Keep Blooming

4.29.2016


'A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.' 

Lord and Taylor crop top, Rebecca Minkoff Edgewater pant, Zero UV marbled sunnies, Abercrombie tote (shop more tote bags here), Nine West T-strap heels (similar here). Shot by Jessica Gould in Los Angeles.


Generally speaking, I'd like to think of myself as a pretty happy soul. I'm not an optimist, per se, but I do try to look at the bright side of things, and when times are tough I'm a full believer in sucking it up and concentrating on anything you can do to get you through. I surround myself by family, friends and associates that I feel I can share everything with and lean on when I need to, and I try my best not to compare myself with others and just keep doing my own damn thang.

But that's not to say we don't all have our bad days. The days when nothing seems to be going our way, or when something annoying at work happens that feels like it's all our fault, or when we turn on Instagram and our feed seems to be bursting at the seams with people who are doing more than us, better than us. 

With social media's pervasiveness in all of our lives, it's all too easy to start comparing ourselves to others and even easier to fall into a rut. Instead of focusing on our own paths and achieving what we desire, too many times we get sidetracked and start making other people's goals our own. Realizing this, I've recently begun to make a conscious effort to focus on myself: my own career, my own future, my own vision. Maybe it doesn't get me as many 'likes' or followers. Maybe it's going to get harder before it gets easier. But at the end of the day at least I'll know I followed my own path.
xL

11 comments :

  1. So in love with your pants !! Great blog you have, stay inspired!


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  2. I'm terrible for comparing myself to others! You look amazing, I love this style of trousers but really don't think I'd be able to pull them off :) xx

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  3. I love those pants! They look great with the crop top and the sandals!
    xx
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  4. Love those pants! Good job ladies!!!
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  5. You look absolutely beautiful! I adore this outfit for spring :) x

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  6. Lauren, this is so well said and I'm so glad I'm not the only one feeling this way. It is easy to start comparing ourselves to others especially given access to other people's lives via social media and I'll admit it does put me in my own rut. But as you said you gotta stay true to you. I admire your blog not only for the fashion but the well written posts as well. Keep it going and stay beautiful! xo

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