Friday, October 29, 2010

Not So Light and Fluffy

Good Wear Days (Week Two) has begun for Girls Gone Child.  My natural inclination is to apologize for self-portraits but I like these photos. 

A year ago I was in a very bad place: Rock-bottom. I was struggling with severe post-partum depression and was an out-patient in BC Women's Reproductive Mental Health program. I like to keep this blog light and fluffy so I wont go into the gory details but lets just say it was painful. With time, prayer, an excellent doctor, good family and friends and the sweetest little boy you could ever I ask for, I am on my way up. 

When I look at these pictures I see myself again, and not the miserable mess I was. My confidence is returning (and so is my body). I am sooo thankful just to have the energy to get dressed. I  found my missing tripod and wanted to experiment with self-portraits. The close-up shots show the awesome detailing on this leather jacket. I was also trying to show the draping on this black dress (fail, oh well). 

And then I added the yellow heels. After all, sometimes life looks pretty black, but there's always light at the end of the tunnel.

*Thrifted leather jacket, Joe dress, Nine West heels


  1. Hot Momma!

    I LOOOOOOOVE that jacket. (And the dress, and the heels, but you should know by now how I feel about leather jackets.)

    I have yellow heels too. Samesies.

  2. You are gorgeous Michelle...I love the pics and thank you so much for being so open about your life...your lil' man is very cute! I've really been enjoying your blog :)

  3. oops..just realized that I posted and you might not remember's Liz G. (youth leader) from the Calvary days when we were all a little younger!! :)

  4. Of course I remember you Liz! You were one of my favorite, most fun youth leaders!

  5. That first photo is AMAZING. You are soooo beautiful and stylish. Srsly. I too love the leather jacket.

  6. Gorgeous. Those eyes! And love the pop of color yellow heels. Perfection.