I'm blaming it on the retailers, but I already have tiny little elves and pilgrims running around in my head as a constant reminder it's that time of the year. The anxiety starts creeping and pretty soon I’m overloading my brain with all the little lists of things I must do now now NOW, like make holiday plans, buy gifts, dishes to cook, who gets what, where do I go, what do I send, what do I pack, am I forgetting something, what's new, what's on sale, where did I put [insert anything] ...
So I consider it serendipitous when in my web surfing over the weekend, I stumble upon a phrase: Make Someone Happy.
There’s a wide birth of definition for that phrase, but that’s perfectly fine. I don’t think it requires grand gestures or extended use of time or resources. I feel like all it takes is a little bit of thinking outside of ourselves to make that happen.
Things other people have done to make me happy? It doesn’t take much to get me grinning, and I really appreciate the little things. Saving me the last Krispy Kreme donut. Telling me that I’ve done a good job in a recent work project. Taking me out to a fancy dinner – just because. Hugs from mom for encouragement. Getting tucked in at night. Seeing some long lost gal pals and going out for sangria and gabs.
In light of the upcoming holiday season (can you tell I can't get it out of my head already), it's getting to be time to not only indulge ourselves but to treat others as well. What do you do - past, present, future - to make someone happy? What has someone else done that makes you happy?
Jacket: J.Crew Robert Noble herringbone (worn here - sim, pale, sim)
Sweater: J.Crew cambridge cable (worn here - sim, sim, pricey)
Top: J.Crew blythe (sim, sim, metallic dots, pricey, steal)
Jeans: F21 (worn here - steal, sim, sim)
Earrings: c/o INPINK turquoise beads & pearls dangling branch
Ring: c/o INPINK turquoise polished stone matte gold
Bracelets: ON & J.Crew via Ebay (sim, sim)
Boots: Frye 14L jane (same strappy, sim, sim, suede for a steal)
Bag: Brahmin sadie (worn here - sim, sim, suede, luxe)
Special thanks to the stylish folks at INPINK for letting me pick up some pieces from their collection to try. They've got a huge selection of jewelry in a wide range of price points to please pretty much every one. I had a hard time narrowing my choices, but I am loving my new turquoise stone pieces!
For those in the States, have a wonderful Thanksgiving week, ladies!