“Writers write because they have something to say; readers read because they have something to learn.”-Ashley Abramson
Life has felt a little bland as of late. Somehow the hearty winter oats with their comfort and warmth have turned beige and starchy mid-bite.
I’m tired of the brown. I’m tired of the crunchy-dead grass underfoot, and I long for longer summers days when leaves tickle the sidewalk with light.
My insides are beginning to feel like my outsides, monochromatic and muddled. I’m longing for something new, something fresh with a lightness in spirit.
“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade” -Great Expectations
This weekend in Colorado it was 65 and sunny and I just about died with happiness. I think spring is my very favorite season. I love that everything feels like it’s starting to wake up again- a strange mix of both winter and summer that is refreshing and a little unpredictable.
This month I’ve been doing crazy amounts of traveling which I both love and hate at the same time. One of my New Years resolutions has been to say “yes” to more adventures, which I’ve happily been doing, but it also means that during the month of February I’m home for only one weekend and I happened to throw a big Galentine’s Brunch (that post here), so I didn’t get much down time.
So in the midst of this crazy travel season I’m trying to focus on ways to let my little introverted self get the relaxation and rest I need. Mostly this looks like me getting in bed by 9, watching a few episodes of New Girl and passing out by 10pm, but I’ve also been craving more mountain views from my home town Boulder. Seriously I don’t think this view will ever get old!
For this post I teamed up with Midnight Rambler- “A rock-n-roll boho boutique”, seriously one of the cutest boutiques here in Denver, and I quickly became obsessed with this sweater. I mentioned in a recent post that I can’t get enough fur this season, and this sweater is a perfect example- I didn’t want to take it off my body.
Also, can we talk about how insane this necklace is? I don’t wear a ton of statement necklaces, but this turquoise number was giving me the major feels.
“What is Galentine’s Day you ask? It’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.” -Leslie Knope
Seriously can’t get enough of all the fuzzy feels this winter season. I’m currently obsessing over any faux fur type situation, whether it’s the whole jacket or just a touch.
This year was a little rough around the edges
Cold around the dawns
A little tarnished, a little blemished, a little bruised
Normally I’m not a huge Baby Doll dress fan just because it’s really not the best look for my body type, but I tried this little red dress on at Midnight Rambler over in the Highlands and fell in love.
YOU GUYS. This bomber jacket is everything. As soon as I saw it in Midnight Rambler here in Denver I was totally obsessed. I love the soft pink color (and I’m really more of a dark and neutral kinda gal), and the embroidery is just so pretty. Wearing it, I felt super chic while still being totally comfortable in some jeans and little booties.
“They won’t tell you fairy tales of how girls can be dangerous and still win. They will only tell you stories where girls are sweet and kind and reject all sin. I guess to them it’s a terrifying thought, a red riding hood who knew exactly what she was doing when she invited the wild in.” -Nikita Gill
A few days ago a friend posted the above poem as a caption to her photography. When I read it I couldn’t decide if I wanted to embark on some grand adventure or weep.
There’s something about this poem that has resonated very deeply with me. Made me question what it means the be the one that invites the wild in- to make your own fairy tale.
I don’t know what it is, but this season I have a serious obsession with turtlenecks. I’m all about them. Day or night, hot or cold, hit me with a turtleneck and I’m a happy girl. So when I found this turtleneck dress it was an instant purchase.