Thursday, April 28, 2016

Enigma

"She was an enigma -- a conundrum, a paradox, my greatest problem and quandary. I chose her because I couldn't help it; I chose her because I always do."

Enigma.

So much of life is a mystery -- our natural born inclinations, the reasons we do certain things despite half our being telling us to do the opposite, the way we walk, the way we talk, our interests, our hobbies, our talents; it's a mystery who we love, what we love, and why we love. Human beings are complex organisms. Frankly, trees are complex organisms. Have you ever thought about how this towering, mammoth organism began from a seed? How it transformed from a seed into a sapling and eventually somehow developed this rough, brown exterior where it was once flimsy and green? How the trunk expands in rings year over year, while the leaves continue to bud and sprout each spring, remaining that same flimsy green despite the rest of the plant transforming into a completely different appearance? The complexities of a human are far greater than this. As a race we are an enigma, and as individuals we are the greatest conundrum.

Besos,
RC











Allegra K Dress c/o {worn as top} - similar here || Madewell Jeans {sold out} - latest here and here || Gucci Loafers || Rebecca Minkoff Bag - similar here and here || Ray-Ban Sunnies {vintage} - similar here and here

Monday, April 25, 2016

The Road Back Home

"But you have to know that loving will never grow old, and that in those hearts now empty there is a part that knows how to come back, to become the persons that were made to know love and to be love, to be in love and beloved."

Home.

It's a feeling, it's a place, it's a sense of being, it's a sense of rest, it's the safety that allows you to let yourself unravel and become raw, unedited, unfiltered; it's the place of your truest self. How many people in your life see you at home? Not necessarily in your physical home, but at home in yourself. It's only the people we truly love or are in love with or find love in that bring us to that place of home. The same people who bring us back when we forget that loving never grows old, the ones who remind us how wonderful it is to be at home.

Besos,
RC






Old Navy Denim Jacket {old} - similar here and here || Madewell Camisole - similar here || Madewell Jeans - similar here and here || Chanel Bag || Via Spiga Shoes - similar here

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Early Spring

"Hungry to depart on wings to independence."

Stay hungry.

Stay foolish. It's when we begin to think that time and reality have gotten the best of us that the possibilities are no longer endless. It's when we stop seeing the world through rose-colored lenses, with almost an excess of naivety that's actually necessary to accomplish the greatest success. Early spring -- it's the season for hatchlings, still blind to the world and only yearning for food. Necks stretched, ready to feed, ready to grow, ready to fly -- to depart on wings to independence.


Besos,
RC




Madewell Sweater || Madewell Skirt - similar here and here || Design Lab Boots - similar here and here || Mansur Gavriel Bag

Monday, April 18, 2016

Awaken

"Trees have a beautiful way of showing us how lovely it is to let the dead things go." 

Awakening.

Of our senses, of our hearts, of our souls. It's the season to let go of the old, shake off the past, and grow something new. I can feel it in the air -- it's a season for change and new beginnings. I'm excited for the upcoming months, for my impending travels and then, the summer: where everything feels possible and the days feel endless. There's just something about the rising temperatures that makes it feel like the atmosphere around you is teeming with life -- life in all of its senses. 

Besos,
RC











Yummie by Heather Thomson Cardigan c/o - similar here and here || Theory Top - also here || Gap Jeans c/o {sold out} - similar here and here || Gucci Loafers || Chanel Bag || Miu Miu Sunnies || Lydell NYC Necklace c/o

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Early Bird

"You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you'll escape it one day and how awesome it'll be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present."

They say that the early bird gets the worm...

But how do you know how early the earliest bird comes? The world is full of ambitious people -- great thinkers, big dreamers, innovative minds. A lot of people have really great ideas, big plans for their future, a fully painted picture of what their success is going to look like. How many people actually achieve these goals? How many people are willing to lose the extra hours of sleep, to really exert the time and energy to act on their creativity? The future is ambiguous and indefinite; the future also seems timeless. Logically, I know that my time is limited and that I might not live past 40. Yet, when I catch myself imagining the future, I see a long, long life -- I see a husband, raising my own children, seeing my children have my grandchildren, etc. It's easy to keep the future as the future, always an image of how great the future will be but never actualizing that to the present. We may think we're being the early bird or that one day we will be the early bird, but as each day passes there are flocks of birds beating you to the catch of a lifetime. Don't get lost in the labyrinth -- set your sights and set yourself free.

Besos,
RC






Vince Leather Jacket - also here || Club Monaco Top - identical here || Club Monaco Culottes {currently on super sale} || Rebecca Minkoff Bag || Loft Pumps - similar here and here

Monday, April 11, 2016

In Loving Memory

"We'll spend the rest of our lives chasing memories like the wind, catching glimpses of you through the parting of the sky and the ebbing of the sea..."

Beloved.

It's been a little while since my last post here, and for those of you who follow me on Instagram you'll know that I took a bit of time off for myself to spend with family after my grandmother passed. My grandmother was an extremely special lady to all those who knew her, and the only word to describe her would be beloved. I wanted to dedicate today's post to my grandmother -- a beautiful woman inside and out. When you lose someone you love, you find small ways to honor them and remember them. Their things that are passed on to you become the things you cherish most because aside from your memories, it's all you have left. Today, I'm wearing a pair of my grandmother's vintage shoes that remind me of CĂ©line's, and also a sweater that she knitted herself: fittingly in light purple, her favorite color. 

For my Ahma:
Forever loved and missed...In loving memory.
{1921-2016}

Besos,
RC










Blaque Label Blazer - similar here || Handmade Sweater {grandmother's} - similar here and here || Madewell Jeans || Jay M. Bag || Vintage Shoes {grandmother's}