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Dear Diary,

After another overwhelming week with too many late nights editing, my Momma reminded me of a time in 2nd grade when she came to pick me up and I was sitting on the curb crying. She asked me what was wrong, and all I could get out was, “there’s just not enough time.” She didn’t understand what I was talking about, so I said, “I want to be a surgeon and do nails!” (My class was asked to decide what we wanted to be when we grew up.) I was so distraught at the thought of not being able to do everything. Being all of seven, I already knew I had a lot of “passions” and didn’t like the idea of being told I could only do or be one thing. By the way, I still don’t…

Soooo I never became a brain surgeon or a nail tech, but I still maintain that same desire to do it all. Which keeps me up to 4AM most nights. To me, “Skinny Fat” is representative of trying to have it all… a great body and the ability to eat the entire Cheesecake Factory menu (our solution: create hearty recipes that satisfy, but substitute in healthy ingredients)… buy the expensive purse, but stay on a budget (DIY that sh*t), be successful in your career, but have an amazing social life (make time for yourself!)… I have yet to meet a doctor/beautician, but that doesn’t mean they don’t exist… I moved to LA determined to “make it” as an actor and dancer and had every side job imaginable, all at once, for several years. I most recently took my favorite passion and turned it into a career as a wedding photographer. With a hint of blogging, Adidas, acting, and working for my charity SoCal HeARTs on the side, of course. So as much as I feel focused on my photography, I’m still pulled in several directions.

We recently discovered the Tiny Devotions brand, which is a company that sells beautiful products with a statement. “The Tiny Devotions girl is free spirited and connected, but is also driven to leave her mark on the world while turning heads as she does it. She creates her own path, sets daring goals, always follows her intuition and does not sweat the small things.” (Something I’m still working on…)

With the chaos of wedding season, I sometimes need a reminder to stay calm and focused. This scarf does that for me. As I rock their colorful threads, I’m reminded to keep things in perspective, live my bliss and be thankful for having the opportunity to do what I love most. (Even in my most stressful moments I know I’m lucky!)

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Summer is typically hotter than Hades, but Southern California summer evenings actually tend to get pretty chilly. So in the spirit of keeping it light and summer-ish, I choose white jeans and a bright/light colored top. (I hate that Labor Day is almost here, and, technically, I’m supposed to retire my white apparel until Memorial Day next year… I will wear them everyday until then!)
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Jeans: Seven // Scarf: Tiny Devotions // Shirt: Maison Scotch // Shoes: Steve Madden (free shipping on $50+ orders right now!) // Purse: Handbag Butler (Psst… It secretly charges your phone! Thanks, Martha!) // Bangle: Stella + Dot
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