The other day I had an over the phone reading with a physic (not for everyone, but do recommend, it's very insightful just remember to take everything with a pinch of salt!) and she told me I have a very masculine energy. It's something I have been told before whenever someone reads my cards, and it is something I can see in myself. This particular woman I spoke to explained it came from my Dad, and was in traits of resilience and independence, but that for changes in my life to come forward it needed to become more feminine. I honestly do not know what that means, why those traits have to be attributed to a masculine energy (although in relation to my Dad it is something that makes sense to me, which is why I am understanding it as a male thing), and I am not sure it's something I would ever want to change. I am not a very spiritual person at all because I tend to be too logical about anything to let that sort of thinking in, but this whole idea of having a certain energy about you and how it effects what you attract in your life really got me thinking. Aside from the really obvious things like working on having a positive energy as opposed to a negative one, can we really control whatever our energy is that much? If things like 'strength' and 'resilience' make up my masculine energy then what would I need to compromise to make that more feminine - to be less independent? More reliant on people, softer in my approach to things, it just doesn't seem to sit right with me at all. With regards to the point of softening my approach to things, one thing I have always had to work on is not seeing things so black and white, my over logical thinking can mean there is no room for a grey area sometimes which is definitely important for understanding that things in life are a journey that we cannot control sometimes.
Anyway, do excuse that ramble, I wanted to share what was on my mind and also the inspiration behind styling up these two looks for a blog post - one a lot more masculine than the other. Who remembers this vintage blazer I bought in Manchester about two years ago now? I ummed and ahhed about it at the time but have gone on to wear it so much, and it's a piece I always come back to. This time styled over a mini linen dress which I bought for my LA trip a couple of months ago, this will definitely be coming in my suitcase for lots of trips in the future! For the girly look, this dress was sent to me from Amazon for a project I have been working with them on, and I loved it so much I wanted to shoot some more content with it. It is so so different for me and when I first put it on I thought 'ohh no too much' then I went 'oh but wait' and then after that I went 'ooooo maybe' and then some time passed and I went 'this is amazing'. Riveting story, I know, but sometimes I don't feel certain on something straight away but come to really love it after a few twirls in the mirror (this dress is particularly spectacular when twirling).