I was explaining to someone recently that it’s not an exact science, but the brightness of the colors I am wearing has a direct correlation to my mood. When I am feeling pretty good, I tend to gravitate toward muted tones or neutrals, but when I am feeling down, I usually go for a pop of a bright color. So going by that theory, I’d say I was in a good mood when I wore this outfit. I love color, but there is a simplicity, and timeless-ness (is that a word?) to wearing black and white that will always make them go-to colors in my wardrobe.
I really believe that color affects your mood. That is probably why I’m itching to paint the walls of my apartment bright colors but the thought of investing money into a place I don’t own always stop me short of heading to the paint store and putting down drop cloths….
Blazer: The Loft
Lace Top: H&M
Boots: Go Jane
Belt: Nordstrom (Junior’s Section)
Love is one of those positive affirmative words that always cheer me up and I enjoy seeing it on jewelry. The word clearly shouldn’t just be relegated to just Valentine’s Day, although I would have appreciated receiving any of the pretty jewelry above as a gift, for Valentine’s Day; or other special occasion for that matter. I’ve been attracted to jewelry with the word love for a while. Maybe it’s something to do with past visits to one of my favorite statues in my hometown. It’s the visual image that comes up when I think of the word love in the literal sense. It still cheers me up to this day when I pass it on visits home.
I will celebrate my birthday in early March. For some reason, for the last few years when my birthday gets close, I get a bit of ‘quarter-life’ anxiousness. You’d think I was turning 60-something instead of 20-something…oh well, I’ll shake it. I’m sure I take myself way more seriously than I should. Can any other 20-somethings relate?
The weather was sunny when I went out to get coffee this morning which really lifted my spirits. I’m happy that the snow in my ‘hood is finally starting to melt! Last week, the spot where I took this photo was buried under large mounds of snow. I went for a comfortable, but put-together look when picking out this outfit. I may also be doing a lot of walking later in the day, so I stuck to flats. I love this top, but it’s entirely too chilly to think about wearing it by itself for a few weeks, yet; so a blazer was a reasonable compromise until the weather warms up.
Blazer: Macy’s (boy’s section)
Jeans: Forever 21
Shoes: Steve Madden via Zappos
Sunnies: The Loft
I went in Target the other day to pick up a notebook and came out with this skirt too. That is the reason why I’ve been limiting my Target excursions lately, you always end up buying more than you originally intended in that store. It’s really more of a warm weather skirt, but I decided that tights, boots and a blazer make it work appropriate. The lingering snow on the ground is now a bleak grey, so the thought of spring time which isn’t really that far away looks more promising each day.
I’ve got a bunch of school work to catch up on this weekend, but hope to do something fun as well. Happy Friday!
Belt: Urban Outfitters
Amber Earrings: Gift