry last night so it’s basically a sh*t show, but wearing a hat makes you look like homeless man…you have so much food in your fridge but no time to actually make a lunch out of any of it…the smoothie you made kinda sucks but you have no time to redo it…and really there’s no point in wearing makeup because you blow your nose 475 times a day so it’ll come off anyways but again you look like a homeless man…ANYONE ELSE??!!!!

Me and my best friend growing up had a name for this type of mood: it’s called a FUNK.

Whenever I get stuck in said funk, I take some time and I really just talk to myself.

(I mean I do that everyday to be honest…but this is like a serious one-on-one talk. LOL I totally understand if I’ve lost you by now)


Sometimes the only way to get myself out of these funks is to just analyze each and every thing that’s bugging me, and really get to the root of what’s causing it.

Then, I take the major issue (or what I think is major) and dissect it. WHY is this making me frustrated? Can I change it? Can I fix it? Can I talk to someone about it? I ask myself 20 Q’s…and normally by question 3 I figure it out.

Most of the time it’s a personal issue that I need to workout inside of my self.

I’ve shared in the past that I feel like God really speaks to me through quotes on my Pinterest feed, and once again I find myself reading through quotes saying OKAY I HEAR YOU.

Lately I’ve been so discouraged in my social media game, and I shared that in this post about comparison, and today I’m feeling extra frustrated that I just can’t shake the feeling.

know that I can’t compare myself. And I am so proud of the life I’ve built.

But sometimes things just feel extra heavy, and scary, and uncertain. And it can get really hard to ignore.

So here are some quotes that have really resonated with me lately in this never-ending battle to achieve what I define as “success.”

Aggressive goals require aggressive work ethic

Good things happen to babes who hustle

If it costs you your peace, it’s too expensive

People pleasing hides the real you

You’ve got to be a beginner before you can be anything else.

And one day she discovered that she was fierce, and strong, and full of fire, and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears.

If you feel like you’ve been struggling lately as well, I hope that these quotes help you feel that motivation that you may be needing right about now.

It gets real discouraging at times, but sit back and applaud yourself – you got to where you are today because of the hard work you put forth, and you will continue to climb and succeed because it’s what you were made to do. Don’t be discouraged. The hard work will pay off.

When I get off work, I plan to treat myself to a spa night, cook a yummy dinner, relax, and applaud myself for my achievements – because we spend more time tearing ourselves down than we do appreciating all of our hard work. So CHEERS.

Meanwhile, I’ll be dealing with all of my adult problems in a grown-up pair of overalls.

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Top, Subdued | Overalls, c/o Lulu’s | Shoes, c/o Lulu’s | Sunglasses, Karen Walker | Bag, Anna Xi

Photography by Clinetography



  1. Irina
    03/20/2017 / 10:18 am

    I love when your posts get real. It’s so easy to fake this perfect life, especially on social media, so it makes me feel better that other people slip into these funks too.

    • Ashley Guyatt
      03/20/2017 / 5:21 pm

      Thanks love! Sometimes when I get writer’s block it’s because something is really going on in my real life that I’m not talking about on here, and I take it as a sign to ditch the fashion blog talk and talk about my problems haha. Glad you like it!

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