Thursday, January 19, 2017

Sequins with the Fur + A Personal Look Back at 2016

Vintage top from Cheeky Vintage (similar style here, here, and here) | Leggings | Shoes (on sale!!) | Earrings (sold out, similar style) | Sunglasses

"And now, I'm trying to change the world, one sequin at a time." Lady Gaga

From Tuesday's blog post, to my Instagram, shiny, glittery things have definitely been on my mind! I don't know if I'm compensating for the dreary, rainy weather we're having, or the fact that my birthday is at the end of this month, but I've been in the mood to sparkle

2016 was truly a sparkly year for me. Even though reflection and New Year's resolutions are over, I wanted to share with you a bit about the last year. which was also the last year of  my 20's (yes, I'll be 30 next month, but shhh don't tell). 

2016 was, up until now, the best year of my life. Whether it was personal or professional triumphs, to self realization, or owning a home, I felt like I really became my most authentic self. I started to finally feel like I 'belonged' here in Houston. 

New friends came into my life that are now best friends, some friends left, and it was for the better. The blog took on a life of its own, which brought new, amazing business opportunities my way. I also finally opened up about my nearly four year journey battling arthritis, which was one of the most raw and freeing things I've ever done. 

I was so anxious leading up to 2017, because I consider myself a realist (vs pessimistic or optimist), and I was nervous that this year would not be as great as the last. Sometimes I get in my head and think too much and wonder, "Ok, all these amazing things are happening, something bad is bound to happen." or "Life is going perfectly, when's the dream going to stop?" Then I took a deep breath and snapped out of it! Life is what you make of it, and I wholeheartedly believe that. So here's to 2017, a year of endless possibilities and an opportunity to shine brightly. 

Photos by LA Photography

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