Jersey City is a hub of construction — new buildings or brownstone rehabs seem to be on every other block. I thought the rough hewn look of this almost finished condo was the perfect backdrop for this post. While I love all the individual pieces in this outfit, I wasn’t sure about the total effect. But on second look, I’m pretty happy with the combo. It’s a mostly black palette with the pop of red plaid and leopard. And red lipstick! Which I probably dare to wear once a year.
I’m still “sort or/kind of/no really” freaking out that I actually put this post out there. But…I think it’s pretty important to see the world through a non-photoshopped lens, and more importantly, to see yourself. Maybe it’s all my years in beauty advertising, where we’ve tsked tsked over photos of some of the world’s most famous supermodels…before we retouched even them into an unreal perfection. Or maybe I’ve finally come around to not just accepting but embracing the face I see in the mirror every day. I’ve earned those lines and even those dark circles, through hard work and the gift of living. So watch out world… here I come.