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After a month of amazing adventures to the Grand Canyon, Bali, and New York, I am incandescently happy to be home to the mean streets of Venice, CA. And what afternoon would be complete with out romping around back alleys with pineapples, cowboy hats, and graffiti? Shot by my favorite buns at The Two Photography.

Dress by Nasty Gal, Hat by Cotton On, Pineapple by Dole.

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Dress from Urban Outfitters, Sunglasses from Buffalo Exchange.

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A Sweet Mindset

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Sherbet has been the color of my days recently. It has been a sweet change from the painful and dark cloudy skies I have been enduring the past few months. These clouds of sadness and depression have been an irksome and unpleasant combination of my own unhealthy mind set, and the painful pricks of life. A wonderful person left my life here in Los Angeles, and a not so wonderful person has had a bigger hold on my life and my happiness then I want to allow. Sometimes times are hard simply because of this thing called life, and sometimes the choices we make only deepen our sadness and depression. In clinical therapy, it’s called having distorted thinking….this process of being down and defeated, and subconsciously making decisions that only further your pain and misery; either because you think you deserve it, or because you cannot possibly imagine your life being anything else but sad and miserable.

I was feeling so lost and low, and at times, thought my days would forever be colored by dark and cloudy skies. But the bright colors of hope and happiness have begun to find their way back into my life. These little rays have been blessings, as well as hard work to change these distorted thoughts that colored my world so bleakly. Small changes and choices every day are what make up a happy life. So look for the little sweet sorbet colored moments in your day, be gentle with yourself, love yourself, and I promise things will get a little sweeter.

Enjoy some sweet little moments from the BadDaisy instagram: Follow me at Karlycakesss

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Floral Engagement

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The days have been gloriously summer-like; not a trace of cold winter swells anywhere in Los Angeles. So naturally a bright white crochet-crop top and floral maxi skirt are the only way to go about a day of errands in Santa Monica. If you look closely, you could have thought these were taken in a quant little Italian town…..those ocean bluffs are just so magical.

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Shot by TheTwoPhotography

In the back alleys of Venice

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In the back alleys of Venice, that’s where I feel most at home…with the climbing jasmine vines, the pastel painted fences, and the sweet smell of creativity. Changing in cars, running from angry neighbors, and recking havoc as only Venice girls can; that’s the kind of photo shoot that makes for an truly magical afternoon along the canals.

As always, shot by the one and only, thetwophotography.

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Desert Dreams

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4am.

That’s truly the golden hour.

Waking up for my trip to Palm desert was something like Christmas…with all the butterflies, expectation, and crazy nervous energy you get before opening a pile of presents. But instead of ripping the paper off of Christmas goodies, I got to drive to the desert with all the colors of the most glorious magenta and lemon colored sunrise, stopping in the middle of the desert for one of the most magical photo shoots ever, with the amazing girls from thetwophotography. Check out more of their beautiful work here! 

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