Leocadia K.

Choose to Have Options

Living Life Creatively, Looks, StyleCait SherrickComment

Personal style is just that: personal. And when something is personal it’s always right.

Confession: while the purpose of this blog post, my instagram feed and even the Looks page on my website is to give you easy, intentional style tips, the truth is there’s no right or wrong way to get dressed in the morning. There’s no right or wrong way to style a t-shirt, there are no right or wrong shoes to wear with those pants, and there is no right or wrong way to layer that sweater.  There are no real rules in style, only possibilities.

When you look at everything with possibility, your options are endless.  Suddenly, you have 25 different ways to style that t-shirt. You realize that you can wear a different pair of shoes with those jeans every day of the week and, magically, your sweater layers perfectly over everything from a tank top to a button down.

From choosing the color of your t-shirt to deciding how to tie your scarf; from choosing the style of your shoes to deciding how to tie them; from choosing the wash of your jeans to deciding how to layer your jacket, you have options. Acknowledging your options keeps your personal style full of potential.

Love, Light + Warm Cups of Chai Tea,

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Searching + Bending

Living Life Creatively, ThoughtsCait SherrickComment

As a jewelry designer, I spend a lot of time searching for stones + bending metal. Searching for imperfectly shaped stones + bending perfectly shaped metal. Searching for the imperfect + bending the perfect. Searching + bending. Searching + bending.

We're always searching for something: space, connection, love, purpose. We search, we find, we bend, we grow. And then we search some more, find some more + bend some more. Endlessly searching. Endlessly bending. Endlessly growing. Endlessly living.

I don't think it's a coincidence that this life has led me to own my own business in which I quite literally search for and bend things all the time. Maybe it was a result of having to search, bend and grow so much within other areas of my life. Or maybe it was to prepare me to search, bend and grow more deeply moving forward.

Art imitating life or life imitating art.

The results are the same.

Search. Bend. Grow. Live. Repeat.

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Art, Passion + Breaking the Rules

Living Life Creatively, ThoughtsCait SherrickComment

I used to get in trouble every time I'd go to a museum.

Without fail, a museum guard would scold me for being too close to the art. I've never actually ever touched any of it, but I'm pretty sure I got marked a few times, because guards would follow me around throughout my whole visit. It was a running joke among my friends and family, one that we all still laugh about.

As an art student, it was an obvious sign that I was made for a more hands-on approach to art as opposed to an academic one. As an adult, I've come to realize that it's so much more than that. I love modern art so deeply that I just wanted to be in it. And if I couldn't be in it, I wanted to be as close to it as possible. I wanted to see and feel every line, stroke, color and mistake.

I really don't understand why the guards had a problem with that. Maybe they just didn't appreciate art in the way that I did. Maybe it was their job. But really, they should've known I wasn't going to ACTUALLY touch anything. Am I right?

My getting-too-close-to-the-art days are over (I swear I haven't gotten into trouble in years.), but the moral of the story is this. When you're that deeply passionate about something, you're probably going to break the rules. And that's ok.

Even if you piss off a few museum guards.

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