Thursday, January 5, 2017

Cheering Up Drab Days

Winter -- January in particular -- is a difficult time of year for me. I hate the cold, and I especially hate dressing for cold weather. Atlanta is due to get some (possible) snow this weekend, and the temperature is already dropping.

The best way to cheer up a drab winter day is through color. That's why I chose this neon pink and blue Shoshanna dress to wear today.

I was reminded of this fact during a recent viewing of the movie Enchanted, which seems to be on Starz about every day. There's a line from the song, "That's How You Know," that goes: "Does he... send you yellow flowers when the sky is grey?" It's all about doing little things for the person you love, small signs of your affection, and that's one of my favorite lines. It works just as well with fashion!

Outfit Details

Dress: Shoshanna Laisa Tweed Dress (no longer available)

I wish this dress was a little shorter, and had a little more structure to it, but I bought it on sale (75% off), so I'm not complaining.  The material is quite beautiful in person. It's hard to see in the photo, but the color is eye-catching and vibrant. I love the silver thread interwoven into the chevron print, too. In the right light, it truly sparkles.

Shoes: Manolo Blahnik Didin Strappy Sandals in Pink

The sandals are still available in gold -- and they're on sale! Beware: they run narrow.

I have a particular fondness for the movie Enchanted, not just because it's a super cute movie -- how could you not love Amy Adams after seeing her in this role? -- but because it evokes such wonderful memories for me, of a time before life became really hard.

I remember watching this movie at home in the summer of 2008. I was home by myself, hanging out with George and Izzie. Grad school was winding down -- I would graduate in the next month -- I had cookies baking in the kitchen, and I just remember being so happy. I would twirl around with George, then Izzie, to the songs in the movie, giggling so hard I could barely catch my breath. Izzie wasn't yet sick, George was still healthy, and I had just turned 30. Life was good. I hope I get to have a lot more memories just like that one in this new year.