Zara fur coat and plaid shirt, Topman wide-brim fedora, H&M faux leather pants (similar here), Repetto shoes, Deepstyle studded bag

As another year is coming to a close, I find myself reflecting on all the good, bad and in-between that have transpired. Let me start off by saying that I am tremendously blessed to be healthy, to be surrounded by my loved ones and an ever-expanding social circle that keeps it "tight and right." I truly can't imagine life otherwise.

Sure, there's been some dark moments along the way. Like heartbreak. Like under-appreciation. Like that looming feeling of inadequacy. But I am learning to take every lesson and make the best out of it. Life is so much sweeter knowing that the battle is always within.

Along those same lines, my outfit is all about embracing that inner, black swan among all of us. Sometimes you just need to be in that comfortable place for a while to get back on your feet and start pacing forth again. Here's to finding MYBELONGING in the New Year -- I am ready for you 2013!