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Howdy! How is your week going so far?! My birthday was on Monday and have to say that getting older gets better and better. Who else is with me? I was under the weather on my birthday but looking forward to celebrating with the most important people in my life this week. Yes, there will be champagne! 

As most of you know, my father passed away in March and he and I were extremely close. I think you can look at the pictures of he and I and just feel the bond between us. I will definitely be writing a post on my dad, his life and I hope you can learn at least one thing from the post as food for thought. I think my dad passing and a combination of other things in my recent past have brought me to the point in my life that I really don't care to overthink a situation. It's become irrelevant what Joe or Jane Public thinks of me and I don't care to be around people, unhealthy foods, negative energy, or anything that tears me away from what is good for my true self. You know what I am talking about when I talk about "true self", right? - it is your purpose and the feeling in your stomach when you know EXACTLY when a situation is good for you and when it is not good for you. I used to ignore that feeling and just keeping trying at something when really I knew all along that it was wrong for me. I have always wanted to never give up on things but, damn - I am over it. Can you relate in any way?

 I think that I have learned something from each relationship and I FINALLY had a 'breakup breakthrough' over a year ago, if you will. This situation felt like it was the "cherry on top" in a rather lengthy string of dating mishaps and was the last straw for me. It lit a fire in me and I finally realized that I have known all along what is right and wrong for me and to not keep pushing through something just because I fear what I would have previously defined as 'failure'. Success doesn't always look like what we think it will at the outset and oftentimes comes disguised as failure. As Thomas Edison famously said, "I have not failed, I just found 10,000 ways that won't work". I now choose to spend my time on things that are true to me. I know that no matter what happens in this life, I will always be ok if I am centered, focused, healthy, grateful and treat people how I would want to be treated. The Golden Rule is still good policy, even in 2017 :)

So, what am I saying? Trust your dopeness. If you haven't reached a point where a light comes on about a particular struggle or situation it will happen - keep focused on you, your faith, balance your life and listen to you intuition. 

Ok, so now we need to pair this fire and motivation with some fashion talk! 'Busting Moves in Maldives Maxi' from Vestique is the prefect maxi for the summer and I love the pink maxi with the trendy cut. Who else loves the palm print?! Check out my post on my favorite high and low hem palm print from Vestique here. I love how the 'Busting Moves in Maldives Maxi' has a twisted neckline and a double slit making for one head turning outfit. I think I may wear it again this weekend for birthday celebrations! I am wearing a size small and you can snag this beauty for $72.00. I paired the maxi with 'Dolce Vita Effie Sandals' in Taupe and have worn these shoes multiple times since I got them. I linked the best price I have seen of the sandals, love them! This color shoe always elongates your legs. Meow! I always use 'Anastasia Beauty Hills Glow Kit Sundipped' on my cheeks, forehead, nose and above my upper lip. It always gives you the best glow! Also, if you are looking for a hair stylist, Dustin Martin is your guy. He is located in Charlotte, NC and can be reached at 704-763-6938. He is so fly! <3

Appreciate you stopping by and would love to hear a comment from you below! I will make sure to reply back. Happy Shopping and keep doing YOU!

Tessa machen