I shot these for Yealands wine at the Lake Arrowhead golf course on Grass Valley Lake, for an Instagram collaboration, but I thought it was a wasted opportunity if I didn’t share them here too, so this is a sponsored/not-sponsored post 🙂
I partnered with Yealands around Christmastime last year and learned all about their eco-friendly vineyards and the way they literally partner with nature to create sustainable wines and it had me thinking about how I could improve my own business in a similar way. It’s inspiring to see a company put so much thought into the process which utterly makes their wine taste even better!
If you have a second, snoop around their site for a minute, it’s pretty amazing!
I feel an end-of-summer calm and fall creeping in faster than I’m ready for. I want more lake days and warm summer nights before having to bundle up for the winter… Though the days are still warm, I already see the light changing and the wildlife prepping and storing for their winter as well.
I’ve been itching to start something new or do something and I can’t put my finger on the feeling or the thing that will satisfy the feeling. It’s easy to want to start something new when I actually have things in the present that need more of my time and creative energy… so then I wonder, am I running from those things instead of diving in? Am I so used to the chaos of my past that I’m uncertain now in the calm and looking for something to create a new feeling of chaos? I’m not sure. I know that I want to write and I know that each time I actually have the time to do so, I find something else to fill the void. It must be fear keeping me from it. But I also know that when the time is right, words will just flow out of me, from my being and maybe an energy unknown, and it will be easy. I’ve felt it before and that flow is the best feeling ever.
I want to start new things but still have things that need a conclusion, loose ends that need to be tied up, ideas that never came to fruition, and chores that I simply don’t want to do.
I love the excitement and feeling when I start something new. I don’t get it so much from material possessions, but I do get it from the idea of something fresh and creating something from nothing and watching it grow into something great. That’s kind of what I’m looking for… but again, I already have things I should be working on. They’re just past the exciting fun new part and more in the maintaining, growing, figuring out how to get better part. And honestly, I need to work on those things before starting anything new. No more excuses 🙂 ..but ugh.
I’m so grateful for the calm and the time but I also feel a little lazy. Maybe I should stop judging myself and just allow for a little down-time… but I can’t.
My Dress is by Wayf and it’s (on sale now!) / necklace is my T pendant from Tiffany’s but this Cloverpost Society necklace is similar (linked more similar in the shopping widget below) / vintage shell necklace was mine since I was about 13 I think (I just found it while moving) / Converse chuck taylor all stars / Barton Perreira sunglasses (“winette” from a few seasons ago) / LOUIS VUITTON Damier Azur Noe bag / reading Nora Ephron’s Heartburn (which I totally recommend – as well all all of her books!)
This dress feels ultra-feminine to wear with a hint of vintage little house on the prairie meets schoolgirl, lol. I think my mom made me a similar one when I was 4 or 5 for Easter, so adding sneakers with it made it feel a little more modern and much cooler 🙂 but I’m a sneakers with dresses kinda gal on all occasions, what can I say.