daddy’s little girl

No More

Sitting by the door wearing just a t-shirt and tears

Waiting for the dark truth that I already knew

Looking upon the foggy street, the crickets play their nightly song

Patiently waiting for the morning sun to rise

Remembering happy times unfortunately makes the pain worse

His keys will no longer clink when he opens the door

Those beat up brown slippers in front of the couch

Will never again feel the warmth of his feet

Canoe cologne still lingers in the hallway

Merit cigarettes on the workbench untouched

Unpressed shirts still lay on the ironing board

Fearing that if anything changes, it’s actually true

Nothing has changed, but everything had changed

The house is full of people, but I feel so alone

There will be no more piggy back rides or braided hair

No more family dinners or famous cheese toasties

No one to walk me down the aisle on that special day

No more Daddy’s little girl

-Tara Wikoff


I wrote that poem in 2007 for a Creative Writing class at USF, I just recently stumbled across it and thought today would be a good day to share it.

My father would be 68 years old today. Next February he will have been gone for 20 years. I still think of him every single day and know that he’s somewhere looking after me.

I’m not looking for sympathy, I have a great family, wonderful friends and I have lead a blessed life, I just miss him. I wish I could talk to him, I wish I could hug him and I wish he could see how I turned out.

“Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something. ” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Happy birthday Daddy.

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#tbt | this time last year

Army Jacket + Pink Shirt : three wishes style

It’s always interesting to see what I was wearing at this time last year. Let’s take a walk down memory lane, shall we?

Happy Throwback Thursday!

tuxedo pants | three wishes style

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Striped Dress | three wishes style

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Gray Tee

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Orange is the new black

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holy chic

holy chic shirt + black midi skirt  | three wishes style

Holy chic it’s hot in Florida today! ;)

As soon as I saw this shirt I had to have it, luckily for me it was only $14! I love a good deal and a great tee, so this was definitely a two-fer!

Stay chic my loves!

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Old Navy tee {only $10 online}   |   H&M midi skirt   |   Shoe Dazzle heels (old)

Karen Walker sunnies   |   Kate Spade purse (similar)   |   Urban Peach Necklace (almost exact)

Lipstick: Rimmel | (Kate) Rossetto

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classics

hat day | three wishes style

This outfit could work in almost any decade, which is the reason I love about having classic pieces in my wardrobe. I recently bought this hat (H&M, $17.95) and I can guarantee you will see a lot of it here on the blog. Its classic shape is a perfect addition to my closet and it will be great for this fall and winter.

Hope you’re having a good week!

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Old Navy shirt   |   H&M pants   |   Target heels (similar)

Karen Walker sunnies   |    H&M hat   |   Kate Spade purse (similar)

Lipstick: Milani- Cabaret Blend

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better together

stripes and floral | three wishes style

It’s always better when stripes and floral are together. Can you tell I have Jack Johnson on the brain? I’m also craving banana pancakes.

Happy Monday!

stripes and floral | three wishes style stripes and floral | three wishes style

JCP Jeans (old)   |   Target shirt  |   Target sandals (I found on sale for $6!)

Kate Spade purse (similar)  |   Karen Walker sunnies   |   Target scarf (old)

Lipstick: Rimmel- Back to Fushia

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fall fashion preview

Fall Fashion

Fall fashion is also something that is different in Florida, we can’t start wearing some of the fall trends because it’s simply too hot here. Because of this, I’ve decided to tailor this “fall fashion preview” to all of my Florida fashionistas. We can dress for fall and still make it work with our lifestyle.

Take a look at some ways to slowly start transitioning your wardrobe into fall >> Fall Fashion Preview (via CW44.com)

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