radiating (sun) and reflections

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I distinctly remember the summer between my freshman and sophomore year of high school. The last day of school is still vivid in my mind, so many years later. It was a warm, sunny day, but not the usual overly hot and humid, as we normally have in summer. I remember feeling completely weightless- like I could breathe, sit around, walk around, talk, do, and be basically anything I wanted, for the next three months during summer vacation.

I often think of that feeling. The idea of weightlessness. And how it really doesn’t seem to extend into life beyond high school, college, or otherwise. Responsibilities of being “an adult” are indeed weighty. But, every once in a while, I’ll find myself smiling for a moment as a ray of sunshine warms my face and a breezes passes by me. For that moment, I feel weightless again, and think, “what if every single thing currently weighing on my mind is actually completely fine?”

I felt that way today taking these photos and enjoyed my moment so much, I wanted to share. Perhaps that emotion is captured in the photos- or perhaps it gives you insight into what was on my mind today. Either way, I hope everyone has a moment (or even longer!) like that today. Thanks for stopping by, readers.

Denim top: Gap ($16 marked down from $60)

Black and white top: Target ($6, retails for approx $20)

Skirt: Cynthia Rowley via thrift ($5, retails for approx $80)

Necklace: Tiffany

Shoes: Nine West outlet in New Orleans, LA ($25 marked down from approx $100)

Tights: Vera Wang for Kohl’s ($7 marked down from $14)

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Fashion Huntress tips:

1) Not quite warmth enough to ditch tights, I opted for a pastel tight to keep from looking to “winter.” I seem to have mostly darkly tights, but noticed I don’t have many light colored or pastel tights. If anyone has suggestions for other colors to try, I would love to hear suggestions!

2) I try and pattern mix with what I consider to be “balance.” My top and shoes are both black- so black on top and on bottom (my sense of “balance”). Then, I picked a light denim top and lighter skirt- light on top and on bottom. I picked the tights based off of the pink tone in the skirt. So, if you want a “template” for pattern and color play, think of balancing your top half with your bottom half. It seems to work! 

Anyone else feeling hopeful and un-stressed this spring? Thanks so much for stopping by, readers! I appreciate it so very much!

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12 thoughts on “radiating (sun) and reflections

  1. You’re right – it’s such a ‘light’ look. Not just a look for spring, but something more ethereal – really lovely. I tend not to have pastel tights – I go for black, bold colours or nude – but some bloggers I follow have made me think about white and now you have made me thing about pastel. I guess a light pink would work with this skirt too, but that would maybe too much – I think you have probably nailed it! Kx

  2. denim and In Yr Face print: Me Likey! I know the exact weightless feeling you are speaking about, I had it when I finished my A Levels and havnt felt like that since: no responsibilities and I thought the world was full of opportunities. Boy was I a chump! Jokiiing, Joking! Have a gd week! ( :

  3. ooh, with that skirt you really ARE radiating happiness & sunshine! 🙂 i can even feel the warmth over here! love the mix of patterns & colours, and hope we can all have more of those weightless moments once in a while.

  4. I loved your outfit so much, but what really made me comment was the positive thinking you inspired with your text. What if all the problems crossing our minds are so light that they just may float away? Great post! 🙂

  5. Denim and print love!!👌🏿I can remember that feeling of weightlessness as a child and it’s kinda sad that it doesn’t happen as much in our “adult life” 😦 But I often do feel that weightlessness on a warm spring day or summer day when the sun is shining and I’m sitting outside 🙂

    xo, jackie
    stylemydreams.com

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