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Caped Crusader

by Monday, September 28, 2015

If you’ve been a longtime reader of SG, you know how I feel about the transformative power of fashion. A swimsuit that turns you into a gladiator, a skirt that makes you a princess… and now, a blazer that changes you into a superhero.

It’s no secret that this year has been the hardest one of my life – from a terrifying car accident (that I am thankful everyday I walked away from) to breaking up with a friend. From the loss of my husband’s grandmother and more recently, the loss of my dog, Harley (who was effectively my son – and one of the most important people in my life).

Since April, it has been blow after blow. At times, I wondered what more the Universe could throw my way… and more, at what point I would break. The future, most nights, seemed like a black hole leading nowhere. I could see glimpses, like faint stars against a velvet night, a trillion miles away. But they would fade away and the black would return.

I have to remind myself: every hero goes through a dark period. A time when they’re up against the wall, when hope seems impossible, when you wonder how the hell she’s going to get herself out of that one.

And that blacker-than-black moment when you’re convinced all is lost is the moment your hero fights back. Against all odds, she finds a way back into the light.

I tried to – am still trying to – find the reason for my challenges this year. What is there to learn? When will I be back in the light? How on earth am I supposed to get through this?

I don’t have all the answers. But what I do have is a jacket.

A jacket with a cape that makes me feel like a superhero. It makes me feel like a hero that can face her challenges head on and fight like hell. One that appreciates the life she has – and honor the ones she has lost, holding them in her heart, every single day.

I have a jacket that inspires me. To do more. Try harder. Be better.

I might fail some days. Some days, I will be victorious. But on days I need an extra boost, I’ll wear my caped blazer and feel just a bit stronger.

plus size cape blazer sometimes glam ootd crystal coons fashion

plus size cape blazer sometimes glam ootd crystal coons fashion

plus size cape blazer sometimes glam ootd crystal coons fashion
plus size cape blazer sometimes glam ootd crystal coons fashion

plus size cape blazer sometimes glam ootd crystal coons fashion

plus size cape blazer sometimes glam ootd crystal coons fashion

jeans c/o city chic {similar} | tank via target | caped blazer via lavish alice | heels via old, from zara {love these!} | bag via chanel

  • Vanessa Stoner

    Great blazer, I was looking at a similar one in black today! I too love this about fashion, especially when people wonder why you’d make an effort! What a rough year! I hope the brightness begins to shine though on most days!

  • Rachel

    I love that your rockin the bangs too. Always killin it Crystal no matter what your wearing!

  • You are soooo beautiful!! I’m so glad I found your blog. I’m sorry you’ve had a crappy year. Sending love, light and hugs your way. Please keep the inspiration coming. I enjoy actually reading what you have to say as well as your awesome style posts. Thanks for giving us, your readers, great content without the fluff 🙂