Thursday, September 11, 2014

Iris and Joan

dress: free people (similar here) // shoes: 10 crosby derek lam (similar here) // bag: loeffler randall (here) // sunnies: prada (similar here)
photos by common dove photography

Sometimes in your darkest hour….when you don't think you can handle anything else…..situations arise and people are placed into your life for a reason. This past weekend I had the pleasure of going to New York City to attend a couple of fashion shows and events. As much fun as I had by the second day all I could do was think about my sweet Doodle Bug and how much I wanted to see my son. By the time I reached JFK airport on Monday morning I was a literal and metaphorical mess. After waiting an hour to get through security I finally made it to my gate to hear that my flight had been canceled… that point I started crying…not because of the flight or anything else but because all I wanted was to hold my child (also, if you guys haven't noticed I'm going through some hard times). A lady behind my complimented my outfit and when I turned around to say thank you her and her friend noticed me crying.

Thankfully, the two women behind me (Iris and Joan) ended up being sent to La Guardia with me to catch a later flight back to North Carolina. I spent several hours with Iris and Joan eating buttery pretzels, people watching and talking about life. I spilled my guts to those two and explained everything going on in my life…….and they made me laugh and forget everything going on. It was during those hours with two complete strangers that I realized everything happens for a reason….. you end up in certain situations and people are sent to you just when you feel like you can't take anymore.

I know Iris and Joan were sent to me to help me that day…..because later on when my flight landed reality set in and I got dealt with even more blows that I never saw coming.

 A friend sent me with this quote recently….

"Life is unpredictable,
It changes with the seasons,
Even your coldest winter,
Happens for the best of reasons,
And though it feels eternal,
Like all you'll ever do is freeze,
I promise spring is coming,
And with it, brand new leaves"

I'll be honest, right now I'm freezing and it feels like spring is never going to come. But I do know that I'm going through all of this for a reason and when I literally cannot handle any more another situation like me being sent Iris and Joan will come and for a moment everything will be ok…….


  1. such a pretty dress!
    Coline ♥

  2. Love this look! The juxtaposition between the lace dress and the booties is perfect!
    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  3. Lovely dress
    cool sunnies & booties!

  4. Whatever you're going through, darlin' - you WILL get to the other side. And, you'll be a better person for it...a worn out person perhaps, but stronger, more resilient, wiser, and most importantly HAPPIER. Keep breathing. Deep breaths!

  5. ❤️❤️❤️❤️You are amazing.

  6. You have an amazing fashion sense...I first found you on YLF and thought your clothes were just so special...Being able to go to Fashion Week wll only increase your knowledge and reognition...I see only wonderful days ahead for you..Most would say you are in an enviable position...I know you feel that things are just too much now..And I am sure they are...but you are so blessed...One thing I do when I am overwhelmed is to make a gratitude list each morning...I am always amazed at how much I find to list...I will be thinking about you and sending you good positive vibes that all will work out for you...Meanwhile, look up...your future is there.

  7. those boots are gorg'