Olive

Have you ever seen something on the rack, got it in your size and made your way to the till before even looking at the swing ticket? Well, this was definitely the case with this dress. I have been drawn to olive and tan tones lately and when I saw this number on the rail I just had to get it.

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I love what the colour represents. Wisdom, leadership, peace, compassion and humility. These are qualities we should all represent but so often fall short with each.

We live in an era of information overload and yes the progression of technology has furthered us in many ways but when I look around, I see an emotionally uneducated society with people blind to their own faults and too proud to admit it.

Our attention span less than that of a goldfish and the ability to converse has been replaced by shorthand text and emojis. I don’t know about you, but I find that this is a big reason for why we cannot communicate effectively with one another. We find ourselves “living” online; unable to break away from social media as it results in “FOMO” which in my mind is tightly aligned with anxiety.

Many of us bury our thoughts and emotions deep inside and they never see the light of day. We start blogs and youtube channels as a means of expressing ourselves in a manner that allows us to relay our feelings in the best possible way.

It’s sad that with the advance of tech and the introduction of social media that we have taken such a huge step back in the communication department.

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I hope that in the future I learn more compassion. I trust that with practice, my own communication barriers will be bridged and that I can progress into the woman that embodies the qualities that this olive green colour represents.

I’m not perfect, I don’t ever claim to be. All I can ask is this… Don’t judge me by my past, I don’t live there anymore.

Photos by Nicole Jaftha

Dress – Mr P / Boots – Bronx Women / Bag – Dune / Sunglasses – Berlin

 

 

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