I'm not sure about you but fall has gotten off to a rocky start for me. I'm pretty sure it has everything to do with telling God I'm open to changing. In just a few short weeks my life has been turned inside out and as many emotional meltdowns I've had so far, things are slowly changing for the better. It was still on the warm side here in Atlanta over the weekend so instead of risking the chance of sweating profusely, I decided to break out my Zara denim mini skirt (similar here and here) and white tennis shoes from ASOS (similar here and here)
To avoid looking like I'm ready for summer to come back, I put on the plaid coat from my suit set (now sold out) by Shop Nichole Lynel. I want to buy a checked blazer but as my desire to spend money on clothes dwindles, I decided to work with what I have. Besides, there are so many different ways to wear this coat so maybe I won't even need to buy a blazer. As much as I would love to say this coat is the focal point of this outfit, it's not.
It's this shirt full of words by Tyece Wilkins of  Twenties Unscripted that has been in my closet for a very long time. Hearing or seeing anything that featured the words "my truth" used to seem fun until I started to make a connection to what that meant for me. My truth involves things that are uncomfortable and have the ability to be toxic. It doesn't look like a curated social media feed or uplifting words all of the time. And I was afraid of that...afraid of not being this chipper, "she's so understanding, considerate, etc." kind of person all of the time. Wearing this shirt means I'm stepping into that truth which involves finally scheduling my first therapist session in years. It means acknowledging that my toxicity doesn't necessarily make me a terrible person, something I was starting to believe. It just means I'm human and I've had to decide to not only face these parts of myself but I've had to decide if I want to make a turnaround in life. Things are a bit fuzzy but I decided that this part of my journey is worth it.

Outfit Details
1. Plaid Coat x Shop Nichole Lynel
2. Slogan T-Shirt x Twenties Unscripted
3. Denim Mini Skirt x Zara
4. White Tennis Shoes x ASOS