January 9, 2012

Sliding Doors

Jacket: Bar III; Shirt: BCBG; Skirt: B44 Core; Purse: Gucci; Belt: FreePeople; Earrings: Fracesca's Collections; Necklace: c/o JewelMint
Sometimes I have these sliding doors moments where I think:
What if I had taken a different direction; just one different turn?
How would my life be different?
I retrace the steps.
I rewind through the years.
Regrets are evident.
{But wasteful thinking.}
Rather - I find validation; reassurance.
If I had missed just one thing,
I might not be where I am today;
made the discoveries I have,
or known the people I've come to meet.
I think it's important to allow life to unfold before you,
just as it is meant to be.
To accept what it is.
That is the ultimate freedom.
There are circumstances that can't be controlled.
There are things about ourselves we cannot change.
And our sliding doors are only alternate realities of who we could be.
Who we are?
Well, that's up to you and me.


Chic Coastal Living said...

Love your blog! You take awesome pictures and hopefully I will be able to one day also! I use to have an awesome camera with a long lens but that was many years ago. Thanks for all of the inspiration! Great outfit!

Anonymous said...

I needed that right about now. Looking lovely as always! x

Doux Rousse said...

Beautiful! (The outfit and the thought). Thanks for the needed emotional and style inspiration.

Doux Rousse

Carrie said...

Really amazing outfit! Love the inspirational writing! As you travel through life it is better to stay accepting...looking at lessons learned and all the shining diamonds out of it you can find!
XO Carrie

Jenni@Story of My Life said...

SO well said, my dear.

And YOU are smokin.

Marissa said...

that braid is cute!!


LuLu said...

I completely agree with you - thinking about regrets IS wasteful thinking. Even recently being laid off during the holidays it infuriated me but also made me stop and realize it wasn't what I wanted to do with my life anyways and I'm now I'm working on looking at a different career path.

LuLu from A Candid Life

Team Babb said...

Sometimes it is really easy to get caught up in the what if's.. but you're right. It's pointless. We have the now. And what we choose to do with that can change us forever.

P.S. Do you really take your own pictures??? I mean.. that's amazing!!!!

Anonymous said...

Nice reflection! I love that your blog is not all about style but also your write beautiful thoughts! Great way to winterize that maxi!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Rachael said...

"Who we are? It's up to you and me". I love that.
It is interesting to have a 'sliding doors' moment though. There are thousands of possibilities to how a life can be different! Sometimes I wish mine could be different in a lot of ways though! Maybe that's normal.
By the way, have you ever seen that movie? With Gwyneth Paltrow? To me, it's not the best movie, but it's fun to see it and wonder 'What if...'

Monica's Notebook said...

You are stunning! Love your blog! Such a cool post.

<3 Monica

Keeley Laura said...

Lovely outfit!
I love the t-shirt


ilene @ muchloveilly said...

beautiful outfit and beautiful reminder!

Supal said...

I like the knot on that belt!


Kelly said...

Love the post - it really made me think. :)

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

sliding doors is one of my favorite movies..ever! :) now i want to go watch it! xo

Katie said...

Couldn't agree more!

Rachel said...

We are in control of our destiny, sometimes it doesn't go as planned but I think the unexpected moments are the ones that shape us, they make us stronger.Live life to the fullest!



Tori said...

Wow, that's kind of a deep blog post, I like it! I too have these moments (more out of fear) that if I had left the house 3 min. earlier something catastrophic could have happened. I quickly shake those thoughts off, because honestly there's not a damn thing I can do about anything in this universe. I am a control freak, who has come to terms with the fact that I control nothing :D



Amazing outfit :)

.Candy. said...

Very inspiring post! You're deep in thought!


Anonymous said...

You look lovely as usual! Also great inspiration! Thanx for sharing and being so honest!


Gentri said...

Beautiful. :) I think about that sometimes too.

And can we just talk about how perfect your braid is?!

Kelly said...

you look so fabulous! great skirt and the fishtail looks so great!


Maria said...

It's always fun to play around with sliding doors. Imagining the life you would've/could've had but always being grateful for the one you're living now.

Maria xx

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

sometimes i find myself thinking about the past as well but every single time i come to the same conclusion as you; if i did only one thing different i would not be where i am today! and i LOVE my life now so no regrets whatsoever :)

love the look, especially your hair :)


Fashion Fractions

Anna Saccone said...

You're sooo gorgeous, I love your fishtail braid! <3

Megan Muller said...

Beautiful post and gorgeous pictures. You are truly inspirational and I love reading your posts.


Fierce Fabulous Fit said...

Hey girl!! It's been awhile since I stopped by!! You're looking gorgeous as per usual :) I love this leather jacket on you, and the braid. And what beautiful words. Is this originally yours?? Did you write that?? Beautiful!!

I hope all is well,

Fit Tuesday ~ Work Those ABS!

Anonymous said...

LOVE that gwyneth Paltrow movie! If you haven't seen it, this blog post means you NEED to see it for sure! It's really crazy to think how every turn and move we make changes the course of our journey....sometimes I wonder what alternate journeys I missed but always embrace the one I am on!
Love the outfit too :) you look fab

Danielle Nelson said...

I love the way you write. Honestly your thoughtful words always inspire me more than the fashion. Thank you!
A Little Bit Adrift

Anonymous said...

Great post! Love your beautiful perspective. Thanks for writing. x

Molliee said...

lovely outfit! i love this poem as well!

Amy said...

Sliding Doors is one of my all-time favorite movies. I didn't know anyone else ever watched it. But you're right...just because things seem better if we took a different turn, doesn't mean they are. And, it all circles back to destiny in the end.

Caton said...

Love this! It's so easy to get caught up in the what if's as opposed to focusing on what is.

Whitney said...

I love when you post these insightful findings. They are either something I needed to read at the time or it makes me think. Love it!

dirty bird said...

I have Sliding Doors moments ALL THE TIME! So glad to know I'm not alone :)

Anonymous said...

loving the braid, casual chic.



Tiana said...

so beautiful! i love the fishtail braid :)
everything just comes together so effortlessly!

- tiana of l'esthetique

Ashleigh Nicole said...


xo Ashleigh


DelbaMé said...

I love this post...I tend to believe what is is supposed to be!
Well you look gorgeous, love the fishtail braid, cute jacket too.

heather said...

Love this post! I'm always having those moments...but reading this helped knowing that I'm not alone. Thanks for sharing!

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