Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Happiness Hit Her Like a Train on a Track


Shirt: Gap; Coat and Pants: Nordstrom; Shoes: Urban Outfitters; Vest: Forever 21; Necklace: Old Navy; Photos by: DJ Lan


Dog Days Are Over - Florence + the Machine

I'll be the first to admit that I never saw myself moving back to the Bay Area after college. I was convinced that I would have my dream job in sunny Los Angeles, a cute little apartment to call my own, and my Tuesday nights would consist of Bikram Yoga in a peaceful studio on the Third Street Promenade. Alas, as you and I both know, my current situation is quite the opposite. I'm back in San Francisco, where I find myself, more often than not, freezing my poor little butt off, I do not have my own cute little apartment with photograph-filled walls, and, while I am fortunate enough to be employed, I wouldn't go as far to say that it is my dream job. Oh yeah, and my Tuesday nights currently consist of Miguel's 7:45 Zumba workout. The first month or so of being back, I was such a whiny little thing. I'm still surprised that my family was able to put up with my mopey self. But yesterday, something was different. I mean, it was a day just like any other. I woke up, ran some errands, enjoyed my day off from work, had a killer work out at the gym, and spent a good chunk of the afternoon cultivating my blog. But somewhere, in yesterday's full day of hustle and bustle, I felt an overall feeling of happiness that lasted throughout the entire day. Don't get me wrong, I've been generally happy for some time, but yesterday's happiness came from a different place. Maybe it was the endorphins from my workout, the chocolate I bought myself just because, or maybe my daily affirmations have finally embedded themselves so far into my psyche that I'm oozing with positivity. Well, whatever the case, best not to question it and just embrace these simple moments in life. As Florence and The Machine said, "The dog days are over. The dog days are done," and not a moment too soon. 
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  1. That is such a great post! You'll get to LA before you know it....enjoy the journey. Very cute necklace, by the way :)




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  2. Dude I totally understand what you mean about things not turning out how we planned. I'm glad to hear that "the dog days are over" for you. I definitely believe that more good things are heading your way :)

    PS Love love LOVE every single one of these photos!

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  3. You're so cute in these pics! I like your outfit!!
    kisses

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  4. Beautiful photos! LOVE that Old Navy Seahorse Necklace!

    Just keep at it- with your drive and ambition I am sure you will land something in LA before you know it. :)

    Have a great Wednesday!!!

    xo,
    Casey
    www.blondebargainbabe.com

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  5. everything's for a reason!
    and i love that necklace. swoon!
    ps--enter my giveaway

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  6. OMG I have to agree with your tweet. Best photos by far (at least so far)!! You look absolutely gorgeous!! Fancy outfit and super adorable dog!!

    Happy Holidays!

    xoxo,
    MelRod

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  7. You look beautiful! You have an amazing type of beauty, style and a wonderful smile is just great! And finally, a post just for you! Great!

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  8. i love that seahorse necklace - so cute! :) xxx
    love your blog - check mine out? xxx http://improcrastinate.blogspot.com

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  9. After college, I totally want to move to LA and have my own apartment and art/fashion-related dream job. But I know this isn't something feasible. I'm glad you're content though! And keep dreaming - it never hurts ;)

    xo Sherrie

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  10. What a great shoot! I love those days that come together.. whether it's the awesome workout or just "one of those days"... soak in the sunshine!

    Happy Holidays my blogger friend, everything happens for a reason -- phew my life certainly took a 360 turn after college as well but it all works out the way it's supposed to. keep blogging and keep shining!

    Love from Amsterdam,
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  11. Such beautiful pics! Love the colours! :)

    x Christine

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  12. Beautifulllll! I love these shots of you. I'm so glad that you are feeling upbeat, I think it's okay to be totally unsure about everything right now. Post-grad rights In fact, I know it's okay. Or else I'm screwed.

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  13. beautiful pictures! i love your hair and vest!

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  14. beautiful photos - i love your hair like this! it looks so amazing!!

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  15. awww what a lovely photo. loving the wind in the hair. i like that song from florence and the machines. :)

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  16. The camera sure loves you!

    Gorgeous hair. Gorgeous lips, by the way!

    I really loved this post.

    What on earth is a Zumba workout? I have never heard of it!


    Best wishes,

    ~Zabrinah

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  17. great blog! i really love your pictures!


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  18. Hello! great blog you've got!!! i just came across it and i went through all your posts, i have to say it's spectacular!love your style! check out my blog and if you like it follow me and i promise i'll do the same!

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    kisses!!!

