Blending In or Standing Out..
A trend that I do find myself gravitating towards is camouflage.
I like the mix of colours that can be found in the various prints and you can read about my camo jeans here Dressing in Camo
Now in this series of photos it looks as though I am trying to hide in the jungle of the front decking of the apartment in Wollongong, but it was just so sunny and difficult to get good pictures, so I was chasing the shade…
I’ve also been directed by my Doctor to rest, but just had to sneak out for a few hours of retail therapy…
Keeping Camo Feminine!
I prefer a feminine aesthetic, so I paired this cute cropped jacket – which I would prefer even more cropped, but then I am petite – with a sweet, olive wrap skirt.
The jacket is oversized and that fits with the look and is offset with the movement of the soft skirt.
I wore a sparkly camisole over the top of my surgical bra – excuse straps showing – for my second trip out of the house following the breast reconstruction surgery.
I’m not going to lie – my energy is definitely down on where it was, and I felt pretty washed out, so the subdued colours were pretty apt!
The subdued colours were extended into my nude heels and the wicker cross-body bag.
Manifesting Our Wants…
Each new moon I write down my intentions for the month – I usually narrow it down to three things – and plant them. I’ve found this little ritual effective in keeping me true to purpose and helping me to realise my creativity.
Fun story: I had not actually written down, although talked and thought about wanting, a little wicker bag like this one in the above pics. When I went on a thrift shopping expedition recently, this one was found, brand new, with tickets on and a small fraction of the price it was in other places I’d seen it! I have found this sort of thing happens quite a lot to me – have you experienced such things? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!!
Keeping It Real!!
I spent most of the next day in bed, but I was glad to get out and about for a few hours and I know that I will have my energy back soon and be healed to the point where I can get on with my normal life, but for now I just have to accept things the way they are.
Thank you for joining me in my little corner of the web and I’d love to hear your thoughts on the camo trend and any of the other things I touched in here.
You can also keep up with my daily outfits on my Instagram donnadoesdresses!!
Jonathan CaswellSeptember 29, 2019 at 3:55 am
HONEY—YOU LIGHT UP THE COUNTENANCE OF WHOMEVER VISITS Y YOUR CLOTHING AND YOUR COURAGEOUS CANDOR! <3
donnadoesdressesSeptember 29, 2019 at 4:38 am
It’s not courage – we all do what we have to – but thank you 🙏❤️
Jonathan CaswellOctober 1, 2019 at 2:30 am
You’re right. I write about my health issues—and my wifes—with her expressed permission, of course! 😀
tomSeptember 29, 2019 at 6:26 pm
donnadoesdressesSeptember 29, 2019 at 8:45 pm
Hehehe!! And here I was trying to fade in!! Lol! Have a great week, Tom!!
Ashley CrampSeptember 30, 2019 at 9:23 am
I hope you get well soon, loving how you are blending in with nature!
Im seriously going to bury a note to myself too great idea!
donnadoesdressesSeptember 30, 2019 at 9:27 am
Oh, thank you for your lovely, kind words and taking the time to write such a sweet comment!! It’s very hard to get pics here because it’s just so sunny most of the time … and setting your mind to your intentions, writing them down and planting them, can’t hurt can it? Enjoy your week, my friend!!
Amy JohnsonSeptember 30, 2019 at 9:30 pm
What a cute way to style camo, I love how feminine it looks!
donnadoesdressesSeptember 30, 2019 at 10:32 pm
Oh thank you so much, Amy!! I do love a feminine aesthetic and although I don’t think this print necessarily lends itself to being feminine, I thought I’d give it a go!! Have a great week!!
isthismuttonOctober 5, 2019 at 8:02 am
The olive wrap skirt and cute camo jacket are both great finds and look so feminine and funky on you! Thanks for linking up at #WowOnWednesday.
donnadoesdressesOctober 5, 2019 at 9:21 pm
Thank you, Gail, for your kind comment and providing the linkup!! I hope you have a great weekend!! 🧚🏻♀️❤️🙏
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