Accidental Icon Wears:

Black cotton victorian style shirt: Ohne Tittel, Skinny Jeans: AG Jeans, Black ruffled coat: Issey Miyake, Black Platform Boots, Vagabond Shoes, Vintage Earrings: Swan Celluloid Earrings.

Sometimes life seems to feel like an aerial show or being on a merry-go-round. You are in the middle of the tightrope or the merry-go-round does not stop long enough for you to get off. There is a part of you that wants to let go but another part of you that is so dizzy with the stimulation of color, light, sound and smell of a well-lived life, especially when you are taking a risk, that you just keep hanging onto the pole. Regardless of whether you decide to get off or linger awhile, like the dress reformers you need clothing that can breathe and  move with you as you are flying through the air. Though I love the sensual look of a corset, it is not practical for the life I actually live. This Victorian style shirt with puffed sleeves has a pseudo corset look but is made of a comfortable stretch fabric with ties on the side. The skinny jeans are of a light material and can stretch as I jump through hoops and over the moon. More form fitting and modern than the “bloomers” the dress reformers advocated these jeans allow me to move through my world at a dizzying pace.

As you can see in the photo below I eventually decided to let go, hop off and take a moment to smell the coffee and the beautiful Fall flowers. A moment of replenishment when one is in it for the long haul.

How do you stay stylish during those times when life is a balancing act and feels like a merry-go-round?