Spring Colour - Look 3

SPRING COLOUR #3

04.15.20

The good news is, we’re halfway through the week already and I’ll just skip the bad news since we’ve all got enough of that coming in right now.

Today’s outfit is about optimism. Sunny days, blue skies, warm air, fresh water, rolling waves, golden beaches and all the things I’m longing for right now.

Read on for an easy outfit prompt and see how my third collage came out!


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THE OUTFIT

Spring Colour - Look 3
Spring Colour - Look 3

Today’s outfit prompt (I guess I’m doing those now, idk just roll with it lol) is to try giving yourself permission to dress up ‘just because’. We all seem to save our favourite pieces for a special occasion but with none of those in the near future I say grab that cute wrap top, flirty dress, epic jumpsuit or the fun heels you would normally wait for a reason to wear.

Right now for me, that’s this beautiful sky blue Thea wrap top, a piece I’ve treasured since my collaboration with EMLEE last year (see it here). Whenever I wear it my mood is instantly lifted and if paired with a good song and a glass of wine, well, there is just no stopping me!

With my favourite soft white jeans, minimal flats and a creamy little jacket (another long-time treasure) I’m still comfortable but the psychological effects of getting dressed up have a chance to work their magic.

Of course, if you’re not in the mood for ‘real’ clothes, that’s just fine too! Maybe it’s just putting on lipstick, taking a bubble bath or making up the bed with fresh linens that you’re up for. I say any small act that will help to bring a sense of optimism into your day is worthwhile!


SOURCES: THEA WRAP TOP gifted last year EMLEE (sky discontinued but the same top in IVORY and COFFEE are on sale!) // CARDIFF JACKET gifted years ago ONLY CHILD (wearing a Small) // WHITE CHEEKY JEAN (I wear a 26 in this style) & DAY GLOVE from EVERLANE (unsponsored review here) //



THE COLLAGE

Spring Colour - Look 3
Spring Colour - Look 3
Spring Colour - Look 3

I’m so glad I committed to doing these collages this week and I’ve really noticed how much I look forward to the hour I set aside to create. I’ve been doing them distraction free, meaning no screens, no Netflix, music or podcasts running while I flip through the pages and play with layers.

At first I felt super antsy about the silence but each day I’ve been noticing how my awareness changes. I’m loving the sound of the pages brushing together, the different feeling of glossy vs matte paper on my fingertips and the satisfaction I get from a page that tears out easily is not to be under appreciated.

This may sound boring, or pointless even, but it’s a form of meditation and if it helps my mental health, I say it’s worthwhile!


THANKS FOR JOINING ME FOR SPRING COLOUR #3!

I hope these posts have been bringing some brightness and calm to your days this week. I know we’re all going through this experience in different ways from different perspectives. One of my coping mechanisms is to continue to create and share what I love. It doesn’t feel like enough right now but at least it’s something. Know that you’re all in my thoughts and I’ll see you back here again tomorrow!

Leave me a comment here!

  1. Hanusia says:

    I’ve been catching up on posts from last week and I just love this top. What a beautiful color!
    I’m also intrigued by your “distraction-free” hour including no music/podcasts. I feel like I am usually filling any silence in my day with music or podcasts, especially lately, but you’re right that it is a distraction in and of itself. It’s nice to just be alone with your thoughts and whatever is in front of you sometimes.

    • I have a tendency to do the same thing Hanusia, always playing a podcast or listening to music or having some sort of background distraction from my thoughts. Honestly it was hard for me to commit to ‘quiet time’ at first but it’s getting easier! I even noticed that I was just working away without any added noise in the afternoon yesterday and it was a nice surprise 🙂 Hope you’re doing well and happy Friday! xo

  2. Bogna says:

    At first today’s collage bugged me because you didn’t show it “right side up”, but the more I looked at it, the more I appreciated how it made me question things (mainly, why is this bugging me?) and the insights it gave me. Thanks.

    Ps. Nice outfit and great idea to dress up just because. My son just finished his last university assignment and has unofficially graduated. We’re celebrating tonight by having takeout of his choice and that gives me my dress up occasion, just because!

    • Isn’t that interesting! I struggled so much with the orientation on that one too.

      Congratulations to your son! I hope you all had a lovely night of celebration. xo

  3. chloe says:

    Loving those colorful outfits and collages ! Ok, maybe tomorrow I’ll try to wear something “just because” : )

  4. Nanci-jeaN says:

    Sting and a good glass of Cabernet Sauvignon makes me smile.

  5. Suzanne says:

    Love this cheerful outfit! I think it’s important to put on something to brighten our days. I’m wearing Emlee shorts and top right now. I wanted that sky blue wrap top but missed out. It looks so good with the white and your fair skin and dark hair. The collages are great, too. I haven’t been setting aside enough screen free creative time.

    • Thanks so much Suzanne! It always feels invigorating to wear a bright colour and I totally agree about how wearing something we love can brighten the day. Hope you’re having a good week so far. xo