Saturday, 2 January 2016

Confident

Happy New Year to everyone!
I was unfortunate enough to be struck down by a gastro bug shortly after Christmas, so it was an early night and light rations for me, but overall 2015 has been a good year.

I was diagnosed in mid-2013 and spent the rest of that year recovering physically. 2014 was all about difficult conversations, re-negotiating relationships and recovering emotionally. 2015 has been the year I have managed to be me again. If you are struggling with the difficult physical or emotional work a cancer diagnosis brings, please believe that it will get better. And in the meantime, there is always fashion!
 
                                       Camisole: Uniqlo
                                       Pants:Cue
                                       Dress: Gift from my baby sis!
                                       Shoes:Wittner
My beautiful baby sister sent me this dress for Christmas, and I think she must have read my mind because I have been wanting a shirtdress that I can wear open as a long jacket, for a 1920's style look.
This is not a figure-revealing silhouette and I like the long, straight vertical lines, which I think are quite flattering on a straight body. However, the true beauty of this style is really only captured in movement: the dress billows around me in a very satisfying way. I suppose it is another version of a cape.
I like to wear a top and bottom of the same colour when wearing a long jacket over the top. I think it makes the outfit more cohesive and reinforces the tall, slim look of this style.  I'm wearing a simple, close-fitting, inexpensive Uniqlo camisole as a top and I think the simplicity works well when there are other aspect of the outfit doing the heavy lifting style-wise.

I hope 2016 is a year of dreams coming true for all of you and I am confident that whilst the year will hold both triumph and disaster, we will prevail! Many thanks to all who have read and commented over the last year. I hope I will have your company again this year. xx

Confident by Demi Levato

11 comments:

  1. Oh I love it on you! Glad you like it. What a coincidence! xx

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    1. Thanks, sis. You're the best! xx

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  2. I love it also! It is amazing that you have come such a long way since your diagnosis. You truly do look vital and gorgeous. I follow along with your posts, though seldom comment.....sorry. I really enjoy your writing, blog and your style and wish health, wealth and happiness for 2016.

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    1. Thank you so much. I am so glad you enjoy my ramblings! Thank you for walking with me. Hope 2016 is a wonderful year for you, too!

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  3. Thanks for the acknowledgement that it takes a long time to get back to something that resembles normal. It has been 18 months for me since diagnosis and I often get frustrated that I still am tired, still have tons of doctors appointments, still can be struck by paralyzing fear...I know I will get there and appreciate those women like yourself who blaze the trail.

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    1. Vicky, it really does take time. I can remember what a milestone it was for me when I realised I had gone an entire month without crying. Now things are not nearly so raw. Hold on!

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  4. Sharon I am way behind on my blog reading and I am catching up now. Thanks for sharing your journey so openly. I have recommended your blog to a number of women I have met in recent times. This outfit is wonderful. Such a beautiful, and glam silouette. Wishing you all the very best for 2016 xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kindness and support Deborah. Hope 2016 is a wonderful year for you, too. xx

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  5. Sharon I am way behind on my blog reading and I am catching up now. Thanks for sharing your journey so openly. I have recommended your blog to a number of women I have met in recent times. This outfit is wonderful. Such a beautiful, and glam silouette. Wishing you all the very best for 2016 xxx

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  6. Thank you for this blog. I just found it. I had a bmx one week ago today and am already trying to figure out how I will dress, going forward. I love your ideas and thank you for sharing them. I needed this.

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    1. I'm so pleased it was helpful. I hope you are healing well and not feeling too overwhelmed by all the changes. Have fun playing dress-ups when you feel up to it! xx

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