Leocadia K.

Celebrate Your Friend's Style

Living Life Creatively, Looks, Style, The Perpetual YouCait SherrickComment

Style can be as collaborative as it is individual.

We tend to call our mom when we can’t figure out what to wear to that meeting. We check with our friend to see what she’s wearing tonight before we get dressed to go out. And we always, always, always make sure there are two of those t-shirts when we’re out shopping with our sister and we find the cutest graphic tee.

Sometimes we borrow a trend, like those pom pom loafers that are all the rage; sometimes we borrow a small detail, like putting a pin on our jean jacket; and sometimes we straight up steal—ahem…borrow—our sister’s leather jacket. Whether your Instagram feed, a favorite blogger, or even that woman at the grocery store, we’re always sharing and collaborating and swapping style ideas without even trying.

In sharing our style, we empower ourselves to try new things, we foster connection with the women around us, and we genuinely warm that blogger’s heart because we actually payed attention to her weekly post. Even better, we give what other women do purpose and value. We give us all a reason to support each other on the way up.

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The Space Between

Living Life Creatively, Spiritual Practice, ThoughtsCait SherrickComment

Honor the space between no longer and not yet. // Nancy Levin

Sometimes being in that space is really hard.

So I go to the beach.

To remind myself of who I am, how far I've come, why I'm here. It all led to breathing in this moment, living in this part of the country again, spending my days at this beach.

And once I've come to understand (as much as I can understand anyway, I still don't really get it), I remind myself where I'm going. And that is as frustrating as it is exciting, because I know I'm ready for it, but it's not really happening yet, not how I'd like (need) it to be happening.  Even though I'm doing the work.  Even though I've been doing the work for some time.  Which makes no sense.

So here I am between no longer and not yet. Again. For a new reason. I've lost count how many times I've visited.

I'm here with a bigger heart, a stronger backbone + a calmer soul. And it still makes no sense.

So I stay at the beach just a little longer.

Until I understand just enough.

Until the space between no longer and not yet is so sun kissed that it feels like home again.

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Unleash A Trend

Style, The Perpetual YouCait SherrickComment

You know the feeling.

Maybe you’ve been through something traumatic recently, maybe you had to tuck part of yourself away so you could be a “better” wife, maybe you’re covered in spit-up and pureed green peas.  You’re feeling all the feels and wondering how any one human can even contain that many different emotions at once. You’re feeling pretty much everything but feminine.

You grasp at anything to feel more like a woman, more like a human: that soy latte, some pink peonies, even a lacey bralette. And that’s ok. Buying into a trend to feel a little more feminine is okay. You’re not drinking 3 soy lattes a day, buying out the entire flower section, and wearing a bralette every day. Right?

Or maybe you are. However you get back to feeling feminine is completely up to you.

Sometimes life can feel like it stripped you of everything you know about yourself, and if all it takes is one lacey something to bring you back to your whole, feminine self, then buy the damn bra. In the meantime, just know that feeling all of those emotions at once is what femininity is all about. No matter what, you’re always feminine.

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