Unknown

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There is a certain distrust in the unknown, as if we do not trust our own ability to adapt.  For some, it is something that brings excitement. For those of us in which this unkown bewitches, we are always willing to persuade others to dive in. Jumping and in hand, the drop is exhilarating and the potential for greatness is infinite. Sure there’s a possibility it may end in misery but the what if it ends in inexplicable joy? I have learned to not fear the unknown, rather understand that the inability to see ahead means you can’t expect more out of what it than it is. It can present itself as itself. It forces you to be completely present. Let it exist, you must coexist. Let it pass through you without presumption

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a new hat, and a new life resolution.

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hat: nordstrom // necklace: h&m // sweater: loft (lou & grey line) // pants: gap // shoes: vince camuto There is a lot to me that I don’t understand. I don’t understand why Häagen-Dazs coffee ice cream is just plain ol’ better than any other flavor. I don’t understand why some people are harder to forgive, why I make poor choices, why I crave string cheese whenever I eat a hershey’s chocolate bar, or why I consistently stay up til 2 in the morning. If there is so much about me that I simply don’t get, I imagine there is a lot about you that I am completely oblivious to. I’ve lamented to a couple friends in recent days about the unwillingness of so many of us to stop and take the time to get to know each other. Do you ever stop and think about how much you really […]

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Make all your friends online.

sweater: zara // scarf: urban outfitters // pants: hudsons // shoes: vans Today, reflecting on the last week, I am feeling grateful. I am lucky to have made so many wonderful irl friends through the interwebz. In the past year  Lauren has become one of my best friends, and her friendship has gotten me through some really rough times. Last weekend meeting Bri for the first time was a treat. It felt like we had all been friends for years. No awkward small talk, we just dove right into heartaches and feminism. (though it probably helped that we’ve all stalked each others lives for quite some time).  I’m thankful for people who are willing to be genuine. It also helps that they are pretty funny. These girls are my favorites.  This also happens to be the one picture we got of the whole weekend together. #bloggerfails Best line of last weekend goes to lolonienie, “Next […]

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you will never be perfect.

shirt: gap // jacket: anthropologie // pants: zara // shoes: nike Dear Emma, You will never be able to please everyone. You can never have zero enemies, or get rid of all your internal gremlins. You will never be pretty to every single person, and you will never be 100% sure of yourself and your choices. Sometimes you will say mean things, often you will make mistakes. Some people are going to hate that you swear, some people are going to expect you to give more than your capacity. You will always have your demons, and you will struggle with fighting them every. single. day. My dear, that is what makes you beautiful; these things are what make you human. Humanity is such a beautiful messy existence to be a part of. The human experience is basically living with your contradictions. At every fumbling step in this life you have […]

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  shirt: uniqlo // pants: zara // shoes: goodwill a few days ago I was staring at the ceiling talking about some philosophical. theological, and existential questions and thoughts with Lauren. It was one of those spontaneous tangents we both needed to go off on. It was nice. Though there were a lot of frustrations we both expressed, I felt so lucky to have a friend like her. It’s not often you find people who are willing to be as unguarded and real. I’m grateful for Lauren’s ability to ooze authenticity and general likability. I’m thankful she’s one my best friends. Knowing that I have several friends like this in my life is a great source for comfort. That being said, I’ve been a little bit of a grumpy-gus lately.  I’ve been getting really frustrated with others inability to accept vulnerability. (it doesn’t help that my entire BFA project is […]

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on anticipating pain.

Shirt: UO // pants: anthropologie // shoes: Nina Z clogs Do you ever feel so happy that you might explode? Where you’re so content with your life that you have trouble even breathing, let alone believing that is your reality?  I think we’ve all felt those limited infinities. Where a moment strikes you as extraordinary and you just can’t help but feel joy. Those moments  are nothing short of magical. Every once in a while, in those moments, my mind begins to stress out. Where suddenly I try to absorb all of that delight frantically because I immediately assume that something terrible must be on the horizon. The term “this is too good to be true” becomes the anthem of my thoughts and begin to prepare myself for inevitable pain. This is true of nearly every relationship I’ve been in (and probabably why the honeymoon stage is both wonderful and […]

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whose this schloob wearing long sleeves in the summer?

dress: uniqlo // necklace: stolen from my mom (she says she got it a downeast outfitters) // shoes: uo CURRENTLY: Sitting at the coffee table pretending it’s a desk. Listening to some legitimately trippy music which consequently makes me feel like I’m on some sort of drug, while editing photos, and doing business-related stuff. It’s a moment of taking charge, acknowledging what I have control over and getting ish done. It feels nice.A tad bit stressful, but nice. **It’s been only a few days since my dear friend Tonya from the Moptop and Kassie came to visit me, and I miss them dearly already, hence why Tonya and her matching big hair gets a special appearance in today’s post. <3 <3 <3

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The arduous road to actually liking myself.

 shirt: madewell // pants: zara // bag: kate spade saturday // shoes: vans via madewell I’m sitting on a crowded train when I observe a man tapping his cane and singing with the kind of gusto fit for Broadway. To him the rest of us don’t exist. In his mind he’s just enjoying his favorite song, doing what we all wished we had the courage to do—sing loud and out of key and out of mind of our judgement. His oblivious bravado puts us in a state of amused discomfort. Some of us look on bemusedly, others record the display of don’t-give-a-sh** on our smartphones, and the rest of us sigh silently out of relief that this stranger has so graciously stolen the spotlight. I’m tempted to laugh out of nervousness; you know the laugh I’m talking about. The one we use when we want to say “Don’t worry everyone. […]

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Relationship Status: It’s complicated until further notice.

 shirt & skort: zara // purse: kate spade saturday // shoes: Gap // necklace:thefted from mom // lips: naars (train bleu) So. Hey. It’s been a while since I posted anywhere but instagram. There are some technical reasons for that. as well as some emotional reasons. Either way it’s been a pretty tough week. On Wednesday, Someone broke into our apartment. They came in, stole four laptops and left in what we assume a hurry. After getting that dreaded text,  I raced home as soon as i could from work. Thanks to the tropical storm Arthur (or is he a hurricane now? I’m not sure) It was the most miserable walk in the history of the A train commute. 1 mile of walk-jogging in non stop rain, and dread growing with every second. I got home just before the first set of police left. We all just sat in misery as we […]

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crazy pants and a fear of tuesdays

shirt:banana republic // pants: h&m // shoes: old navy oh hay. here’s a flashback outfit post from my little trip to the cloisters.  With it I want to flash back to last monday. I was feeling ill. Not the cool kind of ill which full of swag and the like, but rather the kind where your head feels lethargic. thats the only way i can think to put it.  It was so hard to work through. I had 8 hours at a desk and a cool project to work on and my brain was working against me. Tired brains aren’t super great at being creative, in case you were wondering. I didn’t know what to do. it was a freaking monday and it felt like a funk with no end. As I was going to bed that night I said a quick prayer telling God how horrible my day was and how […]

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