Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Caped for Reality

dress: h&m (similar here) // cape: the limited (similar here) // boots: piperlime (similar here) // sunnies: ray ban (similar here)
photos by common dove photography

"Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life."- Bill Cunningham

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Not Settling

dress: bb dakota (available here) // shoes: 10 crosby derek lam (similar here) // sunnies: prada (available here)// watch: michael kors (available here)
photos by common dove photography

Yesterday I got a package in the mail from a very dear friend with a coffee mug that said "keep not settling" and a note that had me ugly crying (I have the most incredible friends by the way). It was nice to be reminded that I'm finally on the right path…. A couple of months ago I packed up and left a life I had settled for and have been busting my ass to create a new one that I'm happy with and proud of. Its not easy and somedays its hard not to wonder if I made the right decision….but in the words of Sugarland…...
                                                                   "I ain't settling for just getting by
I've had enough so so for the rest of my life
Tired of shooting too low, so raise the bar high
Just enough ain't enough this time
I ain't settling for anything less than EVERYTHING"

Sunday, November 9, 2014

The Long and Short of It

sweater: similar here // leather skirt: vintage (loving this one) // boots: shoemint (similar here) // sunnies: prada (similar here)
photos by common dove photography

OK, I'll admit it, I have a bit of a complex about being "petite." In fact, I loath the term "petite" itself; it sounds like you are weak and unable to fend for yourself. Yes…..I'm short…..and blonde……and bubbly…..and with all of that comes a certain stigma. For instance,  people like to call you "cute" because you are small…..cute….really? If I were my size and about 6 inches taller I can guarantee you people would not call me "cute." However, with all of my ramblings about my height I'm starting to learn that there are certain benefits to being Polly Pocket size….. like being able to wear super short vintage leather skirts with moto boots and not looking as scantily clad as a tall person would. But the best part is realizing you can fit under a cannon…..suck on that my vertically gifted friends.