all images via tumblr
all images via tumblr
Even though some days the temperatures do drop and the wind does blow, the sun never seems to fail in Santa Barbara, California. Given that and the added palm trees, sometimes it’s hard to remember that it is December and snow is pouring down around my hometown. I guess that is why most of my inspiration boards are filled with flowers and sunshine, but I suppose that’s not an entirely bad way to feel most of the time. Thank youuuuuu Santa Barbara ❤
most importantly love
like it’s the only thing you know how
at the end of the day all this
where you’re sitting
nothing even matters
except love and human connection
who you loved
and how deeply you loved them
how you touched the people around you
and how much you gave them
Rupi Kaur, milk and honey
“Even after all this time,
The sun never says to the earth,
‘You owe me.’
Look what happens with
A love like that.
It lights the whole sky.”
–Hafiz of Persia
Some thoughts today:
A friend said to me the other day, “Have you ever heard that saying? ‘If a writer falls in love with you, you can never die.’ Cause, you know, they will always be in their writing, out there in the world forever.”
Nothing ever resonated so deeply, and what a blessing and a curse that is.
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This week is more of a mood board than a style inspiration piece, but our moods typically reflect our style now, don’t they? Really starting to feel that hot, sweaty, lazy summer heat. I’m really into artsy pieces and feeling all sorts of vibes lately, and finding inspiration from simple things rather than others style. Hope you like it xx
My friend had this amazing book of poems at her house and I fell deeply in love with the beautiful words. I haven’t made a lovely words post in awhile – my time has been invaded lately, but in the best way 🙂
From now until I finish the book I’ll be sharing with you some of my favourite pieces. Here’s to many more XO
“Oh my heart, how you flee from me to rest in
other homes, to beat softly in other chests.
Have we lived if we have never been loved
unconditionally, can we die once we have, or is
immortality there, in the constant love we
receive long after our breath is no more?”
Chasers of the Light: Poems from a Typewriter Series, Tyler Knott Gregson
I found this post on Khloe Kardashian’s Instagram and had to repost it. It by far is one of my favourite pieces of writing. You are flawed and fabulous, you’re all gorgeously human.
“Dear Human: You’ve got it all wrong. You didn’t come here to master unconditional love. That is where you came from and where you will return. You came here to learn personal love. Universal love. Messy love. Sweaty love. Crazy love. Broken love. Whole love. Infused with divinity. Lived through the grace of stumbling. Demonstrated through the beauty of… messing up. Often. You didn’t come here to be perfect. You already are. You came here to be gorgeously human. Flawed and fabulous. And then to rise again into remembering.”
I’ve had a struggle for inspiration and creativity lately. I’ve always been and strived to be unique, but lately I feel the flows of society reeling me in. It used to come easy for me, to like weird things and always wear strange pieces of clothes. The best compliment I ever received was, “You always wear the uglies clothes, but you make them look so good. I don’t know how you do it.” Yup, and I remember it like it was yesterday, because it pretty much satisfied my innermost feelings of creativity and individualism for the rest of my life (I really mean that… because it still does). Ahhhh the relief I felt. I was different. But I’m panicking at the loss of feeling lately. After scrolling through some category posts, I came across the blog, State & Occupation written by the smart, beautiful Dakota Barber. I couldn’t believe what a unique, quirky page she had. I’ve never seen something so different and inspiring! So I write this post, not only to express my emotions of desire to expand my individual creativity by asking you to share some with me, but by giving you some by showing you her page. You truly will be in awe. Keep on creating and embrace the beauty of others.