Photography by Bleudogfotography
The Art of Letting Go
Looking at these photos I was inspired to talk about something personal I have been struggling with. I need to share with you that I am a recovering control freak! I used to live my life where every detail had to be confirmed and that there were backup plans for my “Plan A”. I felt more secure knowing that if I planned my day’s events, family vacation plans, party plans details, etc., down to each minutia everything would be perfect. This process would often leave me stressed, disappointed, and unhappy. My husband’s lovingly suggestion to go with the flow made me realize that I needed a mindset overhaul.
Cast All Your Cares
When I look at these beautiful pictures I feel so happy and proud of myself for coming a long way with learning how to let go! In fact, during this photo shoot there was so many mishaps with poor lighting, tourists galore (as we were in the heart of Laguna Beach), and a stranger who came up to me and asked to fix my hair in which he did for a few minutes putting his hands through my hair and telling me it needed to be fluffed more! LOL! The past me would of been frustrated beyond consolation and maybe even mad and embarrassed.
The Solution is the Same: Let Go
Together my photographer and I scouted a private alley in Laguna Beach that was free from distractions. The wind was blowing quite hard and again I kept reminding myself of letting go of the situation. I even had fun trying to not step on old cigarette butts. I enjoyed the photo sesh by twirling around in my fun tropical palm dress, my hair flowing with the wind, and just soaking in the moment! Acknowledging the fact that I am so lucky to have a job where I have so much fun creating content that inspires others to be happy and live life to the fullest. The art of letting go takes practice and sometimes you slip, but once you have it, you will feel alive and free!
My outfit details:
Tropical Print Maxi Dress: c/o SHEIN
Sapphire and Diamond Ring: c/o Blue Nile
Metallic Gold Crossbody: Rebecca Minkoff
Nude Stiletto Heels: old | similar here
Green Statement Earrings: unavailable | I love these ones
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Learning to go with the flow can feel impossible! I totally get it! Also, LOVE the green dress! It looks incredible on you!
The pictures turned out so perfectly that none of what you described is important. Love that you were able to let it all go.
I can’t believe this dress is so reasonable! xoxo
I love how flowy this dress is! You look stunning in the dress and those earrings are darling. I should really learn to live by the phrase “let it go” because I am totally a control freak on all levels. Thanks for the reminder.
It’s so hard to let go! I’m happy to hear your hubby inspired you to do so, all that stress is no good for your soul!!
You look absolutely stunning!! I am in LOVE with this gorgeous dress! It needs to be in my closet soon!! haha
Love how beautiful these photos turned out. Your palm print dress looked so perfect and budget friendly. Love some of the SheIn maxi dresses.
I’m in love with that palm print dress. Also, I can totally relate to this. I tell myself not to worry, but it is SO HARD!! Maybe one day we will both become more go with the flow!
Debbie I absolutely love this post and that dress!!! I love Hearing what was really going on, and how you turned it round! So important for us to relax and enjoy! Thanks for sharing!!
This Shein dress is so beautiful!! I’m going to order one right now. So perfect for many occasions too.