Back to Black

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The end of February/beginning of March seems to be a weird period of weather around here. Well, weirder than it normally already is.

As of now we’re kind of stuck in that awkward transitional phase between the cold dead of winter and the “April showers” season. And since I’m just as confused on how to dress as Mother Nature is with how to act, I’ve found myself more and more leaning towards my natural tendency to stay “neutral” and wear all black. Many of you know that no color is my favorite color of all, so this is an absolutely perfect compromise for me.

And as it turns out, all-black outfits seem to be meaning more in my life as of late than just an everyday outfit. At work, we’ve converted the hostess uniforms to the monochromatic look, which is totally okay with me considering my wardrobe is already brimming with not-so-springy colors. But more excitingly, this past Tuesday I got to intern as a backstage dresser at my first ever fashion show event, a St. Valentine’s Day Luncheon & Fashion Show for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (photo gallery linked here, along with my Insta selfie here). I got this Kate Spade bag dupe to hold my dresser kit, lots of snacks (you know me), and any other essentials I needed throughout the day. I’ve never been a real fan of big bags- I usually turn to my trusty old crossbody, but lately I’ve been leaning towards investing in my first “big girl” bag so I figured this cheap one was a great way to test the waters.

The show was absolutely flawless! I was told by my boss ladies that we raised more than $130,000 in 20 minutes from the auction that will go straight towards funding for clinical trials to advance treatments of blood-borne cancers. How insane is that? It warms my heart that I was able to be a part of the overwhelming success, even if it was in the littlest of ways. Also made some model friends- and I’m talking legit runway models with big doe-eyed looks and perfect pouts. Safe to say my self-confidence took a shot, but it was well worth being surrounded by such inspiring talent all day.

Let me know if y’all would like an actual recap post where I talk about the things I learned/witnessed at the show. I’ve got some pretty cool pieces coming up, and if this weather and my writer’s block could clear up sometime soon, that’d just be the icing on top of the cake.

xx, TSJ

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