Saturday, May 28, 2016

TOBI x VT

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YAS, SUMMER, YASSS!
I've been loving all these 80 degree days we have been having, it finally feels like summer. If you know me, then you know the romper is my go to piece for summer.  So when I saw this off-the-shoulder, bell sleeve, black romper from TOBI, I feel head over ankle booties for it. I mean, can summer time chic-ness get any easier then this? It's effortless, comfy beyond belief, light weight, and  so versatile that I'm going to style it a million different ways through out this sunny season.
I kept it simple for this post, only pairing it with a black choker and a western inspired belt. 
No, I didn't spend $30 at Topshop for a simple black choker ( & I suggest you don't either) just head to your local Hobby Lobby and get inspired in their ribbon isle! 

I would also recommend visiting www.TOBI.com to check out all of their rad clothing, or follow them on instagram @shopTOBI to see their new items & just for some serious #styleinspo. Also, sign up for their e-mail list to receive 50% off your first order!


<3
JWR


Outfit Break Down:
Romper: TOBI, www.TOBI.com
Belt: ASOS



Sunday, May 15, 2016

Seeing Stars

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May is always a month that trips me up. May 11th marked 10 years since my father passed away, it's that week-year, after year- that has me reflecting on life, am I doing what I love? Am I being true to myself, am I taking care of myself? Am I at peace?
It's good but it's also challenging, sometimes the answer is 'no' and you have to then 'check yourself', aka. put in the time and energy into working on yourself and your own happiness. Which isn't always easy or accommodating to your current busy-as-hell schedule. But that's exactly what I'm doing, back to basics; back to positive affirmations and daily grateful lists, meditating everyday, nourishing my body with only things that fuel me, furthering my practice in yoga, and really fucking trusting the universe to lead me to where I need to go.
The pain of the extremely sudden loss of my dad will never go away, it's embedded in my chemical make up. However, that doesn't mean I let it control who I am today and how I live. He wouldn't want me to be eternally sad, to be angry at the world, and he most definitely wouldn't want me to live in fear- constantly waiting for some shitty shoe to drop. I now believe, which has taken years to come to, that he is everywhere, his energy and soul is still very much alive. I see the stars that light up my night as him, the sun that warms me and makes me smile as him, the wind that makes me feel alive again when I am feeling so low. I also believe he keeps me safe, my guardian angel assisting me as I go about my life journey, weeding the toxic people out of my life and bringing in evolved beings who are truly and authentically good people.
I really am lucky, I got to spend 14 years with a father who treated me like a little princess, who encouraged my creative mind, who taught me so much about respect for others and for yourself, he really fucking loved me and thats why I'm lucky. Of course, my situation is not ideal- somedays I don't want to get out of bed, looking at pictures and just feeling my heart break, but then I think about some of my friends, my extended family members, and mere acquaintances who's father's are still here and have been just terrible, leaving emotional scars on their children. And when I do that, I can be nothing but grateful for this life and the hand I was dealt. 

In loving memory of my father, John Root. 
My favorite fucking human, there will never be another like you.

01.01.61 - 05.11.06
<3


ps. the dress is from ASOS, the bag from ZARA, and I made the choker.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Paint it Black

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Kicking it in a 90's inspired mini dress from Urban Outfitters, that I actually scored last summer in Bushwick after a few mimosas. I'm obsessed with the collar and loose cut out in the back. Paired this little number with a vintage Chanel cross body handbag, black flatforms, a gold star choker by Rebecca Minkoff, along with a black choker that is just a piece of satin ribbon haha
It's my angel of a pup's birthday today! Remington is officially 5 and we're off to the pet store to spoil  the little guy.<3


**ps. I'm thinking about dying my mane a super soft pink, rose gold almost. Even if I wasn't in love (which I don't think will be the case) I feel like it would wash out quickly anyways. All my girls, & my dude, are encouraging the peachy change, any thoughts?!?**


Outfit Breakdown:
Dress: Urban Outfitters
Handbag: Chanel
Choker: Rebecca Minkoff
Watch & Bangle: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Shoes: Target