Lovealways Hannah

Hi! I’m Hannah. I am DC-based blogger, stylist and glitter enthusiast. I believe there is beauty to be seen in everyone and everything… you just have to look. I’m on the daily quest to find and celebrate it!

I’m passionate about social justice, adoption, reality TV, sparkles and YOU understanding your value. Seeing people creatively use their time and talent for good gets me excited! I truly believe that everyone has the power to change the world by simply using what is in their hands. In 2010, I launched my own boutique styling firm, Piccadilly, based on those exact beliefs.

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Processed with VSCOcam with hb2 preset“We don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”  – Walt Disney

Hey there!

I’ve been toying with this idea for awhile, but I think the time has come for a bit of a new direction and design for this site. I’ve loved the journey thus far but I’m excited to start reading the next chapter. I’ve made new friends, discovered things about myself and come across beauty I’d have otherwise missed if it wasn’t for the discipline of blogging. That being said, I’ve been having so much fun dreaming up ideas for what’s next on lovealwayshannah.com and I can’t wait to share it with each of you. I don’t take it lightly that you follow along on this journey with me. From the bottom of my heart,

THANK YOU!

This is by NO WAY a goodbye. It’s just simply a see you in a little bit! It’s going to take some work to re-design and re-focus the site.  In the meantime, if you haven’t done so already pretty please come follow along on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook. I’ve got some travel, fun events and other craziness coming up in the next few weeks and I’m sure I’ll be updating on those sites as I go.

Can’t wait to show you the fun things in store! Stay tuned!

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See you soon!

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Weekly Inspiration

I love the juxtaposition of the graphic black & white against the wild and lushness of the tropics. Counting down the days until I see a palm tree again. I’m dreaming in black & white & sunshine.

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Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.

Robert Frank

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Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash.

Louis Aragon

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Things are not quite so simple always as black and white.

Doris Lessing

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All photos taken with my iPhone 5 & VSCO Cam app

So I feel the need to preface this post by saying, that I really haven’t figured that much out just yet.  I simply know that I am loving being in my thirties and I thought I’d share some things I’ve learned thus far.  So without further ado, I give you…

5 Ways for Making Your 30s

1. Age Gracefully

And by that I mean don’t act your age. Just be yourself, whatever age that feels like.

Personally, I choose about 12.

Also, I’m pretty sure “gracefully” includes, flamingoes.

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2. Invest in Friendships

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Like the good kinds.  The friendships that let you be yourself, crazy and all.  Friendships that are not only fun but also challenging. Surround yourself with people you want to be like and that inspire you to be the best version of yourself.  Don’t hang out with people just because you want them to like you. Go for quality over quantity.

3. Stop waiting around. Go after your dreams.

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Remember all those days in High School when you would sit around, stare at the clouds and day-dream of all the amazing things you would do and see someday? Guess what?

Someday is NOW.

You’re never going to be 100% ready but at some point  you just need to go for it.  There’s no time like the present.

4. Adventure

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Don’t buy into the lie that your best years are behind you. NO WAY! There are so many new adventures out in front of you.  If you can’t see them then make them happen. Go on a trip. Take a class. Make a new friend. Learn a new dance (I recommend the dinosaur dance pictured above…it’s not for beginners though)

5. SPARKLE BABY SPARKLE

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Don’t be afraid to BE YOURSELF.  I’m sure you’ve heard the quotes a million times, but they’re true.  There’s no one else like you!

The world needs your unique sparkle.

Don’t waste time trying to be like anyone else.  Work hard to find out who you are and then don’t let go of that. You’ve got something special!

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All photos provided courtesy of Erica Baker Photography

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