I have a feeling that I turned the corner with my style - and with my life as well. The three years of my blog that I celebrated recently (HERE), are also three years of me. Only now I can see clearly how much inner work had been done. Only now I can see what a courageous decision I've made three years ago regarding what direction to take my life. These three years were years of solitude, even hermitage, and reinvention. At times, it felt incredibly hard, dark, lonely and vulnerable - to the point when I doubted my own decision. At my darkest moments, I was afraid that I was becoming someone I would never want to be - a disappointed, bitter, maybe even cynical loner with sad eyes who enjoys poking their wounds to make sure they never stop hurting, so they always have a reason to hide and not live their dream. But even in my darkest times, when I looked deep inside me, I knew that choosing light is the only way to go, and that there is no way back for me. I might look back from time to time, to sort of reestablish where I am in my journey. But I never ever go back, no matter how scary the unknown in front of me seems. It wasn't the first time I've done it, and I don't have any reason to believe it will be the last one. It seems that this is what it means to be Natasha Lialina on this planet - to discover and rediscover, to create and recreate, to invent and reinvent her own life.
This outfit has many pieces in common with the previous outfit I shared HERE. Yet it looks so different! Justin and I opened a new theater season (by that, I mean live theater) last weekend, which is one of the joys of life outside Summer, as I'm sure many of you know. So of course for such a festive event, I wanted to look festive too. But this outfit wasn't what I had in mind at all! I planned some bold pattern mix, but all that is left from my initial plan is this new to me skirt. I've been admiring this skirt (originally sold at ModCloth, made in USA) on a few of my favorite bloggers, and I was so happy to buy it secondhand when one of them was clearing her closet. It's in perfect condition and fits me just right.
Long story short, I wasn't quite satisfied with my pre-selected outfit, and I started playing with adding black to it. But only with the addition of the sheer blouse did I know I was finally there, nothing else would do. Sheer fabric is something I don't do much at all, but frankly speaking - why not? Is there any reason at all not to wear sheer clothing when you are free as a bird to do whatever the heck you want? I don't see any!
Skirt - secondhand
Vest - Torrid Insider (clearance)
Blouse, ring, bracelet - Lane Bryant (old)
Necklace - Chico's Collection (last winter?)
Platforms - MIA via Nordstrom Rack
Purse - via TJ MAXX (old)
Sunnies - Christian Siriano for Lane Bryant
Linking to Visible Monday
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