City of Blinding Lights

Updated on Jan 01, 2010
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joannaladrido 's Thoughts:

The key to surviving the real world is denial. We deny that we’re tired, we deny that we’re scared, we deny how badly we want to succeed. And most importantly, we deny that we’re in denial. We only see what we want to see and believe what we want to believe, and it works. We lie to ourselves so much that after a while the lies start to seem like the truth. We deny so much that we can’t recognize the truth right in front of our faces.

Sometimes reality has a way of sneaking up and biting us in the ass. And when the dam bursts, all you can do is swim. The world of pretend is a cage, not a cocoon. We can only lie to ourselves for so long. We are tired, we are scared, denying it doesn’t change the truth. Sooner or later we have to put aside our denial and face the world. Head on, guns blazing. De Nile. It’s not just a river in Egypt, it’s a freakin’ ocean. So how do you keep from drowning in it?

Maybe we’re not supposed to be happy. Maybe gratitude has nothing to do with joy. Maybe being grateful means recognizing what you have for what it is. Appreciating small victories. Admiring the struggle it takes simply to be human. Maybe we’re thankful for the familiar things we know. And maybe we’re thankful for the things we’ll never know. At the end of the day, the fact that we have the courage to still be standing is reason enough to celebrate.

Cheers to a new year…another chance of getting things right.

Happy new year loves!

I had a marvelous time this new year! I was thinner (I lost about 22 lbs.) and I got to spend it with loved ones and dear friends for a night of champagne fun! The party didn’t end till 7:30 in the morning and i have a feeling it is going to be one heck of a new year! to 2010!

Wore this red dress that I made from a design of one of our dresses for Glitterati but this color isn’t available for retail! What can i say? i love red! Second night straight I wore the color afterall. After dinner, I mushroomed my hair to go more party ready!

The more you see the less you know
The less you find out as you go
I knew much more then, than I do now

Neon heart day glow eyes
A city lit by fireflies
They’re advertising in the skies
For people like us

And I miss you when you’re not around
I’m getting ready to leave the ground

Oh, you look so beautiful tonight
In the city of blinding lights

Don’t look before you laugh
Look ugly in a photograph
Flash bulbs purple irises
The camera can’t see

I’ve seen you walk unafraid
I’ve seen you in the clothes you made
Can you see the beauty inside of me?
What happened to the beauty I had inside of me?

And I miss you when you’re not around
I’m getting ready to leave the ground

Oh, you look so beautiful tonight
In the city of blinding lights

Time, time, time, time, time, time
Won’t leave me as I am
But time won’t take the boy out of this man

Oh, you look so beautiful tonight
Oh, you look so beautiful tonight
Oh, you look so beautiful tonight
In the city of blinding lights

The more you know the less you feel
Some pray for others steal
Blessings are not just for the ones who kneel luckily

Comments (58)

