But no time to go anywhere.
Lately, I find myself racing to keep up with the demands of the day. After toiling over the boring stuff of bills, cleaning and what seems to be endless errands, I find I've run out of my favorite conditioner, my nail polish is well overdue for a change, my brows are slowly connecting and my meals have evolved into takeout.
I realized it was time for some blissful quiet time when I practically lost it as I was racing out of my apartment and my doorman said:
"Is it that time of the month?"
(after a record screeching halt and some choice words I had planned to say back, I thankfully realized he was talking about the rent check I was holding in my hand...
Yes. I needed some quiet time indeed.
So as a personal treat to myself, and also as a reminder to keep things in my life simple and focused on what matters,
I decided to finally finish my most favorite piece I've ever made. This long Summer overcoat:
overcoat: The Tiny Closet / jumper: thrifted / belt: Forever 21 / heels: Nine West
I have been planning for ages where I'd wear this fabulous piece once it was finished... ?? I suppose I'm still planning -
but for now I just had to put it on and give it a pose or two by the pool.
As soon as I put on my jumper and heeled sandals, I was already beginning to smile again. It's amazing what clothes can do with some re-imagining.
And also with this amazing coat that I love!
I made this overcoat from a sarong I bought while in the Philippines. I thought I'd make the sleeves contrasting - to bring all the characters and colors of the panel to focus. The panel on the sarong is of a beautiful sunset over a village beach. I miss that gorgeous island immensely.
So I'm going to slow down a bit, catch my breath, get back to the little things like brow maintenance and manicures, and go eat a good dinner with my husband.