Oxblood Roses

Dress: c/o August Wrinkle    Shrug: c/o Crash & Burn   Bag: c/o Wholesale Dress   Wedges: Target   Necklace: DIY   Glasses: c/o Glasses Shop

 Hey guys, so I'm back with another outfit post for you.
First off though, I have to say a ginormous thank you to each and every one who commented on my last post. It was tough to write, but reading your encouraging words and advise brought a smile to my face - a much needed one! 
Its only been a few days since the breakup, and I can't cover up the sadness I feel inside. But I can say that it's getting easier to smile again. The grief I feel has shifted to anger, and I'm working through that. I do not want to be bitter about this. Being mad might be an easier way to move on, but I don't believe it's healthier. Rather, I would like to be indifferent. At least then it won't hurt as much. Eventually, I'll work my way to that. 
I honestly can't thank God enough for the supportive people in my life. To be honest, it kind of amazes me how quickly they rushed to my side to comfort me. Its truly wonderful to know there are those who will catch you and help you back to your feet when you've fallen.
When my friend Saffron found out about it the night it happened, she asked if I was in town. I told her I wasn't, and she replied: "I'm coming down there."
She made the drive out to my house late at night and just gave me her shoulder to cry on.

I've been up and down since. Mostly up, thankfully, but there are moments when my heart literally aches, and I'm overwhelmed by memories of the happy times we had together, or I remember the meaningful things he told me. Which causes more pain, because it feels like they mean nothing now.
Other times, I feel strong and...well, happy. When I'm surrounded by friends and staying busy, I hardly remember the pain. So I know already I'm making progress. 
I'll be honest though, one day on my way to work, the sadness hit me hard, and I was tearing up while sitting at a red light.
But suddenly, I realized something.
This is my test.
I've always said that God's will is best, and I can be happy in it.
This is His test for me to see if I truly can live up to my claims. He took something away that I was clinging to - probably for all the wrong reasons too.
After praying for the faith to trust Him, I felt much better.
Since then, I've found that when I start feeling down again, all I have to do is remember that this is in God's hands, and He is much more capable to perfect something than I ever could.
Whatever He has in store for me, I'm ready.

I've been told by a lot of people that I am so strong in handling this, but I can't take the credit for that. Its through Christ that I am able to move forward and heal.

Anyway, that's my little bit of preaching. If anything, this entire relationship has definitely helped strengthen my faith, and I am incredibly grateful for that!

 Commit to the LORD whatever you do,  and he will establish your plans.
(Proverbs 16:3)


Anni said...

Good luck for working through your break up. It does suck, and I was exactly in the same position (not quite) but I definitely went through the same things in March and time will help. On the plus side, your rose printed jacket is gorgeous so even if you are going through a rough patch, remember to smile occasionally at that reflection in the mirror.

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Katie Q. said...

You have one amazing friend there, the kind of friends that drop everything to drive to be there for you are they kind you keep all of your life. I'm really happy that your family is being so supportive and there for you, that really does make a huge difference. (And you sound like you're really doing well in processing this breakup, it's okay to be sad and have those moments and you sound like you're working through them.) Good luck dear, I'm sending you tons of well wishes.
And even though you're going through quite a bit, I do want to say that I love your outfit today, the cardigan is such a perfect match with your dress. (And the socks! I so want to wear knee socks, but they just don't work on me. On you, they're adorable!)

kcomekarolina said...

wow! i love it!

xoxo from rome

Maiken said...

I'm glad you know you have to move on and live your life. bright and happy future is ahead of you! :)
and what a wonderful outfit that is! I love that cardi-like piece with roses A LOT and also the overall burgundy theme of your look. I'm also sure looking beautiful helps to stay more happier ;)

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Mica said...

I'm glad you're feeling a bit better! It is a long road but it's so good you have the support of friends and family. You'll make it through even stronger :)

Really like your outfit today - the grey looks nice against the burgundy :)

MILLY said...

thanks for your sweet comment dear! I already follow you!

aree1997 said...

I hope you will be good after some days :) It took some time to heal dear but time is not always cruel to us. It will soon cheery I wish for you :)
This cardigan is great. I love the print :) Oh I heart this bag too :)

Aree With Umbrella

Ali Hval said...

Awe, lovely lady Linda. :) I'm so glad that you're trying your best to cope well and not let this bring you down. I definitely agree--it's not healthy to stay mad and bottle up your emotions; rather, let them out and move on. You're so strong! <3

Girl, I LOVE those sheer socks. Especially with the oxblood dress, which I think might be one of my favorite dresses on you ever. Lookin' fierce and fresh. >:D

Sara said...

Dearest Linda,

I'm so sorry you're going through this. It's tough seeing a part of your life--part of yourself--just leave. I'm so proud of you, in the way you're handling it. It'll take time, but you'll realize the lessons you've learned from every moment of this experience. I'm behind you, girl!

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not to thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths." Prov. 3:5-6 (My favorite--it's always brought me strength <3)


monica said...

love your booties!

Sarah Mira Park said...

That's such a cute, casual dress!

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Lolita in the Mix said...

At least you are healing in style ;-) You look great, love the exblood colour on you!

-xoxo- lorena

Rory said...

Talk about getting behind on posts...i definitely win WORST COMMENTER award. I haven't opened my bloglovin in weeks, ugh!!! I'm just so so so so busy. This is why I cannot wait for Christmas break :)
Anyways Linda--it's so so great that you are looking at the breakup through the lens of "everythinghappens for a reason". You're right--you and him clearly weren't meant to be...but that doesn't mean it won't hurt. You're going to get through this and it's SO GOOD to hear that you've still been staying happy most of the time! I'm so proud of you <3

Alessandra Mazzini said...

