Wednesday

Feeling Inspired.

 Really inspired by this quote:
"You cannot dream yourself into a character: you must hammer and forge yourself into one."
Henry D. Thoreau

Working for your dreams and goals isn't easy. Ever. If only success could fall into your lap. Except that I think I wouldn't appreciate it for what it's really worth if I had that type of luck.
I'm thankful for the success I've had in my young years, but I'm more thankful for what it's taken to get to this point in my life. Especially when I realize what little amount of success I've experienced compared to this giant world. One of the most inspiring things, at least to me, is knowing I'll never stop hammering. Never stop forging. Always changing, growing, cultivating. failing over and over, but never giving up the fight. Reminding myself to not say, "when this happens, when that happens," but making it happen.

On a completely different note (insert complaining here--&gt), the cold has officially set in. It's 30° outside, and I'm not happy about it. Nope, not one bit. Winter, you really stink. 

Outfit details: Sweater, c/o of Chicwish // Watch, c/o InstaWATCH by May28th // Top, small store front in India // Boots, F21 // Leggings, PacSun. 

30 comments:

  1. Kinsey, I love your photographs! What is your editing process and what layers do you use? They are gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you! That's so sweet of you to say. I edit with Photoshop CS6, Lightroom 4, & VSCO presets. I do additional tweaking in photoshop in accordance to the lighting and coloring of each photo.

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    2. What camera lens do you use? I am looking to getting a new lens for my Nikon d5000!

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  2. What an inspiring post! You are amazing Kinsey!
    XO,
    Tia
    http://sewcalmama.blogspot.com

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  3. gorgeous! love your top and cardigan xx

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  4. I love your top and inspiring words (and that song).

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  5. Kinsey you are such a beauty!! I also HATE winter, I think your style and glowing personality will always remind me of summer though :)

    -Kelsey @Time Stand Still

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  6. thanks for being so inspiring! in pictures, fashion, and words :)

    happyleeliving.blogspot.com

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  7. What a great quote. So inspiring. I love the outfit and that watch is super cool!
    Carlee
    Almost Endearing

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  8. You look amazing.

    I'm feeling very down, very uninspired. As a musician, it's the worst feeling ever...

    I love Henry David Thoreau by the way...

    Valentina
    http://valentinaduracinsky.blogspot.com/

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    1. I'm so sorry to hear that! My husband is a musician as well, so I've experienced someone in the music world striving for new inspiration first hand. Keep your chin up! Newideas will come your way sooner than you think.

      Wishing lots of encouragement and inspiration your way.

      Kinsey

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  9. i love that chicwish sweater so much! i've been coveting it for awhile now :)

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  10. Beautiful post as always :)

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  11. You are gorgeous! Love this outfit! And these photos!
    jennybodell.blogspot.com

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  12. what a lovely thought...I also read a quote recently that said (not verbatim, but..) The path without obstacles probably doesn't lead anywhere.

    Many people think their life starts "when"..."when" I get my dream job, "when" I make six figures, "when" I lose ten pounds...it's nice to be reminded that the journey is sometimes better than the destination.

    thanks for the inspiration SK!

    #8o3
    Meghan
    alionheartblog.blogspot.com

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  13. beautiful quote, and beautiful thoughts, working for my dreams! that's what i have to do

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  14. Your posts always make me miss my long hair!

    http://theoccasionalindulgence.blogspot.com

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  15. beautiful quote! I copied it into my quotes doc full of inspiring words :)
    Your pictures are gorgeous!
    xx Natalia

    http://elantheblog.blogspot.com/

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  16. Thanks for sharing the inspiration, Kinsey!!

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  17. omg, that looks so nice, i love the jacket :))
    *My Blog*

    xx, Anira

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  18. love love love the outfit! i have that sweater coming to me, i cant wait, especially now seeing it on you! may i tell you one more time how beautiful you are? the dress from india is the dreamiest color ever! once again, i want to dive right into your closet! xo

    thank you again for my sweet gift from india, it is so special to me! xo

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  19. cute outfit and lovely pics. so romantic.
    xo
    Rachelle
    http://pinksole.com

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  20. I'm loving this outfit so much!!

    http://www.frenchinlosangeles.com/

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  21. the outfit gives of such a autumn/wintry feel and so does the whole background! lovely :)
    xx

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  22. Love that quote! So inspiring and such lovely pictures.
    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  23. love the outfit! that cardigan is perfect.

    xthesimplethingsx.blogspot.com

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  24. very inspiring, that's a good quote to live by.
    something i need to work on a lot harder as well!
    thanks for sharing :)
    xo, cheyenne

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