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Don’t forget, Red & Black Week starts next Sunday, June 1, at 12 AM Pacific time. I’ve been busily preparing my posts today so I will have them all ready to go and not fall behind next week. However, in the meantime, I wanted to throw in an all-black outfit before the colorful festivities begin!
Mr. Kitty and I spent a lovely Sunday having lunch and antique shopping. I was in the mood for a look that was somewhere in between Goth and Vintage, so I settled on an elegant cowl-neck top wit amazing detailing in the back, plus a simple brocade pencil skirt from Target.
We didn’t actually buy anything on this shopping trip, but we had a wonderful, leisurely day just strolling around together with no worries.
I haven’t had much opportunity to feel like I am truly connected with myself lately. It’s all been work and then just trying to keep up with everything life has been throwing at us. I think sometimes it’s incredibly important, for those of us who are “different”, to just drop everything and spend a day living by our own rules, wearing whatever empowers us, and just celebrating being individuals. I find the best way to achieve this is to get OUT of the house, away from any place where responsibilities are constantly looming, and break whatever routine we’ve been stuck in.
It’s funny how a beautiful item of clothing can feel so good to wear, even if the most amazing touches are in the back where we can’t see them. Here’s detail of the back of the blouse:
And a detail of the skirt fabric:
And here’s a rare guest appearance by Little Miss Persephone, who absolutely hates being held and having her photo taken. 🙂
How do you spend your free days when you find you need to get back in touch with yourself?
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