The wind howls and the skies darken as we brace for a winter storm. So far this winter has been pretty uneventful out west. I realize the east is stuck in a polar vortex, but it has been bone dry here. Many of us are doing the happy dance in the hope we might ski before winter is over.
feeling the springtime urge
No! Not that kind of urge. I’m cleaning (stop laughing), straightening, rearranging furniture, etc. Otherwise known as nesting, I rid myself of winter blahs by restyling my surroundings.
Speaking of fixing things up…this is a perfect time to add color to my wardrobe. Granted, at work I wear all black. The only thing I tweak there is fabric weight (but enough about work).
Just because it’s overcast and yucky outside, doesn’t mean I have to personally match the weather. Most of my warm and snuggly clothes are in sombre shades. What is a girl to do?
pink and crazy
Woot! What could possibly warm the spirit more than an amazing hat designed by Crystal? When she mentioned one that was pink and crazy, I knew it had to be mine.
I felt as if I walked off the Hello Dolly set the moment pink & crazy was perched on my head. Like a matching set, Crystal wore a sparkly purple Mardi Gras inspired hattitude.
The clouds parted and the sun shined on us beaming beneath our bonnets. People asked if we were celebrating an occasion. Of course we were. It was Tuesday. As in a princess moment, we craved a sprinkle of springtime during a blustery day.
After the party, we headed to a restaurant for dinner. Of course, the hat only came off for the car ride over as it was too tall to wear while driving. The ray of sunshine followed us into the restaurant as we walked in and were seated.
People gravitated towards us. It doesn’t hurt that we are both tall with huge crazy hats on. I believe it was our engaging demeanor and huge smiles that intrigued others. We owned the night and knew without doubt how spectacular we were.
another springtime dash
Another way I brought a glimpse of Spring is through a makeover. I had an appointment with my good friend Jayme at MAC to experience their new Spring line of product.
Entering with a clean face, I let Jayme blend and polish adding color to my winter pallor.
Pastel green and gold shadow adorned my eyes. Apricot blush flushed my cheeks. It is amazing what a bit of coral lipstick can do to brighten the complexion.
When she was done, I absolutely glowed. Again the clouds moved over to let the sun shine on my smiling face. I just love makeovers!
baby it’s still cold outside
Glancing out the window, I notice it is smeared with water droplets. It’s raining in Reno which I hope means snow in the Sierras (fingers and toes crossed). We desperately need more white stuff.
With a full day ahead, I reach into the closet, pull out pink & crazy and my new coral lipstick. They match perfectly with the fleecy fake-fur lined sequined hoodie and cheetah print pajama pants I’m wearing at the moment.
How do you bring a dash of springtime into an otherwise cold and miserable day. Do you hole up and hibernate until it warms up? Are you also a nester? Share your thoughts and stories.