It is THOROUGHLY winter now, my dears.
At the moment, the snow in my front yard is up to mid-calf, and after this weekend, it will probably be up to my knees.
I know, a Canadian complaining about winter is like the guy who goes to the same restaurant every day but always complains about the food. However, taking my business elsewhere isn’t really an option.
Hence, I wallow in bitterness from about January 3rd until roughly sometime in late April.
There are only a few select tasks that will chase away my winter doldrums:
1. Getting my hair professionally blown out. This little indulgence never fails to make me happy, no matter what time of year it is.
2. Receiving a kiss from my toddler.
3. Eating homemade butter tarts. The Stonecutter made an obscene quantity over the holidays, bless his heart.
4. Flowery jewelry. It’s springtime-ish and cheerful and oh-so-feminine. Just looking at it makes me forget that it’s so disgusting out that I’ve had to wear my big Kamik snow boots everywhere. (That sound you just heard was the Manolo sobbing into his impeccable wool gabardine sleeve. Sorry, boss.)
Want to chase the winter blues away? You could start with these pretty, delicate earrings. Just skip them if your skin tone is similar, or else people may think you have an unfortunate growth on your earlobes. On darker-skinned ladies, however, they’d be SO pretty:
These earrings also make me very happy. I love the jasmine flower (not to mention the incredible scent of jasmine flowers.) These are floral, but also somewhat exotic, and altogether lovely.
This bracelet is like a cooler, more durable corsage. And really, why should we have to leave corsages behind after prom? It’s unfair, I say.
Some flowers are just meant to boldly impress, and this conversation-starting flower necklace does a thorough job of that. The multiple chains add a cool edge, but the piece is still delicate enough to wear with your more feminine clothes, I’d say.