Monthly Muses: Summer 2019 Inspiration

May 27, 2019

Photo by Jack Ward 

Wow, it’s already summer. I hate to admit it, but I let May rush right by me. I feel as if every month this year has just flown by without me taking the time to really focus on what I want and how to get it. Oops. But the good news is, summer tends to be my industry's slow season. That means I’ll have more time to be present and come up with a game plan to elevate my life. Aye!! And by elevate, I don’t necessarily mean I need to accomplish something major like getting a promotion, finding a new job, running my own lucrative business, paying off all my student loans or finding "my person" (don't worry, I vomited in my mouth a little bit at the last part of that list too). My definition of success is constantly evolving, and the rare ability to live in the moment and practice gratitude is something I appreciate more and more each day.

That being said, I want to start focusing more on the little things that inspire me and give me a pinch of happiness. Those small happy moments add up to one big happy life when you put them all together. One feeling I’ve always chased is a sense of inspiration. It warms my heart, and I’m sure you can relate. That’s why I wanted to share this list with you today, not just for selfish reasons (yeah, creating this post does make me really happy), but I also want to encourage you to write a list of a few things that have been inspiring you this month/season. Then you can take that list and use it as a road map to add a little more joy into your life.

There’s so much stress, drama, and pain in this world that we need to take some time out to remind ourselves of all the beauty life can offer. I personally think it’s crucial for our spiritual survival. I’d absolutely love it if you shared your list in the comments below. Like I said before, most people, including myself, are inspiration junkies so the more inspiration shared, the better.

A short list of things that have made me smile or feel inspired this month
Photos by:
 Ivan Ramirez , @brina_blum@pmason303@larasophie996@damiano_baschiera@markusspiske

  • Gardening  
  • House plants
  • Maxi dresses and skirts w/ slits
  • Raffia shoes
  • Cane bags
  • Almafi coast
  • Anklets
  • Seashells
  • Vintage bathing suits particularly this line by Danielle Bernstein aka We Wore What. Every time I look at the Italy swimsuit collection, I fall more and more in love with the entire line. The colors and patterns are perfect, the location of the photo shoot is dreamy and the vintage cuts/styles are completely my taste. I have loved retro bathing suits for a long time. The Danielle one piece in citrus, the Salerno eyelet top, and the black rose Sorrento two-piece set are at the top of my wish list this season.
Earrings, Dress, Raffia Slides, Cane Bag, Raffia Heels, Anklet

Thank you for spending a moment of your day to read this post. Your love and support mean the world to me. Wishing you love, peace, and joy. Until next time my friend.

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