Thursday, December 7, 2017

DO WHAT YOU CAN




Hey guys! It's been a crazy week with fires riddling through Southern California. All the disasters in the world are really taking a toll on me and it doesn't feel quite right sharing a superficial outfit post but here I am. I took these photos last week here in Santa Barbara... the calm before the storm (fire storm that is). 

Monday night, our power went out and we soon discovered that fires had erupted in Ventura that were spreading extremely quickly. Tuesday, I travelled down to LA for an event and it looked like the apocalypse. A thick layer of smoke laid over the air. The drive back to Santa Barbara from LA that night was what really opened my eyes to the severity of the fires. I was on the 101 about 20 minutes from our home when I saw flames in the distance. My heart jumped as I drove closer and closer. I realized they were right alongside the freeway, literally touching the edge of the road I was on. I couldn't believe my eyes and wondered how the freeway was still open. The road bends a lot in that area so I couldn't see what was up ahead until I got closer and kept freaking out that I'd hit a wall of fire on the freeway or something. It was nuts. 

Some of my best friends and I do an annual holiday gift exchange and months ago we booked an AirBNB in Ojai for this coming weekend. Due to the unfortunate events happening in the area, we won't be able to go there anymore for obvious reasons. It's truly mind-boggling to think about all the natural and un-natural tragedies that have happened in 2017. I have a hard time thinking about it for too long because I'm one of those people who feels so extremely for everyone and everything, even strangers. 

This morning, the air feels heavier and there's an eeriness to this beautiful city that I've come to love so much. Ashes have been raining down on us and nothing feels right. I feel like a lot of people are far removed from the situation so it's easy to not feel an urgency to help, or truly grasp what is happening in our world. Not far away from me, so many people are losing their homes, their pets, all their belongings. So please, do what you can.

If you pray, pray.

If you give, give.
Here are ways to help. xoxo



 skirt || top || coat || booties || c/o purse



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10 comments:

  1. You are in my thoughts and prayers and sending lots of hugs your way!

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  2. Omg the fires look devastating! So glad your safe and keeping everyone in my thoughts and prayers. I also love your coat babe!

    Britt+Whit

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  3. I'm right there with ya...these devastating tragedies have been so overwhelming lately. I hope you and yours are safe. I love the color palette in your outfit. Neutrals are my favorite.

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  4. I can't even imagine what everyone is going through in California. You're all in my thoughts and prayers!

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  5. Sending so many prayers! I can't even imagine what everyone is going through in the area.


    -xo, Azanique | www.lotsofsass.com

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  6. My prayers have been with California! I am so so sorry to hear about all of the loss and devastation. Sending you love and good thoughts! xoxo Kimmie

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  7. So devastating here in LA. Praying always!

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  8. Sending prayers to you and everyone affected. If there is anything we can do to help, please let us know so we can spread the word out.

    xx

    Cristina
    www.timelessoptimist.com

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  9. Glad you are safe! These wildfires are crazy and so scary! I keep thinking about cali and praying that they fires stop!

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  10. Emily Wilkinson12/11/2017 10:33 AM

    Love that jacket! Stay safe!

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