Tuesday, March 28, 2017

All About The Shoes

Let's be honest, this post is really all about these shoes. I've always been obsessed with shoes, well boots specifically... and I've never been more obsessed with any pair I've owned until these babies came into my life. The best part is that these were gifted to me from a dear friend, who obviously loves me very much! 'Cause who would ever give away a pair of new Tommy x Gigi shoes from this seasons runway show away? Uhhhh...not me!!! I am so very thankful to be a proud owner to these sexy boots! Took a look.
-Grace xo


Outfit Details:
Fringe Bag: Free People
Choker T-Shirt: Made by yours truly 
Jean Jacket: Levis (thrift find)
Crystal Necklaces: Made by yours truly
Sunnies: Thrift find

Photography by: Michael Penhale











Thursday, January 5, 2017

2017


And just like that...another year has come and gone. It's been a whirl wind and it has also been rich in adventure and full of inspiration. I was blessed to serve yet another year with Youth With A Mission...as it was also my last *sniff sniff*. I was able to volunteer another season of fashion week both in NY + LA. I made new friends and made more memories with old ones. Mike and I found ourselves a church home at Zoe LA. I continued to pursued my career in hair and made new business endeavors. I got to check Oregon off my bucket list (and I need to go again). Mike and I spent three months in Europe (specifically Barcelona) staffing a school for artists and creatives and Michael with skateboarding and filming. AND the last two weeks of the year and we ended up moving back to Colorado! Phew! The last month has been a blur, but it's nice to start the year of fresh and with some clarity. Cheers to 2017!

Wishing you all love, peace, joy and happiness! 

Photography by Michael Penhale













Thursday, December 1, 2016

A Letter To My Younger Self

A few weeks ago I was inspired to write this letter about what I would say to my younger self. I'm a pretty open person and strangely enough I found this kind of difficult to share, but from my experience everything brought out of darkness and into the light brings nothing but healing. Mind you this is what I would have NEEDED to hear years ago and it may be disturbing to some of you, but this in fact was my reality and is the reality of so many teens and young adults.



To my younger self,

I know your suicidal thoughts.
I hear the lies echoing in your head about your self hate. 
I see your tears, your blood and mutilated limbs. 
I see past your tough exterior you use to hide in. 
I know you're broken and I know you're hurting. 
Your pain is real. 

You may not believe me when I tell you this,
but one day you will experience the highest of highs
and I'm not talking about any drug.
It's natural, it's so real and it's something greater than you, something from outside you that lives, moves and breathes and that will move through you. 
You can't see it now because it's very dark where you are, bu there is hope.
You are not alone.

One day you will actually love you.
And one day you will actually love your body.
You will quit hurting it for temporary comfort.
You will be kind to it. 
One day you will see yourself as beautiful.

Will you please fight to live another day?
Because I promise you this pain and internal suffering will stop.

Will you please fight to live another day?
Because the pain you feel right now will one day be use to bring other girls hope.

Will you please fight to live another day?
Because you are deeply loved.

Please keep fighting,

I know you're tired, but I believe in you.

You are so strong.
You are courageous.
You are worthy. 


Love, 

Your Older Self 
<3


"We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed but not in despair, persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed."
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