Thursday, September 23, 2010

Blogger Crush of the Moment: Brook&Lyn


I stumbled upon the exquisite blog of Brook&Lyn a while ago. But only recently did I fall head over heels. Think my new found appreciation---read: borderline obsession---has alot to do with what I find inspiring right now, where I am in my life right this hot second. 

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Lately I feel hugely at peace. It happened just like that.  I woke up one day and I felt at peace. With who I am, with my life, with my very BEing.

In so many ways, I've come to terms with who I'm not and who I'll never be.  And I've come out on the other side genuinely liking who I am.  Shocking but true ;)

I know what and who I believe in. I have faith that this whole adventure is headed in the right direction. Or at least in the direction that's meant to be...for me.

Life is by no means easy or simple at the moment.  But it's mine.  I am owning my decisions and my reactions and my words. I am learning, I am growing, I am taking responsibility for every moment.  Every moment of who I am, every moment of how I treat other people, every moment of how I treat myself.

It's taken a long time to get here.  33 years in fact. And the road ahead still stretches far in front of me. But let me tell you it feels pretty fucking amazing to be exactly where I'm standing right now. And I wouldn't trade this perspective, this clarity, this vantage point for anything.

That's why lately I feel myself gravitating toward people who seem to actually like where they are and who they are. Who express themselves freely. Who don't see a need to hide who they really are. Who don't live to please others. Who accept themselves---warts and shadows and mistakes and all.

And that's how I choose to see Brook&Lyn. Her blog and her style lead me to think she is completely herself...come what may. Her way of dressing has less to do with trends and more to do with self expression.  Her style is elegant and chic without feeling studied or forced. The authenticity of how she communicates who she is...well...speaks to me.

Plus she pays attention to the details.  She seems adventurous and willing to make mistakes.  She comes across as refreshingly comfortable in her own skin.

And she conveys a point a view with what she wears. She's one of those people that makes a strong statement...without saying a word. I like those kind of people.

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She is a stranger.  And yet in this moment, she feels like a kindred spirit.  Another butterfly ready to take flight.

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5 comments:

ChickAdvisor said...

Great zipper boots!

-ChickAdvisor

Rachee said...

<3 <3 <3! Thank you for sharing, it's been awesome to read your journey and I'm so happy for you! Hopefully, I'll get there one day soon :)

fshnonmymind said...

I love the sentiments in this post and love that you seem infinitely happier than you were some time ago (particularly questioning your job and where you were headed in the future).
One reason I look forward to getting older is because I want to gain that same perspective and love my life and the person I am. I don't think I am 100% there, but I'm on the pathway. :)

Michelle said...

I think I'm going to email you because I was starting to write and it seemed like it was getting too wordy.

Love!

Fashion Intel said...

I'm totally with you on this! I think it helps though that she's definitely not a teen and probably in her late 20s, early 30s. She's totally stylish and confident and I love that.

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