Wednesday, May 21, 2014

What You Seek...

"What you seek is seeking you" - Rumi

Photography: Jessica Whitehead

Lately I've been uncovering new things about myself and how I want to live my life. 
I haven't realized until recently that I've neglected to take care of myself and my happiness, often putting myself last.

Now that I've realized this, I decided to make a change. For a while I didn't know where to start or  even how I was going to accomplish this heavy task. Honestly I'm still figuring that all out. But I knew that taking any small action would have to make some kind of change. 

Currently, I am doing a lot of reflecting, praying, learning and thinking about what I'm really supposed to be doing and what my calling is. Because I believe that fulfilling your life's purpose is where true happiness lies. Whether that's done by removing things from my life or removing myself from situations that are stopping me from being happy. I'm consciously choosing to do more of what fills my soul and lifts my spirits.  This is what I'm focused on right now. 

One of the other things I've been working on and that makes me happy is my new job. I've been immersed in it and spending most of my time on that. Hence the lack of attention on my blog. Which is something I will be working on more often.

I hope you're having a great week and that you're seeking out things in you're life that make you happy!

Stay L.A.
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outfit DETAILS
 Faux Leather Jacket- H&M [ Similar HERE]/Top- H&M [Similar HERE] /Leggings- Zara [ Similar HERE]/ Shoes- Zara/ Lipstick- Rebel by M.A.C


Monday, January 13, 2014

Downtown Discovery...

I find comfort in things I can count on, like a cozy oversized sweater. It's something you will catch me in when the temperature hits anywhere under 70. If I could, I'd love to stock up on these and live in cozy sweaters, but since the weather in L.A. is mostly warm and sunny, I like to find a few affordable options for those rare winter days. And this is one I recently found.

Speaking of comfort, this year I want to jump out of my comfort zone and discover new places. I'm quite guilty of making lists of places I'd love to visit, but very rarely make the time to actually do so. Luckily, my friend/photographer Jessica suggested we go to The Last Bookstore, which has been on my list for quite sometime. This is one of her favorite places to frequent on her free time, so she was the perfect tour guide. Jessica took me around to her favorite areas of the library; like this room filled with books for just $1. Everything from old childhood favorites that we read in school, to books that were once a part of someones personal collection.  We even found some old family photos sandwiched between some of the pages. Something I really enjoyed discovering. 

I'm so glad that Jessica helped me check this off my list. Definitely, a new favorite spot for me. Thanks again Jess!

Sweater- H&M [Similar on SALE] Jeans- [Similar on HERE] Purse- Sole Society

Make sure to check out  my favorite tour guide and photographer's work [HERE] and a few
Comfy knits I hand picked, all under $30. You can wear them alone, or as a layering piece if you live in colder areas:

<3 Stay L.A.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Ready or not...

Dress -ASTR [on SALE/ Jacket-[Similar on SALE]/Purse- Aldo/ Shoes- Zara [Similar on SALE]

Currently, I'm at home sick battling a mild cold for the past week as I mentioned on Instagram. Although I've been sick these past few days, me along with the rest of the team who are also battling colds, have managed to go into the office this week to finish the last of the projects and things before the new year. 

But before the year ends, there is still Christmas and New Years to celebrate. Which I've been seriously avoiding. All month long I've been changing the station every time a  Christmas song would play and dodging any type of decorating. And as bad as it sounds, all the gifts on  my list are still not checked off . I think it's partly due to the fact that I wasn't ready for any of it, nor was I ready to end this year. But now that it's a little less than a week away till Christmas,  I think I've come to terms and I have finally put up my mini tree and began blasting the only Christmas music I enjoy ( a mix of *N Sync & Mariah.) I'm  finally looking forward to spending quality time with my family and friends.

Wishing you and your loved ones a Happy Holiday.

<3 Stay L.A.

Photography: Jessica Whitehead