Birthday Special: Up, up & away


I’m not real big on birthdays which is why, each year, I try to do something low key. This year especially, I just wanted to give myself a day to relax and rewind.
This year has been about self-analysis. I have learned a lot, and still I continue to grow and mature as a person. I appreciate everything life has chosen to give me, both good and bad. I have discovered the most valuable lessons in life during this time. It shapes me to be someone I have a hard time recognizing sometimes, but it remains to be a part of this transition. I left my country at the age of 18, right after high school. Leaving my childhood, my family, friends and everything behind was one of the hardest things I had to go through, but I was excited and eager to start a new chapter. I have successfully completed my studies and graduated from Texas Women’s University in 2013.
On this day, I wanted to capture an image of what became my second home, Dallas Texas. The balloons represent my childhood and fears that I’m letting go, simultaneously as my hopes and dreams are whispered in them and propelled into the sky. This place that I’m in is not the first, nor will it be my last. Like these balloons, which go by the direction of wind, I will go wherever life takes me.

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I want to shine a light on a style expression that has no borders and I hope it makes your day brighter.

// Outfit Details //

Dress – Adrianna Papell
Heels – Mix No. 6
Flower Ring – H&M
Necklace – Etsy
Earrings – Noir
Nail polish – Russian Roulette by Essie

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