I'm taking a break from being colorful, but don't worry. My next couple of outfits will be bright, bright, bright. :D It's so close to XMAS and I'm going through some weird family stuff. I don't really want to get into it. I try to keep my blog relatively drama free. Let's just say, I was craving an outfit that matched my mood. Basically dark, but with a noticeable silver lining (which took the form of cute deer leggings). ;D
I'm usually pretty good about not letting things get to me. I'm a lot tougher than most people, including my own parents, realize. My parents considered me the "weak one," because I wear my heart on my sleeve. I always spoke my mind and I never had a problem articulating how I felt about things and why I felt a certain way. For some reason, being able to show your emotions and talk about them was considered a weakness in my family. I've always thought the opposite. At any rate, as much as I love my family, their hardness of character; their old fashioned ideas about the role of women and children in the home; and their quickness to completely cut you off and ignore you the moment you rub them the wrong way has me exhausted. Needless to say, the holidays have become a thing to get over, as opposed to a thing to enjoy, this year. All I can do is what I've been doing: hold myself together.
My wonderful partner and fantastic friends keep me sane and remind me of what the holidays should be about. So, I'm so thankful for having people like them in my life. ^_^ OK. Fashion stuff. Yeah. I'm not really wearing anything new and I'm ecstatic about that, because it means I found a way to use what I already have in a creative way. :D You last saw the grey fringed cardigan in this post and the blue handbag in this post. I've had the deer leggings for awhile, but this is just my second time wearing them out. I wear them around the house quite a bit. They're super comfy. I'm just picky about how I style them, I guess. The orange pom pom hat is something I picked up last year during a 70% off sale. I've had it in a bin full of winter hats and scarves since I bought it. I'm glad I finally got a chance to wear it!
I really liked how the reflective sunglasses melded with the orange hat and colorful scarf. The colors are really striking and I think it added to the drama of the outfit. I wanted a dark, bohemian feel, but at the same time, I didn't want to be frightening. Haha. It can be a fine line with me, I guess. Still, I think I succeeded in creating the look and feeling that I was going for. The fringe cardigan certainly helped!
So, that's it! I hope this outfit wasn't too scary for you. :P I just really wanted to use how I was feeling as an opportunity to be creative. Sometimes, when I'm going through stuff, I write and it makes me feel better. Getting dressed is a creative process for me, so I found that it ends up having the same soothing effect. It gives me closure. For some people, the holidays bring up rather bad memories. It's a sad dichotomy and one that I wish didn't exist. We all go through so-called "rough patches." If that happens to be your situation, then I can say, "This too, shall pass." Tomorrow is a new day and a new beginning. It's OK to smile. :D Have a wonderful XMAS Eve! I'll be back with a colorful outfit on XMAS. <3
Thrifted - Multi-Color Plaid Scarf, Orange Hat, ModCloth Black Boots (Gift),
ModCloth Blue Bag (Gift) & ModCloth Grey Fringe Cardigan (Sale)
c/o zeroUV - Yellow/Orange Reflective Retro Sunglasses
c/o Jollychic - Black Double Breasted Tweed Coat
Threadless - Deer & Snowflake Print Leggings