Happy Tuesday! If you are in the Northeast like me this evening, you are probably sitting inside, safely tucked in to your favorite chair while the snow is quickly accumulating. Without abundant shoppers today work was a wash, I was sent home around noon (that never happens!) so it was an adult snow day for me; only without the puffy snowsuit, faux igloo in the backyard and half frostbitten fingers from playing outside too long. Instead it was a nap on the couch with Daniel, watching a crime drama and drinking warm almond milk hot chocolate. Perfect much? For this girl, it was just how a snowy (hot mess!) kind of day should be spent.It has been a few weeks since I have updated and in that time I have: Gotten an Iphone (wow, can not believe that finally happened, but Daniel convinced me!), got my hair dip dyed purple (which has now faded to a dark fuchsia-esque color, traveled to New York City to visit some friends and congratulate them on their engagement (hooray Mark and Karin!), gotten my geno 2.0 results (very interesting!) and gotten some amazing new pieces for my wardrobe from both work and ModCloth. Although I'd love to go on and on about how cool my results were from my genetic testing with National Geographic, I will give you a short synopsis. I was given two "reference populations" which basically are the people that are the most similar to you in terms of their DNA. My most similar match was Finnish and my second match was Greek (that was a surprise!) But I will have to expand on that another time.
The golden polka dot skirt has been on my love-list for quite a while on ModCloth and I finally decided to take the plunge when I received a gift card for Christmas. The skirt runs small so I ordered the next size up and it fits perfect. I love the length too, being taller it is hard sometimes to find "work appropriate" skirts and dresses, being on my feet in the store all day I do all sorts of moving and bending so finding a skirt this length is so lovely. I am not a huge crop top wearer but I could not resist this comic book print and how fun it looked with the polka dots. This look just could not wait for spring, so I layered it up with my acid wash jean jacket, and covered it with my favorite navy coat by Tofu (see below).
These past few weeks have been interesting. Usually after the Holidays life seems to float into some kind of blank space, moving somewhat slow and filled with routine and bits of everyday life. But actually these past few weeks have flown by, and I have been inspired to try new things, think about some future plans, and start moving on some goals I've had for a while.
I think most of all, I have just felt inspired to be fully myself, to not hold anything back, to harness my full potential and see where it goes! I want to keep sewing, keep designing, keep creating and taking risks with my style. I am much happier when I continue to stretch myself and watch the results. There are days where I just want to be lazy and days where I am full of ideas, but I think there are blossoming ideas in store; and I am excited to explore them further.
You guys, I have so many fun outfit ideas for my next post! I am excited to share my styling ideas and I know that we are far from Spring, but it's getting close and I can NOT wait for warmer weather. Alas, the grass is always greener on the other side (well, it really is greener in March) but I will try to enjoy the coming weeks of winter as much as possible. Lots of layering possibilities! :)
Of course this outfit could not be complete without one more bow...
I am happy I took a leap and experimented with my hair. I have not dyed it at all for about three years now so I was a little nervous about the dip dye, originally it was supposed to be brighter but I am glad I started with a subtle change. Next time I am going for pastel ;)
Thanks for reading, until next time!