NathaliaV
NathaliaV on August 06
chic!
maryanne007
maryanne007 on August 29
pretty
mariel24
mariel24 on April 04
you are stunning in red darling
bjkdAnc3r
bjkdAnc3r on March 17
beautiful dress!
LaceLashes
LaceLashes on February 03
fierce
aitor
aitor on January 18
Awesome.... you are the real red woman!!!
veraangel
veraangel on January 09
you look so good in red !!
steffanywillis
steffanywillis on January 09
oh my goodness the shoes!
jeffsy
jeffsy on January 03
So Chic!
SarahJaneR
SarahJaneR on January 03
love the dress and gloves, fab shoes and bag too, I had a fun new years celebration too, glad you had fun, looking fabulous as always!
WMelon
WMelon on January 03
this color looks good on u!
HatsAndHairbands
HatsAndHairbands on January 03
It was the blog thing that attracted me to this picture, dyou have a blog? I love it, the outfits lovely too, I just really really love the blog
preppymeister
preppymeister on January 03
Bling bling :D
glitterruffles
glitterruffles on January 03
amazing dress
selectivepotential
selectivepotential on January 02
Amazing dress! You look perfect in red!
jennifhsieh
jennifhsieh on January 02
you're looking stunning in red. love those shoes :)
districtofchic
districtofchic on January 02
This look is so stunning and I love the addition of the glove!
SmileitszSAM
SmileitszSAM on January 02
pretty dress :)!
boomlove
boomlove on January 02
WOOOWW!
asian_girlygurl
asian_girlygurl on January 02
OMFG I love one shoulders<33
themayflower
themayflower on January 02
gorgeous dress! as for your blog post, you first start off by saying that the key to survival is denial. And later you mention how we have to put away our denial and face the world. if we do "put it aside", then wouldn't that mean we fail? if our key to live is denial, why put it aside or throw it away? isn't that what keeps us going?
patriciaprieto
patriciaprieto on January 02
GORGEOUS!!!! I suuuuuper love this dress on you babe! :)
Yanie
Yanie on January 02
happy new year! nice dress!
alescna
alescna on January 02
gorgeous outfit!
karlahsales
karlahsales on January 02
i love it :)
snugglesbunnie2
snugglesbunnie2 on January 02
effin ADorE those gloves!!
peanutbutter
peanutbutter on January 01
uhm...FIERCE
enes
enes on January 01
Stunning!! I really love that red dress..love every detail! And the cutting is just perfect! :)
PoshAndSilly
PoshAndSilly on January 01
I LOVE THE GLOVE!! AND THIS DRESS IS COOL!
Kaie
Kaie on January 01
Fab as always.. Happy New Year!!
ssheylaaa
ssheylaaa on January 01
love it! gorgeous dress :D
Lexa
Lexa on January 01
Aw so hot..love the red dress..the bag is also gorgeous..
CathyHill
CathyHill on January 01
You have so many amazing dresses...I'm jealous! Red looks great on you too, btw!
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on January 01
The red dress is stunning and so are you babe!
MaggieOrcajada
MaggieOrcajada on January 01
I love glitterato!! This looks very great on you!! Woooow!!
Elena_GRCHIC
Elena_GRCHIC on January 01
Happy new year!! you are fabulous!!
ShuErn
ShuErn on January 01
Sizzling hot!!!!
aivanmagno
aivanmagno on January 01
Cool shoes! Cool fingerless gloves!! Red is awesome!
naissacarmona
naissacarmona on January 01
love red on you!!!!! happy new year:)
ndriio
ndriio on January 01
your words mesmerize me, they truly do. and i love how you rock out the whole outfit by putting on that leather glove xx
Donata
Donata on January 01
love the red on you!!!
shmicole
shmicole on January 01
hot hot hot! :) what a great way to start the year babe! :)
Just_Nini
Just_Nini on January 01
Happy new glamorous year! Love love love the outfit!
BethanyD
BethanyD on January 01
Love this dress! The shoulder is beautiful! Glad you had fun New Years celebrations! Who wrote the poem? Its so lovely!
iamdenie
iamdenie on January 01
FANTABULOUS OUTFIT, JL! :) Happy new year :)
kittenmirasol
kittenmirasol on January 01
The red dress is perfect!! Happy New Year! :)
aika_Gay
aika_Gay on January 01
love that red dress :D happy new year :)
deathbyplatforms
deathbyplatforms on January 01
hot for the new year! happy new year, dear!
martiarti
martiarti on January 01
So chic!!!
Bex99
Bex99 on January 01
So glamorous! xx
hello_k08
hello_k08 on January 01
i really love the way you write. and of course, the dress. :)
cin_cinnamon
cin_cinnamon on January 01
awesome dress!!love the purse and the glove!!=]
theclassicsilhouette
theclassicsilhouette on January 01
fabulous! :)
GebeCaem
GebeCaem on January 01
j'adore c style ! superbe
pixierixie
pixierixie on January 01
Love this :-) happy new year!
lainelumanog
lainelumanog on January 01
love the edgy touch of the glove :)
libys11
libys11 on January 01
gorgeous!!!!! :D another awesome great number! :D
audreyj
audreyj on January 01
i love that red dress Great way to start a new year! Happy 2010! GBY
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