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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Giving My Mind a Chance to Rewind


Since I got back from Paris, I've been in a weirdly solitary, meditative mood. I haven't much felt like going out, preferring to see friends at small, early dinners, rather than making the usual nighttime rounds until all hours of the wee morning. And even more often, I've been inclined to just stay in and....think. What have I been racking my exhausted little brain about, you ask? (Well, okay, you're probably not asking, but humor me.) Well, mostly, I've been thinking about where I am and where I want to go. Simple enough, but I think about these things so rarely. Especially in this crazy city, we're all so busy and driven that we just barrel forward full steam ahead without ever pausing to take inventory. And before you know it, lots of time has gone by and you barely know how you got to where you're standing. Or if you even want to be there. So, I guess I've been giving myself a chance to stop for a moment and take stock of everything. Weed out the bad, keep the good, learn to tell the difference. As the saying goes, sometimes the best way to deliver a punch is to take a step back.

And on a lighter note! I love the dress I''m wearing above--fall events are starting to pile up in a major way and soon (as in, next week), I'll inevitably be forced out of hiding and into a multitude of cocktail parties. The long-sleeved black Alexander Wang number is a pretty good stand-by, don't you think? It's from his spring 2010 collection, but I think it translates even better in the fall.

All pictures by Mark Iantosca. xoxo

9 comments:

  1. I love this shoot, the black and white tone are really nice!

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  2. im obsessing over that dressss. you look amazing in it and its perfect!

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  3. I love the dress! Just out of curiosity, what product do you use on your hair? It's always so shiny!

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  4. I love the dress!! It is gorgeous! You have an amazing shape!

    beijos!
    menina elegante
    www.meninaelegante.com

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  5. That dress is great and it looks great on you. Sometimes you just need those moments.
    xoxo http://behinthelashes.com

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  6. I love this post. Its so Crazy because that is exactly where I'm at in my life so it was only right that I made this my status on FB.

    "Giving myself a chance to stop for a moment and take stock of everything. Weed out the bad, keep the good, learn to tell the difference. As the saying goes, sometimes the best way to deliver a punch is to take a step back" Carol Han

    LOVE YOUR BLOG by the way. Check mine out PLEASE. I m just getting started and I would love to write as good as you do some day.

    http://estilomode.blogspot.com/

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  7. THANK YOU for all the wonderful comments guys! I appreciate them all. xox

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  8. Sometimes you need to take some time, put on an awesome dress and think about where your life is taking you ;)

    Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

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  9. I have been going through the same thing lately. I think it's neccesary to have moments to stop and really do some in depth thinking.

    You look gorgeous in that Wang dress!

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