Do you ever have those mornings where you’re chillen at your local coffee shop, listening to Enya while working on your blog, and you glance up for a moment to see your ex boyfriend’s new girlfriend standing right in front of you stretching showing off her new engagement ring? It was one of those ‘Are You F***ing Kidding Me’ moments. For a second I felt my lovely quiche that I just consumed come up, but quickly had a ‘just breathe’ break and laughed a little.
It’s funny the way the Universe/God works because with in the same 24 hours of that happening I received an email from a site that I’ve been submitting my thrifted outfits to for the last 3 months. They announced that I had won the contest for the month of September. Seeing that girl made me very reflective of a time when I was a very different person and not my true authentic self. Winning this contest, writing this blog, figuring out that I have a passion for something that not only makes me happy, but inspires other people brings great GREAT joy to me.
Had I stayed in all the bad relationships I’ve been in I can with out a doubt say that I wouldn’t be the person I am today. So thank you Universe/God for presenting my ex boyfriend’s new fiance right in front of my f***ing face, allowing me to reflect on how good things really are now.
Getting back to the thriftstorerunway win – how cool that I won?! That my friends, is what it’s all about. When you are recognized for something you love, the world is just a better place.
Check out the website and see my picture and why they chose it. Above I posted a larger picture of my winning outfit for you to see. It’s a vintage Diane Von Furstenberg wrap and gold Michael Kors heels both purchased at my favorite thrift store, Freestyle Clothing. As for the prize, I won $100 dollars and another $100 to donate to a thrifting charity of my choice. I think I’m going to donate the extra $100 to W.E.A.V.E. (Women Escaping a Violent Environment)