Yesterday I posted this quote on my Bright Stripes Instagram:
"I can't think of many things more attractive
than a beautiful person whose
beauty isn't what actually attracts you."
When I first read this quote, it wasn't a man or a love interest that popped into my head, it was this beautiful friend of mine.
This is Jacy and she has quickly become one of my most favorite people, my closest friend,
the "pb to my j".
We met in a way that proves that we were truly destined to be friends. She has a blog called, 'My Name is Jacy' you can check it out here. And you can see some of my favorite posts of hers: here, here and here (pretty impossible to pick 3). She has built her empire on helping women overcome the hardships and struggles involved with being in difficult marriages and relationships, stemming from her own previous marriage which ended abruptly due to an addiction. I, myself, am coming out of a very difficult marriage that was filled with that very same heart breaking addiction. I stumbled upon Jacy's blog late one night, left a comment on one of her posts and the next day we were making plans to have breakfast. And now, here we are. Funny how life works, isn't it?
We are so excited to announce that we are going to be joining forces and starting something that is very important (and exciting) to us! We can't spill all of the beans yet but it involves helping others and ourselves find our inner strengths along with some self rejuvenation to help us truly understand just how beautiful we all are.
As I mentioned before, we still haven't sorted out all of the details but we will keep you posted frequently until our launch date in June.
(Photography by my amazingly talented friend, Shannon Worley. Check out her photography website here. We love her. Lots. And look forward to working with her on this movement.)
Shoes: Jeffrey Cambell (old) similar here
Necklace: Anthro (old) similar here
Shay's Outfit Details:
Necklace: J. Crew (old)
Rings: Charming Charlies and Francesca's Boutique (both in store)