11.25.2014

More Than Magic


I have always been one who believed in magic. Perhaps not in a literal sense, but I've always had a strong desire to believe in something more. To allow myself to wonder, to dream, to believe that magical things could happen. I actually know that they can, I know that remarkable things have happened all throughout history. So when I received the following text from my friend, Christine, last night, I was humbled. The fact that she could see magic within me... It was everything I've ever wanted...

"It dawned on me that I've pictured you that way for a while. From your mystical music, your quiet/calm temperament, the clicking of your high heels, your clothes, my memories of your black dress flowing behind you the evening you were capturing fireflies or helping a huge wounded butterfly. The fact that you have an affinity for old objects and live near the cutest little forsaken beach town. I feel like you're from a book; a character that you can't be sure is magical but really hope is."

That is perhaps the best compliment I have ever received... I hope that you, too, can feel a sense of magic and wonder when visiting my blog.

Today I am taking a step forward in my life, one that will, in a humble way, grow this "magical" (spiritual) side of me. I am going through the DC Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for the first time today, to receive my Endowment... I never expected to be where I am when taking this step in my life... But now that it is happening, I wouldn't want it any other way. I have never been more spiritually prepared and disconnected from the world as I have been this year. The Lord has a plan for all of us, and He knew that I would have the best experience now.

shirt- madewell (on sale!)
skirt- c/o lulus
tights- target
shoes- c/o zappos
necklace & earrings- c/o the land of salt

I'm absolutely in love with this necklace and these earrings from The Land of Salt. Erica, the woman behind The Land of Salt, is incredibly talented. She makes everything in her shop, by hand. It is all carefully curated and produced, you can tell from her instagram, her products, and herself that she has a passion for what she does. Be sure to check out her shop and come back here later this week for a Black Friday coupon code! She's got some exciting things happening!

4 comments

Allexis said...

Gentri! Oh my goodness, that is such an incredible experience and big decision; I'm so beyond happy and thrilled for you!! I hope you had an incredible time going through the temple! What a special experience!

xx
Allexis

Brooklyn Jolley said...

Congratulations! I saw your Insta post. The temple is my favorite place on earth <3

Autumn said...

I am so excited for you and hope you have an amazing experience. These photos are gorgeous, as you are on the inside too, glad things have been going well for you!

Brandi said...

Gorgeous friend. Very lovely.

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