True Colors

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

"You with the sad eyes
Don't be discouraged
Oh I realize
It's hard to take courage
In a world full of people
You can lose sight of it all
And the darkness inside you
Can make you feel so small

But I see your true colors
Shining through
I see your true colors
And that's why I love you
So don't be afraid to let them show
Your true colors
True colors are beautiful,
Like a rainbow"

-Cyndi Lauper

Listen to the song HERE

Today's style post features this amazing skirt, an explosion of color, designed by my gorgeous friend Fruma (also known on Instagram as @Frumay_b), bold accessories from Trinkettes, and another incredible makeover by Gitty Berger.

Fruma and Gitty are both examples of women who are not afraid to show their true colors, and the culmination of all of this combined talent resulted in a look that's vibrant, alive and happy, which, no matter what we are faced with, is how we are supposed to live our lives.

But I ask, what happened to color? To the individual? To our personal true colors?

It seems we live in a society of sameness. If we are not the same then something is wrong with us, with our children, with our spouses. We are constantly seeking the approval of our friends and their mothers-in-law and their cousins before we can arrive at any decision about what to wear, how to decorate, how to behave, and even what to serve our families on Shabbos and Yom Tov.

Honestly, it's all so exhausting.

I've felt the pain and have watched friends become sick with thoughts of being perceived as different, or embarrassed to the point of dishonesty about how they really felt about...well almost everything.

And here's what I've learned: When you finally accept and embrace your own unique idiosyncrasies, that's when the world will too. Remember, Hashem created every human being to be unique. He gave us a world of endless color. Why would our true colors be anything but beautiful like a rainbow?

Unfortunately, sometimes we get a harsh reminder that life is short and tomorrow is unknown. But that shouldn't depress us! It should inspire us to live colorfully. Live vibrantly. Live with gratitude. And be your best self!

Because after all, life is clearly not black and white.

SKIRT: Frumay_b (coming soon!) 
SHIRT: Brooklyn Southwest, Lakewood, NJ (similar). 
ACCESSORIES: Blue agate necklace, silver turban, and silver cuff from Trinkettes, Lakewood, NJ. BAG: Chanel (similar)

The photography, makeup, and accessories in this post are by Gitty Berger, MUA and owner of Trinkettes, her shop in Lakewood, NJ. Gitty is a woman who epitomizes individuality and true color through her energetic personality and the artistic expression of her makeup artistry, DIY skills, and accessory and fashion styling talents. 

Email Gitty for makeup and accessory inquiries at

Frumay_b is a warm and passionate woman with an incredible talent for fashion design, and is in the process of creating a beautiful and wearable line of clothes that will have something for every type of woman, with the goal of making her look and feel luxurious while expressing her own true colors.

Some photo editing done by Sarielle Photography.

I feel extremely grateful to call these women my family and friends, and to be able to collaborate and work together with them to bring you inspiration and color!


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  1. You are just gorgeous in all of your radiance Sharon!! Shine bright!

    The Arts by Karena
    A New Gallery in Town!

  2. Colour and big happy floral prints are a must have for spring wardrobes. It looks like you are ready.

  3. Love the vibrancy of the outfit and all the colors, those shoes are to die for!
    Also, this is one of my favorite songs! :)

  4. Love the outfit, especially the colors! And that is one of my favorite songs :)

  5. look stunning!
    I love the Cyndi Lauper track that's taken me back ;)
    Have a great weekend xx

  6. You look beautiful, Sharon and I adore a maxi skirt….love the colors!!

  7. Sharon you look beautiful head to toe! Love that print. xx


  8. Great post, always a current message/lyrics, and I love the colors, especially with the edgy black! Wishing you a wonderfully colorful and radiant week!

  9. Those shoes! Love your message..50 plus makes the concept so easy

  10. love your skirt!

  11. Cute shoes :) M&MFASHIONBITES
    Maria V.