The Beauty of Power

There will be moments in your life when you will be asked to take a journey into the unknown. Moments when nobody will be there to hold your hand and walk your path with you. And when that happens, you must stand in your power. Its when you find yourself becoming awakened spiritually, you are able to see and receive the signs that the universe is providing you.

For those awakened they have a mindset of – everything is happening FOR YOU, rather than TO YOU. Obstacles will arise for us all; it is inevitable so by having the inner power to reframe your mindset with cognitive reappraisal you can then use your obstacles to your advantage. In return you will view them as lessons and blessings.

“Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late. You don’t have to like it… it’s just easier if you do.”

You may not realize this, by saying ‘yes’ to everything when you should be saying ‘no’ is one way you quickly distance yourself from your authentic truth and personal power. Unfortunately, many do it to gather love or approval of those around them staying in situations that are simply based out of convenience not love. We wear the guilt and pain from the one we are seeking validation from and these partnerships become over time toxic and unhealthy causing a severe imbalance.

When we choose to enable the poor behavior of others we are making the sound choice to give our power away. What if we started to use logic rather than our emotions, would we have experienced as much heartbreak? The answer is, most likely not. We all have karmic debt that must be paid and as we move through life with conscious awareness we take our power back knowing what is meant for us, will come back to us right.

Vintage Bill Berman California Sweetheart Dress 
Vintage Rhinestone Necklace, similar here.
Sam Edelman Pumps
Foundation CHANEL, Lipstick Maybelline Nails, Red Carpet Manicure
Photography c/o Laurie Rockwell


Classic pieces by Girlfriend Box

Jewelry at least in my opinion, will always be one of the most important accessories as much as shoes, handbags, and the perfect hair. There is no surprise when I discovered the well-curated pieces at Girlfriend Box, I would become smitten over their vast collections.

Jewelry is like the perfect spice – it always complements what’s already there.Diane Von Furstenberg

If you are seeking authentic 1950 jewelry it can be daunting to find pieces such as those, unless you stumble upon the right estate sale, vintage boutique or have been gifted family heirlooms. The best alternative is by far fashion jewelry, pieces that have the shape, texture and sparkle similar to the traditional vintage pieces previously mentioned. If you are seeking glamorous statement pieces from drippy bib necklaces, massive chokers, stylish bracelets and accentuated tear drop earrings, I invite you to visit Girlfriend Box.

For those that are familiar with Girlfriend Box it’s a gift subscription for you or the one you love. Created by Arianny Celeste, Model and UFC ring girl, she founded Girlfriend Box with the focus of men in mind, why you ask? It was designed to assist them with purchasing gifts for their girlfriends and/or wives through a pre-scheduled system for occasions such as Birthday’s, Valentines Day, Christmas and so on. Subscribers choose 1 or 2 styles to be sent on a specific date that they schedule and the boxes are shipped approximately a week before the schedule date.  

This subscription is also ideal for your best friend, mother or sister who either loves jewelry or needs a dose of glamour. If you aren’t looking to sign up for the 5 box subscription, you can also schedule it monthly, or just one time. If you love jewelry as much as me, you can also gift this to yourself and why shouldn’t you – you are worth it!

Wrap Dress c/o The Naughty Girl Shop
Ivy Bracelet & Bridget Necklace, here.
Sam Edelman Pumps
Foundation CHANEL, Lipstick Maybelline Nails, Red Carpet Manicure
Photography c/o Laurie Rockwell


Protected in White Lace

Spring is in full bloom, so why not wear a mask that exudes elegance? While the CDC still advises us to wear a face covering to slow the spread of COVID-19 I find wearing one by Wearable Masks to be the only option.

Face coverings (to some) may still feel like an unusual addition to their daily routines because of the way they conceal ones smile, however the level of protection is priceless. A style note you might opt for is seeking a pattern or print that suits your personal aesthetic or outfit as I did in today’s post. I paired their white “Lacey” with one of my beloved 1950s wool sheath with a vintage floral rhinestone brooch and studded earrings. I finished the overall look off with shiny patent accessories. I created an outfit that not only protects, it showcases elegance and grace.

When covid-19 hit, our opportunity to raise money through in person events was no longer viable and we wanted to find a new way to support the community which led us to a partnership with Wearable Masks. We are thankful to have found an incredible partner with Wearable Masks in the quality of the product and our aligned values.

Laurie Rockwell, of The League Sports

For those not familiar with Wearable Mask, they are a San Francisco based female, minority & disabled-veteran owned small business that has donated 30,000+ masks (since April 2020) to non-profit organizations, hospitals & clinics, homeless shelters, churches and low income families. Their wide array of styles, prints and colors create an effortless experience for anyone searching for a mask that protects and is stylist.

For all masks sold on the fundraiser page with The League Sports, 100% of net profits to 2 charitable organizations will be donated (The Color of Change & The Rainbow World Fund). If you purchase one mask, another mask will be donated to a local organization in need. Additionally, for every TLS “Gold Standard” mask purchased they will match an additional $1 for $1 of the net proceeds. 
Photography c/o Laurie Rockwell
Face Mask c/o Wearable Masks™