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Masking it

September 19, 2016

If you’ve been reading my blog and following my photography work for a while now, you might have noticed that I’m a very emotional person… Somebody who wears her heart on her sleeve, somebody who “triple feels” everything so deeply… When I was little, I’ve been always told to suppress my feelings, to not show them easily and not to everybody. Do you think I’ve learned how to do that? Nope, but I did learn something else… How to mask my feelings.

So many times I’ve been editing my own outfit photos for the blog and thinking to myself that if only people would know what happened before or after those photos were shot. How many emotions there are masked behind one look…. Behind a smile… I had some of the most challenging and hardest times in the past two – three years, but I always had a smile ready for everybody, I always had a “I’m fine” story ready for everybody and I always wanted to believe that I don’t carry all of the world’s problems, so I shouldn’t complain or pity myself, but just suck it up, mask my feelings and keep on going.

This was until I have realised that my “masking” didn’t bring me much happiness either. So many times people whom were near me got wrong vision about me, not knowing why I had to postpone, cancel, etc. our meetings, going out, movies… I don’t think that we should rub our pain, tears and sadness to anybody’s faces, nobody needs to feel “sorry” for us, but to open up a little bit more, stop masking so many situations and problems and just speak up… Once I’ve started to speak up about my feelings, about my troubles and things that are weighing me down, I have realised that I got so much more comfort, strength and unexpected love and acceptance from my closest people. So many times after choosing not to mask a moment or feeling I’m going through, I have helped by sharing my troubles and story to a close friend or my family. We are all in the same boat… One day we’re up, the next day we might be down, but that’s why we were sent some special people, angels in specific times in our lives, to watch over us and help lift us up when we’re down and cheer for us once we’re up and “running” wild and free again.

Remember my dears, those who can’t handle you at your worst, don’t deserve you at your best. The sooner you stop masking your feelings ,fears, worries and open up, the sooner you’ll know which people in your life are worth your time and emotions and which ones are not.

Have a great new week everybody and I hope that you’ve been liking my motivation/ inspiration posts every Monday. 🙂

Find my outfit: Shoes (HERE ), Jeans ( HERE ) , Blazer ( HERE ) , Top ( SIMILAR ), Bag ( HERE )

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41 Comments

  • Reply portiastylebook September 19, 2016 at 9:54 AM

    love the red flats! great style!

    http://www.portiastylebook.com

  • Reply Tatjana September 19, 2016 at 10:20 AM

    Love your words Natalie! In my experience the more emotionally vulnerable I am the hardest the impact has on me. Yeah people around me do offer a temporary comfort but with time it backfires. If what I’m saying makes any sense 🙂 At my age, I am trying to be very careful with whom I open my heart.
    Love,
    T.
    https://tbymallano.wordpress.com/

  • Reply Jo September 19, 2016 at 10:46 AM

    Another wonderful and thought provoking
    post, Natali. It took me a long time to have the right friends to be able to fully open my soul to.
    Jo

  • Reply Nora Gouma September 19, 2016 at 11:22 AM

    Interesting post, amazing outfit as well, I love your blog, thank you for sharing, you look very pretty!!!

    xxx

    http://www.noragouma.com

  • Reply Vanessa September 19, 2016 at 12:33 PM

    Very elegant and nice outfit.. Love the location! A kiss
    http://pazzadimoda.blogspot.it/?m=1

  • Reply Amy Arnold September 19, 2016 at 4:13 PM

    Not masking our real selves is definitely and effort but a worthwhile one for the true relationships we build. I always think you look pretty in red!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Reply Fabrizia September 19, 2016 at 4:32 PM

    That bag is absolutely a dream!
    Fabrizia – Cosa Mi Metto???

  • Reply Shannon September 19, 2016 at 5:21 PM

    Always love how you wear your heart on your sleeve! You are so real and that’s why we love you! This look is stunning! Love that red bag!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • Reply Adriana Boho September 19, 2016 at 5:46 PM

    Un look ideal, estás súper guapa!! https://bohoclosetblog.com/2016/09/19/como-combinar-blazer-gris/

  • Reply Nada September 19, 2016 at 6:33 PM

    I love your bag!
    NEW POST : THE COLORFUL THOUGHTS

  • Reply Erin September 19, 2016 at 7:27 PM

    I love and admire your transparency! Thank you for that 🙂 Also, great look! xx, Erin – http://www.stylebythepeople.com

  • Reply Mlle Perrier September 19, 2016 at 8:08 PM

    love the flats ! so cute

    http://www.mademoiselleperrier.com/

  • Reply Chelsea September 19, 2016 at 11:47 PM

    This is so important for bloggers to hear, we all have up and down days but social media is like seeing everyone’s highlight reel!

