My Kind of Celebration is lumpy

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The past couple of days have been a sigh of relief for me. I can't be specific just yet, but I can honestly say that I feel a lot happier than I have in a long, long time.These days, my happiness occasionally materializes into mini-celebrations such as wearing bright colors despite the chill in the air or impromptu oatmeal and tea breaks accompanied by a spot of reading. Don't mock me now if you don't think eating lumpy cinnamon sugar oats while re-reading Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers isn't your cuppa.

I'm really surprised that I actually got a lot of wear with this paperbag skirt. I picked a color that I don't usually wear, but since I made it, I've actually paired it with a lot more than I thought I could. (see here, here, and here.) I used to think that I could only wear contrasting colors, but sticking to a color family actually looks great as long as I pepper it with bits of contrast (belt, bag, shoes).

*P.S. My lovely fruit charm bracelet was given to me by Johanna, one of my favorite bloggers. :) How she knew that I'd been wanting a charm bracelet is a mystery to me! I must be readable as hell, or she's just got a great sense of style! She's gorgeous, crafty, and such a sweetheart. Do check her blog out! Thanks, Johanna!

29 comments:

  1. I'm glad you're feeling happier! You certainly look bright and happy in this outfit. The colors are just so pretty!
    And reading and oatmeal sounds like a great time to me!

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  2. You look so cute! :) I can't believe that skirt was a DIY! Wish I knew how to make a skirt for myself!

    xo,
    janmloves.blogspot.com

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  3. I'm so glad to hear that you are doing so well and are so happy - and this outfit just screams happy and celebratory to me!

    Courtney

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  4. Glad to hear you're happy Laura! :) I love how you've styled the shirt with the belt. That fruit charm bracelet is super cute:)

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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  5. I'm happy that you are feeling happy! Your outfit is awesome- that DIY skirt is really pretty! I love that color. Also, cinnamon/sugar and LOTR sounds like it would be a pretty tough combination to beat. Love it!

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  6. Glad you are feeling happy! Your charm bracelet is adorable with all of the little fruits :) Oatmeal is the best breakfast. I have seen all of the LOTR movies a million times, but haven't read the books. I should, because I love a good read. Heather

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  7. Hurray for the return of happiness :) I like that skirt and the color! Olive is a great "almost-neutral" neutral, I think :D

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  8. Your charm bracelet is fabulous. Seriously, so cute. And I'm so happy that you're happy! It's a wonderful thing.

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  9. Your charm bracelet is fabulous. Seriously, so cute. And I'm so happy that you're happy! It's a wonderful thing.

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  10. Yay for being relaxed and happy! Your breakfast is so adorable with your Green Lantern mug. I love thick, lumpy oatmeal.

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  11. Yey for happiness - long may it continue!

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  12. Yep, hurray for happiness! May you share it with me too! =)

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  13. Happy is good!! I'm all for oatmeal!! haha Did I mention that I love the skirt?! I'm sure I did!
    What a cute charm bracelet, a perfect bright addition to your outfit!

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  14. These greens are all so pretty together! And I love your charming little bracelet (tehe).

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  15. UHM, this outfit is adorable! Love the cuts and the silhouettes!

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  16. happy to hear this is a feel-good time...look forward to hearing why! i'm actually loving this olive color now, too. just got a jacket this color and am wondering how creative i can get with it!

    [oomph.]

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  17. Pretty, pretty pretty skirt, so happy you have gotten such great use of it and it matches the cardigan to perfection! That charm bracelet is so pretty, what a thoughtful gift!

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  18. So happy things are going well:) I love this outfit. The color combo is great and I especially love the orange belt!

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  19. You look so pretty in these bright colors!! And I LOVE the bracelet she gave you, how cute! Drinking tea, eating oatmeal, and curling up to read a good book sounds fantastic to me. I wish I would allow myself the time to relax like that!

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  20. That bracelet is so adorable. Your friend who sent it to you must be incredibly sweet.

    I also love your skirt. The color is very pretty.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  21. Love the outfit, bracelet, and your Green Lantern mug :) Happy to hear you are feeling rad!

    This is such a fab Fall look! Kara's art is amazing!

    Adrienne
    What Lola Wants

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  22. i'm loving the color of that skirt for fall!

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  23. The printed thrifted shirt is a wonderful find. I love these happy colours on you, and great bracelet.

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  24. I am happy to hear that you've attained the happiness you've been longing for. And, I'm really liking how happy this outfit is. The color combination is a great way to celebrate the onset of autumn :)

    Your new charm bracelet is such a sweet gift.

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  25. I love the colours you have worn in this outfit, nice and cheery!!

    Do you have a DIY on that paperbag skirt? Would love to try it :)

    Talitha xx

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  26. I love the color you choose for your skirt, I adore this green color, I personally think people don't wear enough green - green is a fabulous color.

    <3Honeysuckelle

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  27. that is so weird, I am huge fan of tea and oatmeal! hehe I like my hot oatmeal to be milky though :P you look great there!

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  28. You look so fresh and summery! I'm glad you're happier-- I've wanted to leave jobs so badly before, too.

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