Monday, April 24, 2017

Good Eeveening

Catching up on more outfits from last week...

"Pleated Leopard"--Saturday, 4/15/17

An easy outfit for playing Pokemon Go and lounging (though I did wear my brown all weather mocs for the Pokemon portion of the day; these shoes are definitely not up to the kinds of mileage we put in on weekend Pokemon outings).  I love this scarf--I need to find more excuses to wear it.

"Navy, Pink, and Kind of Pink-ish"--Monday, 4/17/17

In my wardrobe spreadsheet, and thus in my mind, this is a "navy/pink floral scarf," but as you can see, it's got more coral shades than true pink.  I thought the combination still worked, but it wasn't quite the absolutely perfect tonal match that I had planned.  I wore it to work with my navy polka dot trench, though, and that helped.

"Fuck You, Off Site 7:30 a.m. Meeting"--Tuesday, 4/18/17

OK, that name doesn't really have much bearing on the outfit itself, but that was my mood upon donning these garments and driving across town to the meeting.  It was raining oppressively, so pants and shiny leather shoes that can stand up to a certain amount of wet were the order of the day.  Pair that with what is probably my most comfy top and a bright scarf, and drink a cup of caffeinated green tea, and I was cheered up just enough to not actively scowl or curse at anyone in that goddamn early meeting.

You know what else is cheery-making?  A castor mini rex loaf.

In related news...OK, so even your outfit/caffeine/rabbit photos can't get you in that great a mood for work?  Well, take heart, supposedly, being grumpy at work is good for you.

This post is brought to you by Eevee, who I think of as a fox-bunny.  You see it, right?  (In the Pokemon universe, they've definitely twigged to the idea that adding a dash of bun to any creature immediately cute-ifies it.)


Mom said...

The article about being grumpy at works seems to dispel the smile (even if you aren't in a good mood) until your mood is changed for the better theory. I can understand people being forced to smile and act nice when not in the mood would end up being depressed. I think it would be so exhausting, not to mention feeling resentful, to have to fake that all day.

Sally said...

Good observation! I think one thing that distinguishes the line of research in embodied cognition--the "smiling can make you feel happier" work--and the line cited in this article is the emotional starting place. I think a lot of the embodied cognition work assumes that you are starting from a more or less neutral mood, while the research discussed here focuses on the suppression of negative emotion while faking happiness. Also, of course, people in the embodied cognition studies are not made to smile ALL FRICKING DAY LONG while enduring all kinds of hassle and frustration.