Last week was stressful and trying. And after Friday’s tragedy, the week ended on a sad note (my heart goes out to those in Aurora). I had so much going on and on top of a busy week, both my parents had serious health scares. They are both doing better now and will be fine, but it was not fun awaiting diagnoses. As I get older, it’s hard for me to come to terms with the fact that my parents are not the all-knowing, indestructible people I thought they were growing up. Even though it is a little scary, it feels good to know that I can finally help or be there for them for a change.
Things finally started to settle down on Saturday and Sunday. Sometimes it feels good to get dressed up for no real reason, so I threw on this cheery, head-to-toe yellow ensemble to get out of the house for sushi and a movie (Dark Knight Rises was awesome). The color choice (not to mention this love wall) brightened my look – and my outlook.
Even though I love the color yellow, it’s one of the few colors that doesn’t look good on me. Instead of going for true, bright yellow, I opted for a pale yellow shade on bottom and an olive tone yellow hue on top. I love the fullness of this skirt and the sheer paneling on the collared blouse.
Blouse: H&M, skirt: Asos (on super sale!), heels: BCBG (old, these are cute and work for any dressy occasion, particularly summer weddings and showers), petite clutch: vintage, studs: vintage, bracelets: Sheila Fajl and Jessica Elliot (bangles), leather and gold bracelet purchased in Italy years ago and vintage (triple strand), rings: S.Y.L.K. (owl), Gorjana, XIV Karats and Ariel Gordon (bands).
Beauty note: I didn’t feel like doing much pampering so I threw my hair up on my head. Then, I wrapped the half bun in a thin jute rope for a summer-y look.