A Fresh Start To 2021

Hello Ladies. 2021 finally arrived. Not sure how happy of a start it has gotten off to so far, but I am still hopeful that this year will unfold nicely and people will get back to some sense of normalcy in the coming months.

I wanted to connect with all of you and tell you that I have been thinking of you lately. What a crazy time this has been these past few weeks, not just for the world but also in my personal life.

For those of you who don’t follow me on Instagram, you may not know that Craig and I decided it was time to be closer to family after over 20 years of being away, and we have moved to Charleston, SC. The city I grew up in since the age of 4, and one that has changed and evolved so much over all of these years. In some ways, it feels new to me.

We sold our beloved home in Nashville just before Christmas and literally arrived to my Mom’s house caravanning our cars late on Christmas Eve. I have never been so emotionally and physically exhausted in my life. It was hard to let go of the home, closet, and sacred land I had poured my heart and soul into for 3 years. It was hard to surrender to the unknown with no home to call our own on the other side yet. And it was hard to embrace the fact that we were going to be living in the city I had not lived in since I was 14 years old. I had so many emotions swirling around, as everything happened so fast.

As if that wasn’t enough, Craig’s 94-year-old grandmother fell ill and passed away peacefully but quickly on New Year’s Eve. She was one of the most gracious women I have ever known. Always pulled together perfectly in her looks and full of style and laughter. I was honored to have had her in my life these past 12 years and Craig was grateful that we were close enough so that he could be with her and his family as she took her last breath. Truly beautiful.

That said, with what is going on in the world, I understand how insignificant clothes might seem right now. The pandemic raging. So much time at home. Not going to events. Working from home. The list goes on. But I also know that our closets are an extension of our homes. As I have said many times, they are the spaces that hold so many of our memories. The good, the bad, the ugly. So why not get them organized and looking and feeling good too? Why not allow them to bring us joy instead of sorrow? I want you to love every piece you have in there so that as soon as you open the door, it makes you happy.

Saying goodbye to my old closet

I, myself, don’t have an official closet of my own right now and will be living out of suitcases for the next couple of months with our families until we get settled into our new home. So I am living first hand how less really IS more. I have felt very unsettled these past couple of weeks without a space and closet to call my own, but grateful that at least we have somewhere to be and a bed to lay our heads on at night. And I have chosen to embrace it and do my best to have fun with it.

So I plan to share that evolution with you as much as possible in the coming months. One way I am planning to do that is through my Instagram Live Series that I am calling “Closet Confessionals.” This is a way for me to connect with you. For me to offer free input on your closet space. A certain piece you might have a question about in your closet. Or just a forum to discuss clothes and what they mean to us, how we can make them work for us and bring us joy, and how to play with them. Or even just a space for you to discuss your health concerns and how they relate to your wardrobe woes. And with the holidays behind us, it’s the perfect time to clean out your wardrobe and hit refresh for 2021. So get ready to ask me anything.

I want you to know that I am here for you. I am here to share my thoughts and advice but more important to LISTEN to what you are going through right now.

We are all Healing with Style in some way. Let’s find out together what YOUR way is. Join me Wednesday at 2 pm EST on IG Live.

Here’s to 2021 and all of the hope that it holds.

XO, Megan