Monday, January 13, 2014

Forever Autumn

Autumn has always been my most favorite time of year. To me it signals a new beginning. It seems like the best of both worlds... the heat of summer is gone and the coldness of winter has not yet set in, everything looks gorgeous from the trees to the leaves, and I am left in this zone where everything seems right with the world.

I also find fall to be the most fashionable time of year. I get excited when I hear the words cardigans, sweaters, layering, sparkle, boots, or see the lush fall colors of burgundy, taupe, winter white, various shades of browns, rich jewel tones, and of course Outerwear! Not to mention how giddy I get when I see the fat, fashion-laden September issues of my favorite fashion magazines lining the store shelves!

While I understand the need for seasons to change, and I do love unique aspects from all other seasons, autumn has stolen my heart, and I don't want it back.

Forever Autumn is about looking forward to each new phase of your life and appreciating what it took to get there (after all summer had to come first). It's about owning your style and being the best you can be. Most importantly it's about being inspired by those around you, and celebrating what you love and want from life.

Enjoy what each season has to offer, but stay forever autumn.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Fancy thing called Inspiration

What inspires you? I know I know, it’s an age-old question that can make some people squirm and jump immediately to provide a surface level answer. For others, however, this question can cause much deeper reflection.

When I look at what has provided me inspiration throughout the years, I am always pleasantly surprised.

My earliest fashion inspirations have been my mother and sister. Growing up these two always made sure my looks were coordinated from dress to hosiery/sock, shoes, undergarments. I was always looking fly as a little girl with these two at the helm.

Creatively, I am inspired by anyone who uses their creative skills to do things that they love. I have always wished that I had a more defined creative skill set. If I knew I was an awesome painter, or singer, or designer, it would be However, my creative skills seem to be a bit evasive. 

I’m currently on a journey to unearth my creative skills ‘cuz I know I’ve got creativity stirring (you can run, but you can’t hide, forever). But there will be more on that journey documented here.

I know it’s a simple picture. But when I saw it I immediately thought of goals/visions/dreams being the sparkles that I am putting out there to take flight to the world unknown. Deep, huh?

So what inspires you? 

Monday, December 31, 2012


I hope your new year is filled with creativity, inspiration, and style. As I listen to fireworks, I can't help but to become excited for the opportunity to create the life I want in the new year.

I have big plans for 2013, starting with this first post, and I can't wait to share it with everyone.

Until then, enjoy the first day of the new year.