Sunday, March 29, 2015

Time in the Sunshine

sweater & shorts via james clothing boutique // necklace: ann paige designs
photos by common dove photography

"I don't mind getting wrinkles if it's from laughing and spending time in the sunshine." 

Sunday, March 22, 2015


shirt: equipment (similar here) // shorts: vintage levi (loving these) // shoes: zara (similar here)
photos by common dove photography

A lot of changes are happening in my life these days.....and I would be lying if I claimed to not be nervous about them. However, I stopped this morning and thought about how different my life was a year ago at this time......trapped in a situation I never thought I would escape.....trying to fool everyone (including myself) that I was happy and everything was fine......and now, here I as a bird, living in a place I never thought I would be content with (it turns out sometimes coming home is just the ticket), being surrounded by people that truly make me happy and loving my life as I never have before. Healing is a times it can be incredibly gut wrenching and painful and even when you think you have completely healed new wounds are ripped open......but these last 7 months have taught me that the process is entirely worth the pain and risks......and I'm jumping feet first into the next chapter of my life.

Monday, March 16, 2015

As Only You Can

dress: free people (similar here)// scarf/ kimono via james clothing boutique (loving this one) // shoes: isabel marant (simlar here)
photos by common dove photography

"May your coming year be filled with magic & dreams & good maddness. I hope you read some fine books & kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful & don't forget to make some art (write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can) & somewhere in the next year I hope you surprise yourself."

Is it just me or is this year flying by shockingly fast? I wrote this quote down at the beginning of the year to remind myself to make EVERY single day amazing and although life has its ups and downs and has been absolutely insane lately I'm proud to say that I have been living as only I can. More laughter and books and art.......and kissing someone who thinks I'm more than sweet Doodle bug. Now that we are in the middle of the 3 out of 12 chapters this year let's remember to MAKE life beautiful :)

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Mad Ones

dress: free people (on sale here) // shoes: matisse (similar here) // bag: loeffler randall (available here) // headband: via james clothing boutique
photos by common dove  photography

"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones........who burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the sky." -Kerouac

Wednesday, March 4, 2015


sweater: valentino (loving this one) // skirt: free people (similar here) // boots: chinese laundry (here)
photos by common dove photography

"When life gets blurry, readjust your focus." Being a parent is no joke....and sometimes you lose sight of just how important your job is when molding another human beings life. Not only are you in charge of taking care of their physical needs like making sure they have shelter and food....but you are also in charge of their mental and emotional well being. It is also your job to make sure they become a well adjusted, respectful and compassionate person as they grow older....which is actually a lot of pressure. No mom likes to admit it, but every now and then life gets blurry......especially when going through a divorce and finally seeing the toll it takes on your child....but all you really can do is readjust your focus and remember that YOU and only YOU are the one person who can make your child feel safe and sound. 

Nothing else can make you go through a full range of emotions quite like parenthood minute you are laughing so hard its difficult to breathe and the next minute you both are crying your eyes out on the floor trying to figure out what the other one wants. The one constant is that there will always be a love that no one else can even come close to feeling.....or describing for the matter. And whenever you feel lost or scared its not really an option to stay that way for simply remember to readjust, pull yourself together and be confident in the fact that you are someone else's WHOLE world.....and eventually, everything else will work itself out.