Monday, January 28, 2013

The Happiest Place on Earth

I no longer live in Hastings, although my parents still live in that same little yellow trailer that we moved to long ago, I live in Orlando, Fl. I have recently purchased my first home with my boyfriend and we are in the process of some major renovations, that is where I took the photos for this and the previous post. I will be posting photos soon that will follow our renovating/decorating process.

 I think people have this misconception that all Floridians wear flip-flops and shorts year round. There is also another misconception that people that live in Orlando must go to Disney or the other theme parks ALL the time. Well, I would like to prove these people wrong! People in Florida have great style and there are a lot of other fun things to do and places to go besides the theme parks. In my opinion the "Happiest Place on Earth" is where ever you choose it to be. Happiness is where ever our heart is, a decision we make each day to be happy and thankful where ever we are. For some people it is being home surrounded by the people they love, and for others it is sitting on a surfboard out on the water, surrounded by nature, the sun shining and a clean swell steadily rolling in (that is my Happy Place). 

Jacket ZARA, Dress Ella Moss purchased at the Beauty Spot Spa and Boutique Orlando, FL. Shoes Charles David, Watch Seiko. I absolutely love this dress, the high-low bottom with the edgy corset like top, seriously sexy.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

From Hastings

During the peak of my awkward adolescence my parents decided to uproot our family from south florida to the small town of Hastings, Florida. As my father made the drive I looked out the window in awe and confusion. I had never seen so many trees in my life. I told my father he must be lost, and he explained that he was not lost and that we would soon be at out new home. The little double wide trailer sat on a piece of land out on a dirt road in the middle of no where. Instead of hanging out at the mall or the movies I would spend my time playing football or baseball with nearby kids. No internet, no cell phone, and no cable television. This was tragic at the time, it took me quite a while to realize that it was a blessing in disguise.

BCBG cashmere sweater, faux leather leggings Forever 21, studded heels Zara, Necklace made by my boyfriend check out Lombard Contemporary Art

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Creative Outlet

pink sequin cardigan Forever 21, white tank top GAP, skirt Heather purchased at the Beauty Spot Spa and Boutique Orlando FL, leopard print flats Target, Aviators unknown

This year feels different. The anticipation to create is keeping me up at night, yet I have difficulty pinpointing the area of focus. I have long daydreamed of being a fashion muse, a potter, a jewelry designer, a writer. After spending the past five years working in a stable career with no creative outlet and lacking a passion for it I have decided to finally cut the red tape and expose my vulnerable self to the ideas of my dreams. That is why my New Year’s Resolution list will be quite longer this year. I have started this blog to have the creative outlet that I have longed for. Being afraid of failure is a really poor reason to postpone one’s dreams. It’s like saving your favorite perfume for a special occasion, when the truth is every day is special.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year's Day

Top Banana Republic, Knit shorts Ya Los Angeles bought from Red Pineapple boutique St. Augustine, FL. Mary Jane pumps Target (old). Pearl earrings Kays Jewelry, Necklace unknown.

New Year's Resolution

Every year I make the same New Year’s resolutions. They have never included working out or eating healthy (although they probably should), but instead provide a glimpse into my self proclaimed short comings. My annual list includes, being a better listener, a better daughter, a better sister, and a better friend. The first resolution obviously helps achieve all the others, and just so happens to be my weakest link. It’s easy to speak, but difficult to truly quiet one’s ego and listen. While I wish to some day attain all of these goals the reality for me is that these are all a continual work-in-progress. I’m no super woman. I always watch in amazement as friends seem to juggle all of life’s obstacles with ease. One day I’ll learn the secret, but until then I will continue making my New Year’s Resolutions.