Saturday, March 25, 2017

Pop Goes the Weedle

"Pink as Night"--Thursday, 3/23/17

I have two inspirations for a light pink blazer + black and white dress + tall black boots outfit.  First, a woman in a cool hat wondering if that car is her Uber or what.


Second, a blogger/teacher with a big smile.

Instead of a dress, I wore a black top and black polka dot skirt in my version of this outfit.  And because it's a day that ends in -y, I added a scarf to it.  This scarf has a leopard print on one half of the length and a floral print on the other half (it's not a reversible scarf with two patterns; both patterns show up side by side), but I arranged the scarf so that the pink/orchid flowers are most prominently displayed.  These brilliant touches don't happen by accident, people.  There's strategy involved.

Light pink blazer (thrifted, Kasper), $3.37/wear
Black short-sleeved top (thrifted, JNY), $0.87/wear
Black polka dot skirt (Walmart), $1.61/wear
Black leggings
Tall black boots by Fitzwell, $2.02/wear
Light blue/orchid leopard-floral scarf (thrifted), $1.75/wear

Outfit total: $9.62/wear

In other news...The Victoria Beckham collaboration with Target has a collection called Clever Bunny with several obviously Alice in Wonderland themed pieces (for girls).  A person could die.

But instead of dying, let's enjoy this Dutch motion shot.

Plus a couple of brief research notes from the Harvard Business Review with nothing revelatory, but some interesting comments on how to be happy at work and the importance of quiet time

I thought the life phase findings in the happy-at-work research were pretty predictable from Carstensen's work in Socioemotional Selectivity Theory.  Here's a brief synopsis of that theory, which I think has a lot of explanatory power.

This blog post is brought to you by Weedle, one of the strangely most difficult Pokemon for me to catch (relative to its combat power) because I can never get my curve ball tight enough to hit it in the center for an increased catch probability.  I always hit it on that damn head spike instead.  Robert describes a Weedle breaking out of a Poke ball as "pop goes the weedle."

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