SO I totally just disappeared off of my blog. I am so sorry I didn't say a proper goodbye. But I knew it wasn't goodbye, it was just see you later. . . and a few years have passed and a passion has been reignited. I always wanted this space to be an organic extension of myself, and when something stops feeling like that, I stop. I want everything I do to be true and authentic. But things are changing, new and exciting things are ahead and I am SO happy and blessed to be back.
I won't be posting at this domain any further and have a rad new site that is being designed (by the best designer and friend ever, will reveal more later... ) that I can't WAIT to share with all of you. It will no longer be leeselooks, but LIFEBYLEESE.
I want to incorporate not only my love for the visual and fashion world, but my outmost passion for the inner self, heart and body. I truly with my whole heart believe that beauty begins from within. Always has and always will. So no matter what you put on your body every. single. day. What shines comes from within. With that I will share so much knowledge I have acquired, researched and thirsted for . . .
It is a new job. new business and new beginning.
Watch this space for more . . . as LIFEBYLEESE.com will be coming your way s h o r t l y.
always starting my day with coffee, new york times (online version:) ) and a smile
i'm probably the biggest nerd ever. i have glasses like these and they most definitely are prescription. oh and if i could carry a filo-fax around with me, i probably would.
i guess i can sometimes look cool ? :) and if i do, this is exactly what i will wear. comfy, casual + that scarf is just delicious.
paper in hand... yes please. Even though i'm living in the big NY, my heart longs for greenery + the water. The city landscape in the background and the water in forefront, such juxtapositions, but SO me
i'm always rushing from point A to point B... coffee + books. A daily necessity.
my life is in my big bag!
my friends mean the world to me.
comfort. i'm always up for a giant hug and cuddle!
as soon as i saw this editorial from elle, i felt like it was a story of my life. only b/c i sometimes consider myself a loner, and i felt this vibe oozing through the pictures... it is kind of hard to explain... but as much as i LOVE people, to my hearts core and back, i also possess this little loner inside, and am ok with that. As much as i get rejuvenated through my friends, family + new relational happenings, i get just as full from spending time on my own... reading, listening to music, running, walking the city streets, spending moments in solitude. i've always been this way, and value the people in my life as the most precious things on this planet. So when i am able to spend those moment with them i truly soak it all in.
my dog i had to leave behind upon my departure from Cape Town, South Africa where i resided for 4 years.
to say it broke my heart to leave this beautiful face is a complete understatement. A dog becomes like a human to its owner, and i had streams of tears dribbling down my face as i drove down the driveway to the airport.
as fall falls upon us, and the temperatures drop below zero, i am faced with the lonely nights of tea + cuddles from my giant blanket, longing for the warm snuggle of Mr. Romeo, my main man!
i have a bajillion photos on my computer from these past few months...
here a few snippets of what i love.
fall inspiration: natural + bed head hair, dancing skies, joyous smiles, hats galore, tender moments, vintage sweaters, surf dreams, basic black, lush lips, lisa simpson, honey crisp apples, braids, vintage military, dancing with the leaves under my feet, cozy tea dates, walks through central park (anyone want to join?), being grateful for every moment of every day...