Thursday, January 22, 2015

bouncing back to brights

Threads 4 Thought dress, Off Fifth
cardigan, Gap Outlet 
 I've been wearing a lot of neutrals lately. January's purchases so far include a black-and-white print top and a gray-and-white striped tunic, which means the neutrals streak is not over yet. However, in the middle of a short but jam-packed week, it was nice to revert to my comfort colors of blue and green.

     On my annual December pilgrimage to the outlet mall, I found this new addition to my collection of cotton dresses. It was a steal at 40% off! The fabric is soft, the print reminds me of India, and the cut is work-appropriate. I know it's hard to see in the photos, but the back hem is slightly longer and curved, which adds interest.
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     A few weeks ago, my local craft store sent me a 40% off coupon. I decided to get a book that would teach me something new. I considered getting a jewelry-making book, but I wanted to take up something that wouldn't require a lot of tools. So I ended up getting a book on Zentangles, since all it requires is a pen and paper. It's been a fun, simple way to fit more creativity into my life. My hectic work schedule inspired this piece:


  1. Very nice dress. And I also like to play with drawing. It's meditative.

  2. Thanks, Ally. The teachers in my meditation study group encourage us to practice breathing deeply and keeping the mind clear in everyday situations, and I think this is a fun way to do that.


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