Saturday, November 22, 2014

Every Great Story Seems To Begin With A Snake

All major accomplishments come with hard work. I push hard every day to accomplish these lofty goals that I set for myself, and most of the time I'm successful. My goals are grand and ever changing, but that’s why they are perfect for me. I'm constantly challenged. It doesn't matter the size of my goals, it matters that I take action daily to achieve them.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Earth Laughs in Flowers

“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” ~Johann Von Goethe

I’m pretty happy. Every morning I wake up energized and enthusiastic. Every day I’m willing to apply myself to anything, whether it be taking on a new freelance job, starting a new project, researching new ideas, or anything proactive that propels me further along this new path I'm on. I feel connected to my future. It's an incredible feeling for me.

Today's look is business casual.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Spending Some Time With Nature

Autumn is my favorite season, probably because the season is synonymous with change.  I feel the magic in the air every autumn.  I know there are many people out there that would agree with me.  Some might believe it has something to do with the upcoming holiday season, family and friends coming together to celebrate the joy of togetherness.  Others may attribute it to the unpredictable change in weather, from warmth to snow, Autumn seems to encompass the weather of all seasons.  Some the magic is felt with the changing colors of the leaves.  I’m not sure what it is about this season.  I just love that everything about it feels like magic.

  Autumn is youthful, mirthful, frolicsome--the child of summer's joy--and
on every side there are suggestions of juvenility and mischief.  While spring
is a careful artist who paints each flower with delicate workmanship,
autumn flings whole pots of paint about in wild carelessness.  The crimson
and scarlet colours reserved for roses and tulips are splashed on the brambles
till every bush is aflame, and the old creeper-covered house blushes like a sunset.

Roger Wray

There is nothing more satisfying that traipsing around wooded areas in the midst of a changing season.  To walk through deep layers of autumn's fallen leaves, that range in color from crisp golden yellows and oranges with green frilled edges to deep scarlets, coppers, and russet brown, and find your peace.  Nature has a way of healing the spirit.

“Keep close to Nature’s heart, yourself; and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. ... Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” — John Muir (1838 – 1914)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Happiness Held is the Seed; Happiness Shared is the Flower

Roughly two year ago, I began a journey that was supposed to take me from one place career-wise to another.  Through some hardships and incredible obstacles, I have managed to persevere.  I've taken opportunity after opportunity to learn and grow while managing two full-time careers.  Recently, I've taken a leap of faith, and chosen to pursue a full-time career freelance writing and blogging from home.  While I deeply miss the face to face interactions with the individuals I worked with, I believe that my decision was one that will bring my life happiness and meaning.  The images in this blog post reflect the change in my uniform.  I went from wearing an actual uniform to wearing my own clothes.  One of the lessons I am taking from others who have decided to make working from home their career, dress like you are going to your place of business.  I'll be writing my reflections, in the next few months, on how I feel about my decision to jump from one very stable career to that of an entrepreneur.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Wild Child

Because I am making an attempt to get back into looks of the day I thought I'd do something basic and simple.  With my schedule at a hectic pace I needed to do something that wouldn't overwhelm me.  I went with this look because it was easy to put together.  The goal is two looks a week until I go full-time into fashion.  Please bare with me as I try to put a schedule together that works for me. :)

The dress was found at AXParis and the shoes were purchased from Burlington Coat Factory

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Black and White Roses

Talk about one of the easiest trends to wear!  Inspired by nature, the floral pattern is one trend every woman should indulge in.  We are not talking the ramshackle romance of the overgrown garden, bold, bright, and overly busy.  Designers and manufacturers are drawing inspiration from the delicate structure of the garden, the touches and hints of blossoming blooms structured over a secondary pattern in almost a formal motif.  Florals are not a new trend, in fact floral pattern clothes have been around for centuries.  Floral patterns are truly the best way to celebrate the spring and summer season.
I'm making attempts to stay on top of my blog, but life has gotten in the way lately.  Though my schedule is crazy busy, I had a window of opportunity today to go out and get some blog images.  I didn't go for anything spectacular.  The goal was to get images.
The dress is from Target.  The earrings and necklace are from Nature's Jewelry.  The shoes are a constant in the blog.