As the weather gets colder and the sky much darker, I try to hold onto my personal kind of sunshine, made out of all the things that I love and make me happy. I’ll admit that getting out of bed in the morning becomes increasingly harder but having a bouquet of spring flowers on my desk, and knowing that a hot cup of mocha is awaiting for me in the kitchen definitely helps.
I love everything there is to love about a rainy day. Often, when I think about a cozy, comforting atmosphere I instantly imagine a warm house, heavy rain outside, dim light inside, my loved ones safe and a cute ball of fluff (at least one), sleeping somewhere near me, preferably in my bed.
No matter how hard life gets, how troubled some days are, how many thoughts cross our minds every second, there are certain moments when everything seems to be in the right place. I’m talking about those moments when you stop thinking about all that’s not right in your life and instead focus on all the good, like the warm temperatures of a wonderful October day, the chance to walk along some quiet streets that are so beautifully made-up by the falling leaves, and the immense peacefulness that comes along with all of that.
Do you ever take the time to contemplate your wardrobe before grabbing your favorite shirt, dress, or sweater off the hanger? I often do, not when I’m in a hurry, and most definitely not on those days when my clothes and I don’t see eye to eye. But when we do get along, I like to take my time to touch the fabrics, to reminisce about the last time I wore my favorite sweater, or the first time I put a specific dress on, because just like those songs you tend to listen to on repeat during certain times of your life, my clothes often become one with my emotions.
“A Sunday well spent brings a week of content “. And today I couldn’t agree more, especially since my Sunday was half lazy / half relaxing (I blame it on the whole after-wedding mood), sprinkled with a tiny amount of work, with lots of coffee, and after everything that needed to be done was done, it ended with a happy me, lying in bed with my Kindle in my hands, and a very content Puss dreaming away in my lap – pure bliss.
Sometimes the best outfits turn out to be the ones you put together in the spare of the moment, the ones that are made of garments that beg to be worn together, the ones that you can trust to look just as chic as they are effortless and comfortable. Ever since going for more of a curated wardrobe, I’ve crossed many items off my wishlist, items that make it easy to endlessly mix and match (which you know I totally adore doing), items that according to me should belong in all closets, much like a cool leather jacket, a pair of black jeans, a striped top and a wool hat.
Here are just some of my favorite things to wear, casually juxtaposed in an outfit that felt perfect for the sunny weather we had yesterday. A basic white button-down, a sporty sweatshirt with lace inserts and a cool faux leather skirt made for a magic combination in my eyes.