Thursday, July 20, 2017

Off Duty Style // Vlisco Ankara Crown Print Skirt

 M&S bag / Ann Marianno shoes / Vlisco Ankara fabric skirt 
“If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliche that must have been left behind in the 60s, that's a problem. Peace and love are eternal.”
John Lennon

This morning started out fine with thoughts of things that needed to be rounded off, but on the way from home to work, I encountered a reminder that threw me in an ugly mood. At a point in the day, in the middle of a pathetic rant, I realized that I’ve begun gradually choosing an unpleasant default for expressing ugly emotions. I had a pause. Straightened my spine and calmly chose another default. One with which I was familiar for a long time; ingrained in my subconscious, but almost lost. A more pleasant default. One that kept my sense of personal power about me; that enabled me brush off unpleasant occurrences in day-to-day living. I mentally adjusted my crown and calmly; with a sense of assuredness chose to simplify my thoughts with one word: Peace. The framed white dove had hung on our living room wall all my life. It represented peaceful focus on the task at hand, on five compound goals for each day, on the simplicity of existence, on one positive thought at a time. I’ve mentally chosen to focus on my crown, keeping it on my head as I go through the rest of my life living peacefully in the present. This is not a resolution. This is a done deed. 

Done and did as done with off-shoulder tops. I love my collar bones and I love to show them off subtly in a very feminine way. Off-shoulder tops allow me to enjoy this love without tackiness. 
I didn't arrive at this calmness on my own. I had the help of good, invincible and almost invisible friends. I have been ugly and they have been there striving to keep my crown on. 
Do you have such friends; protective of your crown? Keep them, love them, cherish them. And keep your crown on.


  1. This color is beautiful on you! Lately I've been obsessing over the color yellow too <3

    XO, Jessi

  2. Love off-the-shoulder tops on you girl, you're so right haha you have such nice collarbones! Show 'em off <3 <3

    XO, Jessi

  3. Wow I love this look, it's the perfect summer Outfit.
    The combination of classy and yet girly is perfect.
    You look amazing and this natural yellow tones are your shades.

    with love your AMELY ROSE


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