Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Flower Petal Soft

In This Look
Lace Bralette // Hanger 221

I want to fall madly, softly in love with you. I want the late night coffee, catching your sideways glances, the genuine smiles. I want to twinkle with you and the stars.

I've had my eye on this dress for sometime now. I couldn't decide if I should really buy it and make it a permanent addition to my closet. It's definitely girly-er than what I'm usually used to. I finally gave in and purchased it and I am happy to announce I can't wear this dress enough! It goes with everything and is so incredibly easy to make an oh so lovely outfit. All in all, it was in absolute win. 

I've been working really hard on my jewelry and my most recent order with LF stores really paid off, so I wanted to treat myself. This dress (along with a new swimsuit, a few pairs of new boots, and lots of pretty Peony bouquets) were the best kind of gift to myself and were a great motivator for me to work even harder to keep this momentum going.  I can feel a huge shift happening with life-I'm not sure where it's taking me, but I do know that right now I'm so very content with working hard creating the art that I feel driven to create... and hopefully that takes me exactly where I'm supposed to be- I strongly believe when we follow the direction we feel pulled in, that's when we're on the right path and that's when things really work out. That's something that is MUCH easier said than done. Breaking away from the "norm" and following your passions whether it be an artist, designer, musician, or maybe you just want to be your own boss because you  know you'd totally kick ass at it- whatever the reason, deciding to pour your heart and soul into that and walking away from what is viewed by society as "normal" can be so incredibly difficult. After two years of working on my jewelry and fashion blog, and really embracing that "starving artist" lifestyle I've come to fall in love with the life I'm creating and am really starting to have that consistancy I dreamed of when I first started-and I'm still completely in the beginning! It's not the most stable life... it's not a 9-5, it's not a paycheck on Fridays, but it IS passion, love, it's my dream. And I've created a place where I can put all of my cards on the table- I can lay out my creations for the world to not only see, but own, and I truly feel like my voice is starting to be heard, which is HUGE!
People are going to question you, your work,  your creativity, your mindset, your determination, and you better believe your strength will be tested more than you've ever known. I'm still directly in the middle of it all, but I feel like I just recently hit this point where I've realized no matter what, my life is going to be a creative, colorful, art filled existence, regardless of the hardships and difficulties this can bring. No matter what anyone says or any obstacle thrown in my way, I know I'll wake up the next day so stupidly thrilled that my whole life is made up of art, passion, and the things that I love.  And I'm the one that gets to take the credit for it being that way, and there's something so very empowering in owning that. I also have to give credit to all the close family and loved ones I have around me, that have come to support me so much in all the things that I do. 
I guess I just felt inspired today to share this with the hopes that it helps others feel more confident to follow their dreams, to turn their back on the world that says your life can't be exactly what you want it to be and instead build a life that matches the picture in your heart. It's just going to take some work, and a whole lot of determination and faith that things will turn out the way you deserve for them to turn out. 

Happy Friday All,
(Yay Weekend!!)
Love, love, love,

Photography by Ash Robinson
Post Processing by Chelsea Dennis
Get this look for $94+ on Lookastic: Black Leather Biker Jacket, White and Navy Floral Swing Dress, Burgundy Suede High Top Sneakers, Brown and Gold Sunglasses

Monday, June 8, 2015

Acid Washed

In This Look
Leather Jacket-Tobi // Knit Crop Top-Hanger 221 // Acid Washed High Waisted Denim-Urban Outfitters // Sunglasses-Raybans // Platform Heels-L.A.M.B //  Amethyst Necklace, Ruby Bracelet, Rose Quartz Bracelet, Vintage Watch

Sweet like peonies, I've got one breath left and I've saved it for you
You can sing so soft, but the bite breaks skin
I wanted your love because it was dripping with dares
It pulled me in and wrapped me up in the feeling of something new
And the music I'd hear, 
like the soundtrack to our short lived summer love,
would play through my head on a loop 
I can see the skyline of that angel city  
I can feel each and every haze filled exhale expand and then release,
Like the very breath from that instant could still exist in my lungs
Listening to the sounds of a thousand lived colliding in one place
I wanted to run with love, 
I've never been the best at falling for it
And I think a part of me saw that in you-
some broken yearning to find passion in another person
I wanted nothing more than to live in a story with you
And watch the rest of reality simply fall away while we created our new world

Happy Monday!
I had the nicest weekend, ending with a last minute choice to go out last night, have some drinks, and so so much dancing. It felt so good! There isn't a whole lot that makes me happier than listening to some loud, bumpin music, with lots of happy fun people, and just dance the night away! But Monday hit hard this morning, and I'm definitely battling a rather danced out, had-one-too-many-drinks kind of feeling in my body therefore I blended up my new favorite green smoothie to get me going. (I've been blending up kale, chard, spinach, a banana, frozen strawberries, and green tea) This smoothie is such a pick me up, PLUS blending up your greens is the best way to get all of the nutrients from them, and we can get so many more nutrients from greens than ANYTHING else that we eat! Basically, I'm just really grateful to know all this in times like this- even as I write this I can feel it kicking in, sweet!
This outfit is just a really sassy summer look. I love this top so much (I'm not ashamed to admit I have it in four different colors...) It goes so well with so many things, and I've been wanting to break out these jeans for a while now. I paired them with some amazing platforms by Gwen Stefani's brand. I then went with one of my favorite beige leather jackets, and topped off the look with an amethyst necklace that I made for myself. 
Well that's it for me today. Time to pick myself up out of bed somehow, someway and get this bright summer week started! 
Wishing you all a happy, productive week!

Photography by Ash Robinson
Post Processing by Chelsea Dennis