Today marks the start of the Year of the Horse in the Chinese calendar. Chinese zodiac signs point to this being a “yang wood” year, when people stick to their principles and stand firm – making it harder to negotiate as more people will fight for their ideals. Whatever the year, I know I’ll be wearing red and celebrating my heritage. That’s my plan and I’m sticking to it.
It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted an outfit, mostly because it’s been quite some time since I’ve seen daylight. It’s been crucial for me to cherish the sun in the winter, and that is what I’ve been doing – going for walks outside, even when the weather polar vortexes all over us. My sister gifted me this Madewell sweatshirt I’ve been coveting and now I plan to wear it for the next four months. Don’t worry, I’ll wash it.
January is experiencing an overload of my favorite things, mainly because it’s a fresh start to the year and because #birthdaymonth has become a thing. I came home to beautifully-wrapped gifts from Anne, plus my sister has been giving me birthday gifts each week of the month! I treated myself to an online calligraphy course to finally get my lettering down and this was my first attempt – notice the splotches of ink that flew everywhere. And finally, while self-improvement should be kept in mind more than just in January, I do believe in resolutions. This Fitbit is helping me keep mine and become a stepping machine. Happy weekend friends!
Mougin and Piquard Watch / Marc by Marc Jacobs Watch / Diane Von Furstenberg Lace Dress / Jeffrey Campbell Pumps / NARS Cinematic Lipstick in “Short Circuit” / NARS Duo Eyeshadow in “Mad Mad World” / Frends “The Ella” Headphone / Frends “Layla” Headphones
I like birthdays because they signify another year lived – one spent with people I love and one spent creating, experiencing, traveling, and learning. At the same time, I’m a little terrified of growing older; I’m nervous about all of the other people growing older too and people and pets passing on. But I read that worrying is like praying for something you don’t want to happen. So instead of my usual anxiety about becoming 27, I am going to spend it thinking about ways to savor my youth: appreciating every moment because time is so crucial to me, getting fancy and being bold because life’s too short not to, and listening to the sweet, sweet music that makes me full inside. (These material things might help in those endeavors).