Admittedly, I’m a bit of a cynic when it comes to Valentine’s Day. It all just feels a bit forced. But dressing the part? I’m totally fine giving into that. I think my style has become considerably more streamlined in recent years but from time to time (and especially on a holiday that begs for over the top), I don’t mind adding an extra flounce or too.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – winter is NOT my season. Between daylight savings and the first really warm Spring day.. I spend most of my time hopscotching my way through the city to always walk on the sunny side of the street. That and planning imaginary vacations to tropical islands. In the meantime, I picked up this bell sleeve sweater that’s basically like an instant dose of Vitamin D.
Each year, Pantone dubs a particular shade their color of the year and for 2017 they’ve named ‘Greenery’ – a bright, lush shade of green meant to represent the comfort and reassurance of nature during an otherwise tumultuous political and social climate. While I typically don’t wear a lot of the color green I love the thought behind the shade this year and whether it’s bringing in more live plants to our apartment (these little pots would be cute in a row) or adding small doses mixed with neutrals in my wardrobe (this shift dress does a great job at mixing in other colors), I’m definitely going to be finding ways to incorporate the hue. Below – a few top picks.
How are those New Year’s resolutions going friends? While I don’t really subscribe to the whole crash diet starting January 1st mindset, I love using a new year as a chance to raise the bar for myself when it comes to my usual routine. This time it’s another half marathon in the spring. Gulp. But as always in life, a cute outfit doesn’t hurt the efforts.
Before I they called it Seasonal Affective Disorder (or SAD) – I think they just called it the Winter Blues. From which I most definitely suffer. Between the seemingly endless cold, grey days and the fact that it’s dark by 4:30PM, the winter months always leave me feeling generally a bit lackluster. So my best defense? Force myself to get outside and take advantage of any and all sun, while wearing something happy. Which for me, ironically, means the color blue.