Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
"Many a false step is made by standing still."
Earlier this year, while on a trip to visit friends in LA, I made a pit stop to Urban Outfitters and a little disposable camera caught my eye. "Fortune Camera" is what it was called - a random fortune printed on every shot. "That seems pretty cool," I said to myself, and straight to the checkout line I went. Well, fast forward to 10 months later and I finally got around to finishing up my camera and developing the film. There were some silly shots, some sad shots, and the walk down memory lane was an interesting one. Then, one fortune stopped me in my tracks: "Many a false step is made by standing still." I stopped and stared at the photo and thought about the past six months. If you've been wondering why my Wisdom Wednesdays have taken a halt in the last couple of months, the short answer is I was very much in a rut with every aspect of my life. It wasn't until the beginning of this month that everything finally started to fall into place again. And why is that, you might ask? Because I started moving again. And by that I mean I made a change to keep going. I stopped standing still and decided that it was time to get back into my old step and to focus on all the things that have made me happy. And now, we're only a week or so away from another new year. What a great time to stop standing still and to get moving. Why wait for 2013 to arrive? Just start moving now.
Happy Wednesday, everyone. It's good to be back.
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Monday, December 17, 2012
"Love Affirmation Watch" c/o BCBGeneration; Jacket c/o Macy's (similar style here); Romper via Macy's; Scarf: Forever 21; Cardigan: Zara; Indego Africa Fabric Wrap Beaded Bracelet c/o Nicole Miller; Margaret Elizabeth Necklace c/o ShopStyle
Photos by: Ryan Chua
To give a little background on these photos, the kind folks at BCBGeneration sent me the Love Affirmation Watch and asked me to show my readers how I "spend time in style." Luckily for me, my amazing photog friend, Ryan, generously offered to help a girl out and snapped these beautiful photos for me. We spent Saturday morning in one of my favorite neighborhoods in the city, Hayes Valley. For me, spending time in style isn't about what you're wearing or how you're wearing it, rather, it's about how you choose to actually spend your time. I spent that morning in true pancakeSTACKER style: by doing something that makes me smile and doing it with great company. Special thanks to BCBGeneration for sending me this beautiful holiday gift and for giving me the opportunity to reflect on how I'm spending my time.
So, with that, I have to ask: How are YOU spending time in style?