heavy hearted

Monday, January 27, 2014

I'm not even sure where I want to go with this, but I am sure I need to get some things off my chest...I'm not the most eloquent writer, which is part of the reason I am having a hard time expressing myself. Every time I try to write something down, I immediately delete it for the fear that I have not justly expressed my emotions or given the cause enough importance. I have strayed away from talking about my personal life lately, but I want this to be a place to share my life with people...with you. I have always been amazed by the support bloggers have for one another. The internet is no longer just a place to share a simple outfit, recipe, or hairstyle. It's a place to share trials and tribulations in the hopes that someone can relate. I want people in similar situations to be able to come together and support one another. I may need a friend, and I want to be that friend for someone else.

Terrible things happen to good people and it's not fair. My sister was diagnosed with breast cancer. Typing that out physically causes me pain. We are all dealing with this the best we can, but it is harder than I could have ever imagined. You never think your family will have to go through something like this. You never think your sister will become another statistic. One in eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer. One in eight. And although she may be another statistic, she is so much more than that.

We are standing behind my beautifully strong twenty nine year old sister. She has been SO amazingly optimistic throughout this whole thing. Her courage is astonishing. She has been braver than you could imagine! Seeing her face this adversity with courage reassures me that she will fight this thing harder than anyone else. She is going to kick cancer's ass and I am so proud to call her family, my sister, and my best friend. We are just barely starting this long process, but they found the cancer early enough that there is a good chance they will be able to get rid of the cancer on her first round of chemo. As far as surgery goes, we'll know more when she takes all the necessary tests within the next couple of days.

It is by no means my intent to gain pity from anyone. I want to share this journey on here so people who are going through similar situations feel like they can relate. If you, or anyone you know, has been through a similar situation, I feel for you. I feel for you from the bottom of my heart. I know my sister will fight this and come out the other end stronger, it's just hard to get to that place in my head right now. All I ask is that you keep my family in your prayers!

Yes, this is essentially a fashion blog, and it will still remain a place where I show outfits from time to time (albeit less often now), but it is also my space to do with what I like. It seems silly now to go on and post outfits after going through something so earth shattering, but it provides me some much needed distraction. Looking at other blogs full of funny stories, pretty pictures, and amazing outfits makes me smile. Call me crazy, but my favorite blogs are the ones that share all aspects of someone's life, not just the happy moments. 

one twenty two

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

top: free people (similar)
sunglasses: urban outfitters
vest: H&M (similar here and here)

I have never, and I repeat never, been busier in my whole entire life. I'm nearing the end of my schooling, so my classes are all relatively extremely hard and time consuming. I am at school 5 to 6 days a week (saturdays included) trying to finish everything that's on my plate. Also, i'm not sure if I mentioned it on here, but I am interning at GenLux magazine! I was able to go to a fun shoot on Friday and get the inside scoop on how everything plays out behind the scenes. I loved it! Later this week I'll show you some pics I was able to get on my phone. Anyways back to what I was saying: so busy! But guess what?/ I am loving it! I am so blessed to be doing what I love and can't wait to graduate and enter the real world.
Happy Wednesday! xo

Kindle Giveaway

Sunday, January 19, 2014

I am taking part in this awesome giveaway hosted by my fabulous friend Cara! I'm a lover of good books, but find it a pain to carry around a hard copy. If you feel the same, this kindle is the absolute perfect addition. Happy Monday!

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one cute maroon beanie

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

tee and jeans: Forever 21 (old)
beanie : Free People (grey version)
necklace: Free People
boots: urban outfitters (on sale!)
coat: BB Dakota

Here's another week almost halfway done! I obviously wore this warm outfit before the 80 degree weather rolled through, what winter? ;) Just stopping by to wish you a happy Wednesday. Hope you're keeping warm (you non californians) and having fun regardless. xo

comfy is my middle name

Wednesday, January 8, 2014


sweatshirt: nordstrom
shoes: converse
necklace: urban outfitters
sunglasses: ray-ban (mirrored)
purse: h&m (in store!)

Is eight days in to January too far removed to wish you a happy new year? I sure hope not! Every chance I get I want to scream it from the roof tops and embrace this fresh start with open arms. I have been enjoying my 2 1/2 weeks of break from school by doing what I do best...relaxing! I swear I am the world's best relaxer, just ask my family. When I do get the urge to get up and get out of the house, it's usually to do a little shopping, see a movie (more on that in a minute) or see some friends. All of the dressing up from the holidays had me craving some down right comfy clothes. This sweatshirt/long sleeve tee is THE most comfortable thing I own. I have been wearing it non-stop since I got it for Christmas. I can't seem to find this same grey one, but the burgundy looks even cuter!

I have been seeing so many movies lately, which should come as no surprise to you. I'm an avid film critic (lol). I haven't mentioned my favorites with you, but I want to write it down for prosperity sake. I loved seeing The Wolf of Wall Street (hello Leo), The Hobbit, The Book Thief, Her, and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. I still have a few more I really want to see, but those above were all fantastic. What's you're favorite movie you've seen lately?

I'm also thinking about starting to link similar outfit choices at the bottom of my posts so you all can get a sense of my kind of style, or so you can buy the items and we can be twins! Here are some more comfy alternatives:

Happy New Year!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

2013 has been one of the more challenging years of my life, but with those challenges I learned I am much stronger than I give myself credit for, and for that I am happy! I have learned more about myself this year than I ever thought possible, but I am SO looking forward to 2014! I hope you all had a great NYE and are ready to start this year off with a clean slate and positive vibes. There's nowhere to go but up. I was able to spend last night with some of my best friends in Hollywood at two different 20's themed soirees.

Let's make 2014 great!! xo
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