keeping our heads up during coronavirus is challenging. we’re hungry for positive news, and that can feel slow going. but we’ve been here for you on the blog over the past few weeks, trying to stay positive. and we’ll continue to do so. last week, we featured a tour of my home, and we put together a YouTube tutorial roundup to keep you busy while you’re stuck indoors. these were ideas that came from you, our readers, so keep suggesting content you want to see in the comments below.
and now i’m gonna let you in on a little industry secret: we’ve got a week’s worth left of OOTDs we shot before Athens issued a shelter in-place. we’re going to post them this week to give you a bit of a fashion distraction during these uncertain times. and speaking of “distractions”, sometimes it’s hard to remember that Spring is actually here. the trees are sprouting leaves and the flowers are in-bloom here in Athens. and it happened in what felt like overnight. from my window i can see Crepe Myrtles, Japanese Maples, and the blossoms from Cherry trees. what does your view look like?
keeping our heads up during coronavirus
it’s one of life’s greatest challenges not to let our circumstances dictate our attitude. it’s one thing to say, “stay positive”, but it’s quite another to feel it deep inside. it’s so easy to let doubt and fear consume us. but as soon as it does, we’ve already lost. when platitudes wear thin, remember: fear not, God is in control.
poncho, please? i love ponchos, and i’ve featured them for years over here on the blog. they’re one of my favorite items to wear in Spring or Fall. today, i’ve pulled in a beautiful pastel poncho from Ann Taylor and paired it with a gingham cropped pant. it’s a perfect spring outfit for those cooler transition days.
and i know many of my readers love scarves as much as i do. here’s a beautiful silk scarf, again from Ann Taylor. it pairs wonderfully with the poncho, but it would be perfect with any Spring outfit, especially those that feature a pastel palette.
i’ve been all about pastels this Spring. last week, i shopped my closet and pulled out a pink pastel bomber jacket. and if you missed my pink rain coat, make sure to check out the post. today is all about lavender. what’s your favorite pastel?
reaching out to others
i talked yesterday about the importance of continuing to reach out to friends and family using the technology available to us. it’s worth remembering that not everyone has a robust network of support. a kind word of encouragement can get a lot farther than we may realize.