sisters


these girls are 12 & 8. that harmony is going to take them places!

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daydream rings


i can scroll through their one-of-a-kind rings all day. what a charming video.

ps: did you know etsy now has a wedding registry? oh, the possibilities.

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happy french mother's day

          hope you all had a great mother's day this month! my family & i don't celebrate mother's day until the last sunday of may. does anyone else have a different date for mother's day?
quote via my american mother's day post.
photo: lucille ball & daughter lucie!

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beau's birthday preview

tonight i'm celebrating his in this little black dress + statement necklace via rent the runway
ps: i am wearing a similar shoe but dreaming of jimmy choo!

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how to dress


this pretty much completely correlates with my design philosophy. what's yours?

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the great gatsby trailer




          carrie for christmas, starring in the great gatsby? sign me up! i'm a bit jealous that she is nearly my age & getting to play side-by-side with my first celebrity crush, leo. this trailer made me dance with excitement. thoughts?

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remember


          i want to remember how it started. i want to be wrapped up in today and not the worries of tomorrow. i want to commit but stay mostly the same if things don't go our way. i don't ever want to deny the way i feel today, the way i felt, and how i want so much to always remember my first love.

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where

this a sister post to my dive in. these photographs make me feel like taking a dip. come on summer.
from left to right: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

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prada for nada

           i fell desperately in love with these prada sunglasses. as you have seen and/or will see, i have daydreamed about them on 1 2 many occasions. i was very happy to find these similar shades at a steal of $26! dreams do come true & just in time for summer.


ps: this is the first pair of sunglasses i have ever bought for myself, i lost my mom's old pair. bummer.
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shabby apple


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this is a welcome post to a new sponsor, shabby apple, such a cute co.!

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things i'm afraid to tell you: wave 2

          i try not to lose my sense of reality by being brief in posts. i don't however want to leave the impression of vagueness. i am becoming slightly more personal but it can be difficult when you are warped by the perfect idea of a "female lifestyle" that our blogs might reflect, but like all women, like all humans, we are complicated creatures. we are coming together and sharing.


things i'm afraid to tell you:

1 i sometimes fear success. i adore simplicity and i'm afraid that with success, i'll lose all wonderment in my current ideal lifestyle. i want to just have the things i need & a small closet of only clothes once adored, i made myself or made for me. i want to be able to count the things in my house. i don't want a home to be more than i can handle. i want to be my maid, my butler, my nanny. i want to put the rest of that success into traveling expenses, a future for my maybe-family, but most of all - feeding those starving for education and nutrition. i don't want to write monthly checks for a charity, i want to go somewhere in need and make it happen. build schools, create community cafeterias and clothing drives of my own creations. right now i pack meals every once in a while and drive to homeless pockets of my city and give there. i just hope that no matter what, i will find the time to do these things & not collect luxuries in their place. it's probably true that none of my intentions will change, it's just an unfamiliar privilege to me and i hope that won't change me to a negative light. i am nowhere near my goal, and my expectations are still sky-high.

2 i am happy for the bad parts in my life. i believe that the troubling parts of my childhood have made me a better person. my step-parent was physically abusive. it's how i lost my first tooth, but i remember quickly forgiving them because that meant the tooth fairy would visit me. i remember sophia loren once said "poverty is the best present my parents gave to me", and i understand the gratitude that comes with that now. now that the welts and bruises have gone, i feel proud that i am only left with forgiveness and a feeling that is happy and free. i risked a lot taking loans for my education and moving to the city. i know i am well on my way and doing better than i have ever been.

3 if someone is screaming in anger, even when not directed towards me,  i'm crying. the same applies to dogs and cats (barking and hissing).  people tend to say this is a cute mannerism but it really does terrify me and annoy myself by it. i feel that my communication lines towards that life is broken. with that said, i do consider myself a philanthropist to the fullest, i try my best to be helpful to the kindest of people, just the same as i would to the meanest. i do love animals and hope to one day have 5 dogs. actually now that i mention it, i cry whenever i have an intense feeling. even happiness or "cute-overload", my hearing is temporarily gone and all i can feel is overwhelming euphoria and my peripheral goes dark for about one minute. i'm glad to say this mostly happens when i am in company of a new batch of baby animals.

4 i wish i could see myself as i see everyone else. i love that no one looks exactly the same, to me that is beautiful. there are days that i feel like smiling because i am a part of that. but there are also days where i alienate myself from everyone and think of my flaws as bad things. those days happen more often than not. especially since i started uni. my first year was most difficult but it's been getting so much better. i have strayed from unwanted company, and wrapped myself in friends, family and real love.

5 i am afraid that i might abandon my maybe-husband and first-born. i have a heart that is literally too large for my body, because of this it can potentially cause complication in future pregnancy. i am afraid of dying during the process. i want to be a mother so very much.

there you have it. feel free to link me if you post your scary things. stay curious and strong. cheers.

ps: sometimes i eat ice cream for breakfast.

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happy mother's day

          happy mother's day to all the mamas and future moms! food for thought: you don't have to be a mother to be a motherly figure. take note: be kind & helpful to the younger generations striving to be in your place.

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repeat

sometimes what's missing isn't something new, but rather more of the same.
sources: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8

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FOOD + FASHION




take a little inspiration from your meals as you dress yourself!









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floral dress

          mother's day is around the corner & it's my favorite holiday to go pattern overload, in floral to be specific. looking for a more simple statement? pin a flower instead or make one for your hair. have fun!
sources: 1, 2, 3
(from left to right: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

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scarves

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the sun is shining so sort out your scarves! here's 28 ways to tie on a scarf:

kentucky derby


happy cinco de mayo! hope you all enjoyed a cocktail with chips and salsa, while watching the hats & horses. cheers!

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