Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Ain't No Sunshine



I swear, it feels like the sun hasn't shone here in at least three weeks. Every day since Christmas Eve, it has been gloomy and gray. And sometimes it becomes very difficult to keep your attitude from becoming gray and gloomy along with the weather. That's when cranberry-colored pants come in handy. How can you frown when your bottom half is brilliantly blinding?



 
I am really big on the idea of "Fake It Till You Make It". Want to crawl under the covers and sleep for two days, but you can't? Well, then, you need to open that closet door and find the brightest, most obnoxious thing you own (obnoxious in a good way, of course!) and wear it proudly. I wear clothes all the time that fit in that category. I feel accomplished if a student says my geometric print dress makes his eyes hurt or if someone kinda does the walking double take in the halls when I pass them in the morning.


"Good morning!" I chirp in this high-pitched sing-song voice. If you don't want to have a good morning, so be it. But you aren't going to bring me down, just like the weather's not going to bring me down. I'm in cranberry pants, yo!

39 comments:

Feathers & Freckles said...

Love your positive attitude! Your pants are so fun, and that scarf really ties everything together :)

Crystal said...

I love your sunny disposition! I wish I could have it every day! I love your outfit, especially your bright red pants! Sometimes, all it really takes is something bright to put you in a good mood! :)

Sharon S said...

Bright pants can definitely brighten up your mood! Especially during the winter blues.

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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kristian satterlee said...

Such a good philosophy! and it resulted in a cute look.


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Always Maylee said...

Haha, "I'm in cranberry pants yo!", I love that and I can totally picture you saying it! I'm so with you, I'm about bright clothes to brighten your day. :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Tashia @HipsandHangers said...

Love the red pants/ chambray combo. I practice the fake it til you make it philosophy all the time! Most of the time it doesn't work, but maybe I will have brightened someone else's day along the way?

Cassandrapamela said...

You look beautiful,Katie!! I really like your pixie cut hair ;))

Keesha said...

Youre so right. Its been so gloomy here since Christmas. Your hair is just amazing Katie!

Sandra Hayes Frost said...

So true Katie! Wish I was brave enough to try it! You work it so well...

ashleigh said...

I just bought teal slacks for this very reason! I can't wait to wear them to work on a ho-hum day!
ps. I looooove the pants. Old Navy?
-ash
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

Audrey @ Putting Me Together said...

"I'm in cranberry pants, yo!" hahaha. Well, not gloomy here, as is probably not a surprise. Maybe you should come visit.

Marissa said...

Love your pants and your attitude!!

still being [Molly] said...

i'm in that same rut right now - it's been SUPER gloomy here. we've only had like one day of sun recently! you look beautiful, katie!

Annie said...

I love your non-gloomy outfit! Those pants are fabulous...love the chambray and that scarf is too cute :)

Annie

The Other Side of Gray

Heather Boschke said...

Loving those bright right pants - perfect for a gloomy day! And I fake it till I make it all the time :) Usually with sequins! :)


XO
www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

Sarah Welsch said...

Not too much longer of winter! Basically only a month and a half. We can make it!

Sar

www.etsy.com/shop/owleyevintage

Tori Clark said...

So cute!! I love the red jeans with the denim top!!

Elena said...

Your outfit definitely made the day more brighter!!!! I can't get enough of your new hair style-you look amazing my dear!!!
Elena
http://dcinstyle.com/blog/

Jessica said...

I'm a "fake it till you make it" kinda girl too! And putting on cute ensembles always seems to help! How could you not be happy when you look this fab in cranberry jeans!?

xx
Here&Now

grownandcurvywoman said...

I completely understand how you feel. Winter is so difficult for me b/c of all the gray and gloomy weather. I agree that wearing bright fun colors is a cure for getting over the winter blues. The scarf and pants work great together!

Catie said...

I hate gloomy weather too! Even though we can get a lot of snow in the winter, it's usually sunny here. That makes the days of being stuck indoors because of the cold temps much more bearable. I'm loving your entire outfit and that scarf is soo pretty. I liked how you paired it with that blousey wine colored top too.



Hope your computer is fixed! I can totally sympathize with you and the blue screen of death. It's a terrible feeling when you can't get online! lol


~ Catie

Jenny Lauren said...

Ha ha ha, I completely agree! I always put something bright and pretty on when I'm in a crappy mood! I feel your pain. . . Toronto didn't see sun for almost all of November and December. It was super gloomy and grey here. You look fabulous in those pants...such a pretty colour!

xo Jenny
www.crazystylelove.com

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I am loving this scarf lately- I want to wear it all the time.


Still waiting to get my laptop back, but it is going to be a cheap fix (under $100, so for that I am thankful!!)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Oh, i know how you feel about bright colors! You are the queen and often an inspiration!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Tori!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Yay! Thanks for the reminder- that's so great :)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Yes, sequins!! How can you not be happy in sequins?

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I may have been channeling a little bit of Annie here!!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Awww, thank you, Molly- really weird Southern weather lately!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I was JUST talking about you and your awesome weather the other day at the gym! Forget visit- I'm ready to move there!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Kohl's actually. I am trying not to use my ON credit card anymore, so I have forced myself to avoid them all together! :(

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you so much! I am still trying to perfect the fauxhawk!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you so much!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

True. I definitely try to not be a negative drag around other people. You don't want to be that one that everyone ignores because you are Debbie Downer!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you so much, Crystal and you are absolutely right!!

ashleigh said...

OH sad face, but a good decision in the end!

Jupe_Cambria said...

Denim on top and red party on bottom :)

<3 Cambria

jupefashion.blogspot.com

grownandcurvywoman said...

Awww thank you hon! :))))

KC said...

I just found your blog from Putting Me Together. Between the two of you, I have no reason to look slovenly again! You look beautiful in everything!

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