Sometimes, inspiration comes from the strangest places. Dark corners that you’d never think to look in. Places that you’d normally pass without a second glance. Crevices filled with doubt and trepidation. The past few weeks have been eye-opening for me. I’ve learned so much about myself – what I’m capable of, what I want, what I don’t want…but most of all, I’ve been learning to believe. In myself. It’s been a long journey of self-discovery and I know I still have miles and miles to go. I know I’m not alone in my quest to understand the real me but I do know I am definitely on the right path. Finally.
Yesterday, with the help of my dear friend Lauren, I took another step in the direction of Me-Land. Crazy what chopping off 11 inches of hair can do to a girl! Whatever the case, I feel confident. Like I’m not hiding behind the idea of me. It’s the me I see in my head. I feel like a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders and dang, I feel inspired. And it’s come from the last place I’d ever look…from within.
Thanks to my dear friend Mary for coming to take a few snaps of me, with literally 5 minutes notice. Love you!
Ala, that is THE cutest little outfit, ever. And you are THE cutest chick to ever wear it. You look AWESOME!!!!! I adore this shoot! Oh, and more importantly, I LOVE YOUR HAIR. LOVE IT. This post almost made me cry, by the way. I’m emo.
I love it! It suits you very well!
ahhh, luv it!
you are so damn fabulous ala!!!! LOVE the new do 🙂 gorgeous gorgeous!
Oh you look GORGEOUS!!!! Love the new cut…it looks so freeing! Man do I wish I could look that good with 5 minutes notice!
omg, ala, you are the cutest!! love the hair and the outfit and the photos!
yay… for INSPIRATION…thanx for letting me go with it! I’m so glad we were on the same page with the cut as we usually are with lots of our visions! I loove the pics! can’t wait to steel them for my blog lol! ive never had pro pics of a cut to put up before lol! you will be the first! Rock the hair!
Adorable!!! You are just plain gorgeous 🙂
Love the haircut! And the outfit. And now I really need to go buy boots. PS. Do you color your hair/What color is your hair? LOOOVE. 🙂
im glad that you’re happy. you deserve to be.
and this haircut, just gorgeous. you make me want to be like you when i grow up. grow up as in like a few years! xoxo
you are just too cute and SASSY for words! 🙂
Love it!! Stop being so cute already! 😉
All from a haircut?? Alrighty then.
Cute pics, but please dont make that “crunchy” face anymore! lol!
SO freakin’ cute!! you look fabulous!
Beautiful- congratulations on the new look!
Marcia’s just jealous her life she needs cataclysmic events to inspire her. Keep waiting on that. You’re wrinkles are showing.
Sonia’s just jealous she can’t make a cute wrinkly face. See Marcia. She might be able to help with that.
I adore your hair, your photography and your spirit. Keep doing what you do! Hater’s be hatin’!
Oh’ Ala, I have followed your blog since forever and this is by far my favorite look on you! Mr. Cortez must be beaming 🙂
Go on with your bomb inspirational hair cut and crunchy face. Nobody rocks either like you can. <3
Que bonita 🙂
I’m only a rookie, and shoot my kids and my family w/my mini cam. You’re TOTALLY my new inspiration! <3
(Wish I knew about u when I got married)