Skin Tight Floral

“When your mind wants to bolt, but your heart hangs on, it is because you don’t know with absolute certainty what the truth is. When you waste so much time on something that you want to believe is true, you begin to overthink things. Eventually, something obvious becomes twisted into something absurd, which keeps us from believing a simpler answer. Over time, you believe your own lies and fantasies to shield yourself from hurt, when following what is logical would have been the quickest way to healing. It is through your own self-imposed delusions that you lose your perspective. The world then becomes different to you when in fact you are different. Why? Because your own ego gets in the way. Everyone wants to feel special. Everyone wants to have faith in others. Everyone wants to believe in fairytales, happy endings and have all bad interactions with others explained. It is easier to sit in denial with your delusions. You have commonsense and intuition, but you didn’t like how it made you feel. You sacrifice choosing to do right, in order to avoid pain. However, you don't realize that you have been in pain for a really long time and believed this was how happiness felt.” ― Shannon L. Alder

I've been home in Florida this past week. The only time I had off was last week so I spontaneously bought a ticket to Orlando the day before I went. There's something about being home that puts things into perspective for me. I can appreciate NY for what it is. I've been living there for almost 4 years and for some reason the second I stepped off the plane to Florida, I missed it more than ever. I missed the weather, the blue skies, no overcast, the grass, the birds, parking spots. I could easily move back here to buy a home. I went and laid out by the pool like a giant sloth. I went on a swan paddle boat and got out of breath quickly. I saw old friends. It has been such an amazing time. Thank you to my good friend Anthony Benitez for taking these pictures!

Wearing: Forever 21 floral dress, Steve Madden nude heels


  1. That dress is phenomenal ... I love the cut on you!

    C xx

  2. Amazing dress!

  3. Is that Eola Lake? Just touched down in Maitland for 8 weeks. Send suggestions. Just so you know - You are a beautiful inspiration- Thank you!

  4. The dress looks really pretty on you! The second shot is my favorite.

  5. Wow has it already been 4 years already in NYC? Time seems to fly! I would go to Florida in a heartbeat! I love the dress!

  6. Madly in love with that dress!!!
    Mahogany Closet

  7. I'm usually not a huge fan of larger floral print but that is the perfect short fitted dress for spring, and it fits you like a glove!

  8. The dress is perfect. You look stunning. But Adler's quote was the what I needed to hear.

  9. Pleeaase tell me how you came about that dress! I've been trying to find it in my size (I'm on the curvy side) but haven't been able to find it any larger than a large. . .help!


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