Spring FAVORITES + Summer GOALS

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It is officially summer! As many of you know, I'm not exactly a summer girl. I strongly prefer the air-conditioned indoors to any outdoors adventure. But even as a self-proclaimed "inside girl," there's still something hopeful and magical about the season. It seems like there's more time, more freedom, and overall more excitement, don't you think? So as I sit at my desk in a cool 68 degrees, I hereby proclaim this season one I'm going to love. Cheers to summer 2016!

Before I get into the summer goals, let's first say a quick good-bye to spring.

YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED

+  3 ways to face your fears

+  this artsy DIY brushstroke mani

+  8 sites to shop for unexpected wedding dresses

+  tips for gaining more self-knowledge

+  trying to just keep swimming

+  a "get creative" wishlist and playlist

+  the power of acknowledging the feelings of others

+  my favorite: this #bts look at our HOWL runway collection

 

THIS SPRING

I feel like I started back in March with a lot of personal goals, and then those quickly got pushed aside as my life got consumed with working on HOWL for the Alternative Fashion Week show. But, at the same time, I DESIGNED A COLLECTION FOR ALTERNATIVE FASHION WEEK! That's been a dream of mine for years. In fact I even wrote an AFW recap post for the Alternative Fashion Mob Blog two years back. Who knew at the time I was foreshadowing things to come?

I also jump-started another longtime goal by launching my personal brand, HOWL. I still have major work to do- shooting the spring line, launching a site, etc.- but as of this current second, I'm trying to just appreciate the fact that I've not only taken the first step but, frankly, I've taken a massive leap. As for all the other life things I've been neglecting lately in favor of brand obsession, well, hey, that's what the summer is for, right? Relaxing, refueling, and catching up.

 

SUMMER GOALS

+  rock THE COLUMBUS BOOK PROJECT photo shoot (more on this soon)

+  make some major home decorating progress

+  continue promoting and developing HOWL

+  bite the bullet on some sort of wedding plans

+  update the Free Wills Studio website

+  celebrate Columbus by finally taking a waterfall hike, seeing a classic movie at the Ohio Theatre, having a family day at COSI, and taking advantage of how much vintage shopping can be done around town

 

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What things are you looking forward to doing this summer?

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