when i get excited about anything i like to celebrate it.
so join me as i happy dance for a second here as well as celebrate with some hot chocolate with extra whip cream and red/green sprinkles (i'll try not to spill the hot chocolate on the carpet - whoops!). why am i happy dancing? because YOU awesome people rock! why? for two awesome reasons: 1) i passed the Jane By Design Style Challenge #2 and am charging forward to Style Challenge #3! and 2) you guys rock with your continued support through this - thank you, thank you, and thank YOU!
so with Style Challenge #3 we were asked to pull out the floral paper bag (in photo above) from the trunk, representing the challenge. we were then told to go to our closets and pick out a purse that beset described our personality. okay, i love bags - almost as much as i love shoes - so it was honestly a little bit tricky but i loved the challenge!
dress: base exchange / jeans: Belk / hat, ring: f21 / Beams: c/o Blowfish Shoes / Rosette bag: c/o Jototes / watch: Fossil
so after much deliberation (said with *dramatic emphasis* - hehe - not really) i decided that my Jototes teal rosette bag best describes me. first off, everyone who knows what a JoTotes bag knows that it's best feature is what i love the most about it - that it's part purse and part camera bag! i can walk around with my DSLR camera and lens and instax mini and rock out in style, as well as have all my every day essentials that any girl would have in her purse.
anyone who knows me that i have an eager thirst for living life to the fullest. i want to experience all of it and i want to capture all of it...for me to savor and to look back on - and how i capture and express life best is through photography and writing. i have thousands of scarp-booked pages, journal entries, blog posts, photo albums, letters, etc. where i have done the best way that i could to capture life. my camera (and notebooks!) has always been a part of me - and this bag allows me to do that.
i also am obsessed with color. i love a pop of color in any outfit or in any setting - and this bag does that very thing. this bag adds a punch of color to an outfit, just as i love keeping life colorful and full of variety.
like my Jototes teal rosette bag, i want to soak up and capture every minute of life while living it out in color and variety, experiencing everything and anything!
and i would love the chance to make it to Style Challenge #4, so i'd love if you can help cheer me on by visiting the Jane By Design Facebook page and leave a comment with which bag in your closet expresses YOU best - and be sure to let them know that Much Love, illy sent you! (need some inspiration? here's a clip to help you out!)
[happy thursday, friend.]
p.s. be sure to enter the incredible Soaktree giveaway happening HERE!