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:

2 comments:

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

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  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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