"The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them." ~ Paulo Coelho
I'm lovin' the zips on this sweater, they add a nice touch of edginess to an otherwise simple black sweater. Paired it with my favorite grey jeans from Zara (I had to replenish these jokers, one pair just aint enough). The dark lip and fedora were no brainers...definitely completes the look.
"Holding your head high, and being the best you know you can be when life seems to fall apart at your feet, facing each difficulty with the confidence that time will bring you better tomorrows, and never giving up.....means confidence."~Unknown As 2015 come to a close taking a stroll down memory lane is inevitable. I've learned a lot about myself this past year and I'm okay with admitting that yes on occasion I fuck up, I can be stubborn, hard on myself, inflexible, and will shut down at the drop of a hat if things go awry. It's easy to get down on yourself during a good session of self reflecting but I'm a strong believer that you have to keep a level playing field when doing so...meaning, when pointing out the bad take time to self reflect on the positive as well. Believe me it works because there are many days I've had to say to myself "ok bitch ease up, you're not that bad"...lol Look, we all have a few issues but the most important thing is having the confidence to admit your faults and work on becoming the best person you can be. All Saints Cardigan; Zara Knit Top; BCBGeneration Pants: Top Shop Heels
"A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd." ~ Max Lucado
If you've checked out SWOON in the past you may have noticed the layout change that has taken place. As time move forward you realize certain aspects of your life are due for a change. SWOON was definitely one of the aspects, me and my life in general being another. SWOON will remain a platform to share personal style but I have no desire to continue being classified into an oversimplified category. I'm at a place where I want to dedicate more time and put more thought into the content I share on my blog and get back to the "lifestyle" aspect of it (as I once did in the past). As for me, as I get older I have to take inventory of my life, values, morals and my goals. I'm not going to lie the past few years have been a bit of a roller coaster and for the most part I decided to just live life and ride it on out oppose to documenting it, which isn't entirely a bad thing (because people aint gotta know all your damn business...lol) but being candid and sharing certain experiences was the main reason for creating SWOON and I have to admit I enjoyed it much more when I utilized my blog as a place to release and get things off my chest. All that being said I have come to the conclusion that it's ok to turn your back and walk away from something or someone that threatens your progress.