Get Real


Being in the wonderful world of blogging and social media can have some highs and lows.  What I have come to realize that I am the only one who can control how I feel and how I choose to participate in this industry.  I am often disappointed  with the worlds obsession with the unobtainable.  Spoiler alert…average women aren’t having milk baths with flowers floating around them.  If you dress kids in all white, they will get dirty.  And the everyday girl gang isn’t bursting into spontaneous laughter with arms linked decked in head to toe designer gear.  I got my start in this crazy industry as a model, so I completely appreciate the art behind a beautiful photo.  Just make sure these images bring you joy and don’t make you second guess how you live your life.

As I have got older and navigated my way through an industry where perfection is coveted, I have learned to turn down the noise and do what I love with people and companies I truly enjoy and respect.  With this I have been so lucky to make lifelong friends and meet and collaborate with real, authentic people.  One of these people is Kari, the oh-so-talented designer of Zuka, which is this lovely long necklace I’m wearing in these pics.  I had the pleasure of meeting Kari years ago though my retail job.  We have stayed in touch and I’m so happy to be showing off a piece from her latest collection.  All her pieces are handcrafted in Canada.  She uses such unique shapes and textures together like the vintage German Art Deco blue beads on this piece as well as the vintage German resin pendant.  So beautiful!

This weekend, when you are scrolling through your social media feed and find yourself rolling your eyes at a photo or you get that gross comparison pit in your stomach, try to just move on.  Make sure you fill your feeds with friends and people you truly admire or enjoy.  A warm and fuzzy feed can feed your soul.  I am inspired by fellow mommas who speak truth about day to day life and share their challenges along with all the yummy stuff.  Who do you like to follow?  Who brings a smile to your face?

Happy Friday All! xo

long necklace: c/o Zuka Designs
dress: old fave from my closet
white kimono: Barefoot Contessa
tote: Old Navy (old)
shoes: Miz Mooz from Shoes on Fourth
short necklace: Katami Designs

photos by Kendra

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    June 17, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    YES! Can you hear me cheering from my side of the computer? I love this. I couldn’t agree more. Keeping it right, girl. xo

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    Emily Sy
    July 5, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    I love this look! I love Drapey over pieces! They are comfortable and flattering and easy to take off of it gets too warm. Especially with our weather lately, it’s sometimes a bit cool and then it gets warm. I hope it starts feeling like summer soon! lol!

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