Was feelin’ my self a little today. No biggie.
I am obsessed with this chick’s style.
Sassier than Steven Tyler and more swagger than Mick Jagger .
check out her blog for more
I’ve always said, “Live your life for you, with no apologies. Do what makes you feel alive and follow the call of the wild” Mantras, mantras.
I have always been one who learns through self inflicted lessons, I am naturally defiant and I have the tendency to not take (sometimes) wise advice given. With that being said, I have also taken many risks and have had so many amazing cloud 9 experiences because of this nature of mine. It has been a constant battle between wanting to feel at home and grounded somewhere, anywhere, and then also completely wanting explicit freedom and this yearning to not being tied to anywhere in particular. So, the thing I remember is no matter where I am, I am in this body and I have my self. I am stuck here, through the good and bad. I am alive and I can feel the sun on my face, and experience the highs and the lows of this human experience… and really that is what this journey is all about. Experience, experience, experience!
We can get a little caught up in trying to maintain a state of internal positivity. I know from my personal experience of struggling with depression and anxiety most of my life- you can feel offended when people tell you to just be positive and everything will be fine. Well, I’d like to say that’s all great for those who can do that, but my life has seemed to be a constant war within. (But that’s ok) We have memes and articles thrown at us everyday with this idea that negative thoughts and emotions are bad. We need to remember we are human and we are here for the human experience and the usage of the word *bad* is subjective. Because, nothing is bad and nothing is good. You only have duality.
In closing, you can only learn for your self what works for you and what doesn’t.. what propels you into the life that you dream of and what experiences show you exactly what you don’t want.
It seems I am finally emerging from what felt like the winter of my life. A winter that was long and cold where I was stranded and was constantly looking for a warm cabin to call home. The thing is, I am that cabin. I spent so long searching for a home in another person I ended up becoming completely forgetful of my own personal strength.
Too many women get wrapped up in relationships, dedicate so much energy and love into the other person, (I was that person) that in the end they are left completely depleted and lost. We need to remember to never lose touch with our selves. Don’t sacrifice your values, your well-being for anybody. You are all you need my love. All of the warmth, and security lies within your self as soon as you realize this simple truth.
Coat: vintage (VV Boutique yall)
Glasses: vintage (The Patch)
Guns & Roses T: Winners
Jeans: hand damaged and diy patchwork
Gypsy, wanderer, vagabond, rebel soul. Oh, how I long to live out of a van and travel, be creative, take pictures and play music. I just want to be free and unconfined to one place, one job, you get the picture. I still have yet to join a hippy commune lol. Although, it is definitely on the bucket list amongst many other unconventional life goals. I also have to thank my talented cousin Keira Clarke for helping me capture my vision today. We had a lot of fun in the process.
Alternative beach wear. I’m all about whats unconventional and expressing mood through personal style. It just so happens, today I was feeling very ‘rock n roll’ and felt like I needed to keep it dark, haunting and rebellious.
I switch up my personal style on the daily. What I love about fashion, is that you can just express your self however you desire, create art in a sense and cultivate a mood and a story.