July 20, 2016

Buy The Shoes

One of my favorite mottos in life is the sentiment to "eat the cookie, buy the shoes". This mantra rings especially true when life starts to feel as heavy as the summer sun. So how do you deal? Well if you're me, you buy the fun ASOS shoes that are on sale, and eat cake for breakfast and just LIVE YOUR LIFE. Put on a summer-y dress that's maybe too short, add some pops of color, do your hair for the first time in weeks, and wear that lipstick you think is too shimmery.

Sometimes life is tough. We live in a world filled with conflict, and hate, and just all-around negativity, which often times if you're like me leaves you feeling like there's nothing you can do to make a difference. So in light of the darkness that surrounds us, here's a few of my personal suggestions for spreading help and happiness:

  • GIVE BACK // Following the #treatyoself vibes, what's better than getting something pretty for yourself or your friends AND supporting a worthy cause at the same time?? I recently discovered Bracha (use code Madi10 for a special discount!), a local jewelry brand that donates a portion of every sale to help stop the spread of human trafficking. Did you know that there are more slaves in the United States today than when slavery was legal? Yeah, lets do something about that.
  • SPREAD LOVE // Few things have ever made me happier in my life than receiving an unexpected piece of mail. As a youth of the now forgotten note-passing generation, some cute stationary and doodled font still makes me giddy. More Love Letters was started by girl who simply wanted to spread happiness to strangers, and that's something I can get behind. Check out how to join the letter writing fun here.
  • DO YOUR PART // As someone who was literally walking distance from the Dallas tragedy mere weeks ago, I can attest to the feelings of helplessness and hopelessness that follows after seeing your city shaken. And I find myself feeling like I am just one person who can't really make a difference. But we should all feel the call to action, even if it's simply giving out hugs. These videos bring me to tears, hope they give you some hope today too.

Dress, Old Navy // Lariat Necklace, Bracha // Lace-up Flats, ASOS // Metallic Purse, DSW // Eye Ring, Baublebar // Metallic Lip, Kylie Metallics