Things in St. Louis have been rough for the last couple of weeks following the tragic death of unarmed teen, Michael Brown in a suburb named Ferguson, MO. Perhaps Mother Nature is sad too, as the weather has been appropriately gloomy. It's tempting to wear something drab when I'm feeling down. (OK, so I don't really own anything drab, but for me, sweats, mismatch socks, and a ratty tee feel pretty darn drab.) As a teen, I read a book about a girl who said the worse she felt inside, the more outrageous and bright she dressed on the outside. I have no clue what the name of the book was, but I always admired that philosophy. There's a lot of research on how colors impact mood. If dressing brightly can somehow trick your brain into thinking things are great, neon is the perfect antithesis to darkness. What about you - how do you tend to dress on tough days? Drab or fab?
|Trying to look on the bright side - a cute outfit is the first step. The shirt looks more green in person.|
|A passerby complimented me on how well I handled my tripod during this photo shoot. Ruby got a kick out of the whole thing, and later destroyed my long necklace. It was just too shiny for her to resist.|
|Top: Rung; Pants: Material Girl; Shoes; Urban Outfitters; Jacket: H&M; Necklace: Burlington|
|Florals always cheer me up!|