Wearing: Violet Gloaming

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Dress--Anthro Violet Gloaming  Cardi--J.Crew Ginny  Pumps--Seychelles Veronica  
Watch--Anthro Modern Master  Bag--Simply Vera Wang

Why is it we hesitate to tell the people closest to us how much we love them?  We're always putting things off.  We save those heartfelt cards for a time of crisis and relegate our best clothing for special occasions. We wait until our best friend is hurt before telling her how much she means to us, or forget that the smallest gesture like a quick hug might change the course of a person's day...
Lately, I've been asking myself how many times I ask a friend how she's doing without really sticking around to hear the reply. I've tried to change my approach...to pause and listen, not just to the words, but to what might lie beneath--to dare to peer behind what a person says into how they're truly feeling.
It's fascinating how the spirit of a woman comes through in the way she speaks.  You can hear the grace with which she welcomes a challenge or the childlike wonder that colors the events of her day.  In some, it's just pure originality, a unique perspective on what's happening in the world that stands out.  When I talk to my mother, I get a sense of great intuition...an unfailing commitment to doing the right thing.

It's an amazing experience to listen to the voice of a person and hear the heart of them...the genuine compassion, empathy and courage they offer to everyone they know.  Most days, I'm astounded by the reality that I don't have to look very far to find my role-models--they are the  sisters, mothers, daughters and friends who rise above life's most difficult challenges with  perseverance and fierce determination...the greatest super-heroes are right in front of me.

Fill in the blank:  
The person I  most admire is _________________.

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  1. love the gloaming and the look but i hate colors as violet

  2. Love your pictures! That skirt is so pretty!

  3. Mmmm, yes please!!! Now are you going to share the deets with us? And as always, love the VWS bag! :) Found some on line, but not in that awesome grey.

  4. Hey love!!!! Thanks for your sweet message!! Tell me more about the designs you're about to launch, and if there's any way I can help out! The French Market is open now! Love your taste and your heart... Go for it, girl!



  5. Those shoes pick up on the colors in this dress so well! Very pretty!

  6. thank you for the very sweet comment on my blog. I am so happy to find your blog! I love how you show fashion and clothing but also mix in personal messages.
    The person I most admire a person who is confident but humble and warm. Someone who doesn't let their insecurities lead them. I would love to be like that some day.
    I hope your day is wonderful!

  7. oh you are so pretty Kristina!! You are so talented, you really are! xox

  8. I love that dress, that park and those photos!
    Have a great day!

  9. you're so right- we absolutely ask people how they're doing but fail to ask authentically or really consider it...beautiful dress and beautiful thoughts!

  10. Love the colors in the dress! GORGEOUS!

    The person I most admire is... aah, let me think about it a bit. :)


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