Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Shadow Days

I wore this same dress and cardigan outfit on my birthday night two weeks ago, but of course, with more festive accessories (like a sparkly leaf headband), heels, and curled hair. Dressed down, this outfit was perfect for an easy day trying to get some Christmas presents put together. I really love the two Fall colors together. I've been really trying to enjoy my winter break so far. I even took the plunge and bought myself a Disneyland annual pass for Christmas. Sunday was my first trip to Disneyland in about a decade, and my first time at California Adventure ever! But even so...the news of Sandy Hook Elementary has really weighed down my heart. Sure, other shootings that have happened recently disturbed me, but none so much as this one. Maybe it's because I'm going to be a teacher myself soon, or maybe it's because I have students of my own, but for this to happen to children who have only just begun to live is just so tragically devastating. I couldn't help but feel a little sad while I was at Disneyland, surrounded by happy and carefree children, knowing that 20 children would never experience well any of it, ever. I'm also just so scared now because I honestly don't know what I'd do if I were ever put in that situation. You can bet that I'm hugging my students extra tighter today than I did when I said goodbye to them on Friday.

Until next post,
cardigan - h&m
dress - cotton on 
belt - forever 21
shoes - aldo


  1. aaahhh I'm sure you're affected with the sandy hook news! i don't even know anyone there and yet i cried watching the news! :(

    on a light note, i love the two colours together!!! such a great stray from the dark colours that seem to rule the fall/winter season! :D

  2. why can't i live where you live and have perfect weather all year round ughhhhhhh. and i love those two colors together. ♥ seriously anything with kids makes me really sad so i know how you feel. :(

  3. This outfit. Seriously. These two colors? Perfection. Why don't I own a magenta dress? Why? I'm seriously starting to question my taste in colors.

    I was horribly upset by the Sandy Hook news too and I couldn't even imagine how it must feel to be a teacher in that situation. As long as we stay strong and remind ourselves how lucky we are, we'll be okay. Your kids are lucky to have you as a teacher and a mentor who cares so incredibly much.