You make it, right? That’s what you’re is supposed to do, when the going gets tough, and you’re not where you want to be with a certain task or aspect of life. That’s me lately; I’ve been challenging myself to be motivated and get through the day, the responsibility, the “must,” when I absolutely don’t feel like it. It’s exhausting on so many levels, but at some point, some normalcy will avail and take over, right at the point when I’ve just about had enough. I’ve given into the attempts of being kind to myself, perhaps a touch too indulgent and hedonistic (I’ve been too generous to myself with the sea salted caramels, less so with the exercising) to try to get through this difficult time in my life, and without over sharing, let’s just say that family, and taking care of myself, has become more of a priority than work slavishly behind my computer.
With that being said, I must apologize for the fewer number of posts, and as much as I’d like to think I can be spirited with another adage “when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade,” it’s really hard to be focused and mindful of what I’m doing lately, so making lemonade out of the situation isn’t something I feel like tackling with gusto.
The silver lining that shines through all of this is that I finally care less about things that are truly unimportant, and I’ve become more aware of what I will and won’t push myself to do, figuring out what truly gives me joy. Writing, fashion, and beauty are what I have, and always will love, and I’m going to readjust things a bit here and lightly rebrand the site, honing in my content. I will continue to post frequently, several times each week, and each piece I write will be better for it, freed up from the pressure of quantity over quality. I’d like to write a little less, provided that each piece I produce is a bit better than the last one i penned.
I make this promise to myself, and to you, dear readers, grateful for you coming to this site time and again, thankful for the FPD community that acknowledges my work, dedication, and the meaningful impact that sharing, writing, fashion, and beauty, can make in our lives.
This long-winded lead brings me to the focal point of this story — getting through a difficult time, and relying on style for familiarity, comfort, and confidence. Everything that I’m wearing in this look I’ve had for quite some time (minus the bracelet), although I’ve never worn this combination of them before. Hello old friends! Nice to see you again! I do have a ridiculous amount of summer garments, and this summer in particular, I feel like I’ve been wearing the same few looks, leaving about 70% of my closet unworn. With the last few weeks of summer upon us, it’s time to reach to the back of the closet, really stretch your hand back there, and see what you find. Chances are, there’s something you adore that you forgot you even had! As I enjoy these warm summer days dressed in some of my tried and true pieces, they serve as a reminder of the fleeting season, and that as time goes on, I will get back to my old self, although it will be a better, more grounded version of that self, for sure.
In This Look:
Miu Miu Crop Top (no longer available)
Vivienne Vivienne Tam Slitted Skirt (c/o; no longer available)
GX Gwen Stefani Pumps, via ShoeDazzle (c/o; no longer available)
DVF Prescription Sunglasses (c/o)
Nails: Manicure by Morgan Taylor, featuring new fall and holiday hues (c/o)
La Mer Collections Watch (c/o; no longer available, see similar here)
Narciso Rodriguez Wrap Bracelet, part of the Narciso Eau De Toilette launch (c/o)