Went Across the World and Found Myself
Ex boyfriend’s J. Crew shirt, Alexander Wang romper via Shopbop, Zara belt, Report Signature shoes via Revolve Clothing, Ex boyfriend’s tie worn as a headband, Jacqueline Kennedy Collection cross necklace via QVC, QVC panther link bracelet, Alexander Wang Brady football clutch via Shopbop
It’s 4am and my irregular sleeping pattern continues as a result of my travels to New Jersey to Hong Kong to New Jersey and back to California. But I’m not complaining- I got to spend time with my amazing family and I come back home filled with stimulation in the near future.
I saw a city like Hong Kong- a place where people’s energy is bubbling over no matter if you are the suited up business man, the market place vendor, or the hunched over senior who finished crossing the street at the same time as me- pushing her cart no less. There are the highest of high-end shops that surround these inhabitants- most seemed remotely static compared to the number of zippy passersby. It seemed like we were all just passing on by- hustling on to something more attainable that day.
And every time I go back to my small New Jersey hometown- the one with the one lane roads that lead right to generations of families who never leave- I get a little more riled up inside. I remember why I left and I remember the wants that I have yet to go out and get. I had a beautiful childhood with the most gorgeous parks that had paths that led me outside with streets that had crossing guards to cross me to the other side of the country. But now that I’m here, and now that I’ve been here, I need to go out and get what I came for. The future is in the tomorrow- it comes so soon- as there’s a reason why people say “Time flies”. Well, here in the now, I’m dismissing that antiquated phrase. I’d rather make the future my own and say “I fly” before I’m the hunched over senior who may or may not be able to see my dreams come to fruition later on. And with the fruits of my labor, I’d like to be the passerby who walks into one of those shops and attains the best of the best for my family one day.
These photos were taken before my vacation epiphanies. I adore wearing men’s clothes- they’re a fun catalyst for ingenuity. I’m not huge on clutches because I talk entirely too much with my hands to hold them, but I couldn’t resist the Alexander Wang Brady football clutch. It’s a unique piece and is a nod to my tomboy side- I was a major New York Giants fan growing up. Also, I’ll be posting more photos from Hong Kong soon and I can’t wait to catch up on everyone’s blogs this week!