Welcome to Wear With Passion.  I am excited to share with you my love for fashion, travel, and lifestyle.  I hope to inspire you to live your life passionately no matter your age or gender.  We all need to live a life filled with passion and joy.  I will encourage you to wear those gorgeous over-the-knee boots that make you feel sexy or travel to the Southern Coast of France to skinny dip with your lover in the crystal blue waters or meet your best friend at a local cafe to sip your lattes and talk about your next adventure in life.  I want to inspire you to follow your purpose and passion and live a life full of joie de vivre.

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style ♥ Maya Angelou

There is so much in life to be passionate about from making new friends in far away countries to watching your baby wiggle its toes and laugh with the biggest belly laugh ever (priceless). However, many of us get caught up in day to day life we forget what we are passionate about. For example, I made the mistake of not pursuing my passion when I chose a career years ago.  I chose to follow a path that provided security instead of creativity.  I became a mother to my beautiful son and daughter and put my hopes and dreams aside and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.  Yet, it is never too late and now is the time.  It is my time to pursue my passions in a big way.

It is funny how when big changes in life occur, new doors and opportunities open up.  I will save the “big changes” story for another time, but what I am so excited about is the new door that opened wide for me when I started using my passion for photography to take photos and post them on Instagram.  Because I love all things related to fashion, I took a lot of photos of my outfits just for fun, especially my cute shoes (I love shoes).  I also shared photos of other things that I am passionate about: my travels to places like Paris, Italy, New York, Kauai; beautiful works of nature; yummy dishes I prepared or baked (I love baking); cycling adventures (yes, I love to cycle and have ridden in quite a few Gran Fondos); and anything that caught my eye as aesthetically beautiful.

Please follow along as we go on a journey together to discover new fashions, exciting places and all things beautiful in the world. Let passion be your guide in life.

With love,
Karen Brooks xo