Ode To All Good Vibrations

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W E A R I N G
RED SUNNIES BY ZERO UV
UTILITY JACKET BY FINDERS KEEPERS THE LABEL
UTILITY SKIRT BY FINDERS KEEPERS THE LABEL
SLIDE SANDAL BY AGL SHOES

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“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”
—Lao Tzu

I learned a few lessons from the wind: everything is temporary. One minute it’s there then it isn’t. It naturally moves. It’s not forced. It does not ask for attention. It’s just in its motion. It stays in its lane until it takes a turn to its true direction. You can’t see it. But you can feel it. Be like the wind. It is rooted but it flows.

Adulthood taught me so much about varying wavelengths and different vibrations between people, relationships, mentalities and ways to live life. There’s really no one way to live, to think, to be. And this isn’t a how to. I am just speaking from experience. I know at the end of the day, we are all just doing what’s best for us and making decisions that best fits the lifestyle we have. One of the key components to consistent good vibrations is learning to not get attached to ideas and dreams. It’s important to be accepting of the unpredictable. It’s helpful when you are malleable to change. The key is to learn to flow with the natural current of life. The key is to know the difference between a detour and a dead end.

To be honest, I’ve been at my happiest recently. I’m unapologetically in love with life!!! Instead of thinking about the negative parts, I try to think of the positives that will thrive from it. I’m holding on to what holds me. I’m letting go of things that are no longer there. It has only brought me a more rewarding life. And no, I’m not talking about money. I’m talking about louder laughs, carefree moments and deeper, more meaningful connections. That currency in life is priceless.

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Style Story: One Graphic Tee, Two Sides Of The Spectrum

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W E A R I N G
Graphic T-shirt by Nasty Gal
Denim by Madewell
Nude Suit by The Fifth Label
Fila Disruptor II by DSW

Another day, another graphic tee. Two different ways. The polar vortex doesn’t look too bad inside the comfort of my home. The temperatures currently feel like it’s in the negatives and I can’t seem to take it upon myself to shoot any content outside. I’ve been spending a lot of my time in my home so far this year. And there’s something to say about falling in love with little corners of my humble abode. The polar vortex is pushing me into a winter hibernation and it is such a perfect time to really think of what I want for myself and visualize how I want the rest of my year to look like. I’m taking it upon myself to make my intentions crystal clear and the only person I am forcing into my life is the person I am becoming.

I realized that I can be two extremes of the spectrum and still be the same person at the end of the day. I can style my graphic tee with denim and sneakers one day and wear it with a nude suit (still with sneakers) the next. My love for androgynous styles and mixing feminine and masculine wardrobes is even more appealing to me now more than ever. Fashion month is finally here and I will be skipping it again to fly further east. Cities I’ve never been and people I’ve never met often inspire me in more ways than I expect and in the coming few months, you will see me embracing both sides of the spectrum. Why choose one when you can embrace both sides of you?

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Style Story: What Its Like To Feel Purple

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While the colder seasons let the darker tones in my wardrobe more attractive, color is really something that truly transforms every season for me. It transforms the way I dress, the way I think, the way I feel. Color is a spectrum of this sensory switchboard. I can’t help but respond to it on my day to day. It affects the way I view what’s in front of me. Colors emphasize a specific memory and a specific emotion. There are days I feel like blue or red.

Recently though, I’ve been feeling purple. Purple is a color that tends to occur rarely in nature. It’s definitely a color that tends to occur rarely in my nature. A combination of blue and red, purple exude power, imagination, devotion, ambition, creativity, independence, peace and magic — all of the which I’ve been feeling lately. In retrospect, I tend to begin things but never finish them. I used to be full of ideas that fall short of fruition. I used to be filled with “I will” instead of “I do.” I used to lose sleep because I wasn’t at peace with myself and my craft. I used to depend on peoples’ opinions and wonder if they see me as magic and wonder why they don’t.

Recently I’ve been feeling purple. I’ve been feeling free of anyone’s criticisms, even my own. I’ve been doing more and wishing less. I’ve been feeling more like magic in my own right. I’ve never been this driven to write, let alone create good habits left and right.

I feel purple. I feel right. How about you?

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