Friday, March 28, 2014

Electric Blue

Made in USA: Blouse: Amanda Uprichard (on sale!) // Coat: Fleurette (in black) // Tights: Hue 
Imported/Unknown:  Skirt: old Banana Republic (made in USA option) // Shoes: via Goodwill // Bracelet: Derng (made in USA option

I was going to write this post and take the typical, "I am so over this winter cold" stance. The evidence fully supported the decision. There was yet another snow storm this week. I fell flat on my bum on a sheet of ice. I had to hurdle more snow piles during a weekday run. And my eyes seem to be permanently red from either allergies or windburn (I don't own sunglasses to wear while running, nor is it bright enough to warrant them while I run). 

The weather has been brutal this winter. It's made life difficult.

But, c'est la vie. The snow has been beautiful. Each and every time a new dusting of snow falls I count my blessings. It's as if the world has a much needed fresh start, even if for just a few fleeting minutes. I actually enjoy that electric shock that strikes when you take that first deep breath in arctic air.  Granted, I run like crap in cold air because my lungs rebel against me, but I do rather enjoy that first breath! 

The cold has been shocking this year both in terms of the Polar Vortex and the length in which the snow has stuck around. But you know what - I'll be the first to miss it once warmer weather rolls in. 

Since we're all looking forward to spring - what are you going to miss about the winter? 


  1. Love this color on you! The details of that blouse are so great!


  2. I love that bright color, and your jacket looks like it's from Mad Men! As far as things I'll miss about winter in L.A....I guess the one day of rain was really nice, wish we could have more of those ;)

    x. jill
    beck daily

  3. Love your bright blue blouse! The zipper detailing is gorgeous!
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  4. Love the cobalt color! It's stunning!

    xo Jen
    Skirt The Rules

  5. Love your blouse! This colour looks great on you!

    Domestic cleaning N1

  6. Love this outfit & the cobalt blue is stunning!

  7. Nice blouse !

  8. love that shirt... and the color is great on you! xo
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  9. I'm totally with you re: snow/winter. Love your blouse, too.

    Melanie | UnraveledThreads

  10. That coat is beautiful. Sending you some California sun!
    xo, Connie

  11. I love this shade of blue!! Right now I don't think I'll miss the winter haha! But I love making soup in the crockpot in winter, and don't do that as often in warmer weather!

  12. This years weather has been very strange. I'm so ready for spring but it's still elusive.

  13. love the blouse!! looks extremely comfortable.
    i wish we got some cold weather down here in Miami :/
    Xo, Belen
    Androbel Insider