…saying good bye to summer

Just wanted to say a quick “hello.”  I’ve been MIA for a few months, I haven’t been feeling inspired lately.  Therefore, to circumvent my inevitable evanescence, I will bid summer farewell and welcome autumn with a revitalized and refreshed outlook…so stay with me as I revamp this virtual space.

Top and bottom Express; Blazer via TJ Maxx (old)

“It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.” -Agnes Repplier

Thank you for visiting!

::DB

…a pop of yellow

It has been a while since I’ve posted anything…and I truly apologize.  My family and I have been on holiday, a much needed holiday.

I thought, however, I’d give you guys a glimpse of what I’ve been doing.  Work has been really busy with “business trips” and changes in the office.  I am also currently writing a journal article andawaiting for its impending finalization.  My husband and I are also planning, not only our next European exploration – I guess, you can say vacation…but we are also in the midst, more like the first stage of our “humanitarian project.”  But more importantly, I am happy to announce that I just recently attended my doctoral graduation and have been officially hooded.  So to say the least, I have been really busy.  In any event, I thought, I’d present you guys with what I’ve been wearing as of late…everything blue with a pop of yellow.  Enjoy!

Top and bottom by Express; Belt by Zara; Shoes via TJ Maxx (old); Purse by V&D

““I hope your dreams take you… to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities, and to the most special places your heart has ever known.”

-Author unknown

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::DB

…in honor of women around the world

In honor of Women’s History Month, a group of women residing within the Tri-border community (Germany, Netherlands, Belgium) are building a commemorative moving wall to honor, celebrate and recognize women globally. The “moving wall” will be displayed for public viewing in various facilities on Geilenkirchen NATO Air Base, during the week of 26 March 2012.

If you would like to recognize a woman (or women) who has been inspirational and influential in your life, visit us on http://www.facebook.com/WomensHistoryMonth  or email us at womenshistorymonth@yahoo.com

(A) An inspirational quote (optional)
(B) Name(s), age(s), nationality of the woman or women you would like to recognize
(C) Your name, age, nationality (optional)

By submitting the above information, you are giving consent for its publishing

**The organizers and facilitators of this project are not members of any private or non-profit organization. They (to include their ideas and opinions) in no way represent the Department of Defense, the United States Air Force, Geilenkirchen NATO Air Base, or any other NATO Component.**

… the efflorescence of Italian beauty

I apologize for the lengthy absence, my work have slightly taken over my world, for the mean time.  I’ve been gone traveling for the last two and a half weeks between two different continents…but in midst of my travel, I was able to squeeze a little time to spend with my mom – she certainly surprised me.  And I could not have been more ecstatic to see her.

These photos were taken a few months ago in one of the most picturesque, quaint, and absolutely charming town in Northern Italy.

Top by Jane Norman; Jeans by Express; Boots by Tamaris; Scarf by H&M

“While clothes may not make the woman, they certainly have a strong effect on her self-confidence — which, I believe, does make the woman.”
Mary Kay Ashe

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::DB

…winter blues and a splash of red

A splash of color can make any gloomy day seem brighter and with a smile, makes it even sweeter.

I find the white brick wall as the perfect backdrop for this colorful dress, highlighting its beautiful tribal pattern. So, it may be cold and gloomy outside but our clothes don’t necessarily need to reflect that!

Dress by DECODE; Shoes by Jessica Simpson; Bag by Louis Vuitton (gifted)

“A woman’s dress should be like a barbed- wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.”
-Sophia Loren

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::DB

…a new beginning

“and the life [I] lead is of [my] own creation…” inspired by many, I would like to utilize this virtual space as a medium to which I can express my passion for art, culture, and nature; a vehicle to express my stance regarding social justice and feminism…

::DB