Love your dress! Great color :)

Jessi said...

Oh Linda, I just read your last post and then this one. I know how bad you're hurting right now. Break ups are seriously one of the absolute worst things to go through! I'm glad you can look at it with some positivity. You really are a strong, beautiful girl! I'm glad you have a good support system. I'm here for you too if you ever need to just talk. Take it one day at a time, you'll make it, and you will be your happy bubbly self again, I know it!
P.S. You look so pretty in these photos. I love the dress and your knee highs!

LyddieGal said...

I love this dress, and your huge pocket watch necklace is just fab!
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Megan, said...

Xo Megan,

FierceandFashionable said...

I want that dress!! Love it! Just found your blog, will be following!

xo Michelle

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Josephine said...

Sorry about your breakup, those are never easy. In time, it will get better though. And in the meantime, you look awesome. I love that dress! Watch some sappy love stories, cry yourself to sleep, and then go out and smile at the world again. Someone's bound to notice :)

<3 Josephine


Well, you look great dear! You will heal and find sunshine even in the midst of it all. You are such an inspiration to others. I also love that last shot, just beautiful! xx Happy weekend dear./Madison :)

Mira said...

A breakup is always hard. Hope you´ll get through this. At least you have support from the people who love you and you look beautiful <3


August Wrinkle said...

You'll get through it girl! Just keep your head up like you are and you'll be just fine =) You have all the little things in life to be grateful for to make up for when the bad things happen to us. Keep on shining!!

Stylish By Nature said...

Beautiful YOU and im loving the outfit a lot :)

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czarianonuevo said...

this breakup is really shocking, i must admit because I've been a witness of this recently concluded love story. though i feel sorry, i also feel glad for you that you're really working this out. you're a strong girl Linda and i know you'll get over this soon. being one of your blog readers, i just want you to know, i'm always here you.
keep blogging and stay chic as always!

(a concerned friend :))

Sam said...

Hi sweetheart, my internet stopped working so I am only catching up now. I am so so sorry to hear about the break-up, I can only imagine the emotions you are going through but what I do know is that you're one of the bravest, most resilient and optimistic bloggers, I know you will spring back stronger and wiser. You're so lucky to have such a great support group. Hang in there doll

Ira Kharchenko said...

Awesome post! And I love your blog:)
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Kelly Ann said...

I love your dress and I am wearing very similar tights today!

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Kat said...

aww linda i hope you feel better soon! my ex actually broke up with me too less than a month ago and its still hard, we'll get through this together! :)

Caitie Schlisserman said...

love the color of your dress!


Juneli said...

Good to see you happy and lovely, as always! Life is full of ups and downs, but nevertheless, life is so very beautiful! Keep smiling, doll!
BTW, the cardi is so fab and looks great with that pretty burgundy dress!
Juneli from Fashionably Yours

hautepinkpretty said...

My entire wardrobe has been oxblood lately lol! love this look! xx

Yasmeen said...

:( Just read your last post. Don't worry, love. Time heals everything.

I remember going through a pretty shitty break up in high school and every one was telling me that. It doesn't change the now but it will get better.

On the bright side, you look fabulous here :D I love your shrug.

Stay strong! <33

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Amanda said...

oh sweetie like you said one day at a time! Everything happens for a reason, when one door closes another opens =) PS U look gorgeous!

blackberryfashion said...

You look so pretty!!

Delightful Ideas said...

I love those knee high socks!

xo lala

The Braided Bandit said...

Such a beautiful post! I love how your shawl has such a pretty fun print on the back, and the maroon dress is gorgeous! Glad you are feeling at least A LITTLE better! At least its Friday!
xo Hannah

Megan said...

Ohh no I'm so sorry to hear you've broken up :( Hang in there, girl. It gets easier with time, and be sure to keep blogging and keeping up with stuff you love :)

Marisa Violeta said...

I'm really glad you are getting better dear <3

You look gorgeous as usual, I looove the dress!

Lily said...

Love the final photo! How did you edit it? It's stunning! I'm glad you have such strong faith. It will definitely pull you through (:

Danny said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the breakup, I wish you the best dear, just give it time and things will get better. Besides that you're gorgeous and that dress looks so perfect on you! :)

pucefanatic said...

Wow, great outfit. I love your outerwear.

Issa Tchieu said...

Im so sorry about this news. U dun deserve to go thru this pain at all. U really need to stay strong and keep ur chin up. All things will pass over a period of time..jus needs time to heal and forget. Seek God for strength!

Thanks for ur sweet comment :)) like always.

lachicadelcuarto said...

love the last photo!!!

Sandra Leiva said...

That dress is so beautiful!
And I really love your bag <3


Awee so pretty loves!

Aya said...

Great outfit! Love the booties and your cardigan! xo

Aya said...

Great outfit! Love the booties and your cardigan! xo

Anonymous said...

Loving the floral outer!!


Mary ♡ Fashionbirds said...

This looks great!

xxx, Mary ♡ Fashionbirds

Margaret Cruzemark said...

Lovely pictures,gorgeous style!
Best Regards
Miss Margaret Cruzemark

Otro blog fashion said...

Love your outfit!!! said...

Very pretty !
I LOVE your shirt :)


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