Getting Back Up

Honestly, this week has been pretty tough. I’m sure many of you know how I feel, but Wednesday morning and throughout the day it was pretty hard to hold back my tears. This was the first U.S. Presidential Election I’ve been old enough to vote in, and I couldn’t help but feel somewhat defeated by the result. 
However, I was also reminded of the power and importance of this democracy we live in. I’ve always been proud to be an American, but it took a lot to remind myself that holding these ideals of freedom of speech and choice is important, even in the moments where I wan’t to demonize those who don’t believe the same things as me.  
I think the key takeaway from this election is that, as a whole, our country needs more love and less hate. It’s so easy to hate people that are different than you, but it’s so much harder to accept those who are different and, as Ellen always says, be kind to one another. I want to hate those who voted for Trump, but that isn’t going to change anything. What will change our country, and hopefully improve the lives of every person, is to keep fighting for acceptance and ensure that every single person living in this country is heard and protected.
I’ve needed a couple days to wrap my head around things and feel my disappointment, but now I’m trying my hardest to get back up again and do what I can to make this country a more loving and accepting place. As Hillary said in her speech on Wednesday, I will not stop fighting for what I believe in and what is right, but I am going to keep trying not to hate those who believe differently that me in the process. On that note, I hope you all have a lovely weekend and enjoy the last of these perfect fall days ๐Ÿ™‚
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Also, these boots are my absolute favorite right now! They’re SO comfy and look really adorable dressed up or down.

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  • Outdoor seating season is here ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ AND GoT is tonight... couldnโ€™t have asked for a better weekend .
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PS my top is under $20 and linked via @liketoknow.it #liketkit http://liketk.it/2B9NP
  • This has been the longeeeestttt week you guys ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ SO Iโ€™ll be spending tonight on my couch rewatching New Girl with some ice cream maybe ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿฆ Who wants to join me?
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Shop this look via the @liketoknow.it app or at the link in my bio! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ My shoes are also part of the @shopbop sale and Iโ€™ve been wearing them ALL the time! http://liketk.it/2B5Vs
  • Living like my phone is at 1% ๐Ÿ“ฑ(because it usually is ๐Ÿ˜‚) #singlenotsorry #tinderpartner
  • Thatโ€™s a wrap on my 2nd #rStheCon ๐Ÿฅ‚ I could sleep for a week after conference, but love getting to spend the weekend with this team ๐Ÿ’• #rSthefamily
  • Ciao Yโ€™all ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ A phrase that only makes sense at a Amalfi themed party in Texas ๐Ÿ˜‚ Had so much fun last night kicking off #rStheCon with @solesociety last night! .
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Shop my dress under $25 via @liketoknow.it or at this link ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ http://liketk.it/2AWN2 #liketkit #whenwearstyle
  • Broke out all the spring things this weekend ๐ŸŒธ including my new @mejuri beaded midi hoops! Swipe for a close up โžก๏ธTheyโ€™re the perfect everyday hoops to add to your collection and only $60! #mejuri #ad
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Linked my outfit and a similar bag via @liketoknow.it โœจ http://liketk.it/2AQ9K

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