“This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances, complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community, and as long as I live, it is my privileged to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”
-George Bernard Shaw
Just came across this powerful quote and feel it is so pertinent to my current slightly agitated mood. So today I am going to strive to be a force of nature instead of “a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances.” Wish me luck 🙂
“A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.”
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$40 – amazon.com
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£85 – debenhams.com
$25 – target.com
I selected a splashy H&M tunic, a nude H&M tote (no longer in stores), killer flesh-toned Enigma heels, a lime vintage bangle, and Color Club in Electric Coral nail polish for my toes. My tousled summer mane is the happy result of swimming in chlorinated water, sleeping, and oodles of impromptu hair flipping, otherwise known as the “swim, sleep, flip” I hear it’s all the rage right now 😉 Oh, and yes, I’m watering the garden in stilettos. Don’t judge.
Last week, as I waited with bated breath for the release of the Breaking Dawn trailer (which was awesome!), I decided today’s style icon post would feature Twilight’s resident clairvoyant fashionista, Alice Cullen. Played by the stunning Ashley Greene, Alice’s oh-so-girly ensembles, eye for details, and flair for the dramatic, easily make her the foxiest gal in Forks! With a flick of her pixi crop, she seamlessly mixes full length gloves and head scarves with bold colors, unusual necklines, and plenty of feminine touches (like ribbon headbands, delicate pendent necklaces and over-sized shades). It’s safe to say I would die to raid her accessories closet (as long as she turned me into a vampire afterward, of course!). Absolutely can’t wait to drool over her outfits in Breaking Dawn this November!