Breakfast At Midnight

22 Feb

New York City, Paris, Los Angeles Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel Blog: New York Fashion Week street style, cashmere beanie, navy trench coat, hooded fur vest, striped turtleneck, black skinny jeans, leather booties
New York City, Paris, Los Angeles Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel Blog: New York Fashion Week street style, cashmere beanie, navy trench coat, hooded fur vest, striped turtleneck, black skinny jeans, leather booties
New York City, Paris, Los Angeles Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel Blog: New York Fashion Week street style, cashmere beanie, navy trench coat, hooded fur vest, striped turtleneck, black skinny jeans, leather booties

“I understand why we get stuck sometimes. Hearts are stubborn. They sink their hooks into bad habits that look like people and dreams. But look at how much we give of ourselves. Our most precious gifts handed over to another who may, or may not, value them as much as we do. Have you ever heard someone fall asleep? Or watched someone break down? There’re so few people in this world who you can share breakfast at midnight with, or who can completely forgive you. The people who get you to believe that it’s all actually worth it – and don’t flinch when you look them in the eyes, never waver, and make the bed more comfortable. So when you find them, you, in a way, find yourself. And when you lose them, you, in a way, lose yourself. But know this: you will always be too much for anyone not enough. Somewhere out there is someone who will bring pieces of you home. And you’ll realize that losing everything is the only way to figure out what’s worth finding.” J. Raymond

I think this quote just about covers everything running through my scared, sad, confused mind right now. I’ve never had an issue expressing or writing about my weaknesses and discomforts. In fact, I find it to be therapeutic. I enjoy being honest and relatable. However, out out of respect for some very important people in my life — people I love — there are certain things I do keep private.

The way I see it, life is challenging and beautiful and something to be shared. Weird, difficult things should be talked about. Even if only for the purpose of making them feel less weird and difficult.

Love is amazing, and love is hard. Love and heartbreak are normal, gut-wrenching, mind-flipping emotions that can drive a person mad. Passionate expression, and nonsensical arguments might make you feel like you’ve done something wrong. But maybe that’s not the case at all. Maybe it’s just that, as J. Raymond states, “you will always be too much for anyone not enough.”

Perhaps I will wind up alone with 12 cats because I’m “too much” — too stubborn to succumb to a situation that doesn’t fulfill the idealistic romance I have planned for myself. But cats aren’t that bad and, if nothing else, I’m pretty sure they’d always be down to share breakfast with me at midnight.

head to toe: And Other Stories cashmere beanie (more winter hats), Dana Bronfman Pyramid Stud Earrings and Triangle Stacking Ring, striped turtleneck from Primark (click here for a striped sweater assortment), Pologeorgis hooded fur vest, swing jacket from W Concept, high-waited leather pants by Coach (more leather leggings here), Acne Pistols (and some additional styles to boot)

*Note: Shopbop is currently running a killer sale now through March 5th (ends at 11:59pm PST). Click here for all the details, and get in on the action!

Photos by Lydia Hudgens

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8 Lovely Comments on “Breakfast At Midnight”

  1. Sara 10. Oct, 2017 at 11:09 am #

    I read this quote somewhere on Instagram the other day and re-posted it. I just looked it up on the internet to read it again, and came across this post. I can relate to it so much right now, and when you said, “too stubborn to succumb to a situation that doesn’t fulfill the idealistic romance I have planned for myself.” That’s pretty spot on with what I’m recently going through- I feel like if you’re putting your person first, always, as priority, you’ll want, and need the same in return. I know we shouldn’t have such expectations from someone, but if they’re our “person”, shouldn’t that be like part of it, you put each other first. I guess it’s not a good match or fit if it’s one-sided sometimes, and inconvenient for the other to express this. Just trying to come to terms with losing a close friend of 9 years due to some miscommunication in a 4-month partnership :(

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  2. Emily 29. Feb, 2016 at 4:20 am #

    Stripessssss. I am all about those stripes and layers. Love the quote, too. Words are magical.

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  3. Sarah 29. Feb, 2016 at 4:19 am #

    Those pants are killer!! So is life. Good and bad, but it is nice to see a positive outlook even when shit gets shitty…

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  4. Monika 27. Feb, 2016 at 9:11 am #

    Love!

    Love,
    http://www.thestyleventure.com

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  5. miri 26. Feb, 2016 at 1:48 pm #

    Ohhh, I am sorry to hear that. But you know what? Time heals everything. I am sure that you will find the right person at the right time. Just hang on there and be honest with yourself. If you feel like crying out, follow your feeling. It is healthy.
    X
    Miri

    http://currentlywearing.com

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  6. Monika 25. Feb, 2016 at 1:21 pm #

    Love this look!

    LOVE,
    http://www.thestyleventure.com

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  7. Liesa 23. Feb, 2016 at 3:42 am #

    Really pretty trench!

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  8. Elise 22. Feb, 2016 at 10:27 am #

    I absolutely love this post. I really can identify with your words and your quotes. I especially love “you will always be too much for anyone not enough.” It is so true! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this, your your outfit is fantastic too!

    xx, Elise
    http://www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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