I am here with some more of my favourite excerpts in literature. I am going to post a few tonight; I am feeling exceptionally deep..
“Years of love have been forgot, in the hatred of a minute.” – Edgar Allan Poe
“I read once that the ancient Egyptians had fifty words for sand, and the Eskimos had a hundred words for snow. I wish I had a thousand words for love, but all that comes to mind is the way you move against me while you sleep..& there are no words for that.”
“I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic then to love people.” – Van Gogh
“The best people possess a feeling for beauty. The courage to take risks. The discipline to tell the truth. The capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded. Sometimes destroyed.” – Ernest Hemingway
“A great man is always wiling to be little.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
It has always been a dream of mine to go to New York City in the fall for my birthday, and for me this year that came true! I am so blessed to have such an amazing best friend who surprised me with the trip which couldn’t have come at a better time, considering I really needed a reason to get away for a little bit. I am excited to share with you guys some pictures from the trip, including what I wore while roaming around my favourite city.
It felt really good to leave everything behind, even just for a few days. It is important to clear your head, take time for yourself and kind of discover who you are, what you want and where you are headed. Life can get pretty crazy and rough, so if it is going to take a quick weekend away to help sort yourself out, do it. Everyone needs a break sometimes.
One thing I love to embody is the borrowed-from-the-boys look. I am super into the cigarette pant + oxfords look, especially when I throw a trench coat over top which really plays with aspects of masculine and feminine style. Nowadays that men and women shop in each others sections anyhow makes me even more excited to play in the mens section and work it into stuff I already have.
Hi guys! I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted a look (I suck), but now that fall is arriving, I will definitely be sure to post a lot more. Fall is my favourite season to dress for, so stay tuned for how I style it.
I really wanted to share with you guys these killer Dolce & Gabbana boots for fall. We just got them in at Saks and I could not wait to put them on. Make sure to pop in to Saks at Sherway Gardens for all your fall desires. We have received a lot of amazing styles to help you transition into the new season and keep you looking fresh for fall!
One of my favourite things to do with a look is to play with tones. Mixing neutrals with a touch of colour tends to intimidate people but realistically, playing with tones is an infallible way of creating a really unique or cool look. For me, navy is my black, and I never go wrong with a navy+neutral or navy+color combo.
Hi guys! I just wanted to share some short but sweet Sunday inspiration. No matter what is going on in your life or whether or not you think you’re ready, when it comes to you, always embrace it. Choose love, every time.
Hey y’all! I know it has been awhile so I wanted to do something a little different and show you guys shots of my outfits from work. Considering that is where I spend the majority of my time, I figured it is imperative to take pictures of my day-to-day that I can share with you guys.
Today marks the 400th year of William Shakespeare’s death. It is astounding how the words of one man can live on for all of time, and have the same affect on us now that it did him so many years ago. I love to think that the way Shakespeare once felt I can feel too, it makes me believe that a part of his soul fully understands a piece of mine. I have always loved Shakespeare’s work from his plays to his sonnets, but my absolute favourite of all time is Sonnet 116. Everything that I believe about love is eloquently written with this sonnet and it makes me feel something each and every time that I read it. Below is Shakespeare’s sonnet on the left, and the paraphrased version on the right for better understanding. This is written and timed proof that there is nothing else greater or more fulfilling than a life that has love in it.
SONNET 116 PARAPHRASED
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Let me not declare any reasons why two
Admit impediments. Love is not love
True-minded people should not be married. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Which changes when it finds a change in circumstances,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
Or bends from its firm stand even when a lover is unfaithful:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
Oh no! it is a lighthouse
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
That sees storms but it never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Love is the guiding north star to every lost ship,
Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.
Whose value cannot be calculated, although its altitude can be measured.
Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Love is not at the mercy of Time, though physical beauty
Within his bending sickle’s compass come:
Comes within the compass of his sickle.
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
Love does not alter with hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
But, rather, it endures until the last day of life.
If this be error and upon me proved,
If I am proved wrong about these thoughts on love
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
Then I recant all that I have written, and no man has ever [truly] loved.
I have really been into the tight-turtleneck-tucked into-anything look right now and I am seriously feelin myself everytime I rock this look. I have always been a sucker for anything with a high neck, turtlenecks especially. They are a seriously versatile piece and should definitely be a staple in your wardrobe. You can get them in almost every color, have them on heavy rotation, and frankly, it pulls together any look you are trying to achieve.
You can find some great & affordable ones at Zara, Topshop and H&M!