At the risk of sounding cliché, if there's one thing I've learned this past year since graduating from University it's that: life goes on. No matter how you feel today, tomorrow or two weeks from now: life will continue to go on and the world will continue spinning in cycles of night and day.. Autumn and Spring. This may sound like a funny thing to be realizing now, but I've always lived in the "lap of luxury" until graduating from university and being on my own. I've really been faced with a lot since moving to New York City and then Chicago by myself. I've slept on floors, couches, alongside other people in their beds and even outside. I've washed my socks, underwear and clothing in the shower because I was too poor to do laundry. I've been dealing with weight insecurities and acne issues, too. I have been living a freelance life and this is just the beginning... and I'm still pretty scared about my future. I am certainly a real person with real problems but after facing these minor insecurities, I've really realized how small my problems are and how lucky and happy I am that my problems are manageable. I can only hope that more fortunate people share their joy and happiness with less fortunate and the less fortunate will have their luck increase. In the blogging world it is sometimes forgotten that fashion bloggers are real people with issues of their own and problems. I don't really mention my problems on my blog because that's not the atmosphere I wish to create... but despite these ramblings of mine, I want you to know that whoever you are, wherever you come from: I appreciate you being here, I appreciate your struggle in life, you're not alone. You are beautiful.
Outfit Details: Wedges: Steve Madden
Dress: American Apparel
Hair Fascinator: Vintage
Bagpack:Nevermind: Local shop in Southport, Chicago