    Chelsea
    Chow Down USA
    Instagram

  • Reply Toks September 20, 2016 at 1:05 AM

    Great post. Love this look, everything is just perfect. xoxoxo

    http://www.toksblog.com/

  • Reply diana September 20, 2016 at 1:38 AM

    you look amazing

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  • Reply Mel September 20, 2016 at 3:48 AM

    Love your transparency and honesty of this post, I agree with you that those who can’t handle you at your worst, don’t deserve you at your best.

    http://www.pennyanddash.com

  • Reply milex September 20, 2016 at 4:31 AM

  • Reply Margaret September 20, 2016 at 5:54 AM

    For sure I love your inspirational post every Monday! They are so genuine and frank! I am always interested to know how people come out and get over their struggles over the years, and what I can do for myself or for others. Thanks for always keeping us inspired and positive!

    xo Margaret
    http://www.maleemaleehong.com | http://www.facebook.com/maleemaleehong

  • Reply a trendy life September 20, 2016 at 11:19 AM

    Love the look! Perfect! Kisses
    http://www.atrendylifestyle.com/2016/09/bread-butter-by-zalando.html

  • Reply Jolien September 20, 2016 at 2:12 PM

    Love the Chloé bag & the shoes!

  • Reply Jen September 20, 2016 at 4:25 PM

    Such a chic look. I wish I could pull of red as well as you!

    xo Jen | http://laxmilifestyle.com

  • Reply Get Sparkly September 20, 2016 at 7:15 PM

    Truly understand every single word, understand pain and understand masking and hiding it under layers of smiles.
    Love your blog, and your outfit as well.
    We just started to follow your blog now so I can see all your fashion.

    xoxo
    Sanela & Maja

  • Reply Kelsey Bang September 20, 2016 at 7:45 PM

    those are the cutest shoes! I always look forward to seeing your darling looks!

    kelseybang.com

  • Reply Iga Parker September 20, 2016 at 8:45 PM

    I’m a huge fan of your bag. Love it!

    xo,
    Iga
    http://www.STYLENIGHTCAP.com

  • Reply Emily September 20, 2016 at 8:55 PM

    Loving those red flats! And you’re so right about not masking emotions — sometimes you just need to let it all out and truly feel what you feel. Glad you came to that realization!
    Isn’t That Charming.

  • Reply Jess September 20, 2016 at 9:50 PM

    loved your words about masking emotions! thanks for sharing! love the pop of red too. 🙂

    xx jess
    http://www.goldenswank.com

  • Reply Carmelatte September 20, 2016 at 10:38 PM

    I adore your work! And how you exposed youe Chloe bag here! Simplicity is a key <3

    Carmelatte

  • Reply Jenn September 21, 2016 at 3:38 AM

    Amazing and inspiring post. Love the outfit too. 🙂

  • Reply Sheena September 21, 2016 at 9:48 AM

    Nice outfit !

    Sheena

  • Reply Tessy September 21, 2016 at 11:46 AM

    Wow! Gorgeous! I love this outfit pretty!

    http://www.tessyonyia.com

  • Reply Alessia Morello September 21, 2016 at 12:01 PM

    Sharing your feeling is always good for the soul. Great words.

  • Reply Carrie September 21, 2016 at 12:40 PM

    wow you look great, love your bag
    http://carrieslifestyle.com

  • Reply putri September 21, 2016 at 4:42 PM

    nice words btw 😉 and your bag is so cute, nice to know your blog,
    xoxo

    http://www.cipzzy.blogspot.co.id

  • Reply Anika May September 21, 2016 at 4:54 PM

    Amazing style!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

  • Reply Fabrizia September 21, 2016 at 5:48 PM

    Have a great day dear!
    Fabrizia – Cosa Mi Metto???
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  • Reply Katha September 21, 2016 at 7:56 PM

    You look stunning dear 🙂
    xx Katha
    showthestyle.blogspot.com

  • Reply Sophie September 21, 2016 at 8:35 PM

    I love your outfit. Nice and simple and I love the pops of color. Especially the shoes.
    http://sophieatieno.com

  • Reply lindsey September 21, 2016 at 10:46 PM

    Love your outfit, and love your thoughts, too! I’m totally a master of hiding my emotions—I’m a very private person and don’t like to burden others with my problems—but I’m slowly learning that it’s okay to trust people and be open with how you’re feeling!

    Lindsey
    The Fashion Barbie

  • Reply sophie September 22, 2016 at 4:00 AM

    Nice look, love your flat and handbag so much <3

    xoxo, Best Bags For Women 2016

  • Reply Ivana September 22, 2016 at 10:17 AM

    Svakako je istina da nije dobro gutati i pretvarati se da je sve ok kada nije! Ipak, vjerujem da je većinu ljudi strah na reakciju koju će dobiti od druge strane ukoliko se “otvore”. Čini mi se da živimo u bezosjećajnome svijetu i da treba mudro birati kome i ako darovati svoje srce i /ili dušu na dlanu. Ipak, važno je ne ići protiv sebe i forsirati se nekome kome uopće nije ni stalo do tebe. Oni koji te vole će razumjeti ako npr.otkažeš kavu ili ručak, a oni koji će ti isto zamjeriti…hm, trebamo li uopće takve u životu?

    Kombinacija je jako lijepa! Crveni detalji ti predivno stoje i uopće je suvišno više i govoriti koliko si lijepa. Što god ti stavila na sebe, oduzimaš dah svojom pojavom! :***

  • Reply Ivana October 26, 2016 at 3:48 PM

    pretty girl…….

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