All By Myself

I hadn’t realized how much I do on my own until I found myself uncomfortable with doing something on my own. Let me explain.

Tonight I went over to Target to pick up some things for my Halloween costume (a post on that to come later!) and as usual, the shopping wore me out. And made me very, very hungry. It’s hard work spending money.

Because I’m lazy, however, I didn’t feel like making myself dinner. In fact, I wanted to treat myself to something extra yummy to eat because, well, why not? Since it’s been a rainy, cold day, nothing sounded better than a hot cup of soup. So I headed over to Panera.

During the entire time I spent driving to Panera, I was deciding whether or not I should eat there or take it to-go. If I took the latter route, it would be cold by the time I got home. But if I didn’t, that would mean I’d have to eat at the restaurant. Alone.

It’s funny; I’m a very independent person. I like to do things on my own. I prefer to do most things on my own, actually. But there’s something so terrifying about sitting alone in a restaurant, as vulnerable as can be.

Why should it be any different than eating my breakfast alone in my room every morning? It shouldn’t. Eating alone in public doesn’t mean I’m a loner, or that I’m strange, or anything else of the sort. What it does mean, however, is that I am comfortable with myself. That I enjoy my own company. That I don’t need someone else next me to enjoy a cup of soup and a caesar salad.

I like to think of it this way: I took myself on a date tonight. As cheesy as it sounds, I was the best possible date for myself because I know me better than anyone else ever could. I know what makes me happy, I know what I want, and I know what I deserve. Sometimes it’s nice to just be there for yourself; to know that you really are all you need.


Fall Style!

Hiya pals! I sincerely hope that you all have been enjoying this beautiful fall weather as much as I have.

(Let’s not talk about winter yet. Or ever.)

I’ve been having a lot of fun creating some of my own looks this season, so here’s a post of a few of my favorite ones! Also, please note that I’ve jumped on the Rachel Green bandwagon with a few of these. How could I resist?!

This one is definitely one of my all-time favorites! The dress is from Urban Outfitters and I snagged the green button up from Francesca’s.

Outfit 5

Jean jackets + sweaters = happy, cozy Riah. Jean jacket is from h&m, sweater is Old Navy, and these high-waisted black jeans are from Urban Outfitters!

Outfit 2

Suede is in this fall and I’m LOVING this trend. I picked up this brown suede dress at T.J. Maxx and the leather jacket is an oldie from Target.

Outfit 3_Fotor

Diggin’ the vintage look of this light coat. I found it at an antique shop and paired it with my waisted jeans again!

Outfit Four_Fotor

I thrifted this cute little retro top from Rick’s Relics and this staple dress came from h&m!

Outfit 1

Hope you enjoyed these looks as much as I do! It’s sad to think that my opportunities to wear dresses are winding down along with the temperature. Booooooo!