All posts tagged: leather

confident

Demi Lovato’s “Confident” stuck in my head. Holy girl-power… if that’s not enough to get you strutting your stuff this weekend, not sure what will. The past week has been spent in mindful debate over a new direction in my working carrier. When you come to a crux in life, it can be difficult to be confident that, (within the rush of emotions and opportunities) the decision you make will be the best one. But more than right or wrong, it’s most important that when you do make the choice, you stick to it with guns blazing. No one can predict the future, but you can wield the direction of the day with your choices. So here’s to being confident that today will be your day, and you will live it boldly. photography:KUNDAN KUMAR | camera:NIKON D90 | silk blouse:VINCE | skirt c/o:DIARIO DE UNA COUTURIER | luggage set:TUMI | shoes c/o:CLARKS | stack rings c/o:K D’ANGELO With a fresh working mindset – and this totally beautiful new luggage set gifted to me by a good friend Manish, the feeling of …

from the other side

Hope everyone survived Turkey day with nothing worse than food commas and pumpkin pie overdose. Gotta love a holiday that centers around over-eating. Seriously. I love it. And couldn’t have had a better weekend with a full house  of loved ones and record 65 degree and sunny afternoons. Finally, one year I don’t dread the post-turkey trot with frost icing over my face. #gobblegobble So yeah, coat weather… not such a big fan – sweater weather, that’s a whole other story. Who wouldn’t love cozying into this oversized knit from French connection (another TJMaxx find!) and wide leg trousers from Parker Smith. Why is it that the best denim always comes from California? Californians, I’m officially jealous of your cotton loving, jean weaving state. I must come visit you. photography:KUNDAN KUMAR | camera:NIKON D90 | knit:FRENCH CONNECTION | wide leg trousers c/o:PARKER SMITH | timepiece c/o: THE FIFTH | rings c/o:K D’Angelo Designs | ear cuffs c/o: BOUTIQUE MINIMALISTE New timepiece from The Fifth. You know I have an obsession, and it keeps getting worse. Love the bold face and brushed band. And …

just when things were getting interesting

Enjoyed a bit of unorthodox leisure time last week. Between checking off some of those dusty to-do’s and enjoying a couple evenings over a glass of wine (and by a glass, yes… I do mean bottle), I was also also able to catch the flick Kingsman. Antiquated as the concept may be, I can’t get enough of the gentleman = lethal spy plot. Guys, in case you haven’t figured it out yet – suits are to women, as lingerie is to men. We find it attractive when you at least look like you’ve got your sh** together. And really, if you can’t bear to get out of your stained collage T and torn jeans on occasion, just bear this in mind: you don’t wear it, neither will we. #yourenotthebossofme #unlessyoulooklikeone Something about leather pants aways does it for me. Look out world. Today has just begun. photography:KUNDAN KUMAR | camera:NIKON D90 | blouse c/o:LOOKBOOK STORE | leather pants:JOES | boots:NICOLE | bag:VINCE CAMUTO | silk scarf c/o:VEVELLE | cuff c/o:MOORTOWN | stack necklaces c/o:ROCKSBOX (use my code: dayinmydreamsxoxo for a free …

rough on the edges

Studies say it takes us only 7 seconds to generate our initial opinion of another person. 7 seconds! Think about that for a minute. That individual standing across from you has spend years learning and growing, seeing the world from completely different eyes. They have seen loss, and overcome challenges. They have had victories, and lost battles. They have lived stories that no other person in this world could tell. And yet, we are so confident in ourselves, that we have the audacity to sum them up in the same amount of time it takes to inhale a gulp of coffee? My word – we are truly pretentious creatures. And let’s not forget that we’re not the only ones judging. Rest assured that your onlookers are developing those same opinions about you! And while those impressions are all but completely out of your control, it is your choice to let those 7 seconds define you, or to live the life you’ve created for yourself. The method to my madness: embrace the inner beauty of yourself, and …

it’s only natural

Wisconsin bound, making the most of my 45 min interval of free internet at the gate, compliments of American Airlines. A genuine thank you for the access… but seriously… with as many times as I’ve been canceled and delayed for hours (literally every time I fly with you), 45 minutes is all you got for me? #whereisthelove Cranky you say?? I had to be up at 3:30am to catch this flight, and my morning tea bag sunk into the bottom of my cup so all I’m drinking is hot water. So screw you world!… and your heavy tea bag!!! On a brighter note, I’ve actually been quite chipper lately upon finding some inner peace, and taking another step of growing past surrounding conflicts and being able to just. let. go. Practice that smile enough, and it’s only natural. We were created for a beautiful purpose, let’s reflect that light. photography:KUNDAN KUMAR | camera:iPHONE6 | white ensemble:TJMAXX | leather clutch c/o:THE LEATHER COLLECTIVE | shoes:MADELINE | rings:FOREVER21 | timepiece:OMEGA | smokey nail laquer c/o:INTENSAE Speaking of light, can’t decide which I like …