It's very fitting that our first real snowfall took place in December.
As you know, I'm a wimp for this weather and being cold is not something I look forward to. So far this year it has been blisteringly cold under a mercilessly sunny sky. Seeing the snow fall and being able to stand outside, in the cold, and feel it touch my nose was soothing. The world was quiet and beautiful for a second. I really appreciated that moment to connect with nature and remind myself why Maine isn't such a bad place after all.
When winter rolls around I usually drag out the black or the metallics (mostly black; I don't own a lot of metallics.) but this year I decided to rebel. I'm pulling out all the stops and piling on the color to get me through these dreary months.
I'm a big fan of using the color wheel to pick out combinations. Yellow/green and true blue? Easy choice. But true blue, yellow/green, and mint? That's a brave new step for me. I've been seeing a lot of bloggers combining colors in a crazy way and it's inspired me to step out of the box. I'll be using this winter as the backdrop to my experimentation. I'm sure to have a few flops here and then, but you have to miss sometimes in order to make the hits really stick, don't you?
blue bird dress and boots -- Thrifting
sweater -- Target
mint necklace -- Charlotte Russe.
J and I are finally collaborating our music to make this pretty sweet acoustic duo. We call ourselves The Royal Bones and love guitar, piano, and harmonies. "Monotone" is our second single we've put out as we work on recording our EP. Give it a listen if you so desire -- the link to our youtube channel is under that nifty picture! I hope you hate it. ;)