Sunday, January 11, 2009
Floridian born and bred, I am downright allergic to cold weather. I'm that girl whose teeth chatter, once the temperature drops below 80. Not to mention, the lack of sunlight seems to throw me completely out of whack, despite my pallor. It throws me into a mild depression, where all I want to do is sleep and eat and mope about. This winter, I changed my ways. I'm getting out more, dressing as usual and pushing through it. One thing that keeps me upbeat is color; I wear a lot of it in order to boost my mood. I may stand out like a sore thumb in the midst of the chic people dressed in all black, but at least I'm still smiling, and not sulking in bed, eating Chinese food for the third time in a week.
Today, we went to brunch at Eclipse (highly recommended) and then headed into Manhattan, to do a little bit of shopping. We ended up browsing more than shopping, which is preferable for my wallet. After thoroughly freezing our extremities, we made a pit stop in Eileen's Special Cheesecake, for some individual servings of banana and pumpkin cheesecakes, as recommended by our friend Peter
. It was a great way to end the day, although I'd prefer that the calories would just disappear, after eating!
Vintage dress - thrifted ($2!) altered to fit, shortened considerably, changed the sleeves. This dress was completely falling apart but I took it apart and put it back together again. I had to hack off all of the damaged parts, hence the shortened sleeves and hem.
belt - thrifted
coat - Zara
pink, elbow length gloves - antique shop in Sebastian, Florida
tights - h&m
shoes - payless, a gift from Bobby
What do you do to keep your spirits up, particularly during the winter? In addition to dressing in cheery colors, I like to try out recipes for my favorite comfort foods. I was searching recipes all last night!