It's been stunning September weather
here in Southern California.
It's definitely really warm
but fall perfection at the beach!
So although there is no fall weather dressing in these parts
I am still savoring every September day.
This Friday date night
I did my
with a long skirt
paired with a J Crew sweatshirt
an antique bag
added in some glam with
Tamera Beardsley Design necklaces
a classic updo!
My freshly washed hair
went up so easily into the the top knot.
It was definitely one of those good hair moments
that surprised even me!
that surprised even me!
I shared my secret tips for this classic style HERE
I chose a streamlined round pair of sunglasses
to highlight the clean lines of the outfit
the glasses were a perfect player
I was fortunate to get down to the beach twice on Friday!
In the morning I met friends to hike El Morro
afterwards I spent time shooting new designs
My heart was so grateful
as I realized just how much my intent of
melding a new career with my lifestyle
is actually working.
To be able to hike with friends at the beach
then do a photo shoot while I'm there
is just the live/work situations I have been working toward.
It feels like it has been such a long road here
with so many weeks and days
that feel like two steps forward
one step back
as I continue through the transition of leaving
the days of real parenting behind me.
Some days I absolutely feel like I have all of the emotions
sorted and packed away
then other days
a deep sadness floods in
out of what feel like nowhere
I once again feel a grieving aching heart
in it's presence.
As my youngest is gearing up to move out
I will grieve for that day
as I have
for the other two's departure.
I will also remember
this feeling too shall pass.
I have come to realize the peaks and valleys
now try to find the best no matter
it be the accent or decent.
I will remember
that all of life is really a constant transition
so it is important
to build solid foundations
of courage and grace.
I will remember to fill each day
with the search of gratitude
I will move through the sadness
by searching for what good I can do in the day
But most of all
I hope I remember to
Give Myself Grace
during the process
Learning to walk the
balancing line of
Letting Go and Holding On
to ones your love fiercely
is not for the faint of heart.
As always my friends
I wish you love and joy
as you style your life