I saw in our local newspaper that, while the rest of the country has been experiencing one of the more milder winters to date, our pocket is getting hit harder than usual. It’s definitely wearing on me, and I’ve noticed that my response to day after day of crummy weather is to wear the brightest clothes I own.
It worked well. I love my new lavender sweater, and I think it works so perfectly with an abundance of items in my closet. Which is always my goal–as crazy as my clothes might seem, my goal is to have as many things paired with as many other things as possible, so that at my laziest moments I can just grab at random any combination of necessary articles and head out the door.
Many may argue that I should never do that with my closet, but what can I say? Picking outfits out is really no where near my top priority. I’d much rather spend my mornings sipping on coffee that Monsieur made while reading a book on naval tactics throughout history. But that’s just me 😉
My other top priority? Wearing things with sentimental value. It’s why the earrings Monsieur gave me are what I wear 95% of the time I wear earrings (well, that and they’re absolutely awesome. Seriously, the fella knows my jewelry tastes). The necklace I’m wearing is a combination of Lisa Leonard’s Hope Is the Thing Necklace, which was a birthday present from my mom during my first year as a college graduate, and a beautiful blue bird necklace my sister found for me at Fireworks, years and years ago. I’m grateful enough to be surrounded by people who not only love me, but have fabulous taste in jewelry (I know, I’ve got my priorities in order!)
And sweetest—in the Gale—is heard—
And sore must be the storm—
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm—
I’ve heard it in the chillest land—
And on the strangest Sea—
Yet, never, in Extremity,
It asked a crumb—of Me.