Tuesday, November 9, 2010

wind out of my sails

Today has not gotten off to the best start. I got to bed late last night, so getting out of my nice warm bed this morning wasca chore. I found myself suffering from wardrobe frustration due to my sudden fear of mixing black and brown. I did the black and brown boogaloo all last winter, since all my boots were brown. This year, I've got black boots and now I feel like I need to match my outfit to my boots. No more mixing. Then my bangs got wet on the walk to work and they look funky now.

What really got me, though, was an angry phone call. When I got off the phone, I could feel my face was hot and red, and I felt like an incompetent tool. I felt even worse when a tidal wave of work pulled up right after said phone call and a coworker had to come and save my sorry butt.

The work pile is gone now, but the bad feelings remain. Here are some positive, happy things I like to help me back up onto my feet.

1. A warm, sweet cup of fresh chai tea, with just the right ratios of milk and honey.
2. Wearing a pretty and amazingly soft scarf/shawl I'd forgotten about.
3. Managing not to spill the former onto the latter. I'm not usually so lucky.
4. My coworkers. They are all sweethearts.
5. French. It's a very elegant language.
6. Lunch. Made with love by my husband.
7. He claimed he was putting a raw potato in my lunch because I need to eat my vegetables. He didn't. :)
8. My cats. They are the cutest fluffballs in the known universe.
9. My family. I love them all.
10. Shirtdresses. So crisp but still pretty and feminine - perfect for the office.
11. Breaking the rules. Mixing brown and black and feeling good about it, no matter what the fashion mags say.

Scarf: gifted, Craft Resource Center (fair trade)
Sweater: thrifted, Worthington
Dress: H&M
Leggings: Joe Fresh
Boots: F.S.P.
Pewter acorn necklace: thrifted (isn't it adorable?)


  1. i love that dress! is it from a past season? i'm looking for a pretty floral, but can't find a damn thing in my size. why does it have to be so hard? blargh. we look like we wear the same size... wanna share? :)

  2. Hi Angie,
    Thanks! It's from last summer, unfortunately. :( I actually saw it on another girl at a wedding rehearsal and asked her about it, thinking it must be vintage. I know there's at least one cute floral shirtdress at H&M this year. That said, clothing swaps are fun... ;)