A New End, A New Beginning

๐ŸŒน there is nothing else to worry about. the sun and her flowers are here. ๐ŸŒน

In the life of a rose
I’ve lived and died 100 times
You’ve watched me open, bloom, wilt, rot
And start over
You watch me again, and again, and again, and again
And each time
My time, measured in light, final breaths, finding, losing
Time, giving so much
And then taking everything away
And I wonder this time, next year
What will it look like?
With my guesses so often, so wrong
I wonder what beginning, what end waits for me
Will I have accepted the things that I cannot change?
And will I have changed the things I cannot accept?
This time, next time, about time ๐ŸŒน

2017 was a whirlwind that shook my world and changed everything I knew. So many new friends, new experiences, new love, so much to be grateful for. All these changes stemmed from love & heartbreak. I chose to break my own heart by embracing that change can be a good thing. I finally chose to love myself, put myself first and everything followed. I met incredibly talented people to help me realize my passion in fashion blogging. I was able to get on the path to my dream career. I finally found someone I deserved, someone who loves me wholly & unconditionally. I needed a year like 2017. I realized that my potential is limitless. It was transformative. So watch out 2018, I’ve got some great plans for you.

Wishing you all the best, not just in 2018, but in all the years to come.ย 

Love,

Danielle

What I Wore: Dainty Wrap, Denim & Fearlessness

I used to struggle with insecurity, confidence, and loving myself. I’m not going to lie to you. We all have our insecurities, but in the past, I was very critical of myself. The smallest blemishes would drive me crazy. Somehow, my past experiences shaped me in a way that I can finally love myself for who I am. I can accept myself. I can live with a fearless attitude towards those who would judge me. It feels so liberating to finally love yourself fully.ย 

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Vegas Eats: The Black Sheep

I had the opportunity to dine at The Black Sheep, a modern Vietnamese fusion restaurant I’ve been eyeing for quite a while now. I came in expecting an amazing array of food on their menu, and let me tell you, they did not disappoint. In fact, The Black Sheep exceeded my expectations. The food was absolutely divine!ย 

I loved how everything on the menu had a bit of an Asian flair. They had melt-in-your-mouth pork belly, crispy Vietnamese imperial rolls, pickled vegetables, octopus in curry sauce, spicy tamarind chicken wings, and one of my personal favorites of the night, beef crisps (reminiscent of Filipino chicharrรณn)…. And the selection goes on.

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What I Wore: Blush Vibes & Finding Strength Through Heartbreak

A couple months ago, I stood in front of my closet contemplating what I should wear to a photo shoot on the Vegas Strip. Memories of my most recent love still fresh in my mind. I stood there staring at the dress I wore on the last night he and I were truly together. Before all his mistakes, before all his drama, before all the heartbreak.ย 

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Essentials: Milk & Sass, Treat Beauty, Serendipity Nail Polish, Air Repair & Lather

I’ve been obsessing over these beauty essentials lately! I can never have enough beauty products!

So happy to have been introduced to Serendipity Nail Polish because I’m in love with the shades! I’m a sucker for nude and natural shades on my nails because I love to keep things clean and simple. My new favorite shade: Peace, Love & Sandy Feet, this nude on my nails in the photo. It fits so well with my skin tone and I constantly keep coming back to this shade week after week.

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What I Wore: Blush Bohemian Mood & Optimism

Optimism (noun):ย hopefulness and confidence about the future or the successful outcome of something.

This is my mood & mindset. Whenever I catch myself starting to feel overwhelmed or stressed, I turn to positivity and optimism. I simply take a step back and tell myself that most of the things that overwhelm me or stress me out are self-imposed. I do these things to myself. Because I have this self-awareness, I’m able to catch myself from falling into negativity and destructive tendencies.ย 

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Brunch Babes: Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro

I joined Style Collective a little over a month ago. If you’re not familiar, Style Collective is a community of boss babes empowering and inspiring other boss babes. It’s a girl boss tribe, and I’m completely in love with the community. It opened so many new friendships and networks for me. I never thought I’d meet so many Vegas bloggers who I look up to. And now, we brunch together.ย 

We had the pleasure of brunching at Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro at The Palazzo. Morels was one of the best brunches I’ve had so far, and I brunch with friends almost every week. The service was phenomenal, and we loved that our table was well taken care of. Constant refills on our drinks and incredible food. The turkey hash, bananas foster pancakes, and mushroom and gruyere crepe are personal favorites, and I’ll be coming back for them soon!ย 

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