WARNING: When combined with ACTUAL REAL sunshine, wearing a fun floral print causes a sudden rise in energy and enthusiasm that may increase risk-taking behaviors.
It’s no secret that I hate winter. Back on December 1, I was already writing about how I missed the daylight, so after another seven weeks of the same gray cloudiness, you’ll have to forgive me if the glorious sight of the sun in the sky made me want to run around everywhere throwing confetti, climbing on things, kissing babies, hugging puppies, giving presents to old people, and baking 1000 funfetti cupcakes to arrange in a giant, edible art installation.
I don’t know many people who would want me to kiss their babies, though, so I stuck to climbing on a couple of things while wearing my favorite Christmas clearance acquisition, a top in a perfect winter floral. Question: are shirts getting shorter or am I getting taller? JUST KIDDING–I haven’t grown in at least 15 years, about the same time it was last appropriate for me to be seen in a belly shirt. I only gave in to this cropped top because it was long enough to wear with high-waisted jeans or a skirt without showing off my blinding winter belly.
I’m not sure if you can tell from the pictures, but this shirt has a slightly ’70s vibe; it has gathered cuffs and is made of the world’s most luxurious fabric–polyester, which has amazing wrinkle- and pet hair-resistant properties. I paired it with one of my favorite purses, a gray cross-body bag with a ’70s-ish touch in the tassled zipper pulls.
I’m super lazy about relocating my belongings when switching bags, though, so whenever possible I try to just put the purse I’m currently using inside the one I want to use. Obviously, it only works when moving to a larger sized bag, but if you’re like me, moving to a smaller sized bag is a very rare occasion. Anybody else use this trick?
A word of caution, however, when mixing your florals and sunshine with caffeinated beverages. Unlike Red Bull, coffee doesn’t give you wings, but it might make you want to climb on something really high.