the little white dress & other things

hello. do you remember me? i hope so. 

it has been a longgg time y'all. so much "stuff" has happened since my last post on JDC. for the most part... it was all sad. i wish i could tell you otherwise. the hardest was the loss of my grandma. it is a harsh reality and pains me that i do not have anymore grandmas. there is nothing like death to open your eyes to how short life really is. to me, everyday is a new day to appreciate and do good. i never hope to be rich or famous but, rather, live a simple and meaningful life. that can mean different things to different people. but... to me, that means being kind, caring deeply, accepting change, appreciating what i have, doing the right thing, and living in the moment. these are all really hard things to do in my opinion, and although i struggle, i really do try. during these times i remind myself that even during the darkest days, the sun will always shine again and that nothing in life is permanent--even the people we love and care about. so live a day that makes you proud. do good--today and everyday. 

honestly, as i sit here and write this post, i feel a surge of happiness. yep, this is my happy place. good thing it is named after me. (ha ha).

what other way to get back in the swing of things with this beautiful white dress that has been sitting in my closet begging to be worn? i love the simplicity of this dress, the midi length, and the "v" back. oh, and did i mention that it has pockets?! and finally... my first pair of Manolo Blahniks (eep!) make a debut on the blog. i am convinced that this is the shoe i have been missing my whole life! 



dress | LuLu's lead a charmed life midi dress in ivory (sold out) -- similar
shoes | Manolo Blahnik 90mm BB pump in nude patent
earrings | Kendra Scott sophee drop earrings in gold 
bracelet | BaubleBar athena grid cuff
bag | Kate Landry pyramid metal hardframe clutch (sold out) -- similar
lips | MAC lipstick in brick-o-la