Sorry in advance if this post is all over the place. My ADD-tending-self is in full force, and my mind is in a half a million places at once. #RealLife
Wearing this amazing suede leather pencil skirt I picked up on a whim from a vintage shop on Melrose a few years back. It sat in my closet for years until, influenced by the FW15 runways, I was finally inspired to bring it into the light… and now I can’t get enough.
Speaking of things I can’t do, I can’t get over how over-the-top amazing last week was. I’ve never been one to celebrate my birthday, but this year I was feeling a bit down-and-out and decided to invite all my friends to a big ol’ birthday dance party. In my opinion the secret to happiness is simply to choose it. Oh and also gratitude. #ChooseHappiness* I was completely blown away by how many of my friends showed up to dance the night away with me, and having so many people I love in one place made me feel as if my heart might explode. Ugh. Feels. The rest of the week was a non-stop love-fest of packages/cards in the mail and one-on-one dinner-dates with my bests. Never in my life have I felt so loved.
Looking back on this week I realize: I am so blessed with incredible people who love me. But here’s the thing, that has always been the case. In the dark or busy or stressful times, it becomes so easy to forget that we are loved. We look at our schedules and only see where we aren’t measuring up. We look at ourselves in the mirror and only see where we feel imperfect. We look at celebrities and people on social media and only see how our lives don’t seem to compare. I am just as guilty of these negative feelings as the next. I think the reason I was able to feel so loved this past week was simply because, I let love in. For maybe the first time in my life I was able to allow myself to feel loved… and it nearly overwhelmed me.
I know I am sure to fall back into the all-so-alluring grasp of negativity and depression.. but I also want to vow to TRY to choose happiness. To open my eyes and my heart to the love that is all around. To choose gratitude. And to do my best to take that love and put it back out there where it is so so needed. Won’t you join me? If today you are feeling less than beautiful and less than loved, I want to encourage you to look again. Reach out, let love affect you, and love in return. We can do it together 🙂
On an unrelated note, I just did a fun interview with my friends at Hanuel which you should check out here. Also, #TreatYoself to some pretty little jewels for 20% off with my discount code BEE20 all week on www.hanuel.com!
Thanks for sticking with me through my crazy unorganized mind today. I love you guys.
CROPPED SWEATER – AMERICAN APPAREL
SUEDE SKIRT – VINTAGE
HEELS – M GEMI
RINGS – HANUEL
WATCH – DANIEL WELLINGTON
CUFF – JOOK&NONA
*Three paragraphs in and I’ve already (only-half-ironically) used TWO hashtags… NO