November 30, 2012

those moments


old H&M sweater | thrifted vest | mom's necklace | hunter boots | photography: Ashley Circo


Have you ever had one of those moments where everything feels right? You don’t know what it is, but you can’t help feeling a sense of overwhelming serenity or beauty or vitality. And the fact of the matter is, you just want to soak it all up. Down to the very last drop.

I have.

In fact, I have those moments a lot. They come in different forms, all spontaneous but none more beautiful or significant than the other. For me, it’s that first breath of air when the weather is just right, and the way the horizon shines at night with a glimmering buzz of people that never sleep. For me, it’s that song that makes me remember every hope and dream I ever had for myself. (Treacherous by Taylor Swift at the moment, Sunday's Best by Augustana on a daily basis.)

Those moments - the ones that have something so undeniably different about them - that it’s hard to even put into words. Each has a vast sense of everlasting light. Even though they're fleeting glimpses, they always manage to come back. And more than that, they always seem to restore a sense of good to life – reminding us all that though this world is hard, it is full of something worth so much more.

My life has had an element of rapidity lately. I’ve taken these beautiful little moments for what they are, nothing more, and I’ve moved on. What I’ve realized is that these moments are precious. They are put into our lives for all sorts of serendipitous reasons - to tell us "keep going", or that "this day is miraculous" or to simply "slow down." They are tiny reminders of the beauty in this world and they are so full of grace in themselves.

Once I'm completely enveloped in them, and they've left me in a silly little trance, I have to wonder what they really are. Some would say it's just another good day. Others, nothing at all. I personally believe its God - revealing to us little slices of heaven - reminding us all to "keep going," or that "this day is miraculous" or to simply "slow down."

And whatever the case may be, at the end of the day they're nothing but good feelings and lovely chances. So take time, and truly enjoy them.

with happiness, t.

+ If you get a moment, you should head on over to Story of My Life. Not only is the author Jenni a lovely human being with a blog that gives me those little moments, but I'm featured on that blog today! And guys, this is big for me. Not gonna lie. 

77 comments:

Alissa said...

I know exactly what type of moment you are talking about. I had one of them the other day and the entire world stopped.

I love that sweater dress!

Eden Gramith said...

So glad you're feeling so happy lately! What a great note to end the week on! :)

Street Lily said...

mmmm, i love it. haha you almost made me cry. those moment are the best. and you look freakin adorable, you cutie you.

Jenni@Story of My Life said...

This outfit is perfection, the words are beautiful, and you are ridiculously cute. I just love you! hehe :)

Heather said...

I'm happy to see you got your writing back. Ah yes a love those moments where everything feels so right. I loved those moments esp. in my senior year of college when everything was fitting together while everything was ending. It was those bitter sweet beautiful moments that I loved then. The one experience that I remember when everything felt so completely right that I had overwhelming about of pride was my first Fashion Week experience. It was just something that hit me that was like yes this is it, this is what I was meant to do. Enjoy those moments in life. And even through the tough ones its always great to take a step back and look at everything good in your life, it's always nice to remind yourself of the beauty in life.

LOVE you sweater dress btw! Cute look.

http://fashionistanygirl.blogspot.com/

still being [molly] said...

this is a beautiful post, tiana!! i love your heart, girl!! and that third picture of you? simply GORGEOUS!

Rebecca Harasym said...

I do love those moments! You look incredible, love the whole look, the dress is fantastic!

Rebecca
www.winnipegstyle.ca

Star White said...

Love reading your thoughts and perspective on life. I had a moment the other day that just stopped me in my tracks. I was hugging my husband after a long day and I just felt so safe and loved. I didn't want to let go b/c it was just one of 'those' moments I knew I would remember for a long time. It's so good to stop and soak in special moments and special people!

On a fashiony note, your boots got me super excited b/c I'm asking for a pair of Hunters for Christmas! Love how you styled yours!!

www.beautyandbows.com

Shandrese/ Natalia said...

lovely post and lovely outfit! I really need a sweater like that in my life!

http://sincerelyrenay.blogspot.com/

Amandine.M said...

I often have those little moments and I do appreciate them because I feel everything is alright and I also feel stronger! ahah I really enjoyed reading this post!! =)
And as usual you look great, and I really like this outfit, seems really comfy! =)

Xoxo~ Amandine

Melinda said...

I have had those moments & try to soak them all in while they last :D On another note- I love your outfit & those Green hunter boots are fabulous! I'm your newest follower :D

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galaxy ^^ said...

oooh so inteligent words, from such an young person !
i love this blog, and i love your special way of writing !♥

Melanie Liliana said...

you look gorgeous in these photos!!

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juliewearswellingtons said...

