It started with a nudge from Stephen about four months ago. “Do you have a cutoff?” he asked gently. “You’ve been at this for awhile now and you’re still not making a real income from it. Do you have an estimate of when you’ll want to move on? You have so many other gifts and talents. There is just so much left to chance in the fashion industry.”
When Stephen turned twenty-seven (about a year and a half ago) we got into a fight. Not on his actual birthday, but during one of the weeks leading up to it. I was nagging him to be more serious about Life Things now that he was almost in his *late* twenties instead of mid-twenties, and he was insisting that twenty-seven still counted as “mid-twenties” and your late twenties began at twenty-eight.
Hello dear readers, Today I wanted to share a piece I wrote just shy of two years ago, right after coming back from Milan. I originally published it on my old blog and deleted it the next day–I wasn’t ready to share this much of myself. Two years (and lots of over-sharing!) later, here it is. I probably should have done something cute like share it on the exact anniversary of my return to San Francisco, but I felt strongly compelled to share it today.
Growing up, my dad was a minimalist and always gave little lectures on having few material belongings that you need, treasure, and take care of. He preached this way of life so often that my sister and I jokingly called it “Sermon Number One.”
I’ve been trying to write about Stephen since before April 9th. I wanted to write him a birthday post, but writing about him gets overwhelming. As I said way back in the post of our wedding video, trying to put our love story or my feelings for him into words is a bit like trying to recreate the Mona Lisa with a 12-pack of Crayolas. I never feel like I’m doing him or our love story justice.
Lately I’ve been feeling more inspired to write. I know, I know, I have mixed feelings regarding the word “inspire.”
I’m pretty sure Fetty Wap was playing when this was taken… Trap Queen with my Trap King! 😉 T-Minus 19 days until our two year wedding anniversary!!
You guys. I was going to wait until I’d been using these products a little longer before writing this post, but I almost feel guilty if I don’t share these skincare goldmines as fast as humanly possible. I know that sounds dramatic, but… I am dramatic. 😉
[Love this dapper hubs… and this dress!] Hi and Happy WEDDING SEASON!!! I’m just dropping in to share a couple beautiful and wallet-friendly outfits for what remains of this wedding season. This post was in part inspired by the fact that when I posted this instagram, someone pretty much immediately bought the modern yet classic black and gold trapeze dress.
You guys, I love me some crises. It’s a personality flaw, I know. And I’m working on that.