I have a good number of life aspirations. To name a few: I’d like to be happy to the point of contentment, a truly good mother, a good wife / lover, successful at what I love doing and described as classy.
For most getting dressed in the morning is a mundane task, especially if you don’t have fun and take risks. I work in a corporate office, while I love to have fun with my style, I’ve always got to bring it back to classy / polished. Mary Orton who writes the blog Memorandum is my queen, she pulls off classic, polished, fabulous and fun almost every single day; and THAT hair…
If done correctly, an all white outfit (yes any season of the year) can be the the peak of chic, classically timeless.
I’ve never been short on words, in fact, I can probably be described as the opposite. I am, however, someone who has often walked away from social interactions and over-analyzed, even worried about how my opinions, advice, commentary might have been perceived. Caring about what people think can be seen as a negative character trait, I’m not exactly sure where I land on the issue, it’s certainly circumstantial. I’ve undoubtedly become less concerned with people’s opinion of me since I turned 40. That said, taking a chance on my hand as a lifestyle blogger clearly puts me in a position for my opinions and commentary to be scrutinized by others. Good bloggers care about their follower’s opinion and it’s clear, that’s why we follow them…right?!?
A few years ago I watched the “Made in America” documentary with Jay-Z, he claims that, “Every human being has genius level talent, there are no chosen ones, God has gave everyone genius level talent, you just have to find what your good at, and Tap into it.” It energized me, am I a genius, nope don’t think so, but can’t deny that I have a certain level of talent with regards to the things I am passionate about.
Hoda Kotb’s book about what we are all truly meant to do is a collection of stories of people realizing their passion and turning it into greatness. Hoda also has an awesome and inspiring instagram handle, check it out. My mom gave me Lisa Sugar’s book, it is equally as inspiring and maybe a tinge of a stinger as I’m that girl who had a similar idea years ago.
I am forever inspired by images on pinterest, this spring I am in search of a sleeved maxi, I’ve been drooling over the dress in the image below since the first time I saw it. Zimmerman has some pretty versions like this floral number , this Ulla Johnson makes my heart go pitter patter and this Alexis dress can be worn as a kimono or a dress…so versatile, this hot pink Milly would be so perfect for a summer wedding.