top & shorts: francesca's closet shoes: dolce vita necklace: f21 clutch: italy
i have to be honest and say i have no clue what to name this blog, now that i'm out of the city. oh yeah...i moved home! not really sure if that's a shocker. my head and heart have been pulling me different directions when it's come to where i think i should be right now and where i know i belong. new york has been a wonderful and inspiring place that has set the tone for my career, but the north shore of massachusetts has by far won the race in every other way. this place has always been home to me.
for the past four years, i've assured myself that if i want to be a designer or in the fashion industry at all, new york is where i need to be. i'd sit on a bus that would sometimes break down, and i'd get back to boston after midnight on a friday knowing the weekend would pass in a blink and i'd soon be going right back to that life i convinced myself i wanted. the life of icky street corners, fast walkers, monthly bill worries, and an apartment that was just way too far from work... but somehow consumed my entire paycheck. i've always been the type of person to focus on the positive, and believe me, that's what i did for four years. that skyline at night, the out-of-this-world bagels, neighborhoods that stole my heart, and friends that changed my world. there are so many memories that pop in my mind in an instant that make my heart flutter, and honestly make me question for a moment if i made the right decision. but then i wake up to the fresh new england air, walk that familiar boardwalk, take in the sunsets and vibrant marshes, and see twin's smile... and i know this is right. this is right for me.
i've always said if you want a dream bad enough, you can make it come true anywhere. i truly believe that, now more than ever. this is a new and unexpected chapter in my life, but sometimes those are the best ones. the ones that you can't help but read over and over.
i'm currently obsessing over bold patterns, textured shorts, and comfortable wedges. the fit of this top is so effortless yet chic... i may have bought it in two patterns. :) high-waisted shorts are a great update on a summer staple, and i love the way they can instantly elongate your legs, especially paired with the right heel.
what trends are you swooning over this summer?
(all photos by twin)