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Monday, September 10, 2012

Bon Bon Vie!


Happy Monday loves! How was your weekend? I went to a beautiful and moving wedding over the weekend. And I thought a lot about life and what it means to live it  in a way that makes each day purposeful and abundant.  There is an old adage by Abraham Lincoln that says: "Its not the years in your life that count, but the life in your years."  I expect a lot of beauty, color and intrigue in my life. And I chase after it until I catch it.

Bon Vie is the French term for good life.   I don't just want the good life, I want the good good life. So give me the Bon Bon Vie! What about you? The key to living this way is believing you deserve it and purposing in your heart to live this way no matter where you are in your journey. 
 
I wasted a lot of time in my younger years listening to people tell me who they thought I was or how I should live and then one day I woke up and realized that my life is mine to live any way I choose.  I can't get back the years I spent listening to other folks, but I sure can have fun making up for lost time:-)







Hat: Thrifted, White Shirt: Marshalls, Black Dress: Windsor


"I came so that you might have life, and have it more abundantly"
John 10:10





Here is to the Bon Bon Vie!


45 comments:

Live Life in Style said...

Super cute photos!! I love this outfit with the hat and the shoes!

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Guru Uru said...

Beautiful photos and dress to match a lovely post :D

Cheers
CCU

Francesca Romana Capizzi said...

I quote you! Wise words!
And dar you are looking so fab in this outfit! I love those shoes!
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kita said...

Loving the outfit and the words. The had is super cute I have been looking for one for the beach but since summer is over..hopefully I will have better luck next year.

Tia said...

Awesome photos and I LOVE your look! That hat is everything!

FabEllis said...

Wow! Gorgeous! I love the photos. Beautiful!

Raquel Casado said...

Love your sandals!! I would like to be in that place!
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Carsedra McKoy said...

You look wonderful, I love that hat!!



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Kathleen Lisson said...

You look beautiful in your hat!

Kultur und Stil said...

I really love your shoes! And the photos are very beautiful!

xxx Anita

Cilla B said...

gorgeous hat Dear and the blog looks amazing

Rachel Lynne said...

Stunning hat! You are drop dead gorgeous!

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Vanessa - PureGlam.tv said...

OMG - your outfit is so beautiful... love the combination with the hat and your shoes... LIKE!

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Isabella | THE PILE OF STYLE said...

Hey, this looks awesome, very creative, I think you should check out my blog, I think we have a similar style ;)

angiejenkins2011 said...

I am all for the good life! Love your outfit, your surroundings and your words of wisdom. Keep living the Bon Bon Vie!

and so it goes.... said...

Love this look! That hat is GORG!

XO

LA Lynn's said...

Ooooo... how I ADORE this post!!!! I love the fact that you are always encouring and inspiring with your words and your fashion style!!!! Thanks for being a JOY to the blogosphere!!!!

Xoxo
Lynn

Whitney James said...

this post is wonderful! as always, you look lovely and your words are so inspiring! LOVE the shoes too ;-)

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Fashion Tales said...

Gorgeous photos! That hat is amazing, and thanks for the inspiring words/quotes. /Madison

Frank Vinyl said...

I am loving that hat


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Hang T. Tran said...

your posts are always gorgeously thoughtful.
Love this outfit, especially the shoes.

xxx
Hang

Virginia said...

you look so gorgeous!!!
what a great blog you have!
xoxo

Sarah said...

Love this post! Interesting insights into life as well :) and a gorgeous outfit! I think this is my inspiration of the week, in life and fashion terms :D

My Scrambled Style said...

You look great! I love your shoes.

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Eimear OReilly said...

i couldn't agree with you more. thanks for this post! i'm all for positivity.

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Monica Modzelewski said...

Great outfit! I love your hat and you shoes!
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Sparkle said...

aw... you look amazing!

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Tye said...

you look absolutely stunning. I'm loving the hat and heels and loving the inspirational quotes.

Bella Q said...

LV, you are a GORGEOUS breath of fresh air- I adore this outfit, and your attitude!

xoxo Kellz* said...

gorgeousssssssssssssssssssss

Cathy aka Minister of Style said...

You look amazing doll but that isn't anything new!!! I love the entire outfit but especially the shoes....love, love, love! Thank you so much for the blog award, I'll be posting my answers soon.

gracefully50.com said...

Hello LV,
You're stunning! Gorgeous photos!
Amen to John 10:10!

Vera said...

The photos are amazing! You look adorable!

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Sazi Efionayi said...

love ur shoes,you look so classy

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Lagelle said...

I love all these photos, so lovely!

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Marie Young said...

Girl, I feel you and have fun making up for lost time!

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Mrs C said...

HAWT!! really hawt!

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erica said...

Look at you in your cute outfit and sunhat by the pool, while I watch leaves fall off of the trees lol. xo

Frannie Pantz said...

LV sometimes I can't tell which is more beautiful about you--your stylish, gorgeous outer person or the lovely, grateful, inspirational and uplifting inner person. I love all of your quotes and your basic b/w today!

Like Mousse Au Chocolat said...

Oh woman u r so beautiful . Beautiful pix

The Sexy Single Mommy said...

I am loving that hat! I have to agree with you, I was living my life for my mother. Doing everything that she wanted me to do, etc. I had to realize, just like you, that this is my life and I started doing what I wanted to do. It's hard because you want your parents to be proud of you. I'm glad that I started doing my own thing1

Sincerely Mally said...

You look lovely!!!

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