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Wednesday, June 27, 2012


I am absolutely in love with these Amanda Uprichard print silk shorts.  I have always been a fan of silk shorts for summer but really never felt like I could pull these off until just recently.   I popped into a local boutique this past weekend and immediately was drawn to the bright print of these shorts.  Once I tried them on and liked them I of course had no clue what I was going to wear them with and how to style them.  Jessica, the amazing store manager (it happened to be her last day at that store), helped me put together a perfect outfit, and I was sold on the entire look.  

I have to share with ya'll a little bit about the store manager, Jessica.  She had such a magnetic personality and told me the reason she decided to quit her position as store manager was that after living in New York City for 9 1/2 years and having grown so much during that time, she just felt like it was time for her to find out what she really wanted out of life.  She went on to tell me that she recently had an uncle pass away that opened her eyes again to how short life really is and that at the end of the day what really matters is family and the relationships you've made and have cultivated in your life.  Yes I'm sure you are thinking how in the world did you have a heart to heart with the store manager, and I have to  admit this isn't unusual for me to meet someone and be able to tell you their entire life story by the time I walk away from the conversation.  I'm not sure if that is due to the fact that people seem comfortable to share these personal things with me or that I will ask a million questions always in every conversation?  I tend to think of it as a combination of both, but regardless, it happens quite often and I love hearing about other people's journey in life.  It really is eye opening and she just reminded me again to take time to figure out "what this whole journey of life is really all about."   Honestly, I can't remember the last time I spoke with someone with such a genuine, calm, and positive energy and outlook on life.  The greatest take away from our conversation was just to make sure you don't wake up in ten years after keeping your nose to the grindstone and not coming up for air, and realize at 40 the life you envisioned might not be possible anymore.  I came across a quote I pinned a while back that reminds me and hopefully ya'll to simply "Enjoy life now, this is not a rehearsal." 

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