May 20, 2017

DREAM AWAY








Mother nature was NOT working in our favor this day. Once the wind finally stopped trying to blow me over the sun would hide behind the clouds and we would have to change settings. Then the moment the settings were right the sun would come back out. Needless to say there were lots of laughs and Marcus Charles managed to get a few genuine smiles out of me which is hard to do so hats off to him.

I am kinda in love with this skirt. I have owned it for quite some time. It was initially a purchase I made when I was thinking about opening a vintage shop in Alexandria a few years ago (still hope to one day). I have so many desires in my heart that it is really difficult to set a plan of action for how I am going to achieve them. I know that I want to be a fashion entrepreneur but the industry in DC is pretty much limited to retail management. I was a retail manager for Nordstrom for quite some time but it was never quite fulfilling. I liked aspects of the job but I wanted to be my own boss. I have always had a desire to work for myself. Owning a vintage store has been on my mind since childhood, but I also love styling & merchandising and hope to be doing all three under the hat of my own business. 

This is my millionth time trying to maintain a blog. I always get discouraged and quit after a month or so because I feel like I'm not stylish enough. Like why would anyone be inspired by my blog when the top influencers are wearing designer and flying all across the globe to shoot in vogue/etc? Or I would let my current job and the stress of it get in the way of shooting new content. This time I am going in completely open-minded because what I am starting to realize is that what is meant for me is for me. I cannot compare my beginning to someone else's middle. My journey is just that, MINE. Yes I thought by this time in my life I would be thriving in my career, engaged/married, possibly buying a home and talking about having kids but that's just not where I am. I am single, in a job that has nothing to do with fashion, and still living in my parents home. But guess what, I am [RIGHT HERE ]for a reason. Whatever the lesson I am to learn in this season is in preparation for my next season. So to anyone else who is feeling discouraged about where they are in life as opposed to where they think they should be; just know that you are not alone and that you are in this season for a purpose. Learn the lesson and be grateful. There are many people who wish they could be you. So stop comparing yourself to others and just focus on walking in your purpose. Thanks for stopping by!!!

March 22, 2017

GIRLS RULE DON'T YA KNOW






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March 16, 2017

The Perfect Fringe Jacket



Vintage fringe jacket

TOPSHOP stripe bodysuit


Leigh skinny ankle jeans 



I cannot believe after all this beautiful spring-like weather that winter has once again reared its ugly head. Just two weeks ago it was mid sixties/seventies and then next thing I hear were are going to get a foot of snow overnight. I'm complaining but not complaining, super thankful that my place of work closed but sheesh can spring come already. I think we are all ready to replace our large winter coats and cozy knits for kimonos, dresses and sandals. 


I have always loved my local thrift store. My grandmother had a small vintage business in MD when I was growing up which more than likely stimulated my interest. This fringe jacket was one of my scores during early fall. It pretty much works as a layering piece for any look especially since I wear a ton of black. 



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March 9, 2017

Downtown In My Favorite Jeans






vintage Disney denim jacket

Ruffle off the shoulder bodysuit

Leigh ankle skinny jeans

Urban Outfitter boots


Capitol Hill is a beautiful place to stroll on any given day. It is home to some of the most quaint homes, cutest shops, places to eat and a hidden gallery I now know as The Fridge. It was a happy accident as we wandered into a back alley only to find an quiet place to shoot. We found the graffiti wall and we were sold. The owner was so kind, he welcomed us shooting and even invited us to the show later that evening. He shared a little about the gallery & how it showcases emerging & established art, also, hosts concerts of all genres. Stumbling upon this gem was such a pleasure.

I have been anti-jeans for as long as I can remember. I get more excited playing around with layering pieces, dresses, joggers, and leggings. It is so hard to find jeans that fit my waist and height without dragging the floor. I was in Nordstrom and tried the Leigh ankle skinny jean by TOPSHOP and I never looked back. The fit is amazing, with a variety of styles and they are cropped just right for us short gals. Although I am still a dress girl all the way (especially with spring coming), thanks to TOPSHOP I am finally able to throw jeans in rotation. BTW, I have had this denim jacket since the 8th grade. 

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January 20, 2017

Joggers in the Suburbs



WEARING >> | Cardigan: Nordstrom | Top: HM | Pant: Forever21 |

December 21, 2016

Be Original










Vintage leather jacket

Topshop jersey ruffle sweatshirt

H&M denim a-line skirt

Forever21 oxford creepers




December 5, 2016

PS. I'm Yours


WEARING >> Jacket: Topshop | Sweater + Skirt: Nordstrom | Shoes: Forever 21 |