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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Blogger 2Anchor said...

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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December 22, 2010 at 1:22 AM  
Blogger Orchids said...

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!

December 22, 2010 at 2:32 AM  
Blogger Sarah Bianchi said...

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

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December 22, 2010 at 3:38 AM  
Blogger Casey said...

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

December 22, 2010 at 4:46 AM  
Blogger Ariadne said...

Lovely pics!

December 22, 2010 at 7:03 AM  
Blogger Elle Sees said...

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

December 22, 2010 at 7:16 AM  
Anonymous fashion junkie said...

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

December 22, 2010 at 10:13 AM  
Blogger Jasmira Flower said...

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!

December 22, 2010 at 10:32 AM  
Blogger Lucia.Q said...

Nice photos.

December 22, 2010 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger Eleanor said...

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

December 22, 2010 at 11:21 AM  
Blogger Closet Hound said...

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

December 22, 2010 at 12:25 PM  
Blogger Glocal Girl said...

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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December 22, 2010 at 1:28 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

Such beautiful pics! Love the colours! :)

x Christine

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December 22, 2010 at 2:39 PM  
Blogger Rose said...

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.

December 22, 2010 at 4:19 PM  
Blogger Lindsay LeBoyer said...

beautiful pictures! i love your hair and vest!

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December 22, 2010 at 4:48 PM  
Blogger Zarna said...

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

December 22, 2010 at 5:50 PM  
Blogger ching said...

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

December 22, 2010 at 11:15 PM  
Blogger Zabrinah said...

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

December 22, 2010 at 11:30 PM  
Blogger Jes said...

great blog! i really love your pictures!


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December 23, 2010 at 1:29 AM  
Blogger Irina said...

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!!!

December 23, 2010 at 1:42 AM  
Blogger Summer said...

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

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xoxo Summer

December 23, 2010 at 7:55 AM  
Blogger Phuong said...

great photos of you

December 23, 2010 at 8:19 AM  
Blogger Isabel said...

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)

December 23, 2010 at 9:55 AM  
Blogger simplychic said...

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!

December 23, 2010 at 8:55 PM  
Blogger Natalie Liao said...

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
http://lavagabonddame.blogspot.com/

December 24, 2010 at 2:10 AM  
Blogger Carly said...

Well wherever the happiness is coming from...keep channeling it...you look STUNNING in these photos...beauty from the inside out:)
Happy Holidays
C

December 24, 2010 at 6:02 AM  
Blogger helena said...

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

December 24, 2010 at 6:12 AM  
Blogger GLAMOURMOES said...

Amazing pictures! You look very pretty! <3

Going to follow you

December 24, 2010 at 6:43 AM  
Blogger Miyan said...

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

merry christmas!

Miyan

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December 24, 2010 at 8:35 AM  
Blogger Daniel Aidan Dinh said...

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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December 24, 2010 at 12:35 PM  
Blogger snoWhite said...

nice pics!
xoxo S.
merry xmas!!

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December 24, 2010 at 12:48 PM  
Blogger Esther said...

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

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December 24, 2010 at 2:36 PM  
Blogger noura. said...

you're so pretty!

December 24, 2010 at 3:07 PM  
Blogger Kathleen Carla. said...

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

<3, Kathleen.

December 24, 2010 at 4:46 PM  
Blogger Beckerman Girls said...

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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December 24, 2010 at 9:23 PM  
Blogger Beckerman Girls said...

PS. We are now following you, babe!

December 24, 2010 at 9:24 PM  
Blogger Pop Champagne said...

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

December 25, 2010 at 8:01 AM  
Blogger Marcela said...

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.

December 25, 2010 at 8:31 AM  
Blogger Rania said...

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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December 25, 2010 at 12:22 PM  
Blogger Glenda C said...

you are so perdy

December 25, 2010 at 3:06 PM  
Blogger Paola said...

fantastic!!!!

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December 25, 2010 at 11:25 PM  
Blogger sbot said...

Beautiful pics! Love that seahorse necklace!

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-Stephanie

December 26, 2010 at 7:10 AM  
Blogger FALCO VERONICA said...

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
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December 26, 2010 at 1:13 PM  
Blogger FALCO VERONICA said...

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

December 26, 2010 at 1:13 PM  
Blogger FALCO VERONICA said...

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

December 26, 2010 at 1:13 PM  
Blogger Fanny said...

nice outfit and amazing pictures !

Merry Christmas!

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December 26, 2010 at 2:20 PM  
Blogger Henar said...

Cool outfit, love ur sandals!!
xx

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December 26, 2010 at 4:51 PM  
Blogger Ms_SyllyBee said...

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

December 26, 2010 at 6:40 PM  
Anonymous modern.girl said...

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

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December 26, 2010 at 9:51 PM  
Blogger Cassidy said...

You look gorgeous! A very classic look.

December 27, 2010 at 10:02 AM  
Blogger Sienna said...

wooow amazing outfit!!!
xoxo Sienna
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December 27, 2010 at 11:08 AM  
Blogger Shoe said...

Beautiful pictures and love your shoes!! Just stumbled upon your blog and will be back for more!

:)

Shoe
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December 29, 2010 at 11:10 AM  
Blogger Aileen said...

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

xoxo

December 29, 2010 at 11:42 AM  
Blogger Lacee Swan said...

beautiful photos! love that seahorse necklace!

December 30, 2010 at 7:22 AM  
Blogger Mitchie said...

aww that seahorse necklace is soo cute!!!
Check me out
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December 30, 2010 at 5:06 PM  
Blogger Samantha said...

Lovely pictures!

What kind of job do you have?

-Samantha

http://thisfashionista.blogspot.com

December 31, 2010 at 4:47 AM  
Blogger Scorpion Disco said...

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

Cheers,
Renata

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January 2, 2011 at 8:11 PM  
Blogger Mariloé said...

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

January 4, 2011 at 1:55 AM  
Blogger Death By Shoe said...

Congrats on the feature! You look great :)

-Danielle

January 9, 2011 at 7:57 AM  
Blogger Fey said...

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

January 10, 2011 at 8:29 AM  

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