Monday, March 27, 2017

Memories

"Memories were fine but you couldn't touch them, smell them or hold them. They were never exactly as the moment was, and they faded with time."

Memories.

One of my biggest fears is forgetting memories because once a memory is gone it is gone forever. For some things or some people all we have left are memories and over time memories will inevitably fade. We remember bits and pieces and we remember the general gist, but we slowly lose the little details of what were once vivid memories. For the ones that are important we constantly replay those memories in our mind - do we remember how they sounded? Do we remember their smile, their laugh, how they carried themselves, their touch, their scent, all the features that run the planes of their face? We live each day hoping to never forget their memory as we also live to always honor it. Miss you always...

Besos,
RC







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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Almost Forever

"I have held the infinite sun.
It was you."

Almost forever.

For us, nothing is forever...but I like the idea of almost forevers. We meet a lot of people in our lives, but the number of almost forevers that we meet are few and far between. Some of our almost forevers were given to us: our family. But then there are the rest of our almost forevers: the best friends and the soul mates. I don't believe that every person in the world only has one soul mate because while soul mates are fated, they're also chosen. We choose the people who become our almost forevers. The ones we are willing to work for, compromise for, sacrifice for. They are our infinite sun: the center of our universe.

Besos,
RC









Fur Coat || Philosophy Top || Madewell Jeans - current here || Sigerson Morrison Shoes || Rebecca Minkoff Bag || Prada Sunnies

Monday, March 13, 2017

Stay Kind

"The day you have everything I hope you remember when you had nothing."

Stay kind.

I don't ask a lot of people and frankly I tend to keep my expectations very low, but for the few rules of thumb I have in life one of the big hitters is to stay kind, always. I'm big on second chances and giving others the benefit of the doubt, but when it comes to unkind people it really just leaves a bad taste in my mouth. I've met some really great people through this blog and I've established actual real-life friendships with some of these girls, but there are also the ones that just leave you wondering, "What is your deal?" It's the ones who think they have achieved Instagram "fame" {fame is used loosely here} that really have me rolling my eyes. Like girl, please get over yourself and get off your high horse. Whether you have 5,000 followers or 500,000 followers you should not change how you treat people or how you think others should treat you. You are not more privileged than other people, you are not better than other people, and you are not greater than other people. Use your reach to spread kindness and positivity, not a facade of who you want people to think you are. Remember your humble beginnings and always, always stay kind. 

Besos,
RC





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Monday, March 6, 2017

Grow

"It does not have to be bravery or fear that causes you to leave a house {love} that does not know the definition of a home. You can just leave because the walls have grown taller, just because the air tastes like a perfume that isn't yours, just because you learning to value you."

Grow.

It's not uncommon to outgrow: things, people, places, careers, habits, characteristics, tastes, etc. From when we are born through college we are used to growing - we outgrew tons and tons of clothes, we outgrew friendships and hometowns, we outgrew bad habits or character flaws. But after college the growing seems to slow and we settle into more of a routine. For most of us we start to think, "This is it. This is who I am, these are my friends, this is where I'm going to settle down, and this is going to be my path in life." We become comfortable with our lives, and the more deeply we become rooted in where we are, what we're doing, and the people we've chosen to be in our lives that harder it is to uproot ourselves. But sometimes, we have to realize that there are just certain aspects of our lives we've outgrown whether we wish it to be true or not. There are friends who we just don't have as much in common with, cities that just don't feel like home any longer, and jobs that feel like a daily dead end. And in such a case, for no reason other than the fact that you've simply outgrown it, you must uproot yourself, value yourself, and move on so you can grow - bigger, taller, stronger, deeper, and so much more you.

Besos,
RC








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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Pure

"My strength is as the strength of ten, because my heart is pure."

Pure.

It's time for some real talk Thursday. Purity is something that I think is extremely hard to come by nowadays. And when I say purity, I mean it in all senses - in friendships, relationships, intentions, interactions, etc. I don't like people who are exclusive, who only treat others nicely when it's for their benefit, who are only your friend when it's at their convenience, and who change personas on a dime. They say that nice guys finish last, and sometimes it may feel that way. But in the long run, the nice guys are the ones who have strength upon strength, quality over quantity, and peace of heart knowing that all their actions have been done with the purest intentions. So, friends - please keep it pure, not petty and surround yourselves with the ones who are 100%.

Besos,
RC






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