Dreams Don't Work Unless You Do - Hapa Time

Dreams Don't Work Unless You Do

Thursday, February 09, 2012

One thing I did not realize til this outfit post was the difference in response between pedestrians, bicyclists and people in their cars, driving by. Can you guess?Photobucket
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New shoes - Steve Madden, dress - Forever 21, bag - Aldo, hat - ? (it's 10 years old!), ring - boutique in Miami, necklace - JCPenney, cuff - Mom

This is from my experience :) Pedestrians often find it too awkward (I'm assuming) to make commentary on whatever you might be doing, since their pace is slow. People driving in their cars would be wasting their time if they were to say "hey, you look cool" because you'd never hear it, or at the most, they could honk or holler. But BICYCLISTS, who knew? They are going by at just the right speed to throw out a (albeit short) sentence and maybe even smile! Ha! And somehow I picked one of the busiest bike routes to take photos on! Haha x 10!

This outfit was basically created around my shoes. I got the new Steve Madden Dynemite sandals in the mail yesterday and was way too excited to put them on! They fit perfectly, and are amazingly high, but it's somehow not hard to walk in at all! I would like to argue with those that say they are the most comfortable high heels they own. After 2 hours of walking in them I was not very happy! But perhaps those people have too many uncomfortable heels. :)

Oh and can you tell this is my first post using my new lens, a 50 mm 1.8d Versus the 35 mm 1.8d.

For my title: you have to just get out there and do something about what you want or else it's never going to happen. When I saw the phrase, "Dreams don't work unless you do", it was just... wow. So true! And I want to say thank you to everyone supporting me and my blog and for all the opportunities that have been opened up to me! I am rather backlogged on returning comments and the portraits I mentioned last week are still in the works. I am continuing to try to fit in everything I can, and also want everyone to know that this is so far the best start to my year that I have had in a very, long, time. :)
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53 comments

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  2. Simple and beautiful! I love the dress! xo

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  3. oh my gosh Jess!!! I tell you over and over, sheesh! But you look GORGEOUS in these photos! That hat is very nice on you, you look great in hats!! And the color is very nice on you. Mute colors are beautiful on you!!!

    Also I agree with your post title, it's very true. Anyone can dream, but if you want it to come true you need to work for it!!

    Also, you're rank 1 on the vocation for your parents!!! Been voting on my cell phone, computer, and school computers lol :):)

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  4. You look soo cute with your hat here! beautiful smile. love those colors on you. I gotta say, that camera is awesome! how do you get the photos so clear!?

    And YES you rank #1 on the vacation contest! eek :D

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    1. Thanks to my sisters great eye!! She basically said it is like a constant eye test, constantly focusing til you think it is clear. And thank you so much haha, did you notice my hat is 10 years old? I bought it when I was 15!

      And YES!!!! I know!!! my friend has a video game live stream and somehow he got like 1000 of his viewers to vote!! it still all comes down to the judges call in 27 days, so we'll see what happens. But for now, we don't have to hustle as much to get votes, we're really thankful :)

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  5. For me its all the same.. whether its a car or a pedestrian, they all just stare haha!
    You look beautiful as always! Love the dress!

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  6. You look stunning in that dress! (:
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  7. I really loooove this outfit. Your clothes are so nice!

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  8. GORGEOUS IN BURGUNDY!
    XOXO,
    FASHIONHYPNOTISED GIRL

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  9. very nice pictures!
    xoxo,
    fashonhypnotised girl

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  11. pretty outfit ^^ I like your heels :D

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  12. Hello Dear <3
    Now i havw to thank you for your lovely comment.
    Once again you look faboulous,love it <3<3<3

    Your`s KIngha <3

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  13. jessica, you are stunning! what a beautiful woman you are. :)

    thanks for visiting my blog! omy, we have so much in comment. you said your sis' name is jasmine... well, i have a sister name jess, lol! very nice to meet you. :) enjoyed your blog, and i am your new follower! hoping to stay connected, and have a great wknd!
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  14. You look great :)

    What do you think about following each other on bloglovin?

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  15. i love your shoes..you look so beautiful..im your new follower..i love that qoute "dreams dont work unless you do" on your chictopia title..made me open your beautiful blog :)

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  16. beautiful !
    you know how to make some simple wardrobes become fabulous outfit.

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  17. amazing look, so simple and yet so elegant

    xxx
    Daria, the Fashionsurfer

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  18. i love this quote. perfectly said. amazing!
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  19. I laughed with your conclusion about people on the street while you're taking photos, always they have that look of 'what are you doing?' haha.

    Love your shoes, sorry to read that after 2 hours it's not easy to walk with them, it happens to me to when I put high heels that's why I prefer platforms with heels, they help a lot.

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  20. amazing outfit!sooooo Gorgeous!!!

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  21. I love that dress so much and would have instantly bought it from Forever21 as well if I saw it!

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  22. you are very nice with the hat¡¡¡ i love your dress and shoes¡¡¡

    kisses

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  23. THANKS SO MUCH SWEETIE! DON'T KNOW IF WE FOLLOW EACH OTHER BUT WE SURE SHOULD :)
    XOXO,
    FASHIONHYPNOTISED GIRL

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  24. haha that the grace of cyclists!
    The sandals are beautiful, no wonder you were wanting them!
    And the dress is velvet? It's beautiful!

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  25. you look so chic and girly, awww *.*

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  26. ahah funny! and it makes sense :) love your dress, super cute!

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  27. Love it! So simple but classy and casual. :))
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  28. you're soo pretty and love the shoes btw.

    xx jasmine
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  29. You're absolutely gorgeous girl. I love the dress, and bag, and everything. ♥♥♥

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  30. love the color of the dress and the shoes on you! it's such a pretty outfit!

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  31. love your new shoes!!! they're indeed high!! too bad they felt uncomfortable after a few hours of wearing :(

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  32. Great outfit interesting that bicyclists are the ones who are chatty one would have never thought. Very cool never the less keep up the good work!
    -Ash
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  33. Lovely!
    Have anice week end!

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  34. Thanks for your comment! Your outfit is beautiful. I love it! You have a great sense of fashion. I'm following you now :)
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  35. Absolutely love this outfit! I love the burgundy color of the dress and the brown hat! :) Check out my latest outfit at my blog and let me know your opinion... In this occasion I've followed one of the trends of this season... sparkles! I hope you'll like it! ;)

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  36. woooow beautiful girl.
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  37. Beautiful photos, and you look so pretty! Love the shoes especially!

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  38. you'e so pretty! love the sandals, and this is a cool post. liked reading about the bikers! haha
    Let's follow each other!

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  39. Hey Jess, it's a simple dress but yet you make it looks so great as always! ;)

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  40. Jess preciosa!! Tienes un blog increíblemente bonito. Tus looks son espectaculares y tú eres dolorosamente bella. Un beso desde Andalucía.
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  41. Lovely dress and brilliant shoes, I would KILL for your LEGS *sigh*

    Love,

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  42. I love this dress.!:)) Lovely look .;D

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  43. You look beautiful!!! now following

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  44. Damn ... those shoes look so beautiful though. I don't think I can walk properly in high heels as I wear flip flops on a daily basis. But those shoes are just so gorgeous that it'd be too sad not to wear them again.

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  45. Hey Jess, your hair and make up looks fab as always, what kind of eye make up do you apply? maybe u should do a make up tutorial or maybe its the shape of your eyes that makes me swoon.
    don't know. but love it.
    the purple dress looks stunning on your skin tone and combined with the brown hat it warms up your face.
    great outfit girl.

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