Although, yes, I do absolutely love to wear and write about beautiful sparkly colorful things, today I have to reflect and tell you things are always secondary in my life. Things do make each of us feel wonderful and confident, but they certainly won't bear hug us back, say "I love you," or dry our tears after a hard day. Things will continue to go in and out of style every season. Our fiercely loyal loved ones will never flinch and will always love, inspire and stand by us with open arms.
Last year, I lost a dear friend who was by every measure a phenomenal woman. Her body just couldn't keep up with her electrifying personality and huge heart. She fought for her life with every ounce of her soul. Every day, I am reminded to live a little bit more for her. It means not taking any moments - any seconds - for granted. It means hugging loved ones tighter, feeling emotions more deeply and really being in the moment (minus the smartphone).
It means appreciating all of the little moments in life that in the end are really the most important and special moments anyway!