My apologies for my inadvertent mini-blog break, ladies. Believe me, I'd rather have been blogging than dealing with some of my regular life stuff. I know I should feel more grateful in general, but sometimes when the bad outweighs the good and has a tendency to repeat itself, I can't help but to ask myself - why can't All This just be easy for once?
When I'm feeling down, I typically end up doing one of the following to try to put myself into another state of mind-
Eating - well, there really isn't anything that can keep me from eating. I eat when I am happy, I eat when I am sad, though when I need to "turn that frown upside down," my choices veer towards the more deep-fried or refined sugar variety. Doughnuts are my friends. I had a brief stint during college where I had "boy troubles" and literally could not eat the food that was in front of me. This went on for probably two weeks. I look back now and cannot help but to think, "what's a matta wit you?!" College boys versus ramen noodles - sometimes there's no contest. And I don't mean the college boys.
Nothing. Some days are best left to doing just plain ole nothing.
What's a fashion fiend's favorite cheer-me-up hobby? Buying something, of course, the more frivolous, the better. Though I'll typically keep my shopping to solitary online shopping. The last thing I need when I'm not in a good mood is to battle the mall parking lot or feel like I'm getting bombarded too-helpful sales associates. Online shopping alone in the dark, can help take a girl's mind off of things.
I paint my nails. It takes my mind off of things because I need to concentrate - or I just enjoy sniffing polish - and the end result is usually pretty.
And sorry, friends, but for me, a bottle of wine and a good gab still can't compete with the sheer glee of taking my pup to the dog park and watching her run amuck amongst her furry friends. Is there nothing more smile-inducing than to watch a grateful smiling pup bound her way through the fields?
What do you do to cheer yourself up when life is getting you down?
Top: J.Crew Liberty perfect in june's meadow (same in blazer, sim, sim)
Skirt: Ann Taylor striped flounce (worn here - sim, darker, deal, as dress)
Belt: Anthropologie ekbal (worn here - sim, muted, casual)
Necklace: Personal Jewelry via Etsy (sim, sim)
Bracelets: F21 faceted (sim) & Tag Heuer
Bag: Kate Spade quilted signature ellen (worn here - patent, sim, flap)
Shoes: Audrey Brooke via DSW mary (worn here - sim, nubuck, flats, higher)