Browsing a thrift-store, I saw a blue top that spoke to me. "Ally! Over here!" For $2, I figured I'd experiment. I like how it looks on me.
Truth be told, I wanted to dress up today. It's a Saturday after a hard week and I needed to relax. Conceiving the outfit, laying it out, putting on makeup and dressing up were the right medicine. Feminine activity makes me feel good. I don't know if dressing up makes you feel good since it's more routine in your life, but it works like a charm for me.
What relaxes you?
Very pretty top, a successful experiment, imo. For relaxing on a Saturday afternoon, I am about to do it: nap! xoReplyDelete
Lovely top Ally and you're wearing it beautifully. It's such a pretty outfit and you look indeed very happy. I don't know abut relaxing but dressing up, trying out some new makeup's, new pairings just make me feel good too. Even painting my nails with a new color makes me feel good.ReplyDelete
Have a fabulous weekend Ally
It's a great top! Id totally wear that!!! reading is my top relaxation activity! XReplyDelete
You did a beautiful job putting together this blue vision. The colors in the top are some of my favorites. I love the gold skirt and the addition of the dangling sash at the waist. I'm glad you found relaxation in the creation and execution of this pretty look. I don't so much enjoy the "process" as the results in how I feel about myself once it's completed and (in my eyes) successful. Some days I feel like a dowdy slob, haha, so when I get myself fixed up a bit it's a nice improvement. :)ReplyDelete
Well done on your 'blue experiment' ... Blue used to be my favourite colour (now it is burnt orange).ReplyDelete
My ultimate relaxation is scrapbooking ~ Unlike you, clothes stress me out!
You should definitely continue to wear blue, it looks great on you. I'm loving those shoes by the way! Clothing stresses me out a little bit but I love browsing through vintage clothing/accessories!ReplyDelete
I like that top, but those shoes are just gorgeous. I normally read, clean or do a jigsaw to relax.ReplyDelete
Blue though this outfit is in colour, there's certainly nothing blue about it's chipper, delightful mood. I think that this shades of blue suit you well, Ally. They don't strike me, in this context, as being any more masculine than other colours and I think they actually compliment your skin and eye colours very becomingly.ReplyDelete
I love the colors together, very pretty!ReplyDelete
I got really excited because I thought that was a dress, but I love that you can split them up and wear the top and skirt separately. You look AMAZING in that color. That is just a great color for you, and I love how that yellow necklace pops.ReplyDelete
Thanks -- it came from you!Delete
I love blue! Getting dressed up is so fun! One of my fav things to do ever is get ready to go out with a girlfriend. Figuring out what we're going to wear... Do hair & make-up :)ReplyDelete
Love the top - that was a good find! I think dressing up can definitely be good medicine - sometimes just taking a little extra effort - a nice dress, makeup, cute shoes - can make the day seem so much brighterReplyDelete
I relax by propping my feet up and browsing Pinterest. I have shoes very similar to that but without the bow and strap.ReplyDelete
Love, love, LOVE this top!! And dressing up actually makes me feel better sometimes too! Much more than yoga pants!ReplyDelete
I definitely agree, dressing up does wonders for the mind. If in a slump, it always helps me when I put myself together visually.ReplyDelete
Love the top! (and those shoes ;) haha) But I'm thinking the tights just aren't quite doing it for me. You like color a lot more than I do, though, so maybe it's just personal preference.ReplyDelete
For me, relaxing is about un-dressing, haha. I come home, fling my bra across the room and settle into some comfy PJs. Or I'll don my climbing gear and get a few sends in--that clears my mind, but gets the rest of my body pretty wound up :)
I love it that clothes talk to you--they talk to me too! :) Whenever I'm having a rough week, I take a super long, extra hot bath with candles and scented oils. I can feel the tension melting away.ReplyDelete
This has a bit of a seventies vibe to it, which I really like! I love that you are trying out more blue, it is flattering on you!ReplyDelete
I take really long walks, or sometimes watch Gilmore Girls.
Wear more blue! It makes you luminous. Well, you already are, but more so. I like the same thing you do. Cleaning up nice is a super fun, girly activity :DReplyDelete
I love the skirt in this outfit! It makes you look like a flapper. :)ReplyDelete
This outfit is lovely and feels very mermaid-y without being too themed or over the top! I really like it on you.ReplyDelete