Believe


These days, there seems to be a lot of magical thinking happening in society, particularly on the internet, where all the world's problems can be addressed with a bit of anonymous mud-slinging aided by the odd hashtag or emoticon. Whether it be a newfound obsession with the "health benefits" of putting butter in your coffee (eew) or a heated discussion on climate change or your reasons for not vaccinating your children, everyone has an opinion about what is right and wrong, and many of these opinions have very little to do with a little thing we sciencey types like to call "evidence".

Well, I've been thinking about it, and perhaps the ever-growing masses are right. Maybe evidence really is for suckers. Maybe belief really conquers all, and those of us who dare say otherwise are really are just poisoning the soup of life with our negative vibes. So today, in the spirit of shunning evidence-based practice in favour of magical thinking, I have dressed for a climate that is not the one in which I currently reside.

Sure, while it may look sunny and bright in the photos... and yes, while it can sometimes be rather balmy on the West Coast of Scotland in winter due to the Gulf Stream, Oh my GOD my flippin' toes are so cold in these shoes and denim is so not insulating like... at all, I can assure you that this look was born out of nothing other than my need to believe that at some point in this lifetime, it may actually warm up again. Boston...Wisconsin...I know you're feeling me right now. Word.

Now stop being so negative and go put on your bikinis. You have to believe.




thrifted denim jacket, similar / Loft blouse (old), similar / H&M trousers (old), similar / Report shoes (old) similar / ruby zoisite necklace and pendant (old), similar

This post has been happily shared with Not Dead Yet Style's Visible Monday


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  1. I love everything about this post!

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  2. Hello there Kristin!! Thank you so much for visiting my blog...of course I had to return the compliment!! This chartreuse, tie-front blouse caught my eye immediately; such a great colour (a big favourite of mine!!) And your snake-print pants and those open-toe shoes are perfectly rocker-chic...I'm just sorry to hear that your weather was not in the mood to cooperate with your "vision!!" ;)

    www.StyleIsMyPudding.blogspot.com

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  3. Well first, Kristen, you look fabulous as always. Personally, I bemoan the decline of evidence based discussion! I hope someday it will return. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xo.

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  4. I hear ya sista! It's -35 with the wind chill in Ottawa this morning. And the thought of stepping out in open-toed shoes here is madness. But we are getting sunshine today....so I'm going to go put on my white cropped pants and sit in my sunroom. And speaking about anti-evidence and non- science and "magical thinking" ... I listened to a discussion on CBC radio this morning about the anti-vax movement and people using homeopathic remedies to replace vaccines. Okay... don't get me started on that topic.

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  5. The pants and shoes are so perfect together. Now go inside and warm up. :-)

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  6. Gorgeous combination! There comes a point in winter when I'm just so sick of warm jackets and such, and it does feel like I'm calling out for Spring to come, just like you do with your beautiful Spring-y outfit!

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  7. Stunning look! In love with snakeskin right now, but I couldn't rock those pants like you do … well, maybe … if I believe!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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    1. Seriously, I would encourage you to try on a pair. I thought that too when I pulled them off the rack, but the vertical nature of the pattern actually makes them a lot more flattering than you would think. Seriously, try on a pair the next time you get a chance!

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  8. Dying to know what lip color you are wearing. It's the bomb!

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    1. I believe this is a Sephora lipstick. When I started letting my hair go natural, I found that the more obnoxious the lip color, the better it looked....so this one is the brightest, purple-est fuchsia I could find. I am always a bit confused by how they categorise their lipsticks, but the color says Lip Rouge, R11, Love Test. :)

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    2. Thank you so much. I too have gone natural (have to change my profile picture) and agree - the brighter the lip the better for us Grey Goddess. Can't wait to hit up Sephora and do some damage!

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