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  19. That seahorse necklace is SOOO cute!!! I also love your shoes, doll!

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    xoxo Summer

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  20. these photos are gorgeous! im in the process of moving back home after being away for 3 years. the joy! lol. (im actually kinda excited)

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  21. as i was reading your post it made me think of something i read earlier in the week. it says,

    "I cannot hold on to the life that was, but I can fully live the life that is, right now. By embracing the present moment, I find peace in the midst of change."

    i too need to keep this in mind. glad you had such a fabulous day! i wish you many more!

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  22. I love this post! :)
    As long as you still believe and persist and never give up your dreams, you will achieve more than you can imagine. <3
    merry christmas!
    stop by sometime, xx natalie
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  23. Well wherever the happiness is coming from...keep channeling it...you look STUNNING in these photos...beauty from the inside out:)
    Happy Holidays
    C

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  24. I love your sandals! They're amazing.
    Your outfit is great as well haha.
    xo

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  25. Amazing pictures! You look very pretty! <3

    Going to follow you

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  26. just discovered your blog from cupcakesandcashmere. it's lovely! ill be following xoxo

    merry christmas!

    Miyan

    www.miyan-overseas.blogspot.com

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  27. you're so adorable and I love the location. very "eye of the storm" weather

    Happy holidays and warmest wishes towards the New Year

    Danny
    Scrambled with a Side of Savvy
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  28. nice pics!
    xoxo S.
    merry xmas!!

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  29. YOU LOOK ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL :) thanks for dropping by too! wanna follow each other to keep posted? :) MERRY CHRISTMAS!! xxxx

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  30. aww i really am loving the outfit pics, gorgeous! and gotta agree, i love Florence! :) hope you have a Merry Christmas girl!!

    <3, Kathleen.

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  31. Your pics are so beautiful and you look so fabbbulous and stylish! Reading your blog made me happy, it rubbed off and is totally spreading great positivity and energy :) ITs all about living in the moment! Gotta love Florence!!
    Happy Holidays!
    xoThe Beckerman Girls

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  32. nice post. I alwyas thought I'd ended up in Vancouver after grad but then I ended up in Ottawa, but now I wouldn't change it for the world :) great pictures! and hehe loveee florence & the machine

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  33. Those are such lovely pics! I really like your necklace.
    And hey, it will happen, sooner or later... you will get you job and move to LA and have your lil apartment and everything you want :) just keep believing!

    xx
    M.

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  34. Wow really nice outfit!Like it so much!
    Merry Christmas and thank you for stopping by at my blog!Have a nice day today!!

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  35. fantastic!!!!

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  36. Beautiful pics! Love that seahorse necklace!

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    -Stephanie

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  37. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
    cute blog! I’ll follow you!
    I have a fashion blog too, I hope u'll be one of my followers on bloglovin:-)
    thanks:-)
    VERONICA
    http://lifegivemefashion.blogspot.com

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  38. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
    cute blog! I’ll follow you!
    I have a fashion blog too, I hope u'll be one of my followers on bloglovin:-)
    thanks:-)
    VERONICA
    http://lifegivemefashion.blogspot.com

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  39. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
    cute blog! I’ll follow you!
    I have a fashion blog too, I hope u'll be one of my followers on bloglovin:-)
    thanks:-)
    VERONICA
    http://lifegivemefashion.blogspot.com

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  40. nice outfit and amazing pictures !

    Merry Christmas!

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  41. awesome blog and look! i'm glad I came upon it and glad to hear your dog days are over. that song is beautiful. :)

    i wander, i wonder

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  42. i love your outfit! you look so comfy and chic!

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  43. You look gorgeous! A very classic look.

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  44. wooow amazing outfit!!!
    xoxo Sienna
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  45. Beautiful pictures and love your shoes!! Just stumbled upon your blog and will be back for more!

    :)

    Shoe
    thingsididmyself.blogspot.com

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  46. Omg, i love your hair !
    You are very beautiful !

    xoxo

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  47. beautiful photos! love that seahorse necklace!

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  48. aww that seahorse necklace is soo cute!!!
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  49. Lovely pictures!

    What kind of job do you have?

    -Samantha

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  50. I absolutely LOVE that seahorse necklace!!!!!!!! it's amazing! I cant believe its from Old Navy. Great find!

    Cheers,
    Renata

    scorpiondisco.com

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  51. you're such a beautiful girl!!! you look amazing and I love your curls ;)

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  52. Congrats on the feature! You look great :)

    -Danielle

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  53. Nice outfit, I love the shoes and the vest ;D

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