Wearing: 3.1 Phillip Lim Metallic Tassel Clutch | Exclusive Intermix Lace Up Skirt | Wilfred Free Leather Leggings from Aritzia | H&M Crop Knit Sweater | William Rast Studded Leather Jacket
Photography by Mar Manzanares
Shot in Detroit, Michigan
I just got back from Los Angeles at 5:33 AM this morning and now at 6:42 PM on Sunday night I am sitting drinking red wine as I write this blog post.---
I spent 4 days in the city of angels, exploring and engulfing myself in the Los Angeles lifestyle. The heavens knew just how important it was for me to escape the routine of my work/life here in Detroit and to live a little. Spending 4 days away in the land of opportunity and dreams was an eye opener. I hadn't traveled in almost a year and with traveling to Los Angeles for the second time, I found that inspiration and a new breathe of life filled my body and heart. Maybe it was being new in a different place, maybe it was adventuring in the fabric and fashion districts that helped me realize the benefit of living in a large metropolitan city or maybe it was the fact that I was able to appreciate my work, accomplishments and life in a new way.
With new inspiration, I was so anxious to get back home. (Thankfully the flight back was smooth with no turbulence, opposed to the flight there. I have a fear of heights and planes, but it's gotten a bit better.)
Upon my arrival to 26 degrees I sat at the arrivals gate going over my trip, the feelings I had experienced and the feelings that still lingered. The day went on and a new emotion was layered on top, sadness. I got news that someone that was an important figure in a chapter of my life had passed away. This is difficult to take in.
To bring this post full circle as it's now 7:22 PM, today I was faced with the harsh reality of this life which made me feel so thankful to be alive as well as having taken a trip to reawaken my spirit and heart. As I travel through this life, I hope to continue to live more inspired and always find ways to make sure that I'm alive in spirit and heart. I wish the same to you dreamcatcher.
With this written and being this is my first blog post in 2017, I think it's appropriate to say welcome back.
Cheers to the new week, assuming you have your coffee in hand.
love and always be loved,