I love your Outfit, you look really tasty wearing your Rubber Wellingtons, they look adorable on your bare legs and I bet they feel good too.
Julie
x

Cait Val said...

a long vest with a great sweater dress means a perfectly layered look!!
you look amazing!

xo. c & v
cake & valley

Wren KW said...

This is an amazing post! It's just what I needed to remind myself to collect those beautiful moments even in the midst of all the craziness.

I also love that sweater. You look so cozy!

Wellingtons......WOW said...

Oh Sweetheart I do like to see you wearing your Wellingtons you look really sweet.
Kisses
Wellies

Margaret F said...

Don't you love God's little reminders? I love this post. You are so cute, and you definitely have a way with words. I'm guessing you've been told you show a resemblance to Kourtney Kardashian? Xo

Valerie Price said...

This is an amazing post with a beautiful outfit and wonderful words! Thank you for sharing!

Anouka said...

You look fabulous in this outfit! Yes, I love those moments. I must make a conscious effort to create more of them, daily, every instant.

Always Maylee said...

Can you be any more adorable!? Love this entire outfit. And I love this post. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Pins, Needles & Fashion said...

I always treasure those moments deeply. I've had a whole year (2009) where everything just felt right. Its the greatest feeling.

I love this look! The sweater is just perfection. You make rain boots look so stylish. Plus you look stunning of course.

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Isa said...

The rainboots seriously make this perfect - a great pop of color as well!

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eelsay said...

Love the boots and I love your piece you wrote very sweet!

xo,
eelsay

www.theluxuryrehab.com

danica said...

great post. you are a lovely writer.
love the outfit too. :)

Stephanie said...

Lovely post. Just found you through Jenni's blog. Where in Texas are you going to school? I grew up in San Antonio and go back to visit often (I'm in San Francisco now, though). You are so adorable, and a wonderful writer, so I'm glad I found you today! :)

Laura Chan said...

Congrats on making on Jenni's blog. I checked her blog out and i really love it! THis is such a beautiful post. I dont think I can even write anything like this. Love it.

OHHHH, I love your outfit. Its so cute. I like how you paired it with rainboots with the vest. love your sense of style!

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Franziska said...

You look so pretty! I'm sure you hear it all the time but you look a lot like Kourtney Kardashian (the prettiest of the 3 oldest sisters if you ask me haha). Anyway, found you via SOML and will continue to stick around :)

le petite macaron said...

your outfit looks sooo pretty little Kourtney ;)

Do you like following each other? I would follow straight back on gfc and bloglovin<3

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madame-chocolate said...

Deniz Caglar said...

Hi! happy days!;) Loves froum Turkey! :)
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Kdotorg said...

Those gumboots are so cool!
I adore your blog, would you like to follow each other?
km-iamyou.blogspot.com.au
xx.

Galliepop said...

you are such good writer!
i totally enjoy the moment when i can put all my stress away and relax.
i love your sweater btw. and rain boots are so cute!
Pretty Light

Coco Bolinho said...

I loved your hunters!! perfect color!
I'm following you via GFC, but I couldn't find you in my list:(
would you like to follow me back?
thank you for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment!kisses
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Le Petit Plastique said...

Great post! Maybe we can follow each other on bloglovin or GFC? Please leave me a comment or follow me and I will follow you =)

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Kathleen Lisson said...

You have the most wonderful smile in your photos! I am so happy that you have so many great moments. They make you shine for the camera.

Margaret Cruzemark said...

Amazing post. You have such a fantastic blog. It would be great if we could follow each other.
Best Regards
Miss Margaret Cruzemark
http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

Hannah Hawkshaw said...

I love those moments, hopefully I'll have some more of them!<3 Great post though - you look so pretty and I love the boots!

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Hanna & Christel said...

you look soo pretty! great style!

<3

ps. we are now having a wonderful Kenzaa give-away!

Kacie Cone said...

Love love love love this outfit, oh my gosh it's too cute! Those boots are beautiful!

Le Petit Plastique said...

Following you now =)

Michelle's Style File said...

Adorable gumboots!!

x
Michelle
www.michellesstylefile.com
GIVEAWYA

Erin said...

I love how you belted that big cozy sweater and put the vest over it! So cute!

-Erin-
OneTwoSummer

Cee said...

This is such a cute, cozy look! I love the way you belted your oversized sweater and paired it with wellies :)
xox,
Cee

Izzy said...

I like what you have described- you sound like such a positive and happy person to have experienced many of these moments! I should be more like that haha. for me I always see the cracks and the downsides to everything, which is a terrible attitude I need to change.

I love those wellingtons. The green colour is gorgeous and so perfect for splashing through puddles! :)

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Glaze said...

