Thursday 19 February 2015

Style: If life gives you grey skies, pose in front of a lemon-yellow wall

I'm currently living with not one, but two farmers. Yes, it's true: my mother-in-law has arrived in town. It's day 3 and so far, so good. No fights, no disagreements, only minimal stealthy eye-rolling on my part - things are going swimmingly!
The thing about farmers, even hobby and retired ones, is that they cannot stop talking about the weather. Their lives were ruled by the weather for so many decades, that this habit is impossible to break. So we talk about the weather a LOT here lately. Which means that every rainy day seems a million times worse than it is, because it has been remarked upon multiple times.
"Ach, it's so ugly out there today."
"The weather here is no better than back home." (I beg to differ, it is; but I kept my opinion to myself. It's only day 3, too early for silly weather debates.)
"Mirija (that's what she calls me, never by my real name, Miriam), today is a lost cause, it's so cold and rainy."

The only course of action? I sat them both down, poured them a stiff drink, and retreated into my office. Everybody wins!

I also moved my photo shoot inside, because it was quite grey and rainy (she wasn't wrong about that), and had some fun with bubble gum and bright colours. Which, incidentally, was the original title for this post, before I tried a word play on the whole life, lemon and lemonade spiel.
I may have had a stiff drink (or two) myself by then, but I will never tell.

Top: ModCloth (no longer available; similar); pants: Aeropostale (old) (similar); booties: Target (similar); toque: gift from friend (DIY)

Linking up with Rachel the HatFashion Should Be Fun and A Labour of Life



  1. Look at those legs! Haha I love this, Miriam - it's so bright and cheerful! Definitely better than grey (gray?) skies and crappy weather! Love it!

    Also, can I just say that your hair is getting soooo long!? Haha I still remember your, "I just want to put it in a bun!" post - well you definitely can now!
    ~ Samantha

  2. You are so cute in that black and white one!!!

  3. This makes me smile! :)

  4. Ahh, so bright! I'd never guess that it was a dreary day. Good luck with the visitor! Keep checking those days off the calendar!

  5. Love that black and white photo!
    Yellow is my favorite color so I totally wish I had a bright wall like that to pick up my spirits every morning!

  6. I love those pants!

  7. Wow, time flies, you have been around for that long? That must have been about a year ago! Love it.
    Yes, my hair seems to have grown overnight, suddenly it's almost #longhairdontcare-worthy (which I have already used, I'm embarrassed to admit).
    Grey or gray? I never know. My spell-check likes grey, so I'm going with it. Bright colours=happiness!

  8. Thanks Rachel! I like to tell little stories, mainly to remind myself what was going on in my life at any given time. My blog is my time capsule!
    Have a great weekend, and thanks for stopping by!

  9. It's all Lily, she was adoringly gazing up at me. Dogs are unbeatable when it comes to adoration, it makes me happy every time she does it, which is often. :-)

  10. Aww, thanks Dawn Lucy! Bright colours are my jam, I needed an extra dose because it was so dismal outside. And puppy love helps too, of course! So does fun fashion. It's great being a girl!

  11. Thanks Laura! I highly recommend an extra dose of bright colours and bubble gum on rainy days, it works wonders for one's mood. ;-)
    Have a great weekend!

  12. I sure am. We are going on vacation with her next week, that should help! Nobody can be in a bad mood in Hawaii, right?!

  13. Paint a wall in your new place! Yellow is such a mood booster, it's one of my faves as well. It's a difficult colour to wear though, I don't have any yellow clothes - maybe it's time to change that?

  14. Me, too! I got them for $10 at Aeropostale a couple of years ago, what a steal! Wearing them always puts me in a great mood.
    Happy weekend!

  15. I love this post, so happy, sunny and fun. Thanks for linking up. My vancouver trip has been pushed back to April so hopefully we may be able to coonect


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