Wearing: Creams

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Time flies, doesn't it?
I keep thinking, "Really? It's February in 2011 already?"

Life gives me time and space, but what really matters is how I choose to fill it...
And while I'm beyond stoked to see what goes down in 2011,
I find myself grasping for the elusive intangibles of yesterday--
to find a balance between appreciating the magic and mystery of days gone by
and getting so caught up in life right now that I block those days out all together.

I want to live in such a way that when I'm gone, I leave behind some reason to be missed.
I want to laugh more, cry more--stop to appreciate the distance I've come, yet push myself to learn new things--
to run another mile, to face the next obstacle with courage and grace.
There are thousands to tell me my dreams are too big, thousands who might sit back and scoff.

I don't care.

I want to be in the middle of things--
getting my hands dirty while striving valiantly to make my dreams a reality--
though I might err and come short again and again.
Because even if I fail while daring greatly, I'll never be that poor, pathetic soul
who knows neither success nor failure.

I've been given this one, tiny moment in time--this one chance to contribute in some significant way--
to dare something great for God, to be real and enjoy life.
It isn't in my power to change everything, but I can change something.
I can be unafraid to be happy, to enjoy the beautiful and believe the best,
because no matter my end, I want it to be said that I lived.

(Anthro In A Twinkling Dress, Wish You Were Here cardi, and Lost Glasses Tights, Target Merona belt, Crown Vintage Oxfords)

Third sneak peek at the pure creation I've been puttin' down...
Hint: Dum-Dum-Dah-Dum...


  1. what an excellent job of winterizing this dress! i love that you paired it with dark tightsa and oxfords. you always look so modern and chic with a hint of vintage. beautiful! ~ susan

  2. Love your look, I wore those tights the other day! Also really like your inspiring statement. Were all those shoes on a good sale at Anthro? My goodness...

  3. So pretty! Reading your thoughts is so motivational - I seriously want to get up from the computer and go DO something. I also want to get my grabby hands on all those gorgeous Anthro shoes...ohhhh....ahhhhh....

  4. You always know how to make the in a twinking dress look different and fantastic - I think it fits your style gorgeously! I don't know what is more inspiring - your outfit or your post!

  5. Kristina, you're just adorable! I love this outfit and that first photo of you! You're positively glowing in it!

  6. Thank you for this lovely post! Something positive in the terrible winter - I really needed this boost to my spirit. You look beautiful - like an angel. I love the photos of Anthro because I don't have one - please include more. However, I love the words the most...
    "To dare something great for God, to be real, and enjoy life" says it all for me.

  7. Love this look! that cardi is perfect with the In A Twinkling dress. And that shoe pic is making me drool *wipes off keyboard*

  8. Your outfit is so lovely, as is your wonderful smile :) As are your words! Good luck with whatever endeavor you are pursuing Kristina!

  9. I love your words and beautiful images, and, I'm jealous of your hair. Thank you so much for the incredibly kind comment about my writing.

  10. This is a very pretty dress and is put together nicely with the belt and cardigan. Keep shining a light for God!

  11. I liked the cardi so much I found one on ebay and bought it. Do you know what the name of the sparkly belt is? I can't find it online and think it would be really versatile.

  12. I agree. The way you articulate your thoughts is like poetry. It's beautiful. Just like you in this dress. These photos are fabulous. The last one looks like a wedding dress...yay!

  13. I love the idea of pairing this dress with oxfords. so cute!

  14. Dying over your gorgeous hair! So pretty!

  15. Gorgeous outfit, hair, and photos! Just found your lovely blog through Anthroholic. LOVE!

  16. Thanks for following my blog & commenting on my Snowball Dress! I so appreciate you as a reader and I am following you right back. Your writing is inspirational as is your style!

  17. Sue, the belt is the Enchanted Eyes belt.

  18. Funny how I can shell out hundreds of $$ to have my hair look like that and still come home a miserable, fried mess of poof. And you probably just roll out of bed every morning and rub some whatchamaycallit on your head and walk about in those painfully perfect curls all day long. Sigh....
    Guess I'll just have to be content with living vicariously through you for now.


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