Hey all! I had a little mini hiatus due to some allergic reactions and having company in town (all at once), so blogging had to go out the window! Apologies! Here's a post that got delayed in all of that mess!! I hope everyone had a great weekend and such :)
Animals that I love: dogs, lizards, alpacas, flamingos...and elephants! Some elephant prints I can resist, but admittedly that is a small number! This skirt is from Retrolicious via ModCloth. Admittedly, some of Retrolicious's skirts fit awkwardly, but this one is pretty great. I got an XS, which is rare for me to wear skirts in that size. I emailed one of the stylists at ModCloth and asked for a size chart with measurements, and it said I should be an XS. Granted, there's no room to grow (ha) but it does fit excellently.
I took this on a balmy day here in Denver. Clearly it WAS cold (and snowing) a few days prior as there's snow on the ground that's still not melted, but this was a 50+ degree day in December. I got so many compliments on this outfit when I went to Whole Foods immediately after this shoot. Within this week I'm posting a blog post about how crazy Denver weather is, especially in the winter. Everyone always comments with confusion about bare legs and snow in the background and such, so it's time to set the record straight! Rounding out the outfit is an Erstwilder elephant brooch (appropriate, no?), Old Navy Cardigan, Le Bomb Shop pinup top, Jewelry from Old Navy and Forever 21, knee socks from Target, a Kate Spade handbag, and shoes from Nine West!
A week ago some of my relatives posted this article on Facebook. I'm a rare Facebook checker (1 minute on the newsfeed a day-- tops) and I often roll my eyes at positivity posts as it's the same mumbo jumbo over again. Boy, am I glad I both saw this and clicked it! I was engaged with every last word that the writer had to say and so much of it hit very close to home. I REALLY recommend clicking it, but the gist is that people need to stop belittling people's grief with cliches based on nothing factual. And even when advice and such is factual, you still just need to stand still with someone and be there for them, without bombarding them with ideas on how to get over something. But seriously read it, because this is such an eloquent and beautifully written piece that I could never dream of doing it justice with a few short sentences. These are exact thoughts that I've had since I was a teenager and so few people have ever understood those thoughts. If you've ever been frustrated with life, things out of your control, and how to make heads or tails of something...and felt unheard by those who love you, this is a must read. Beacause was so powerful that I had to share this with you guys as a part of my positivity/motivational part of this blog post. READ HERE!!!
There's not really a lot of songs about elephants!! (Weird.) I decided to go with a more general term for the song title, using Def Leppard's "Animal" as this outfit post's title. This is also one of my favorite Def Leppard songs, for the record!