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posted on: Monday, October 14, 2013

ONE outfit, TWO different ways!
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Invictus by William Ernest Henley

posted on: Tuesday, October 8, 2013


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Out of the night that covers me, Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul.
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In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed.
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Beyond this place of wrath and tears looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
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It matters not how straight the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.
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Lets just say, I needed THIS Poem!

On another note, I've really been into oversized sweaters lately. I paired this one that I found at H&M with a mini lace skirt that i've had in my closet for the longest time and I believe that this outfit is a perfect juxtaposition of Summer into Fall. 


Have a GREAT Week G(ems)!

~Opal

The PENCIL Skirt

posted on: Monday, September 16, 2013


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Oversized Dress

posted on: Sunday, August 18, 2013

I've really been loving oversized dresses lately. I just feel like they're just easy breezy when you're on the run and don't have much time to put together an elaborate outfit. I found this Black & White number at Zara and the color blocking is really what caught my eyes. 
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 I was perusing through www.stumbleupon.com and came across this list of 7 Effective 
Ways Happy People Think written by MARC CHERNOFF and I thought this would be great to share.

Wedding Florals

posted on: Friday, August 2, 2013

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This past weekend I attended a very BEAUTIFUL Wedding. I'm a sucka for Love so you can only imagine how much I love weddings. I was teary eyed half the time.

OpalByOpal X MackTak Mart Collaboration

posted on: Sunday, June 16, 2013

If you are ever looking for Prom Dresses, Evening Dresses, a Dress to wear to a Wedding or even a fancy Cocktail party, THIS is the place to go to in NYC. I remember going to MackTak Mart when I was looking for my prom dress and they had by far the best selection of all the places I went to. It took me half a year to decide what dress I wanted to wear, because of course prom is such a huge deal :). In the end, I was very happy with the dress I selected for prom which was a long champaign gold form fitting dress with an elaborate train at the back. So, when Katrina from MackTak contacted me to do this collaboration, I couldn't resist because I knew and loved this place so much.

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The Awakening by Sonny Carroll (2)

posted on: Saturday, May 25, 2013


A time comes in your life when you finally get it... When in the midst of all your fears and insanity you stop dead in your tracks and somewhere, the voice inside your head cries out - ENOUGH! 

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Instructions for Life Author Unknown

posted on: Sunday, May 12, 2013

Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
Memorize your favorite poem.
Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.
When you say, "I love you," mean it.
When you say, "I'm sorry," look the person in the eye.
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Always Dream and Shoot Higher by William Faulkner

posted on: Sunday, May 5, 2013

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I Have Learned by Kathy Kane Hansen

posted on: Wednesday, May 1, 2013

I've learned - that you cannot make someone love you. 
All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them. I've learned - that no matter how much I care, some people just don't care back. I've learned - that it takes years to build up trust,  and only seconds to destroy it. I've learned - that it's not what you have in your life 
but who you have in your life that counts.
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OpalByOpal x Nike Collaboration

posted on: Saturday, December 1, 2012

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Over time our personal style evolves and grows up with us. When Nike asked me to stye the Nike Air Force 1's for it's 30th anniversary,  I couldn't help but reminisce about my tomboy days in Jr. High and High School, and in that light I had to say YES. Not one summer went by without me feeling the need to get a fresh pair of white on white AF1's (we called them Uptowns in NYC). 

BLUSH

posted on: Wednesday, October 10, 2012

"If You really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price"
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Who's Going To Step Up By Rob Hill

posted on: Monday, October 1, 2012

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Don't over think yourself out of something special. Not everything needs to be controlled. You can't get so busy looking for 'more' that you miss what you're really supposed to see. If you find a man willing to be honest about his mistakes or a woman strong enough to be secure in her flaws, you have somebody special and somebody worth working for. Don't get caught up in looking for perfect because that search will fail you every single time. You can't be scared to let yourself be happy. You can’t be scared to step up and take a chance. 

Think Like This...by Mike Dooley

posted on: Tuesday, September 4, 2012

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Think that it's fun, that you're guided,
  and that all is well.

Let Go Of Your Worries by Rumi

posted on: Sunday, August 26, 2012

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Let go of your worries 

and be completely clear-hearted,