She believed she could so she did

  Today’s post is short and sweet:  Dreams can become realities if we stop for a moment and realize that anything is possible when we work for it and believe in ourselves. Everyday when I wake up I start my … Continue reading

Today was a “Good Day”

Every time I go on Good Day Sacramento to do one of my thrifted fashion TV segments I am just as grateful that day as I was the first time I went on 15 months ago. I’ve become pretty good … Continue reading

Fashion inspiration: American Hustle the movie

Inspiration, for me, manifests itself from art, architecture, people, nature, and in this case, the movies. (American Hustle) I am fond of the past for not only its rich history, but especially for its truly phenomenal fashion. American Hustle was … Continue reading

Black and white pattern play: Part 2

I want to start this blog post with the very wise quote by Dr. Seuss that I periodically mention: “Why fit in when you were born to stand out.” On Thursday evening I had the most wonderful serendipitous moment happen … Continue reading

An attitude of gratitude will carry you far…

New Year’s Eve was spent with one of my dearest friends from college, Annelise. As we age close friendships become rarities. Annelise has been there for me through the good, through the bad, the really bad, and the good again. … Continue reading

The Fabulous Thrift Tour on 1/25/14

It’s that time again! It’s the 2nd Fabulous Thrift Tour hosted by myself and sponsored by the ever fabulous Freestyle Clothing Exchange thrift. Link to get tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fabulous-thrift-tour-tickets-8841277499 We have an amazing party bus, prizes, 5 top notch thrift stores, … Continue reading

A work of art: Part 1

My mother and I haven’t always had the meaningful relationship that we have today, but through the years our bond has grown stronger and stronger.  Something I am supremely grateful for today is my realization and appreciation for my mother’s … Continue reading

Free your mind and the rest will follow…

It’s days like today that remind me to appreciate all that I have, all that I’ve accomplished, and all that I continue to work hard towards. It’s days like today that I am grateful that I decided to make some … Continue reading

The Pursuit of Happiness…

In the pursuit of happiness I sometimes find myself here, there, and everywhere. This past year has honestly been a magical year and taught me to keep persevering forward no matter what.  In the past month, a whole lot of emotions, ranging from happy, contemplative, to a little sad have risen. My department of 3 at the Museum is now a department of me, myself, and I. My two co workers, Connie and Cindy, were not only fellow work mates, but two people I respected and loved dearly. Though I am beyond happy for their new adventures in life, I am a little sad. They were my family and this was the first week not having them at the office. Isn’t that life though? People come and people go and I will be forever grateful that the both of them came into my life. Cindy, thank you for giving me a chance two years ago at the Museum. You were the best boss a girl could ever ask for. I admire you for your strong work ethic, attention to detail, drive, and ability to remain calm no matter what. Connie, you were like the sister I never had growing up. To see you blossom and grow this past year warms my heart dearly. Good luck Boo Boo and I can’t wait to go to your wedding in Colorado. Image

So as you can see, the departure of my two workmates is a little bitter sweet. With their vacancies comes a whole slew of added responsibilities at the Museum. Everyone keeps coming up to me wondering if I’m ok or if I’m freaking out, and the reality is everything is going to be ok. I’m choosing to take this new opportunity as a time of growth and time to really challenge myself to think bigger. I trust that if I put in the hard work, the universe will do the rest. I am supremely grateful for the Crocker Art Museum and all that they have done for me in the last almost 3 years. It’s my turn to rise up to the occasion and be the best that I can be in the current situation. 

The Museum has inspired me over the years to really pay attention to my surroundings. I am CONSTANTLY inspired by the people who walk through the Museum doors and the art that hangs on the magnificent walls. Art is so inspiring! The colors and the shapes I see while perusing the isles send a surge of fashion fire throughout my veins. Sometimes I can’t wait to come home and figure out ways in which to compliment certain paintings that I’ve seen at work. Art really does inspire fashion and this is one of the big reasons why I stay at the Crocker – for the love of art! 

In these tough times, I have to remind myself that no matter what, everything will be ok. The Museum will continue on, art will continue to inspire people, (my fashion) and new friendships will blossom.

Speaking of art inspiring fashion, there’s a mural by my house that I have been eying for months. Every time I bike by it, I wonder how or when the right outfit might present itself for the piece. Recently it all came together and made for a very fun photo shoot. 

Outfit: Vintage scarf, (also used as a head piece sometimes) Sacramento Antique Faire, $2 – Polka dot top, Freestyle Clothing Exchange, $15 – Vintage suede skirt, free at a clothing swap – Vintage purple heels, Goodwill, $5 – Vintage sunnies, Sacramento Antique Faire, $2!

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