oh hi, hello.
i can’t tell you how many times i opened this post up to try and put something together but the only thing staring at me was the blinking cursor. like a good relationship (or ponytail), you just can’t force it. ya know? life was heavy. with the great loss of grandpa Doan and hearing about the loss of others all in the same month was… devastating. i cried for my loss and all losses. i spent a lot of time alone and days where i didn’t leave the house. before leaving to San Fran for my cousins wedding, i had this significant dream. in this short-dream i remember looking up at the sky and there she was… grandma Doan, smiling down at me, GRINNING with pure happiness. she didn’t say anything to me, she just smiled. then i woke up. i remember feeling comforted, relief, and what divine timing this dream had come to me at the right time when i needed it most. i don’t really remember my dreams and nor have i dreamt about grandma Doan since she passed away 13 years ago.
getting back from SF, i fell pretty ill into the flu of sorts (turned into bronchitis now) which felt like a set back. i was so ready to get back to my “normal” life again. but of course, the universe had different plans. needless to say, the last few months were full of introspection, deep thought, and healing which led to more personal growth and a shift in perspective. i’m still trying to find my rhythm again, but i do miss my slice of the internet, so hence, here i am. thank you so much for sticking around. xx
while the fashion & retail world are all into fall fashion… i just can’t (yet). it’s still wayyy too hot here in TX. plus, i have a backlog of photos so it all works out :D of course this dress is sold out but what i loved most about styling this floral wrap dress was the retro accents — the clear acrylic bag & strappy strappy heels and all white for that 80s vibe.
currently on my playlist: by your side cover by Mat Kearney
dress | Ann Taylor floral belted wrap dress — similar and on sale for $36 // similar but sleeveless // floral print with smocked details
bag | Forever 21 vinyl faux leather trim tote in white — the real deal by STAUD
shoes | Chase & Chloe jelena strappy sandal in white patent (bought at a local boutique) — similar // similar by topshop
necklace | Anthropologie monogram pendant necklace
sunglasses | Celine marta sunglasses in havana (my fave sunnies!) — newer design // similar by QUAY for $55 // love these for $99
rings | Gorjana amara ring set // Amanda Deer c/o CZ solitaire ring // Amanda Deer c/o CZ accents midi ring
watch c/o | Daniel Wellington classic petite melrose 32mm in rose gold and white
photo credit: Steven Gunter