|Who doesn't LOVE this coat? I bought it this weekend. I am so in love with it. |
Wait 'til I'm able to really feature it later....you'll really see why, then.
For the following few photos, I posed alongside the graceful and resolute Lady Forward outside of our state's capitol building. I didn't know who she was at the time, or what she represented, but after I did my research, I realized how apropos it was for me to have posed next to her during this period in my life and while wearing punchy chiffon under a perfect blue sky in a city full of personality and color and light.
There was a couple playing some super-cute football on the grass, and a teal-haired girl strumming chords on a guitar just out of the frames of these photos. It was so...good.
Photos are credited to Piera (you remember her? she's appeared on my bloggity-blog before), who dressed adorably hipster for the day. And--playing tourist in her hometown--we walked down the street being what we have always been: kindred souls as outwardly different as two people can be. One fair and lean dressed in leather and chartreuse, one dark and voluptuous wearing a fairy dress and plaid shirt.
Yeah. That's how we roll.
|Prettymuch says it all for me right now. |
I found this on Pinterest, and printed it out. It's now framed on my nightstand.
|Don't worry: it's not actually coffee in that cup. The world is not ready for Caitlin on caffeine. |
(It's a vanilla steamer with extra vanilla...boy, did Piera give me grief about that. Yes, yes, I'm just THAT vanilla.)
So. When I first announced my divorce proceedings to you guys, I was still in the hollowed-out, emotionless stage of things. I expected to emerge from that stage into a heart-broken, gut-twisting depression. Instead, if you can't tell, I'm finding myself in a good place. God is blessing me through this more than I ever thought possible with good feelings, and overwhelming love and support from my family and friends.
I'm happy deep down in my bones, and I can't ever remember feeling so peaceful.
And instead of blacker, my outfits seem to get more and more colorful. That's gotta mean something good, eh? WHO THOUGHT I WOULD EVER WEAR CHARTREUSE??!! I certainly didn't.
Coat: JCP || Dress: Prabal Gurung for Target || Shoes: thrifted || Bag: Target || Sunnies: old