“There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” ―Nelson Mandela ♥
I have always thought it an honor to share a birthday with such a controversial, complicated, passionate figure. July 18th is going to be weird this year without hearing of him, but for the next 20 years and beyond, I hope to remember these words and live them with every capability.
I could write about this forever. An endless list, but here is a short summary:
Waking up every morning. Watching the way the sunlight hits my curtains. Knowing that Love is a real thing. Knowing that I get to share my life with some of the most wonderful people. Loving the moment. Knowing that my future could be even better than the present. Beauty in all of its forms. Prayer. My faith. Music and the power it seems to hold over our hearts. The fresh air, the sunlight. The incredibly gusts of wind and sunsets. The strangers I get to experience things with. The community I call home. Capos. Technology. The friends far and near. The hope and potential of their lives and the honor of knowing I get to help them chase their dreams. Safety. Encouraging words. Sarcasm. The stories found in the lives of others. The way peace can silence pain. The way hope can blind hatred. The way Love can make a life bloom. The knowledge that every end is also a beginning. The trust that the best is yet to come. The reminders that time is one of the best heroes. The stack of thankful days I’ve already been given. Glitter. Lights. Flowers. Kites. Candles. Tea. Coffee. Delicious food. The way a simple kiss on the forehead could give one the strength to win a war. The stupid jokes my friends make. The chance to make someone laugh. The chance to make someone smile. The chance to feel something beautiful with someone else. Cactus. The stars at night. The moon as it outshines the city. The sounds and signals of life all around. Long drives. Dancing. Playing music in any form. The lovely talents of others. Those braver than I. The thought of those I’ve never even met.
The list goes on… What makes you happy?
I adore journals and happen to be an active journaler (it’s a word now… Okay. No, it’s not.)
I carry a notebook with me everywhere I go and when I don’t have one handy I use the “notes” app on my phone. It helps me to be ready no matter what’s going on. This way an idea never gets lost or forgotten.
I don’t usually write out what’s happening in a “dear diary” fashion, but I am sure to write something in my notebooks every day, be it some lyrics, an idea for a story or just some random thought. I also tend to write a lot of introspective thoughts that help me work through or better understand certain aspects of my life. Anyway, long story short, I’m a big fan of journaling and suggest it for any and every one.
Thank you for writing in! I hope you’re having a lovely week!
P.S. I’ve written about this on the blog a few times (I especially like this one) if you’d like to read a little more about my thoughts on this :)
Aw! You’re a doll! I wish you’d sent this to me without the anon so I could know who you are and we could compare stylish notes! :)
I love clothing! I would say that it is my means of expressing myself, even more than music or writing. I don’t exactly know how I would describe my style because even though I like clothing, accessories and things, I guess I’m not really into fashion!
Quite simply, I’d say my style inspiration comes from my mood. I dress the way I feel or, in some cases, the way I want to feel. I don’t really have any inspirations. I just know what catches my eye and what I feel a connection to when I see it. For this reason, some of my outfits get a little ambitious at times haha.
(I apologize in advance to all of the readers who don’t care about my “fashion sense” and for how much detail I already know I’m going to put into this answer)
In no particular order, here are some of the things I have noticed about my style:
-I love dresses and skirts. I live in them. Especially if it’s got a nice flowy feel to it. I love the look of tulle skirts and anything that reminds me of that shape. My dresses usually cut to the knee or so and I always pair them with tights or the occasional legging.
I like lace, I like stripes, I like florals, I like neutrals. My current favorite is a black dress I bought on my birthday from a random TJ-Maxx.
-I wear tights a lot. Black tights, to be specific. I’ve always been a big fan of legwear and black tights somehow became a staple for my wardrobe over the years. They’re usually opaque (I tend not to show a lot of skin) but I go for more sheer shades when it’s fitting.
-I like shoes with a fun, but subtle detailing. I really like shoes with glitter on them. I know that may be childish but I don’t care. I also like bows. I tend to gravitate towards flats. I’m also drawn to boots because I like buckles and the warm shades of bronze. I also have a pair of simple, black oxfords with a pointed tip that I lived in during an entire Summer of touring. They’re beat up now but I still wear them as often as I can.
I fell in love with these boots right away:
-I seem to only like skinny jeans. I don’t know why. I own a few pairs of flared pants (because EVERYONE looks great in those, apparently) but I just don’t like all of the fabric around my legs. It makes me feel like I’ll trip on myself or something (a very real possibility for me!) I also gravitate towards dark blue denim or black.
-Black, white, brown and red tend to be my staple colours. However, I seem to subconsciously gravitate towards an accent color maybe every few months or so. Right now it’s anything with a rich pink/magenta colour to it. (Update: I’ve also been drawn to blue lately)
-I love hats. This black one is my recent favorite. I got it from a Forever 21 for like $20!
-Red lipstick is a very real part of my life. I don’t wear it all the time but I love it!!! My favorite is the cream lipstain from Sephora.
-I have a slight obsession with nail polish. My nails are almost always red. If they deviate it’s for black, white, browns or whatever color I’m super into at the time (note the magenta in the photo above)
-I wear stripes like four days out of the week. I just like them. I don’t know why.
-I wear a lot of cardigans. It is rare that my arms are uncovered.
-I like rings. Not a bunch of big, bold rings (the most bold is the bow ring I was wearing for my costume) but I will usually wear one at a time on my ring finger.
-I enjoy a good jacket with nice button embellishments. For example, I like everything about this jacket:
Well, that about sums it up! Any more questions, feel free to shoot them to me. I’d also love to know what inspires you and what your style is like! :)
Stay classy -Sara
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