From Here to There
This post started out as a piece about Copper, Chrome and … YAWN! As the photoshoot went on throughout the afternoon I found myself completely uninspired by the location. I was distracted by all the people in the area and simply not feeling it. First of all, it’s really hard to shoot in front of a bunch of people. Guess what? I’m not a professional model or a model at all. So when I hear people walking by saying “who is she?” – I can’t focus. And oh by the way “SHE” is really just nobody … let’s keep it moving. I finally just stopped, and decided to relocate. That ended up being the best decision of the day.
The Dallas Arboretum
I don’t know why I didn’t think of it earlier, but the Dallas Arboretum happens to be one of my happy places. As a person who really doesn’t like crowds, the arboretum has always been a peaceful serene place for me to do some of my happiest work. To be honest, all that was missing today was a Starbucks Caramel Machiatto and someone to hold my hand as I walked through the gardens listening to the babbling brooks, strolling by the serene pools and taking in the magnificent flowers, trees and plants. It’s breathtaking, and that’s not easy to say about Texas landscape.
Refresh You Perspective
Lately, I have found myself uninspired by fashion, style and honestly life. The winter blues? Maybe. All it really takes is for you to find that one thing that makes you want to fill your lungs with fresh air and suddenly you see things in a different light. I didn’t rush today, I took my time which is an indulgence when you have the type of schedule I have – we all have. In the back of my mind I knew my kids were probably already home looking for me to make them food or help them with their homework or do their laundry, but I absolutely ignored it. Bad mom? Again, maybe … but my kids are teenagers so I think they can fend for themselves without burning down the house for a couple of hours 🙂 .
Take in The View
Really … is this Texas? Before I moved here I thought all I would see were tumbleweeds, cows and cowboys. Well, I almost never see any of those things. Dallas is a low-key sophisticated city filled with the warmest people you will ever meet. I’ve said this before a million times, but I will say it again – the women of Dallas are among the most open to style and fashion that I have ever encountered … and I’m from New York. They love to try something new, they love to tell you they think you look great, they aren’t afraid to ask you where you got something, or ask you how to pull of a certain trend. They’re real, and that is refreshing!
I leave here today feeling more optimistic, just better. It’s a sign that I don’t do enough to feed my soul or my creative spirit. I’m a good mother – that’s my main job. But my passion is being creative in some way or another. Today I fed my soul, today I fed my creative spirit. And as a result, I’ll probably be a more patient mom tonight – when I have to do loads of laundry or cook yet another dinner.
Things to See
The Crepe Myrtle Archway – above … fantastic
The Woman’s Garden
… the architecture of the pools will light you up.
Places to Eat & Places to Contemplate
So, why is this fashion and style blogger writing about how to feed the soul or your creative spirit? Because that’s what fashion and style is all about. You create your own style and you use fashion to do it. Around this time of year we all need to take a minute, pull back, assess …
Now… tomorrow you’ll walk into your closet and find a whole new way to wear that blouse. Think about it – just think about it. XOXO