I’m embracing Fall style in light layers, working on my mental health, and my photo editing skills! Can you tell? Hope you can! I hope you’re having a wonderful season yourselves! Read on as I dive a bit deeper into it all.
No matter where you are in the world when cold temps arrive, layers is where it’s at. Layering with a biker jacket gives any look an edge, even a long pink ruffled dress. I chose to pair this dress with this black biker jacket. It was the perfect combo for a sunny day and chilly night. To me the biker jacket makes the dress pop instead of the other way around. It brings out the pink tone and still lets the dress do its magic with the flow at the bottom. The biker jacket length is key.
This etherial maxi dress is made out of the most silky feeling Rayon fabric. It comes in several other colors, and gives me a beautiful effortless look. Unfortunately I believe this color sold out, but they still carry it in very pretty tones as you can see above, don’t you think?
One of my favorite things is paring pieces that don’t you wouldn’t normally pair together and making them look like they belong! Have you ever paired a long maxi dress with a biker jacket before? If so, yay we think alike!!!!!
Now that we talked fashion, I would like to share some reasons why I’ve been away from the blog for some time. This is more on the mental health side. Some of you may know that I have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and ADD. I’m sharing this because I want to be more open and honest with myself, and with you as well. My hope in disclosing such personal information, it will help other people who are feeling overwhelmed, lost, and a bit out of control.
Sometimes my brain goes in so many different directions, I literally use self talk to stay focused. I use lists, alarms, and reminders on my phone to help me stay organized. When I’m under a lot of stress, my brain can go on overload and I’m not such a happy person. I was tired of being on this non stop roller coaster inside my head and since I’m not on any sort of medication (by choice), I decided to seek an alternative form of therapy. That’s when EMDR Therapy came into my life 6 months ago.
EMDR therapy is a form of therapy in which you replace negative self thoughts with positive ones while revisiting moments in your life that caused you stress or trauma. You are guided through such memories by an EMDR certified therapist. A series of sensory physical or visual stimuli are performed during the guided process. It is in this manner that you revisit traumatic or stressful events in your life. You focus on one event per session, which is why it takes so long. To sum it up, this type of therapy changes your brain chemistry. For me it has been life changing. I’m healing from the inside out, and feeling better than I have in a very long time.
I feel like I am having a kind of rebirth. My creative side feels more alive, ideas are flowing, and I feel free to be 100% myself now. I have also been working on my creativity and style choices. My editing and photography skills have gotten so much better this year. I’ve been able to work with more brands, create better content, and grow as a micro-influencer. See what I mean over on Instagram if you like! Thank you for all of you who have come to visit this blog for the past year, even with the lack of posts. I promise the best is yet to come.
Much Love Always,
This is a WONDERFUL post Tania! I am so happy to gEt to know you better. Keep doing this awesome job with Your Instagram and blog. I always get excited to read about your JOURNEY and fashion. ❤️?
Mental health is a very serious issue. I am glad you know what the problem is and taking steps to manage it. I love the biker jacket too.
Thanks for reading Nerline and yes it’s taking me a while to really be ok, or in a healthier state of mind! Thank you sis. xx
I do love this dress and jacket together, so gorgeous!! I’m happy you are feeling better and things are working. i get anxiety and stress, when it kicks in, I am the opposite and doubt everything i do, it can be really crippling. i just try and let the feelings wash over and RECOGNIZE them and let them flow away by distracting myself with music or sleep or even just getting outside. then gradually it flows away and i’m better again. since doing this, i’ve actually had less moments of anxiety. hope you have a great day lovely. x
You look really beautiful in this dress! ?????? Happy night !
Glad to hear you’re doing well! that EDMR therapy sounds like it would be beneficial to everyone! I’m going to give it a try too!
That’s wonderful that you’re gonna try EMDR! It has helped me so much in so many areas of my life. Hope it does the same for you babe! xx
These are really fab dresses dear! EMDR therapy sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing dear!
Jessica | notjessfashion.com
Thank you Jess, I do love them all. Thanks for stopping by and yes EMDR has saved my life! xo
Thank you for reading and connecting to this post and myself! I hope that it all comes together for you mentally and emotionally. Sorry to hear about your mom and your own health issues, it can all be overwhelming at times. Hang in there and know that you’re not alone! Find comfort in loved ones, friends and doing what brings you joy. Glad you’re getting help in working through this difficult time. I wish you a warm and happy holiday season!