So obvioulsy I declared it a reading day! I have really been waiting for a chance to start on this new book I bought. A beautifully bound Brontë collection. First up, Wurthering heights. Love the movie, love the song. (Hopefully) about to love the book!
It literally feels like forever since I`ve posted a “three of the day”, and I`m not sure why, since I really love writing them. I guess maybe at some point I felt that it was ridiculous for me to give others advice when my life is 100 % not together. But my new philosophy is that anyone, literally anyone, has something to offer and can be at least a small kind of guru. And even if you find what I`m writing pointless and unhelpful, I at least hope that you can pick up some positive vibes from it. I personally place vibes very highly, whether it comes to people, movies, artwork or places. Even when I write poems or speeches, I always just go with my instincts and try to follow a certain vibe. I definitely feel like humans haven`t lost the instincts that we see in the animal world, we`ve just stopped listening to it, and I think vibes is an undergroup of this. Like bad vibes to protect you from people you should avoid, positive vibes to give you energy to go about life`s boring or difficult tasks and a sense of purpose, and of course a general feel of all kinds of vibes to create beauty in art, fashion, words and everyday life. Sorry for that painfully long intro, but alas here are “three of the day”.
Advice of the day:
You know how where always advised to not put on too warm clothes in fall and beginning of winter, because when the real cold kicks in, we won`t be able to take are warmth game up that necessary notch to keep us from being in cold wind hell? No? Well, at least we get that tip here in Norway. And it is totally smart! Well, I personally feel like this tip is transferable to Christmas. Christmas is just pure fun, right? So therefore it is super easy to just dive right in. Listening to every Christmas song imaginable, gorging yourself in marzipan, Christmas tree shaped chocolate and holiday specials from Disney. The thing is though, that if you go full blown anti-Grinch from December first, then I almost guarantee that the real Christmas will not feel as special as it could have been, and it will actually be pretty anti-climactic (aka one of the worst feelings ever). However, I also believe in building the Christmas spirit. I mean, from the 22nd it is basically Christmas, and I will refuse to watch any movie without at least one Christmas tree or snow globe. And of course December is the Christmas month. But just take it slow. Instead of watching five Christmas movies every Saturday and Sunday, watch like two a week. Of course I`m not going to give you a detailed plan on how to do Christmas (I`m a narcissist, not a self proclaimed dictator), I just hope that you can “take it slow and let the good times roll”. (Sorry, die hard American Pie fan over here).
Motovation of the day!
Pretty much sums it up for my part!
Fashion tip of the day:
Oversized sweaters! In particular oversized knitted sweaters. It`s winter, which means it is about time to break out those comfortable and warm, yet also super stylish (at least for the most part) giant sweaters! I mean, if warm, big, super cute clothes are wrong, than I don’t wanna be right. Just don’t ever pair it with big, flowy pants or a long, wide skirt. I will die and come back to haunt you. It would be horrible to make any fashion mistakes with this type of piece when there are literally so many different ways to wear it, and so few ways to mess up. Variations include (but are definitely not limited to): pairing it with jeans, leggings, skirt with tights, shorts with tights, tall boots, ankle boots, flats, sneakers, big statement jewelry, with belt (incredible must try), no belt. Note: If you are the one to pull it off, shorts with thin tights (pantyhose) and knee highs or legwarmers is basically mandatory due to unexplained awesomeness and incredible aesthetics.
So that concludes the “Three of The Day” for today. Vibe: Winter, Christmas and exploration.
Okay, so here in oh so cold Norway it’s been snowing pretty much constantly since Thursday. I swear every morning I wake up and think that it must be christmas break!
Here is a picture to validate my feelings.
It’s no longer my garden, it’s the North Pole.
Anyways, I thought I might do a couple of Christmas posts, you know to share this jolly Christmas spirit of mine. What do you think? Is it to early? I know we haven’t even gotten to Thanksgiving yet, and trust me, I’m ALL about Thanksgiving, but I figured I might as well take advatage of this weird mode while it lasts. Well, up to you.
Anyways. Is there snow where you live and where would that be?
Said no normal, living human being ever!
Still we cannot be defeated just because this day stands for everything evil. The end of the weekend, the start of a new week at school and work, getting up early after no sleep, sacrifices of young virgins. Okay, maybe not the last one, but you get the point. We have to turn this douchy day around! Therefore, with no further ado, here are my suggestions.
(http://1purplepixie.deviantart.com/art/Monday-special-165755965. Legally downloaded from deviantart via Google.)
Advice of the day:
Take naps. It is called power naps for a reason. They give you the power to get through the day. And when do you need that the most? Mondays. My friend and I are basically just walking zombies. Even now when I am writing this post in the school cafeteria, which is really fun since I love blogging, I am leaned over by sleepiness and basically dead. So this s being written from a semi-laying position. That does not make it any less important though. After school, I have two hours before work, and you best believe that I will be napping. Yes, sometimes after a nap I feel horrible. I am dizzy, dehydrated and itchy as fuck! But in the long run, when you do not fall asleep involuntary or keep losing focus in conversations, it is definitely worth it. Besides, while you are napping, you feel better than ever. And I think one of the most important strategies for getting through tiresome days, is taking breaks were you just forget about everyone and everything. Yoga, books, daydreaming and naps are perfect for this. Advice of the day: Take a break!
(Legally extracted from Youtube via google.)
Motivation of the day:
The snow is disappearing, which can only mean one thing. The shoe season is right around the corner! Dig out your convers, your ballerinas and your high heels. The ground is nearly bare and you can wear anything on your feet without the fear of dying. Unless you were crocs, than I will kill you. Other than that, go crazy! The motivation to get you through today is that you can go home and raid your closets, suitcases and boxes from under your beds. And do not forget the wonders of shopping! Shop `till you drop, literally if you forget to nap.
(Sparkling shoes are my favorites. By here at Zalando.)
Fashion tip of the day:
Belt up! Even though the snow is close to gone, and the weather is getting warmer, it is still cold enough that we dress warm. This often involves big, woolen garments. For example ponchos and big sweaters. This can often be excessive and lumpy. Therefor my tip is to put a belt around your waist so it feels less overpowering and so that you feel more, you know, women like. Plus, small things like this can often make or break an outfit. So belt up, bitches!
(Genius cape-poncho that comes with belt. Buy here at Zalando.)
Hopefully, these tips helped your day a little. In the same way that blogging helped mine.