ANTHROPOLOGIE :: Fall Colors

In the heart of Tampa is one of my favorite shopping centers, Hyde Park Village. This spot has been my go-to for many years. It has a coffee shop, all my favorite boutiques, a gym, a salon, restaurants and bakeries. I was lucky enough to work in this little village which I totally loved and felt like a dream! It is surrounded by palm trees, water fountains, and all the best little stores. If you’re ever in Tampa you need to come and check it out.

Every time I am in Hyde Park, I always wander into the Anthropologie. It’s definitely one of the biggest ones I’ve ever been to. Although Tampa feels nothing like Fall at the moment, I loved seeing all the Fall colors, clothes and decor. They really nailed the Fall feeling.

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-Olivia

:: photography by Olivia ::

THE FLORIDA I LOVE

I feel like Florida gets a reputation for being generic, full of shopping plazas, and most recognizably, Disney. Although, yes all of these things are true, there is a part of Florida that most people don’t get to see.

The parts of Florida I love are charming, old, and full of plants and animals. I love how big the blue skies feel, how vast the ocean horizon is, and how abundantly green some areas are. Although, much of the tourism industry in Florida is not green, lush, and historic those areas really give you a feel of Florida’s true core.

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I may be biased but I grew up in Florida so a big part of my heart remains there.

xo,

Olivia

SUSHI AND SUNSHINE — MY TRIP TO FLORIDA

It’s so easy to spend day after day pursuing goals and dreams. The moment you can start tasting your dreams, the moment they start becoming real, you can’t stop. I’ve found myself caught up in the hustle of every day moving from one thing to another without taking a moment to digest what exactly is happening in my life and what it all means; not questioning my past and what it means for my present.

I ventured down south to Florida and I can tell you that it was extremely healing and refreshing to be away from my daily routines. The perspective I got from being away from the day-to-day truly feels priceless. Sometimes it’s difficult to see the clear path in front of you when there are dozens of things fighting for your attention.

The more years that go by, the more I realize that life is simple but so very short. It’s important, if not vital, to question your motives, speak your mind, and be honest with others and yourself. We are one blip in this immense Universe, and although our location in the Universe does not make us unique, the fact that we can see patterns and think about what we are and who we are, is what makes us unique.

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Although my trip was not glamorous or lavish, I realized that sometimes all you simply need is some sushi and some sunshine.

xo,
Olivia

Free People :: You’re my favorite

It’s no secret that I am incredibly inspired by fashion; it’s definitely not just about clothes to me. I am not necessarily particular about one brand because it takes a lot for me to love a brand but one company who has totally nailed it for me is Free People. They have created a whole feeling and lifestyle around their brand which I totally love.

I had a very special party to go to while in Tampa and the store that just blew me away, was without a doubt Free People. After wandering the busy mall looking for the perfect dress, walking into Free People was a breath of fresh air. The music was folky and calm, the decor was warm and inviting, and the girls working there made it a point to introduce themselves and call me by name. One of the biggest things about Free People that I love is that you can create your own outfits; their clothes are meant to be layered. I love that I can find two different dresses and mix them to make my own creation. And that, has got to be the best feeling. Knowing that yes, someone else designed it, but I can put my own creative twist in what I am wearing.

I think that Free People really encompasses all the things I love in a brand and company. If you haven’t already checked out the Free People blog, I highly encourage you to! It is definitely one of Winter Moon’s biggest inspirations.

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xo,

Olivia

:: photography by Olivia ::