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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  • Packing up for a long weekend & i cannot wait to get out of the city! ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ‘™Of course my newest read โ€˜Itโ€™s Always The Husbandโ€™ is coming along - I am SO sucked in!! ๐Ÿ“–
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PS my โ€˜New Yorkโ€™ sweatshirt is on sale right now for only $18!! Linked everything with @liketoknow.it โœจ http://liketk.it/2CHQ1 #whenwearstyle
  • A West Village Sunday ๐ŸŒ‡โœจ Rosemarys was one of the first restaurants I went to when I moved to NYC and all these years later itโ€™s still one of the faves โค๏ธ I ~always~ order the linguine and starting with focaccia is a MUST #whenwearnyc .
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Linked my outfit with the @liketoknow.it app or click the link in my bio! My romper is on sale! http://liketk.it/2Cr0A
  • All the smiles cause itโ€™s FRIDAY ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ (and because I added another lighthouses to my list๐Ÿ˜Š) What are your plans for the weekend? Iโ€™m so ready for a low key couple days after the past weeks of travel + moving!
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My shirts are a TJmaxx find but linked everything else via @liketoknow.it โœจ #liketkit http://liketk.it/2Cocv #tgif #whenweartravels #sharetheeverygirl
  • Easily my favorite outfit from this weekend and both my top & skirt are under $35 ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Also, my mom calls this my bird cage purse ๐Ÿฆœ๐Ÿ˜‚ but I love that it fits so much more the normal evening bag! #whenweartravels .
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Linked everything via @liketoknow.it so you can shop via the app OR at the link in my bio! http://liketk.it/2Clqf
  • Going through a serious spicy margarita withdrawal today BUT itโ€™s back to home cooking tonight cause my body needs veggies ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿ˜‚ #whenweartravels
  • About to leave paradise after the perfect long weekend of beach days & great food and Iโ€™m not exactly excited to return to reality ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐ŸŒด#whenweartravels .
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