if i could tell my 15 year old self anything...

spring is still in full bloom in portland & i love it! so happy that i live here always. i met up with my friend alivia & we wandered around my neighborhood looking for some flowers to shoot with & we stumbled upon these!

here are some words from my last post on insta:

if i could tell my 15 year old self anything, it would be to keep doing what i loved & getting good at it, despite others’ opinions. ✨

i think we all still struggle with this, but especially when you’re in high school & you like fashion or taking photos (or one of a thousand other things) & girls talk about you behind your back or make fun of you on the internet — it could be your job one day! that’s what’s so wonderful about the era we’re living in, opportunities are endless. i was never the greatest at schoolwork & just wanted to be out photographing & traveling & putting together outfits & writing words. if i would have known back then that i could make a living out of all my favorite things, i would have had a much easier time with others reactions. 
but that’s the beauty in it! that you have no way of knowing what will come. ✨

if you’re feeling like people don’t understand why you’re doing what you’re doing, it’s okay — because you’ll be perfecting your craft & they can just make their remarks. and you can ultimately cultivate the life you want for yourself & that will be so rewarding. ✨ ok hi that turned into quite the paragraph & now i am heading back to my friday night which includes finishing @bobgoff’s new book & drinking a cuvée 🍾👋🏼 -

do you relate to this? where are you at on this? in high school + just figuring this out –- wishing you heard it sooner, or finding yourself in the same place that i am? let me know in the comments!

shop the look below! i got the dress from ASOS but it's sold out already :( & the kimono was a purchase from brandy melville in 2013, so that isn't available either haha. but i linked a bunch of cute similar pieces!

one more thing! check out my youtube channel if you haven't! i am uploading more frequently & have 2 new videos in the queue that you won't wanna miss :)