I felt incredibly alive wearing this outfit today - of course sunny mild weather has also something to do with my cheery mood, but even now looking at the photos, I feel zestful.
The skirt is by Lane Bryant - they did such a wonderful job on these flirty feminine skirts (I bought two in different colors) this Spring. I don't think I had a skirt in exactly the same style before, and now I think - why didn't I? Now I want them in many more colors - in every color of the rainbow! The shirt was one of my many lucky thrift finds lately. This one is from Value Village - I actually visited one for the very first time and grabbed 4 colorful button down shirts for only a few dollars each ($4 to $5), all great quality and bright colors.
This blazer always looks bluer on photos than it is in reality - it is rather purple actually. It is from a few seasons back, I love the little details like the gold zipper, pretty buttons and stripy lining - such attention to detail is what makes a basic item of clothing into a treasured garment.
I debated to write something inspiring, empowering and profound in this post, and reveal that I would not be able to create such an outfit when I first started this blog back in 2013, which is true, and not only because I did not have most of these items back then, but also and mainly because I finally feel that I've healed. But hey, you know what - sometimes, pictures are worth more than words, and even though I love writing, living is what I love so much more.
Photos by my father.
I'm joining a new to me link-up party with this fun outfit - Turning Heads Tuesday. Hope to see you there! Thank you for your invitation, Jessica!
Skirt - Lane Bryant (not available online already (no wonder!), but I managed to find it in my local shop)
Blouse - thrifted (Value Village)
Blazer - Chico's (a couple of years back)
Shoes - Rockport (via Nordstrom Rack)
Purse - B Makowsky
Have a wonderful sunny week, everyone!