Today I read a pretty good/simple quote that pretty much sums up something that I live by. "Feel the fear and do it anyway".

There's plenty of cases where I'm putting myself out there, whether it's knocking on boutique doors or emailing random people to collab for Hanger Shortage or just voicing my opinion in an uncomfortable situation, and I think sometimes it's pretty natural to feel a bit weird about that and even fearful of rejection during the process. But there's always something in the back of my mind urging me to do whatever it is anyway. The way I look at it is, what's the point in being here if you're not going to just do whatever it takes. Ever since I've started doing everything that I wanted, I've practiced this philosophy pretty hardcore - I definitely wouldn't be here doing all of this if it weren't for this mentality and not giving a shit about anyone's negative thoughts.

Lately, I've been making a lot clothes for myself (I get a bit distracted when I'm working on 16th Colony stuff in my studio). Anyway, I knocked out this little crop number before my trip to Miami - you may recognize the lace trim from the Blythe Poncho.

I've noticed that every single time I wear a piece that I personally designed someone stops to ask me about it. It's of course a great opportunity to chat with them a bit and tell what where it came from but it also makes me feel like everything is falling into place. Every bold move or crazy idea put into action - everything's where it's suppose to be.

Photos shot on the rooftop of the Townhouse in South Beach, FL.

Crop Top - Custom made by yours truly, Shorts - H&M, Shoes - Lulu's.com