Yesterday was a day of shadows. A full, vibrant sun tried its best to shine through a thick canopy of grey clouds. The light filtering through our condo’s dirty windows was harsh, cold. My shadows cut across my skin in stark lines.
Oddly enough, I’ve been wrestling with some things internally, and the blunt, flagrant lines cut by shadows across my body, dividing me into light and dark have only reflected what battles have been fought deep in my heart.
We do our best not to show how we feel in our websites, our daily outfit posts. Censure. Privacy. Appearance of confidence or success. Perhaps it’s a farce. For me, it’s not acting. It’s that I choose only to share with those around me, rather than those I have never met. This hasn’t always been true. My personal website/blog/diary can be very exposing.
But that is exactly what this site is not. It is about style. Confidence. Poise.
I don’t normally wear sheath dresses. But after some necessarily snap deliberation whilst perusing a sale on Gilt, I decided to buy this Hyden Yoo dress. I liked the contrasting panel of checkers around the waist and down the front of the dress. And after about four hours of wearing it, I was pleasantly surprised to find the panel on the skirt actually had pockets!
Though it was literally my fifth choice of dress, I really thought it would be versatile for layering and remixes a la The Clothes Horse (Rebecca), because of the pencil/slim shape of the skirt. Most of my skirts now a days are circle, flouncy or a-line silhouettes, and this sheath could fit nicely under one of them. It will be interesting to try since I am not very good on remixing my wardrobe. I mean, it is not my first instinct to throw a skirt on top of a dress to produce another outfit. It’s brilliant, but it’s not something I can instinctively do!
Where I take my photos. The dirty window in my bedroom. Too bad we live on the second floor, I’d wash those windows to hell otherwise.