I Can See Clearly Now


One of the perks at an old job of mine was season tickets to the Portland Power – an ABL women’s basketball team. I will never forget the night we played the Seattle Reign and pulled out a close victory. The buzzer rang and immediately the notes from Johnny Nash’s song rang out, “I can see clearly now, the rain is gone.” I laughed until I cried.

We don’t get to sing that song very often in Oregon where we only get 144 sunny days a year. We get a lot of rain, though we generally don’t dress for rain. We really don’t need to. You can be out in the rain for hours and not get wet. We measure our rain in hundredths of an inch. It’s more like a heavy mist than rain. But you know, I decided to dress for the rain today in the luxe coat from NYU. And of course, as happens when you dress for the rain, I can see clearly now, the rain is gone. I can see all obstacles in my way. Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind. It’s going to be a bright, bright, sunshiney day. It’s going to be a bright, bright sunshiney day.


NYU is known for minimalist chic and it really shows in this spring trench. There is no top-stitching to outline the seams. Even the sleeve tabs and pockets are not topstitched. All the design elements are there, but in a stripped-down, minimalist form.

I decided to honor that minimalist approach and chose the Maitreya leggings that seamlessly merge into platform booties. I wore the SLink hands and used the PXL Creations applicator and FLAIR manicure applicator #2 to get the tint right and do the nails.


Restraint is everything in minimalism, so a simple hairstyle from Truth and the luscious PXL Creations Sophia with a nude lip completed my look.

Photography by Cajsa Lilliehook
for It’s Only Fashion
Store info at Blogging Second Life
Poses: Adorkable
Skin: [PXL] Sophia NAT Pale lips MEB C2
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard
Lashes: Lelutka
Mani/Pedi: SLink Mesh Hands with PXL SLink applier
and FLAIR Nail Applier #2
Hair: >TRUTH< Elisha – quince
Clothing: NYU – Summer Coat, Baby Blue
Shoes: Maitreya Couture Leggings – White

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