back to reality

21.5.12

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Thankyou for all the thoughts & words regarding my last post. It may seem like an odd platform to share such a significant event, but as I lived on the opposite side of the country to my parents for the past five years this became a valid form of communication, an angle to my life they could connect with from afar. I know my father checked in regularly.

This event has changed things.
Everything I thought was stable is now not, every plan has been thrown to the wind.
I've moved back to Perth, and left Melbourne (and all that came with it) behind.
I was scared, but the last two months have taught me more about strength in the face of adversity than I ever imagined, and I'll be damned if I don't utilise that.
Forward march.

wearing:
dress - asos
jacket - willow
bag - furla
belt - op shop
boots - acne
sunnies - alpha60

13 comments:

Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

Love the back detail on that belt.

Good luck with the new paths your life has set for you.

Mica said...

I was so sorry to read about your Dad, he sounded like a lovely man. I could not figure out how to comment on that post, but I am sorry for your loss.

I wish you nothing but happiness moving forward. And on a very frivolous note, I like your outfit.

Esz said...

I'm not sure if I commented either (will go back and check)...think I did. For you to see positives amongst the dark is a huge thing, and it must be a testament to the strength of your father that has allowed you to see things this way. Though of course I couldn't possibly begin to know the intricacies of your relationship with him. *hugs* (again) and I'll be looking forward to seeing where you're headed!

Gems - Fashion Well Done said...

I'm so glad your back, but so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine how hard it must be for you...every girl idolizes their daddy.

On another note, this shoot has a real editorial feel, especially the last shot, you look amazing!

Gems x

Fashion, Well Done

indigorchid said...

I wish you the best in moving forward - loss changes us in deep and significant ways.

And, as someone else said - on a frivolous note, that jacket is fantastic! I think I'm realizing I'm a Willow-girl.

Stacy said...

Hot! The blue looks gorgeous on you. Can you share some of your thick hair with me please. Thanks.

When you posted about your Dad I shared it with my husband and parents (who were visiting) they were all saddened by the news as they feel like they've come to know you as well - all through the power of the blogosphere. Our condolences to you and your family Claire.

Your Dad looks like a man who wouldn't have stood for his daughter moving anywhere but forward - and moving those aside that were in her way! Go get 'em!

esme and the lane way said...

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Stacey said...

It saddens me a lot to hear about your Dad. He sounds like a lovely man, and the two of you must have been close. I hope everything goes as well as it possibly can for you back in Perth.

You look amazing & I love the outfit.

Granthrax said...

That glitter jelly purse is rocking and you look amazing. AMAZING! Home agrees with you.

Xx

Amy Alexandra said...

Wishing you the best of luck for this next phase of life. You're a very strong woman so although I know it can't be easy, I do know you can do it!

angelaseeangelablog said...

Gorgeous! Love the outfit. Sorry for your loss.


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Meet Me On The Streets said...

Sorry to hear about your father... our condolences and hope the weather change helps bring good things for this next season.

Tara said...

I was really sorry to read about your father. I'm glad that you are still able to be strong (and put together such awesome outfits!) in such a difficult time. Sending much love xx