Jan 4, 2016

Being Free.

Photography by Joshua Shelton

Happy New Year! I know I'm a few days late but better late than never, right? I hope you enjoyed the kick off of 2016 and I wish you the very best as we journey on. Today I wanted to share a new look with you but most importantly discuss my "new year's resolution". I really do not like new year's resolutions because I find them to be misleading and staged, if that makes any sense. I think people believe that the start of a new year is the start of a new journey and to me it certainly is not. I see it as a checkpoint, where you are able to reflect on your passing year, observe your actions and tweak them accordingly based on your values of life. 

With that being said, I did my reflecting and observing these past few days and I found that there isn't much that I feel I need to tweak or change. 2015 was a hard year for me as some of you may know because I shared those moments with you, but overall I feel like I have grown and matured so much this past year. Mainly due to the fact that I have been journeying a bit differently now. I am focusing more on the true value of life which is simply and purely living. It seems so obvious but many of us are not living, we are just going through the motions of life. We focus on the future so much that we forget to enjoy the moments of right now (Drake lyric). In 2016, I vow to live for the right now, and love life as I am living it right now. I don't need a road map or a planner for this year. I'm just going with the flow of life and enjoying every single moment.

Well now that I've rambled on about that, we can discuss this new Lookbook. I truly enjoyed shooting this look with Joshua because I felt so relaxed and free. I didn't feel the need to pose perfectly in order to show off the pieces in this outfit. I wanted to share this look with you in a pure light without staged posing or strategic shooting. This look is definitely me--it fits my style and personality perfectly. The vest was featured in my Pre Fall 2015 Lookbook on my channel but realistically I never wore it until now. It has become an essential piece in my winter wardrobe. The vest is very lightweight and has a great shape to it. In order to show off the shape of the vest, I went for a more slimming tailored look underneath. 


Vest- purchased from Zara TRF Collection for $40.
Shirt- purchased from Nordstrom Rack in Free People brand for $45.
Leggings- purchased from Forever 21 for $5.90.
Shoes- purchased from The Shoe Hive on sale for $50.
Watch- Anne Klein--received as a gift. 
Bracelets- Vintage purchased from Eastern Market in D.C

I look forward to another amazing year with you.


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