In a year of self-care, I have moved myself to see certain things as “black and white” rather than shades of grey:
- You can treat yourself well, materially and spiritually, without the help of others.
- Identify what brings you intellectual happiness and indulge in it each chance you get.
- Stay two steps removed from negative thoughts and savor in the positive ones.
- Cultivate your best qualities now to be your best self in the future. Without this crucial last step, singing along proudly to Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” when you’re fifty is strictly off limits.
While un-complicating people and situations at the root will define my 2018, Romeo and Juliette had no such luck or mental clarity. Embodying my new black and white zen in my wardrobe, I treated myself to an afternoon at the Romeo and Juliette ballet at Lincoln Center, in this Dior-esque two tone ensemble. (Hello Step #2.) Here’s what I wore to the ballet.