Vintage Bruno Magli Italian Green Leather Pumps
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Textured heel, green and gold details in great vintage condition with very little wear.
Marked a women’s size 8.5 AAA (narrow)
Wear a fake smile long enough and it could become real... There are (plenty) days where I'd rather cry than laugh, rather stay in bed than get up... let alone dress to the 9s and put on make-up.
But I do so regardless and together with my red lip I plaster on a smile. Many people who hurt from daily physical (or mental) pain hide behind a facade. We show laughter when we break inside. We don't want you to worry, or worse: be told not to whine. Few truly understand or even want to.
Often enough we also hide behind the smile because we don't want the pain or illness 'to win'. I'm not doing so well lately. This week was no exception. But despite being sick to my stomach from fatigue, despite the fact walking hurt every step of the way I accomplished a 7 minute bus ride, a 5 minute stand in line plus a couple of hundred meters walking in total. It is nothing to most, but it is *my* marathon (and yeah, like that dude of yore I dropped dead afterwards.. okay in my case, almost😂). The minute I realised THAT, my mask became a true smile. And behind that smile the pain might still be hiding, but it didn't win today.
Be kind to yourself. Your journey isn't like anyone else's, no matter what kind of cross you bear. If you recognize your own strength you've already won half the battle.
Give that smile a chance, it might become more than a facade, it could just actually be justified... (Especially if you have an awesome outfit😉☺).
NECKLACE: @ethels_glorious_attic Gorgeous true vintage from the #50s. 😍
MAKE-UP: @clinique Even better foundation (linen), @bourjoisparis push up volume glamour mascara, @essence_cosmetics eye pencil 14 Think khaki, @catrice.cosmetics slim'matic ultra precise brow pencil cool brown& #instatogo blur stick @revolutionpro Pro Illuminate highlighter, @lorealmakeup lip Blake's Pure Red