Monday, May 30, 2016

White Hot

"I will love until I am the very love itself, and then I will haunt all of the feelings we all never want to feel."

Summer love.

Hello from...Greece! As you're reading this, I'm currently living out one of my childhood dreams of traveling to Greece {I'll be honest -- the dream started once I read Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants...who else is with me on that}. This summer I'm finding love in one of the most beautiful places on earth and half of me thinks I'll stay in Oia forever and never move back. I can't wait to fall in love with the sights, the smells, the tastes, the people, and the adventures. I bought this little white {romper} with Greece in mind because as I've always said...dress for your destinations and dress for what inspires you and makes you smile. Come join me as I discover Greece and all its beauty.

Besos,
RC









Zara Dress - love this and this || Stella McCartney Bag - similar here and here || Nicole Miller Shoes - similar here and here || Lydell NYC Necklace c/o - similar here and here

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Entrenched

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

Mystery.

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.

Besos,
RC







Asos Trenchcoat c/o || Theory Top || J.Crew Pants - similar here and here || Jay M. Bag c/o || Aldo Pumps - similar here and here

Monday, May 23, 2016

Peony Fields

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

Visionary.

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.

Besos,
RC













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

Ladylike

"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?

Besos,
RC







Tobi Dress c/o - more options here and here || Coach Shoes - love these || Loft Scarf - similar here and here || Rebecca Minkoff Bag - similar here

Monday, May 16, 2016

Renegade

“But if these years have taught me anything it is this: you can never run away. Not ever. The only way out is in.” 

Run away with me.

The commonly asked question at work each Monday: how was your weekend? I'm convinced most people think I'm either A) A hermit, B) Anti-social, C) The most boring homebody ever, or D) All of the above. Because typically, my answer is "it was nice, I didn't do much". In actuality, I spend most of my weekends at church and working on my blog. I kid you not when I say that keeping up with this job is like holding a part-time job. Not that I'm complaining because I truly love creating content for this blog and I don't mind spending the entirety of my Sunday shooting looks and writing posts, but at times it also means that I often go many weeks feeling like I didn't have a weekend because I barely had time to catch my breath after end of day Friday before it feels like Monday again. Thinking about Monday at 9pm on a Sunday night while I'm writing these posts with a glass of red wine makes me want to throw my hands up sometimes in resignation and run away on a permanent vacation. But if I've learned anything in my 20-some years, it's that you can never run away from anything -- positive or negative. Success requires work: it means putting your head down, putting in the hours, and staring down the challenge. There's no out in life, there's only in.

Besos,
RC





Tobi Top c/o - shop other faves here and here || Denim & Supply Jeans - similar here and here || Vince Slides || Classic Specs Sunnies c/o || Chanel Bag || Madewell Belt

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Escape

"Every dreamer knows that it is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you've never been to, perhaps more homesick than for familiar ground."

The great escape.

I think everyday, we ultimately look for an escape: an escape from the mundane, a quick escape from the daily 9-to-5 grind, or an escape from the familiar. One of the reasons why I wax poetic about personal style is because it brings me to places. What can I say? It makes me feel some type of way and it truly transports me. My mind has been in the clouds lately and I've been dreaming of an escape -- to beautiful landscapes and temperate climates. I'll be jetting off at the end of this month to one of my dream destinations, and I cannot wait to share with you guys! Meanwhile, I'll be here, dressing my way towards beautiful escapes.

Besos,
RC










Madewell Top || Madewell Pants || Niccolo Vacari Sandals - similar here || Janessa Leone Hat || Dooney & Bourke Bag {vintage via Momma Couture} - similar here and here