Oh my goodness have you ever been to a place where the water is so blue you couldn’t believe it was real?! The only beaches I have been to were deep blue and chilly, absolutely nothing like South Beach, Miami. My dad told us we had to take a day to see Miami and I am so happy we went. One day wasn’t nearly enough though. We all stayed in the water the entire day, floating in the shallow waves, catching little sand crabs and filming fish on our fake-pro (a generic goPro). The city towered over the coast majestically and eventually we had to regain our land legs to go get something to eat.
After we were forced to leave the water by our sun-burned skin and need for food we ventured into Miami Beach and went down to Lincoln Lane where there were lots of restaurants and shopping. It reminded me of how New York City closes down parts of Broadway in Herald Square for outdoor dining and temporary pop-up restaurants from around the 5 boroughs. The vibe was very Miami Vice though, I loved the stucco buildings, archways and palm tree lined sidewalks. We ate at Havana 1957 and had an amazing Cuban dinner outside on the sidewalk under umbrellas and huge fans.
The family branched off and we all went our own ways to do some exploring. Megan and I found a shaved ice cream shop through an alley way of palms and an outdoor coffee shop. It had a private little courtyard where we got to eat our sundaes together and watched green parrots flit and fly around.
Wearing BCBGeneration shorts and top, H&M hat
After dinner and shopping we walked the ocean path back to our car and enjoyed the full moon casting its light through the Miami skies.
It really wasn’t enough time. I want to make it a point to go back to Miami and take it all in. The perfectly turquoise waters and the vibe of the bustling city beyond its calming waves was mind altering and honestly took me away from everything that I’ve been carrying with me these last few months.
Wearing Vintage Levis jacket | Truly Madly Deeply top | BCBG skirt | Steve Madden mules
The weather has been unseasonably warm here in upstate New York. Usually around this time of year I’m wearing the a coat, so to be bare-legged and feel comfortably warm is beyond ordinary. Keeping a light denim jacket by my side is perfect for when the sun goes down and the temperatures begin to drop again. I snagged this Levi’s jacket in New York City at a flea market. I just could not pass it up; I tend to find the best things when I’m not really looking.
For now, I’m happy to soak up the sun and swim in the colors of fall on this sunny Sunday afternoon.
Spring. I love that word. It represents so many things, my mind buzzes with motion, fresh air, new life, transition, nature reviving itself once again. Today marks the beginning of spring and luckily mother nature was kind enough to shower us with sunshine and warmer tempuratures.
When a shift in the season is upon me, I feel a shift within myself. Not only am I considering the changes in my wardrobe and dreaming of floral everything, I am thinking about how I evolve continuously an embrace myself as those changes occur.
We decided to go to the park because we’ve been missing the lifestyle of our hometown in upstate New York. Whenever life seems to get hectic, nature is always the grounding force. In this city life is always hectic, and as time escapes me I have a desire to reconnect not only to myself but to my relationship. I look forward to our next adventures together. As we walked through the park I felt peaceful and calm, yet had this rush of energy running through me. Finally, spring is here.
Wearing Kut from the Kloth jeans | H&M top | Zara scarf
And so the cycle of life continues, and the beginning of a new chapter in my life. I am in disbelief as to how quickly the last year went by and I can definitely say twenty four was a big year for me. As young as I am there is something quite fearful about aging, which has mostly been drilled into my brain through society’s norms and illusions. But what really gets me is the fact that every year I turn another year older and I don’t feel much different from the last. The subtle changes are barely noticable, however, being twenty five feels incredibly different from being nineteen, I can see and feel those differences in retrospect. And as I become older, I hold more appreciation for the little things and the important things in life.
I woke up yesterday and I was twenty five. I can vividly remember many memories as if they happened yesterday which makes the process feel both insanely fast and surpisingly slow. I like this year so far, I have a lot to learn and much to experience. Plus when you add two plus five it equals seven. Lucky number seven.
Dress: Rachel Roy | Belt: Urban Outfitters | Shoes: Forever 21