Happy Friday, dolls.
Um, so it’s been quite a week. I’m super not into getting political on here, but I know it’s been a really emotional week for a ton of people – myself included. I want to at least take a quick moment to reaffirm that this space – my space – is and forever will be tolerant, inclusive, kind, and a space for inspiration.
So let’s all escape from reality and distract ourselves with my hilarious back alley photo shoot. Shall we?
So I always swore to myself I’d never be a true “fashion blogger” because I can’t stomach doing outfit posts myself. I totally think this stems from insecurity. In case you didn’t know, let me fill you in…
I’m literally not even 5 feet tall. Like I’m actually ridiculously short. But I am also ridiculously curvy. I have wide hips that just don’t quit. I’ve basically been camera shy since I was 10 and have to force myself in front of the camera.
But there’s something super empowering about getting over that fear, dressing up, and organizing a shoot.
Although the confused construction workers in the background are less than ideal.
Based on these pictures y’all probably totally thought I was gonna holler about the OTK boots riiiight? Meep. Wrong!
Okay the boots are actually super amazing, not gonna lie. I also totally found them at Nordstrom Rack for under $100 which also totally rocks.
But I’m actually mostly excited to show off my little Vera Bradley bag. I feel like Vera gets such a bad rap with our age group. Like I get it, my grandma totally loves Vera Bradley. It definitely caters to an older generation (and a Southern generation). But I’ve always had a soft spot for Vera because I’ve been rockin’ them since my dance days.
I’m obsessed with the new winter print Kiev Paisley. Not even really because I’m a paisley fan, but because I love the inspiration behind it. KB was born in Moldova, most of my friends are Russian – I even speak a little myself! Kiev Paisley has notes of Ukrainian influence from the deep jewel tones to the folklore like swirls. Obsessed.
I feel like putting this post together also totally makes me realize that it takes a village. In anything that you do, you can learn so much from other people and it’s so rare you can do it alone. Like there’s no way I could do what I do without help!
Payton (from Hustle + Halcyon) and Ashley (from Two Peas in a Prada) are both rock star fashion/lifestyle/generally amazing bloggers who’ve dished out some much needed advice and tips over the last few weeks. Also I had the most amazing time showing Morgan & Tracey (two more crazy cool bloggers) around SF last weekend! It’s been awesome to soak up the wisdom of those who have been kicking ass long before I even bought my domain name.
These ladies are also real examples of how we should all operate in life – with the openness to help your neighbor and the kindness to want to see others succeed. Imagine that. A world where we all support each other.
Insert emotional tears here.
But really, check out their blogs. I do. Every day.
Keep on keepin’ on, Bagel Babes. We made it through the election – and we’re almost to the holidays!
I’m so ready to stuff my face on Thanksgiving. How about you?
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