Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Take Me Back

Take Me Back 1 Take Me Back 2 Take Me Back 3 Take Me Back 4 Take Me Back 5 Take Me Back 6 Take Me Back 7 Take Me Back 8 Take Me Back 9 Take Me Back 10 Take Me Back 11 Take Me Back 12 Wearing:
Maxstudio blouse
BCBG bermuda shorts
Steve Madden sandals
MAC "Impassioned" lipstick
Essie nail polish in "Peach Daiquiri" and "Ballet Slippers" on my toes

Do you ever look back at old blog posts (or for my non-blogger friends, do you look back at old pictures) and wish you were there?  Earlier this year, I did that.  I began to look at my old self and compare where I am now to where I was back then.  At first I was a little sad to see how much tanner I was in photos.  And I loved how I had less scars on my body (especially on my knees).  I'm ashamed to admit this, but I even went so far as to criticize my own body through photos.

It got to a point where I was looking at pictures of myself pre-blog, then at pictures of myself when I was little.  Everything was so much more simple when I was younger.  I seemed happier.  I seemed to be free of any worldly troubles.

While digging through some 20 year old photos, I had to stop myself.  I immediately remembered a quote my friend told me about when I was in college.  "Look back, don't stare" was her favorite quote. To her it meant that it's perfectly fine to look at your past...but don't dwell on it and move on.  I thought that was perfect.

It is way too easy to get stuck in the past, isn't it?  "Look back, don't stare" is a great reminder that I need to keep moving on with my life and let the past go.

xo  Azu

49 comments:

  1. That's a great quote, and don't be ashamed, you look gorgeous darling :)
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  2. That top is really pretty!x
    Holly x

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  3. Awesome post! I like that top. Have a wonderful Wednesday dear! :)

    xoxo;
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  4. Amazing look dear and the pictures are wonderful!
    Kisses

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  5. so pretty!

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  6. My body has changed tremendously over the past few years. I was really small and vegetarian and then pregnant and now still trying to lose baby weight. I love this cute top with the bermuda shorts!

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  7. thats such a nice thought
    u look pretty, such a pretty top
    Kisses
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  8. Cute summer outfit , I really like your top!

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  9. How ironic you write this. Looking at your pretty outfit and adorable beauty, I was thinking, "Wow, this girl is in the prime of her life. I hope she appreciates how well she looks." Twenty years from now, you'll be thinking the same thing -- that TODAY you are gorgeous. TODAY you should relish your gifts.

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  10. Stepping out in the summer heat, you look awesome, loving your choice of colors, but i especially love that purse!
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  11. Beautiful outfit! So relaxed and fresh! I love your style and your pictures. Definitely following on Bloglovin', Facebook and Lookbook.

    Natalia
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  12. That bag is the CUTEST!! Love this outfit <3

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  13. Love love love this top, perfect for the beach! xo
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  14. i love your top! :)

    xoxo, rae
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  15. Lovely look! White is my fave for summer.

    xo,

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  16. You look gorgeous in this outfit. Congratulations!!!
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  17. Your outfit is wonderful, I like it very much:)

    xo

    Orianne

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  18. I loved your look, so beautiful!
    Kisses

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  19. I love your top!!
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  20. I love your purse, I think the detailing is so unique !

    <3,
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  21. Impresionante con este look ,besos.
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  23. so beautiful!

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  24. The shirt is so lovely!
    XOXO
    Ylenia

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  25. Lovely blouse ! You look great ! ;)))

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  26. Oh i love your look so fresh and preppy

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  27. you look so fresh and perfect tor summer! love your lace top!

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  28. Love your blouse.
    xoxo,

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  29. Amazing top and shoes! You look very beautiful :-)

    Kisses:-*

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  30. Love that top, perfect outfit for summer.
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  31. amazing outfit my darling, you look amazing! :) xoxo

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  33. U have beautiful legs I told u that before.. Like the pic wher u smile :)

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  35. Great quote! You are beautiful!! Kisses

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  36. Great post!! beautiful pics and your outfit, genial-
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