I only care what you think of yourself. If you feel your value lies in being merely decorative, I fear that someday you might find yourself believing that’s all that you really are. Time erodes all such beauty, but what it cannot diminish is the wonderful workings of your mind: your humor, your kindness, and your moral courage.
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

// Alex and Ani//


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Alex & Ani Bracelets are these adorable bracelets I ran into searching for a present for a friend at Nordstrom one day. They are perfect for any girl who likes their jewelry to reflect their personality. They have inspirational quotes, initials, hobbies, sports, and even disney bracelets. The list goes on and on and there’s something for everyone’s style and personality.

Today is October 1st, and that means the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Alex and Ani feature a Breast Cancer Awareness bracelet that would be such a beautiful and personal  gift to give to a survivor or anyone who has been affected by breast cancer.

Alex and Ani also expand to necklaces, rings, & earrings as well as accessories for men.

You can purchase these gems at:
Nordstrom
Bloomingdales
Alexandani.com

  • BOY:

    “What’s the world's greatest lie?”

  • The old man:

    “It’s this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. That’s the world’s greatest lie.

You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest, & most beautiful person I have ever known & even that is an understatement. Celebrating 12 years of love.

You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest, & most beautiful person I have ever known & even that is an understatement. Celebrating 12 years of love.

// The Alchemist //

I’m always searching for something new to inspire me to become a better version of myself. A few months ago I was in search of a great book that would move me and bring some inspiration to my life. I remembered¬† reading a quote on a friend’s facebook status that related to what i was going through at that time in my life. The quote touched me so much that I immediately googled the author and researched him. I felt as if the quote was speaking directly to me. That’s how I was introduced to Paulo Coelho and his amazing book “The Alchemist.”

I purchased the book and anxiously waited for it. Once it came in the mail, I could not put it down. It was different from the books that I’ve read in the past. It’s not a book that I normally would pick up in a bookstore just by looking at the title. I was excited by the lessons, messages and quotes as I read, which by the way i LOVE quotes, that I had to highlight them so I could read them again once I was done with the book.

When i finished reading the book, i felt so filled and excited to live life. I always say that I am forever a dreamer, but reading this book made me realize that the dreamer in me had been silenced for so long, and this book woke that part of me up again. I wanted to desperately be a dreamer again just like Paulo Coelho’s character in the book was. I wanted to go on a journey a to fulfill my personal legend. A personal legend is what you were put on earth to do. According to Coelho, not everyone fulfills their personal legend. Only when you have the courage to go in search of your dreams do you fulfill your personal legend.

I relate so much to the character and his struggle between following your dreams or living a safe life. The book talks about omens, which are signs from the universe that guide your path to you personal legend. I started seeing many omens after I opened up to the idea of following my dreams. Just like a quote from the book, “and when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it." I started believing this.

I went on a search to find a book that would inspire me, but what I found was so much more. I found a book that was life altering and changed my way of thinking. I highly recommend this book to anyone of any age. It may not have the same impact it had on me, but I’m sure that it will inspire you in some way.

Below is my favorite quote from the book, and the second quote is the one that introduced me to “The Alchemist,” which by the way is in the introduction of the book. Ironic.

"Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. and that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams."

"We know what we want to do, but are afraid of hurting those around us by abandoning everything in order to pursue our dream. We do not realize that love is just a further impetus, not something that will prevent us going forward. We do not realize that those who genuinely wish us well want us to be happy and are prepared to accompany us on that journey."

My fortune today :)

My fortune today :)

In honor of my fave artist’s bday, here are some of my fave fashion moments from the queen. Happy Bey-day! 33 and fabulous!

In honor of my fave artist’s bday, here are some of my fave fashion moments from the queen. Happy Bey-day! 33 and fabulous!

Creating moments in life that make you feel lucky is what will keep you fighting. And when you forget, create new ones to remember.

Creating moments in life that make you feel lucky is what will keep you fighting. And when you forget, create new ones to remember.

Dream on dreamer
for dreams light up the night sky
and keep the sun shining bright
never give up dreamer
for one day those dreams may come
Winnie
Boho chic & a Gypsy Soul

Boho chic & a Gypsy Soul

Fiery Heart.Dreamer. Lover.Soulful being. I blog about my thoughts, life, inspirations, fashion, & then some.