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After weeks of having the site down, last week I finally got it up and running. It was a complete nightmare, as I had no idea what happened and couldn’t login to fix the problem. Not like I would know how to fix it anyway. I called GoDaddy to see if they could help me. Several days and long conversations later and they couldn’t help. I reached out to my web designer and she gave me a recommendation for a web developer. Unfortunately that person couldn’t help either, so she gave me the contact for a company who could. And they did!

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During all of this I found myself getting more and more frustrated about the situation and questioning whether I should just give the site up to the abyss of the internet. Should I stop blogging and concentrate on screenwriting? Is this a sign that I shouldn’t do this anymore? I had to ask a few friends for advice, since I was so confused and down on myself about it. They said to keep the Notions going! It sounds silly, but this little bit of encouragement made to realize so much more about my writing and blogging. I started writing this blog for myself, to keep myself writing every week, and I’ve come to love it. Even if no one is reading, I still get so much passion out of it. It’s fun and relaxing. I get lost in the whirlwind of my own travels and love for fashion.

do what makes you happy

The lesson is, fight for {or fix} something you love to do for yourself. Keep doing what makes you happy. There are so many things in life that can drag you down and make you unhappy, so it’s best to keep the things that bring you joy.

Amour Vert Shirt, Joes Jeans, Bowler Hat, Cole Haan Boots, Sunglasses {Similar}

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Ted Baker blazer

I got this pink Ted Baker blazer last year and didn’t have a reason to wear it until this weekend. At first I was a little unsure about the bright spring pink color, since I usually stick to neutrals. I also couldn’t wear it this winter because it’s cropped sleeves and we actually had a cold winter this year. So I saved it, with the tags still on, until I had a good reason to bust it out. And what better time than Easter and spring. I paired it with light pink vintage Cole Haan loafer mules. These shoes iare making a strong comeback this spring, which I love. It’s a classic style that always comes back around each season. I surprised myself with this look and wore TWO things that were pink.

Ted Baker Blazer, Vintage Levi’s Jeans, Target T-ShirtCole Haan Shoes {Similar}

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scala straw hat

Yesterday I went to the Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena and scored on some awesome finds! I went in with a plan and I got almost everything on my list. One of which was a straw panama style hat. I was sold on this vintage Scala straw hat right when I put it on. It fit perfectly and the color and shape were exactly what I was looking for. After I got it, I put it on and wore it for the rest of the day. I left the flea market feeling inspired to revamp my wardrobe for the new season. Spring is here.

I posted my haul on my Instagram Stories. Check out my other flea market finds.

Natalie NotionsScala Hat {Similar}, Vintage Dress {Similar}, Tory Burch Sunglasses, Rebecca Minkoff Purse, Soludos Shoes

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French style fashion

I don’t wear a lot of red, but I’m all about a pop of red with an accessory or lip. This is my ideal Valentine’s Day outfit. Chic, French inspired, with a little bit of red. I got this vintage red leather quilted purse from a vintage shop in Northern California and I love any excuse I can get to wear it. It doesn’t even have a label, so I’m sure it was something from the 80s that was made to look like a Chanel bag. I don’t wear lipstick that often, let alone a bold red lip, but this Buxom lipstick is my favorite red. Paired with the red purse and I’m Valentine’s Day ready.

Vintage Red Leather Purse {Similar}, Amour Vert Shirt, Joes Jeans, Free People Flats, Buxom Lipstick

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Clockwise from top right:

  1. Better Together Light Pink Clutch
  2. Spyder Beanie
  3. Diptyque Candle
  4. Jo Malone Cologne
  5. Burberry Trench Coat
  6. Prada Sunglasses
  7. Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette
  8. Kate Spade New York Bracelet
  9. Dolce Vita Shoes
  10. bkr Water Bottle
  11. L’Occitane en Provence Hand Cream

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. It’s the one day of the year to show a little extra affection, or when your loved one expects you to show a little more. It doesn’t matter if you think it’s a Hallmark holiday and totally hate it, or love all of the love that’s in the air, you can’t ignore this one. Every store window, restaurant, and online article is talking about this one day of love.

Note: Hope these Valentine’s Day gifts put you in the love giving mood.