Thursday, January 12, 2012

Relaxing

Sometimes, ironically, activities that are physically taxing are psychologically relaxing.  Like when exercising at the gym lifts your mood.

For me, putting on pretty clothes is like that.  Certainly, it is a physical effort at the end of a long day to come home, change into lingerie, slip on tights, slide into clingy clothes, arrange everything properly, put on makeup, set up lighting and take pictures -- but it's worth it.  The exercise relaxes me.  It soothes my mind.

That's what I did tonight after arriving home, exhausted from a battle in court.  Seeking succor, I went straight to Ally Crack -- the color pink.  Soft hues of pink and white which make me feel happy and calm.

What do you do to relax?





Thanks to Jazmin for the skirt and necklace.

23 comments:

  1. Hey Ally, Pink sure is a pretty colour and I can see why you love it. Your look super cute ~ I would just have used a lighter shade of pink tights however they show off those gorgeous legs of yours (I am sooooo envious!!!).

    My ultimate relaxation is scrapbooking ~ however I have not even done one page this year yet.

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  2. Very adorable! Love the full twirly skirt. I love your deployment of tights. It's always an inspiring to see your bold pairings, and I think it brings up the fun-factor too. Hot pink is currently my favorite shade of pink though, so I'm biased. That and I love the matching lipstick!


    I do a similar thing. I try on "possibles". When I'm feeling very frustrated and manic, I start pulling clothes onto the bed and shoes into the floor, trying on all sorts of random outfits. Sometimes I come up with great outfits that are seasonally inappropriate, so I snap a photo for later reference. However sometimes I'm in my pajamas and just slip on a pair of really high heels/boots and admire them. I really like my shoes and can't keep them off!

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  3. I eat Cheezits and watch NCIS. Pilates is nice, too.

    I'm glad this makes you happy! I really like this simple look. It's great inspiration for Valentines Day.

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  4. i read the fluffiest book i can find or veg in front of the tv with a movie or tv show!
    brett

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  5. I really like this; it's girly, pretty, fun, and flirty, like you'd wear it on a date. And I love how you find new ways of reworking that awesome heart belt into outfits.

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  6. Oh a´pretty ballerina !
    To relax I like laying on the bed and watching tv, getting a facial or a massage.
    Lately, sitting on the floor in my pijamas and gardening in my tiny balcony is the best. thing. ever.

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  7. That belt is too cute! I really like this entire look...the simple tee, the full skirt, and all the pink!

    I read fashion blogs for relaxation :)

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  8. I browse in my closet and plan outfits. It soothes me.

    I love all this pink on you - you do look like a lovely ballerina!

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  9. This is a Fabulous outfit! I like to relax with a glass of wine and a good movie.

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  10. woah woah woahhh now. This is the CUTEST THING. This is most certainly something I would wear. That belt!! And Love the pink tights. This is very doll-like! My favorite type of look. I relax by pumping iron haha.

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  11. The pink tights look great! It depends what type of stress I need to work off, but I like to work with my hands generally. Do something arty, draw, sew, glue together macaroni... Glad you've found your outlet.

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  12. "Ally Crack"--that made me laugh! :) If loving pink is a crime, then lock me away!

    I like how you chose 3 different shades of pink for your outfit. It's cohesive without being boring. I've done that before with shades of green. Oh, and your belt is super cute.

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  13. Super cute Ally!! I guess nothing can make me more relaxed than just talking to G. about what happened during my day, while we listen to his vinyl collection. Or stupid tv programs like "fab 5" or house makeovers! And cooking! Kisses :)

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  14. You look so cute! I love the Belt! When I want to relax I listen to my Dads old Records or watch movies. And I drink wine(only in the evening).

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  15. You look pretty in pink Ally. I find walking my dog is great to relax. I also do yoga. Happy weekend Ally xoxo
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  16. It seems that i am at my most relaxed state when I'm buzzing somewhere traffic-free on my motorcycle in the early morning.

    I don't know what it is about that top photo of you in this outfit but - this could be in my top 3 favorites. There is just something so naturally sweet and simply pretty about it. There is a kind of effortlessness that makes it look so good. <3 it!

    Happy Friday, doll~

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  17. I am obsessed with colored tights right now, so I love this! It's incredibly overcast and dark where I am -- this color would look so wonderful.

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  18. Awwww this skirt is so cute, I like the belt with the heart! I sometimes sew or bake to relax, and these are also effortful activities :)

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  19. I brew a pot of tea! Yoga is great too as is a hot bath. The ultimate is getting a facial though! I just drift out of the spa after wards! lol

    Cute outfit! Have you ever worn lace tights?

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  20. Lovely skirt! Did you find that the way it swishes around your knees made you walk a bit differently? Swishy skirts affect me that way.

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  21. Absolutely, Terri. And I love that!

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  22. Cute outfit, you look adorable. Pink makes me happy too, and frilly skirts. :) To relax, sometimes I "play dress up" lol, or bake, or watch movies.

    Principessa Gabriella

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  23. I am quite like you in that after a day of stress there is nothing that calms the soul that a nice dress up session.
    Pat

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