A Letter to My 13 Year-Old Self || Bridesmaid Dress Series 1

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With wedding season here, I want to share with you my previous bridesmaid dresses. I’ve been blessed to have been a part of 6 weddings, and these 6 couples continue to inspire me in some way (directly or indirectly).

But with this bridesmaid dress series, I won’t necessarily be talking about weddings. I’ll definitely include wedding-related ideas, but I want to also share my growth and life overtime. Hence, This series will include 6 posts where I reflect on my younger years. This will be therapeutic for me, and I hope it inspires you too.

This purple/blue-ish dress was my very first bridesmaid dress ever. I was in middle school when my first cousin got married. I’ve had this dress for over 10 years. I’m surprised this dress still fits! (It didn’t come with the crown, that was a something I just added for this shoot). I think I was actually 12 when she got married, but here’s to my 13 year-old self.

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To Strong Women || Loafer Mules & Jeans

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Last week was International Women’s Day. A day to celebrate and recognize the movement for women’s rights. I wanted to recognize that day because it’s important, and I could not not include it in a blog post.

I’ve been blessed to have many strong women in my life. Women who inspires me, empowers me, and challenges me. Women who are courageous and bold, women who are compassionate and kind, women who are strong and intellectual, women who are caring and humble…they’ve shown me that strength and courage are not mutually exclusive to kindness and humility.READ MORE

Thanksgiving Outfits || Spirit of Gratitude

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In light of Thanksgiving, I want to share with you my two latest videos.

If you’re looking for Thanksgiving outfit inspirations, look no further! Here are 3 thanksgiving outfits to inspire you. And if you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, these are great everyday fall outfits too =)

I also did the Gratitude Challenge/Tag. I challenge you to as well. Even if you don’t end up filming it, or writing it down, it’s a good reflective challenge to do.

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Otherwise, have a great week =)
And as always, I wish you the best.

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Autumn Reflection || The Sun has Risen

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The sun has risen. It is a new day. May we be bolder and stronger to fight for justice and stand for those of us who can’t. May we be more kind and more compassionate. May we realize that hurt is real, pain is real, injustice is real. May we have courage to stand for those in fear, to stand for what is right, to stand for those who hurt. May we continue to stand for peace and justice. May we be light in the darkness.

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