Falling for the classics. Windows down and a light breeze. Lush knits and loosly tied back buns. Regal gold jewelry teamed with crisp white tees. Simplicity at it's best, like sourdough toast with butter. Golden sunset wine dates. Weekend mornings spent in bed. Watching the changes closely that unfold before our eyes in wonder.
Happy Friday! I hope you are feeling as excited as I am about October. I love to take a step back as things begin to cool down and soak up the most beautiful part of fall. I adore the softer seasons. I'm a spring baby, and you all know how much I come alive that time of year. But there is nothing quite like the way fall makes you feel.
I'm cliché as can be to recite this line without fail every single year, but I too agree that life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall. Like a fresh new notebook ready for ideas and possibilities. It's such a well-put sentiment and I love how, if I had to guess, resonates with all humans alike.
There is a magic in the air come October. The changing of leaves, the cool air sweeps in, the excitement that takes over when you think about all the cozy rituals you get to enjoy once again. It's the one season that approaches and I wholeheartedly embrace every bit of it. Like a comforting hug from an old friend.
I wanted to share a quick thought with you. I launched my e-mag last month, which was beyond fun and cathartic to put together. I have been amidst a personal reinvention—feeling so light and in the flow of life lately. Running with ideas and seeing what sticks. My therapist said to me recently "you live life out loud". And it's so true, I do. I get excited and I share ideas, and sometimes they don't pan out as I originally anticipated. Back in the day, it didn't really bother me, I felt like not many people were watching anyway. These days it feels different. There are times where I feel like I am failing because some things fall to the wayside. But recently, I have completely reprogramed my perspective.
I am an experimenter through and through. I am always tinkering, fine-tuning, innovating. It's just who I am. I am going to continue creating the e-magazine, however, it will be seasonally, rather than monthly. Thank you to everyone who read the first and gave me such beautiful feedback. There will be more to come, but I just want to keep my plate relatively open so I can continue to follow this incredible path I recently found myself on. Light and aligned with the universe once again.
In other news! I feel like we haven't caught up in a bit. Life at home is great—we are only a month into the renovation and I am just enjoying the process. Watching it slowly shape up is very cool. I feel like by the end of the month it's going to really start to feel real when our vaulted ceiling is up and they add the big kitchen window and our french doors. I still can't believe it's all really happening.
If you missed it, I created a Substack. I share my reasoning here, and it has been a bit of a catalyst for me the last few weeks to have some clarity with my work and process. The simplicty of it was what I needed. A little taste and it had me cleaning up my platforms, simplifying my process, outsourcing. I'm really excited about! Taylor, my creative assistant, put it into words so beautifully: your blog is like a magazine, a ritual out of my day to soak up posts and enjoy, more editorial and evergreen. While Substack feels like a stream of consciousness. I am looking at my Substack newsletter as my IG stories, mixed with some more seasonally themed edits and thoughts on style/styling. I also launched my ShopMy account this week with easy links based on a few categories I love to curate. There's a fun little segment that will go up every Friday, 10 links I love.
I hope you'll follow along! Have the best weekend x