When people give me clothes and jewelry, it's more than just a gift. They are giving me emotional support. Compassion and concrete encouragement. The depth of those gestures are profound and reach me at my core. I can't express to you how grateful I am for such kindness.
There are people who read my blog who don't have blogs of their own. I usually learn about them when they surface and say hi. Jazmin is one such friend. She announced her presence two years ago and, since then, we've been corresponding by e-mail and letters. Jazmin is a sweet, lovely woman living in Boston.
The bracelet, necklace, rings and belt came from Jazmin. The cute crocheted top is from my local boutique ($10) and my red bra thingie makes another appearance. The skirt was a gift from a friend two years ago and the wildly-attractive flats are new ($15 at Nordstrom Rack).
I wanted this outfit to reflect my warm feelings toward my friends. Can you see that? I realize now, looking at the pictures, that this outfit has way too much color. But sometimes our emotions trump aesthetics. Sometimes how we feel matters more than how we look. Sometimes we just want to express our love for friends and life and go wild. This is one of those times for me.
Do emotions ever affect how you dress?