pop of pink.

f21 top + shorts; ray-ban oversized wayfarers; botkier bag; steve madden flats

Some days, it’s just easier to throw on a monochromatic outfit and not have to worry about clashing or looking too matchy-matchy.  Today is one of those days and this is one of those outfits.  It’s my good ol’ reliable — basic, casual, and comfortable.

But by now, I’m sure you know that I’m not a monochromatic gal and I need to inject some color into my life somehow.  So behold my favorite raspberry suede flats — possibly my most over-worn shoes ever.  But I’m okay with that because a pop of color is an instant cure to a basic outfit and an especially sluggish Monday.

peachy keen.

f21 top + belt; adam lippes skirt; nicole sandals

The perk of not having classes on Fridays is that life is infinitely more optimistic looking by Thursday.  Things are definitely on the upswing and good times are on the horizon.  Top it all off with a lightweight, peach skirt paired with leopard-print sandals, and I’m ready for the weekend to begin!

take a bath.

Stressful week?  Sounds like an understatement.  The general consensus is that school/work/taxes are sucking the life out of everyone, but I found a pretty decent (non-alcoholic) remedy: take a bath!

My friend Emily and I visited fabulously fragant-filled store at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas called Lush.  By now, you know that I love anything colorful and here, I felt like a kid in a candy store … except this kid is a hygiene enthusiast and the candy store is full of bath salts.

The store was stacked with salts and soaps with kitschy names, image-invoking descriptions, and invigorating aromas.  And while we didn’t go home with any bath-time paraphernalia, it was an experience in and of itself just taking in all the colors and scents.

Hopefully, you find some time in the week to relax, take a breather, and enjoy life, if even for just a moment.  If doing it for yourself isn’t enough, do it for me so that I can live vicariously through you.