Monday, August 29, 2016

On the Road

"People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost."

Different places. 

Everyone in this life has an ideal picture painted out in their minds - a timeline of sorts with where they think they'll be or where they think they should be at certain points in their life. I've been having a quarter life crisis of sorts lately, feeling like I'm not sure I'm at where I had envisioned myself to be at this point in my life. It's easy to compare yourself to everyone around you: where they are and where they're going. But conversely, I've begun to think...not everyone's timeline is the same. Naturally, each person's timeline in life will be different since we don't actually know how long our respective timelines are. I think we're all inclined to measure our lives based on the generic timeline of living an average lifespan. However, realistically speaking, that probably won't be the case. So maybe at this exact point in time in our lives it may seem like you're three steps ahead or three steps behind, but in the grand scheme of things we're all exactly where we need to be -- traveling on different roads that intersect and divide in different places...finding our own fulfillment and happiness on our own, unique timelines.


Madewell Top || J.Crew Skirt {old} || Covry Sunnies || Bag & Sandals via Greece

Outfit Photos: Paulina T

Monday, August 22, 2016

My Sunshine

"...when skies are gray."

I stumbled across a beautiful passage the other day by Bob Marley that I wanted to share with you all today instead of writing my own thoughts. I love sunflower fields because they remind me of so many things. They remind me of happiness and joy, sunshine and summer days; they shy away from the darkness, with their faces always looking towards the sun...always trying to find the light. They are positivity and optimism, they are love and full hearts. They are the embodiment of the words below: 

“Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colors seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.” 

That is the beauty of a sunflower field.


J.Crew Camisole || Club Monaco Bralette - similar here || Blank NYC Suede Skirt - similar here and here || Zara Shoes || Chanel Bag || Covry Sunnies || Necklaces: Brooklyn Designs, Lydell NYC

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Little Things

“The problem with people is they forget that most of the time it's the small things that count.”

Little things.

I'm guilty of it myself -- overlooking the importance of the little things in life. It takes certain people and certain moments for me to stop and forget, pause and remember: to savor the little things because life's big moments are made up of a string of small things and events that add up to the greatest things. It's been awhile since I had a staycation because time off once you start working is limited. Typically, my PTO days are spent on travels and never home. As much as I love traveling, it's also exhausting because you're constantly in motion trying to make the most of your time and take in as many of the sights, and once you return back home it's straight back to your regular 9-to-5 grind. I had some time off these past few days and it was such a breath of fresh air. It took me back to lazy summer days, long winter breaks, and my last semester of college where I had six day weekends because I'd finished up almost all of my necessary credits before then. Having nothing but time and nowhere to be is such a luxury that I used to take for granted back in the day. It used to seem like such a small and mundane thing -- just life idling by. Sometimes it takes a short reset for you to appreciate all the little things that you otherwise used to pass by.


KAS Top || Free People Jeans - similar here || Jay M. Bag || Coach Shoes || Sunglass Warehouse Sunnies 

Monday, August 15, 2016


“Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven,
Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels.” 

Forget me not.

We all wish to leave a legacy on this earth. Whether we touch the life of one person, a handful of people, or hundreds of people -- no one wishes to be forgotten. The greatness of a legacy isn't dependent on the breadth of the reach but the depth. It is the truest application of quality over quantity. It is how you are seen through others' eyes; it is the encapsulation of the idea that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. We should look up at the stars and think about all the forget-me-nots that others have left behind so we can learn to shine as bright.


Club Monaco Dress {sold out} - similar here || Michael Kors Shoes - similar here || Chanel 'Le Boy' Bag || Covry Sunnies || DIY Choker

Friday, August 12, 2016

Fin // A Greece Travel Diary {Part VII}

“I'm not in search of sanctity, sacredness, purity; these things are found after this life, not in this life; but in this life I search to be completely human: to feel, to give, to take, to laugh, to get lost, to be found, to dance, to love and to lust, to be so human.” 

To be.

It's been a long time coming, but here is the final post to my Greece travel diary and maybe my favorite of the set. My friends and I decided to hire a photographer for a couple hours one morning so we could capture our time in Santorini and our memories of Greece for years to come, and I'm starting to think we should make a tradition out of this for each of our annual trips. I love these photos because they embody everything about us and our time in Greece. I look at these photos and I smile as the moments flood my memory -- the unending, perfect blue of the Aegean Sea, the heat of the summer sun in Greece beating down on us, the feel of the wind in our hair and the ocean spray on our feet as we whisked away to private islands, rooftop dancing in Imerovigli and dancing the nights away in Mykonos at our favorite bar: The Skandinavian, watching the sun dip below the horizon at our little spot by Paraportiani Church as the tunes of James Bay's Let it Go floated away into the distance. We laughed, we danced, and we loved; we found beauty in small places and got lost along the way; we felt everything that we could in the short time we had in Greece. We lived and we felt free -- we experienced what it was like to be so human.