Tuesday, November 22, 2011

An attempt to get less gloomy

Sorry for my absence from the blog world lately. I haven't been posting or commenting nearly as much as I like to. I've been rather depressed and grumpy these past few weeks. After weeks of searching, I thought I found a place to live, but the landlord gave it to someone else (and didn't bother to tell me...). Now I'm still searching for somewhere. Normally by this time I would have the house decorated for Christmas, my Christmas cards ready to be mailed and my presents all bought and wrapped. So far I haven't done anything.

Last night I decided enough was enough. I set my hair for the first time in weeks, finished editing the youtube video I filmed almost a month ago, and made plans to go for coffee with my best friend. I'm feeling a heck of a lot better now. It's silly how a little thing like setting your hair can make a world of difference. I've been pumping the Christmas music (I really want the Puppini Sisters Christmas album!) and am actually starting to decorate.

Here was my outfit today: (I nearly froze to death taking these pictures. It's getting way too cold to not wear a coat outside!)

Dress: Made by me (from a 1950s/60s pattern)
Sweater: Winners
Snowflake Brooch: Gift
Shoes: Hush Puppies

And here is the youtube video I finally finished:


I have a DIY tutorial planned and will hopefully be able to get back to normal soon. I really need to start making an effort again. The more "vintagey" I am, the happier I tend to be. Time to blast some Bing, put on a nice frock, and get decorating!

That's All.

12 comments:

  1. Yay for looking cute and feeling good! (And now I'm off to iTunes to check out the Puppini Sisters Christmas album! Once can never have too much Christmas music.

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  2. I'm so sorry to hear things haven't been going well :( Finding a place to live is HARD and can be so time consuming. I hope things fall into place for you. You look happier already :)

    Mabel
    Mabel Time

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  3. That's such a cute dress- love the outfit.

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  4. It's true! Immersing yourself in what you love is such an antidote to gloom. I hope things start to become more cheerful :)

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  5. Love the dress, and it's so true, little things can really help lift your mood!! X

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  6. Sometimes doing my toenails up in something new gets me moving. I know, it's odd. Lovely dress~

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  7. Oh yes, it IS those little things. I am wearing a super fluffy aqua/glitter jumper today...TO WORK. Why? Because I have been dragon woman lately (like, even the most reasonable people have been shying away) - and it IS working. I feel jollier, just had a chat over coffee which got more done than we do in many meetings...just a little thing!

    By the way I LOVE those blue florals on you. They go so well with your hair.

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  8. Nice outfit!
    But just a comment on the tutorial, start practice on your make up face when you are gonna make videos ;) Other it was nice, like the hairstyle!

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  9. Glad you're feeling better, the holidays seem to either bring out our best feelings, or our worst! Your hair looks lovely in the photos. :)

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  10. I felt rather blue during November, as well. We're in a bit of a limbo state--we don't like where we live, but moving means Paul has to find another job, etc. etc. Sorry about your living situation problems! I hope everything will work out and I'm glad you're feeling better.

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