Style

What I Wore — TWLOHA Tee & Flower Shorts

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As I mentioned in my post earlier this week, Chase and I visited the Scioto Greenways this weekend. While taking pictures and riding our bikes around he snapped these pictures for me. I got my haircut and colored the day before at my work and wanted to show it off in a new outfit post. This might be the shortest I have gone and one of the more outgoing color-jobs I have tried. It’s a little hard to tell, but underneath my bangs is bleached. My boss has tried the technique on a couple other clients and I thought it looked cool on them, so we gave it a try on me!

034 024 064 097 069066Shirt: TWLOHA/gift from Chase ~ Shorts: second-hand ~ Boots & Tights: Target ~ Leaf Earrings: hand-me-down ~ Bracelet: gift

Isn’t it weird to see me out in this outfit in the middle of November in Ohio?! It was freezing this time last year and we got our first snow on Thanksgiving. I mentioned in the Scioto Greenways post that it was super warm on this day, so warm that I was actually a little hot in tights after biking from my neighborhood to downtown, but I was happy to have them on when it got chillier in the evening. I’m not sure how I feel about this outfit. I tried the shirt on with some jeans at the end of the day and really liked the causal look of it all. It’s been over a year since I have worn pants and I haven’t quite figured out how I am going to debut myself to the world in jeans (strange, right?).

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Anyways, I absolutely love my new shirt that Chase got me from To Write Love on Her Arms. He actually has a couple tees from TWLOHA and the exact same one I am wearing in this post. Have you heard of TWLOHA ? I’ve known of TWLOHA since high school. Recently, Chase and I watched the movie (here is the trailer) after hearing Jamie Tworkowski at the Jubilee Conference in Pittsburgh this past winter. Jamie Tworkowski is the founder of the non-profit organization that all started when he was just trying to tell the story of his friend and get her the help she needed with addiction, depression, self-injury, and struggles in her life.  His quote is on my shirt. The movie tells the story of her life and the beginning of the movement of TWLOHA. TWLOHA has some great resources for people that are struggling in life and they want people to know that they are not alone in their struggles. Since I have had issues with depression and anxiety before, it is great that there is an organization like this out there. Mental health is a scary  topic itself, but the more we talk about it, the more it defeats the stigma and allows us to talk about it in an accepting environment.

This post ended up being much longer than my usual style posts, but for a good reason! I hope you take the time to check out TWLOHA (the website is linked above). Have a great Wednesday!

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