Thursday, May 26, 2016


"I could never stop thinking that maybe she loved mysteries so much that she became one."


As a little girl, I loved mystery novels. In middle school I went from reading Nancy Drew all the way through the works of Mary Higgins Clark. I remember being wide-eyed and curious, with a deep love for reading, asking the librarian for book suggestions in similar genres or by similar authors. I've always loved mysteries, and largely, I think it's because I love questions. I'm naturally a curious person, always asking why and always needing to know the reason. Sometimes, I ask questions solely for the purpose of asking a question and never fully expecting an answer because I know not all questions come with answers. But that's the beauty of it, isn't it? Just like all questions have their mysteries, all people are also mysteries. No matter how well you know someone, a part of them will always be a mystery. And that's the intrigue of life.


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Monday, May 23, 2016

Peony Fields

“You must give everything to make your life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in your imagination.” 


To establish yourself is to establish your own perspective as a visionary. As content creators, it's about envisioning the whole picture -- outfit, location, photo perspectives, and overall aesthetics. It's about creating a cohesive editorial, something that tells a story. Visionaries are story tellers -- they can bring an idea to life. I've always had a very colorful and wild imagination. One of my favorite places to get lost is in my own thoughts. J.R.R Tolkien once said, "Not all those who wander are lost", but how lovely it is to be lost in your own thoughts and to wander the labyrinth of your own mind.


Club Monaco Jacket - similar here and here || Madewell Top || Madewell Pants || Maypol Espadrilles - similar here and here || Rebecca Minkoff Bag - similar here

Thursday, May 19, 2016


"I would always rather be happy than dignified."

State of being.

I've always been a huge advocate for the idea of personal happiness over all else. My mentality has always been, if I'm happy with myself, that's all that matters. But there's a fine line with being happy and not caring what others think of you, versus being happy with yourself, not caring what others think, but still being a kind and considerate person. It's taken me many years to learn that, and it's definitely not wisdom I possessed in my early teenage years. Many of the women we admire are or were strong, independent women. They spoke their mind, had their own opinions, and ultimately did what they thought was right and what made them happy. However, they carried out their actions in ways that made them good people. Yes, it's great to have the self-confidence to not care what others think of you, to do whatever it is that makes you happy, but at the same time, it's always more important to be a nice person. It is possible to do both -- my mother taught me that. What is your state of being?


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