With so many holiday parties/ engagements happening this month its so easy to run out of inspiration. Since I have been on the hunt for some key pieces for the holiday season I though I would share some of my favorite looks! Whether your going to a laid back Christmas party, or a fancy soiree I gotcha covered.
As the naturally guarded type of person I am it has always been difficult for me to talk about "real issues". I don't dig deep personally on here mainly because I know many of you skim the words and just look at the pictures, but mostly because if I write about it, it makes my insecurities real. I started this blog as a way of self exploration, a way to get to know myself, and what I am interested in. Along the way I have learned so much about who I am, things I like and don't like. As my brother began taking these pictures on Saturday, I immediately started to panic. I made him show me some of the photos, and the feeling that resulted from it was one that most of us girls now a little too well. I was confronted with the fact that I have gained some weight in the past year and like a moth sucked into the flame I started to look through old pictures of myself longing for the "skinnier" days (where in fact I still thought I was fat). Everyday I am bombarded by images of what society considers beautiful, skinny, and talented on instagram. blogs, etc, and I will say as secure as I am in myself it's hard to ignore some of the thoughts that creep into my head. To be honest, I don't even know where I am going with this, other than to tell all of you that you are not alone. We all have rough days, where we look at the mirror and don't like what is looking back at us. I have learned in life that feeling beautiful is an inside job, no one can do it for you. There are always areas to improve in, and being healthy is important, but if you feel like you will fix all of your insecurities by getting that nose job, by starving yourself, by constantly depriving yourself from a piece of cake, all you'll find at the end of that road is that you are still insecure. Beauty is one of the oldest facades, because the reality is, most of the time its fake. Today, despite it all, I am choosing to love myself just the way I am, insecurities and all.
Whenever I feel like the world is weighing me down, I tend to obsess over all of the cities I can't wait to visit someday. I love the smell of a new city, exploring every little nook, enjoying the local food and that sense of discovery and awe that only travel can give you. When I was in my early teens I began a list of MUST see places, surprisingly Greece was not on that list. Since then, I have become increasingly obsessed with Santorini and Mykonos 2015 goal?
Sadly, I have never been the kind of person who gets too excited about the gym, so when I first saw signs of athletic wear in street style I was pretty numb to it. The thing with athletic wear, or sweatpants in my case, is that it is incredibly practical and comfortable. As much as I love my pleather pants there is no better feeling that being completely comfortable to sit, jump, roll around, etc.I might have to get myself some tennis shoes next! These sweatpants are East&Lo and they've got a million other cute stuff on their site as well!
Sadly, the only taste of fall I have gotten was my 5 day trip to NYC. Los Angeles is currently 86 degrees, and as much as I wish I could use turtlenecks and coats again. I guess I will have to wait a bit more, hoping that day will come. Til then,I will have to settle for daydreaming of wearing all these outfits out on a crisp winter day, while sipping on some Hot chocolate.