Such a lovely girl!!! I loved your style especially combining this look with green rain boots is a great idea!
Loved your blog and thank you for leaving a comment on mine, Should we follow each other?
kisses
Http://styleglaze.blogspot.com

shabbyloveschic said...

Pretty!! I love love my hunter boots, they are my favorite!

xo, Courtney
www.shabbyloveschic.com

Maria at inredningsvis.se said...

AMAZING POST:)
Your blog is so lovely and Im now following on twitter.

If you want some cute swedish decor inspiration...check out my blog:)

Have a great week dear

LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
(sweden)

Paula RL said...

You're so beautiful, and your style is amazing! And I don't say it like everyone says, I mean, I seriously love your blog... I've felt with your clothes, and your touch of brown or light or vintage or I don't know what on your pictures! jaja
I'm gonna follow you on GFC and bloglovin', and if you want you can follow back and all this stuff because it would make my day, but there's no need because I would love your blog anyway lol

XOXO, Collage Minimalista

Sandra Rosa said...

You have such a lovely blog, with great photography and style! )... What about following each other ? I´m follwong you allready #351
Hope you do the same :)
Sandra
sunkissedlovechild.blogspot.de

Ribambelle said...

Great Outfit and Pics.
You are so beautiful! :)

Eva Silviana said...

You look so stunning! Simply chic dear <3

xx
crunchy cheese me

Amy Shaughnessy said...

Love this sweater and love the vest over it. Cute look!

Amy
Fashion and Beauty Finds

Megan Ann said...

I love the neutral tones and a pop of forest green! You're adorable!

xo, Megan

indie flower

gaby Jimenez said...

those feelings are mutual

would you like to follow each other?

let me know on my blog

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Annie said...

Tiana you are such a beautiful writer! I think we all have those moments and they are so hard to put into words...but when I read that, I knew exactly what you were talking about. Annnnnd, you look GORGEOUS! Love that belted sweater, and it looks to cute with the Hunters :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

I dare you to be fashion said...

ohhh darling you're so sweet
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MILLY said...

Hi dear, you have a very nice blog! I follow you now!
Would you like follow each other? I hope you follow me back! kiss
Let's keep in touch!

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ClassyPam said...

You look absolutely adorable dear! This outfit suits you very well. I love how you styled this sweater dress.

Smile on:)...Classy Pam

http://classypam.blogspot.com/

ROXTHEFOX said...

I'm not usually a fan of Hunter boots, but there's something really charming about them, and you, in these photos. I love the way you've styled this entire look. A sweater dress is pretty boring by itself, love that you threw on a vest and some jewels. It's chic and adorable at the same time, and I love when people actually smile in pictures :)

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FASHIONCONTAINER said...

I really love this look :). Great pictures as well :)

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Livia said...

wow this looks is amazing! i love your sweater so muchh <33 and your necklace really pretty too :) anyway, mind to follow each other?

xx,
www.mai-vhee.blogspot.com

Maria at inredningsvis.se said...

AWWW thank you so much for sweet words on my blog:) of course I follow you back:)

If you want to see a cool swedish webshop..check out my new post:)

have a great day dear

LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se

Wild Tea Party said...

Loving those layers!

It's always good to stop and smell the roses so to speak? Not enough moments like those in our daily lives I think.

beckspick.com said...

hey girl! firstly, i couldn't love your outfit more! the layering of the vest is perfect with your sweater dress! all of the pieces go so well together.

secondly, i love reading your blog posts because they remind me to take time to appreciate the little things in life. and loving every moment.

xoxo

Ali W. said...

First of all, I love your sweater. Second of all, I love this post! It made me realize that I need to savor and be grateful for those special little moments. I think I let them pass too quickly!

Amy said...

you are seriosuly too cute. this is also a well written post, thanks for the reminder!

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Ice Pandora said...

You look amazing c; Love the Hunter boots!!
xx

mekstyle said...

god- you are so beautiful! :) mekstyle.blogspot.com check us! ♥

Anne-Claire Poupon said...

Cute photos!!!

Take care :)

Anthea Lau said...

you look super sweet in this cute sweater dress! and I love your knee high wellies a lot! pretty<3
would you like to follow each other?
A
xx
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The Fashionable ESQ said...

You make the sweater dress look so cute! Hunter green Hunter boots. Ha.

XO!
The Fashionable ESQ
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Mariamma C. said...

You look lovely! I love the Hunter boots and your hair up!

xo,
Mariamma

Anita said...

Love your outfit!
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Clare from Suddenly City said...

Love this - you are a great writer!

Nicole Hedges said...

These boots are gorgeous!

fifiphi said...

Those sorts of moments always feel like a breath of fresh air to me. Emotionally and physically!

You have THE BEST smile btw.

-fifiphi