//top: h&m / skirt, belt: thrifted / sandals: cotton on//
I'm finding that summer is busier than usual for me. Do any of you feel that way? I mean, I have school, but I did that last summer as well, and I feel like there simply wasn't as much that I was doing really outside of that. It can be stressful at times, trying to juggle so many things at once--like going out with friends in the morning, then coming back home to type up an essay--and sometimes it's hard to slow down. But really, one of the best things I've learned through these past couple weeks, where it seems that every weekend I'm loaded down with some new stressful situation, is that sometimes, you just need to stop, take a deep breath, make a cup of tea (or coffee, if you prefer!), and slow down to look for the joy in the ordinary things of creation, rather than letting yourself be absorbed by the stress. Like these roses--I hadn't noticed them before, except the other day, when I was in a hurry for some reason or other, and their bright cheery color just jumped out at me and I had to pause to admire them.
Anyway, enough sap--I feel like a lot of my posts are starting to sound like this! But I think that they're a bit of encouragement to me writing them, and maybe (hopefully) to some of you, too.
This outfit is actually from last Thursday--I worked ahead on my assignments so that I could go to the museums in Tacoma with my family. I wanted something comfortable and casual, so I paired this newly thrifted gem of a skirt (my sisters call it a medieval skirt) with an old top from H&M, added a belt and a pair of comfy shoes, and voila--the perfect museum-going outfit. It was a lot of fun--crowded, because it was such a beautiful day, but definitely a lot of fun. There was something going on at the art museum where they had musicians playing classical music in the area right where you walk in. And it was actually really nice. I love the combination of music and art. I wish I could have just sat there and listened. But, as a downside, we had to get home, and the air conditioning was also apparently broken that day...and it was sweltering inside the museum. More about the museums later--I brought my camera this time and took a whole bunch of pictures that I'm saving for a post that will be coming (hopefully!) sometime this week.