Life has been teaching me the lesson of self love so strongly these last few months. I recently went through an accident that really created this darkness around me. It was almost tangible. It didn't feel so good. I had to go through a few months of physical therapy and still suffer from chronic neck pain due to a previous neck injury. The injury also caused me to have constant migraines..something I had not had before. I was also juggling two jobs, physical therapy three days a week and a class I was taking. Not to mention the state of the world had me completely depressed! So much senseless violence and killing in the news can really get to you. As you can imagine I was not in the best place mentally and physically. I decided after my class ended to take the next few months to focus on creating love and balance in my life again. I started working one less day at my part time job and planned on using that extra time to focus on being creative and doing things I love like dressing up and taking these pictures! I've also been taking walks outside and really retreating back into nature. I've always been very drawn to the earth, flowers and trees as it can have a healing and balancing affect on me.
This beautiful flower crown was gifted to me by a fellow blogger and style lover Tamera. She makes these stunning, stunning flower crowns and she shares them as a symbol of nurturing and owning your greatness. You can read about her Crowning Yourself mission to empower and promote self care on her blog. If you haven't checked out her inspirational blog, go go go! She has fabulous style and her posts are honest and uplifting. I'm so very very grateful she sent me this crown. Recently it has helped transform my mental state of mind.
Linking up finally with stylecrone for her hat attack!
Mostly thrifted so get out there and stop trying to buy everyone else's clothing and buy your own unique treasures that resonate with your personality and style. Thrift stores are the place to do it at! and they are great for the environment!
I found the long white overcoat in the pajama section at goodwill. It is so easy to wear and keeps you cool in the heat because it is so loose and breezy.
Tank top, mom jeans and belt were also thrifted.
The star of the show is this beautiful flower crown gifted by my fashionista friend Tamera!
Earrings were bought in Spain on my travels there many years ago.
Neck piece was gifted I think. I can't remember. Adds a touch of the southwest which I've been into lately.
Shoes are new! They are by Good Guys Don't Wear Leather and for my budget/lifestyle these were expensive and not what I'm used to spending on shoes but well worth it! I have been slowly replacing things in my closet that are not vegan or ethically made with things that are and these are a new addition. A lot of vegan shoes are not the best quality and lack originality and style, these will last me years, are well made and so very stylish. This company ticks all those boxes for me and I definitely plan to purchase from them as the need arises and if I can afford it.