Guess who’s ready for the fall season? THIS GAL right here.
The change of color in the trees, the cool, crisp temperatures, sipping hot cocoa by the fire, anticipating the first snow and the holidays, polishing my snow shovel. I’m totally kidding. This South Florida heat has officially melted my brain which resembles the inside of a glittery snow globe (that’s not entirely a bad thing, okay?). All joking aside, I cannot wait to bring out the tights, the vampy lip colors, wine-colored nails and the leather. Can I get an Amen?
What’s new guys? I know its been a while (it feels like foh-evah!) since I last posted anything but I was in a pretty bad funk. Seriously. Not to blame anything but there were a series of events that really swept the rug from under my feet making me feel as if I landed on my head. The good news is that I am back and more driven and inspired than ever! I’ve been keeping busy writing as I enrolled in Tyler Knott Gregson’s “30 Days of Writing: Write Yourself Alive!” course which has been nothing short of life-changing. Anyone who aspires to be a serious writer or to simply become a better one should check out this brilliantly designed course. Word of caution – get ready to bleed.
Moving right along, the fiancé and I went to Sanibel about three weeks ago on a mini honeymoon and it is simply amazing what happens when you simply disconnect. It’s almost like an encounter with an old friend (yourself) when you can finally silence the noise of your busy life and you can clearly hear your own thoughts and desires. During this much-needed master reset, I realized that Own Your Glam turned one this August!
It feels like only yesterday when I took this giant leap of faith and opened up my life, my thoughts and my world to the blogging-sphere. My life has changed so much! I’ve met and connected with some incredibly talented and creative individuals and I have made some new friends along the way that pushed me and inspired me to get out of this first real blogging funk.
I have come to fiercely love who I have become and this blog has given me the opportunity to share with the world who I am. This little space on the web has given me the courage to write about my thoughts (both publicly and privately), my passions, some of my struggles and my joys and ultimately, it has become the vessel that my thoughts needed to finally materialize and become something other than puffy clouds inside my head.
I realize that the content on Own Your Glam has varied greatly since its inception. I used to focus more on beauty and makeup, makeup tutorials on YouTube, and product reviews. I will continue doing this while also focusing on self-improvement topics (a.k.a. heart to hearts), lifestyle posts and creative writing pieces. Who knows, maybe I’ll grow the courage to share my poetry with you one day (yikes). Until then, I promise, to you and to myself, to continue writing candidly and from the heart and to give you some food for thought. I promise to share more than just pretty pictures and advice on clothing and products. In a world of perfectly curated online profiles, I vow to remain real. Genuine. Human.
Happy Birthday, Own Your Glam! Thank you for giving me the courage to finally follow my heart, to write without apologies, and to finally be myself.
On a lighter note, I wore this asymmetrical blue plaid dress to a fabulous bloggers’ brunch hosted by The Fashionable Esquire, celebrating the re-launch of Earl Jeans, and it was a complete hit! I paired it with some vintage Stuart Weitzman leather booties (similar here) and my grandmother’s vintage red wool hat for some added pop. This look has me feeling all sorts of fall vibes, hence the hot cocoa daydreams. The good thing about living in Miami is that we don’t need a snow shovel and THAT is something to be truly grateful for.
Photography by the amazing Chantal Lawrie. See more of her work here.
Blow out courtesy of the awesome team at Elegance Salon in Coral Gables, next to Merrick Park
(786-452-9275). Check out their reviews on Yelp here.