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!!!

12 comments:

  1. Cute outfit and love what you wrote. I too get discouraged, but I'm trying to push thru it. Keep it up and I'm sure like myself whatever our purpose in life is will show itself in it's time.

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  3. Really your choice is too good i like this color what you wear.

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  4. Great post. We create because of a calling inside us; so, please don't give up when you become frustrated or discouraged. It's like you said - you're on this path for a reason - so stick with it and be true to yourself because you're worth it! Even if it seems at times that we are alone in our creative quests, our perseverance is what is important. Thanks for stopping by my IG page and reading my blog- as women (young or old) it's important we support each other and share. I look forward to reading more from you! Keep up the good work and keep being you. Toodles, doll. Laura_lately49.

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  5. Great post. I like your fashion sense and encouragement to women out there

    Keep up the great work��

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  6. Love this outfit! The skirt is so pretty.
    xx
    Courtney // https://courtneylivin.com

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  7. You look super happy in these photos and I love your shoes!
    This is a really interesting article.
    This is the second blog I have had - the first one was a fashion blog. And I shut it down because I was sick - but also it started to get away from me.
    I felt like every second post I posted was a sponsored post - and I was losing the real reason I was blogging.
    Because I loved to create and share cool things with others.
    You should blog for you. I felt that I wasn't good enough when I went to fashion week - and saw someone prettier, with nicer skin that me sitting front row.
    And I thought to myself what have they got that I haven't got.
    Answer is they were in the right place at the right time and they embody something for a brand that I don't.
    Keep at it and I will too!
    Kiri
    Set to Glow
    http://www.settoglow.com.au

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  8. rLove the whole outfit dear, adore the skirt so much.
    xo, Christianne
    http://simplychristianne.com

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  9. come on you inspired to many to write a blog, You have a great sense of wardrobe and blog too. keep posting will wait for your next blog.

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  10. I only recently discovered your blog, but I have one pressing question: what is it like to live in the D.C. area? I visited in the eighth grade, and I fell in love with the scenery and such.

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  11. I love this outfit so much and I appreciate the third picture one of it natural laugh yah i love your position and spontaneity bonne continuation

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