August 27, 2014

Selfish Choices

White J.Crew Dress 
similar dress | tote | similar sandals | bracelet | photos: Sally Wang

With life getting more hectic and my days starting to fill up with duties and obligations, I'm slowly realizing the importance of making room in my life for the things that foster happiness, growth and inspiration. I'm a people pleaser by nature; it's in my blood. So, I tend to overcommit myself in fear of disappointing others. I hate disappointing people. But, slowly I'm learning that it takes a particular type of strength to say "no," and that success and opportunity don't have to be defined by other people. 

August 25, 2014

Firsts + Lasts

Free People Sweater and Leather Skirt
fp sweater | skirt | shoes | bag | earrings | bracelet | photos by Sally Wang

Today I start the first day of my last year in college. They say time flies, and "they" definitely aren't kidding. As I set forth into this day, there are so many thoughts on my mind, so many hopes I have for this year and for the future, and so many things that I am thankful for. But I suppose that if I could condense all of these thoughts into one all-encompassing phrase, it would be this: 

"And suddenly you know... it's time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings." 

Happy Monday, friends. Do something "worth it" today, t.

August 18, 2014

Dress for the seasons, or don't

Alexander Wang Maxi via l'esthetique
similar alexander wang dress | jacket | watch | glasses | similar earrings | l+t photography

I've been stuck in this weird limbo state lately. I'm not ready for summer to end, and at the same time I'm altogether ready for fall to begin. It's a give and take. I love the warmth of summer nights and the ever-present freedom of my days. But, I'm also ready for things like dark nails, leaves candles, and 8-tracks playlists chalk full of Ed Sheeran. 

As you can see, this indecision is beginning to translate into wardrobe. I live in Texas where August is clearly too early for a leather jacket. But do I let such dilemmas stop me? Heck no! No matter what anyone else may say, getting dressed is about owning who you are and what you want. Do it for you and for the sake of your own happiness.