Thursday, March 8, 2012

Dance The Polka(dots)!

What do you do when you are bored? As beautiful as life is, sometimes we, the ungrateful human, feels that life is so ... blah. And that's very human, so don't worry, it'll pass. But what do you UNTIL it passed? Just sit and wait? No way, Jose! Everyone has different ways to overcome boredom. These are some activities that help me to get my mood back. After all, idle mind idle hands breed all kinds of mischief, so better do something with them and get them busy! Aaaand happy, as well.

As odd as it might sound, I'm thankful that we have boredom once in a while. Why? Because it means we have TIME to spare. It shows that we are ALIVE. It got us to be more creative. It gor us thinking outside the box. It got us reaching out to others. It got us to see, really see, and notice things. IF, again, IF, we put the boredom to good use, that is, not to bad one.
Shopping! From my own closet, that is...

It always feels good when I'm successfully pair something that looked 'un-pair-able' or old, forgotten pieces into a nice ensemble. Add some accessories, scarves, belt, whatever. Voila! Makes me feel so creative. Aaaaand... I don't need to spend a dime to create a whole new look! How I wish all kinds of shopping could be like this. I tend to stay away from going into clothing, accessory, or book stores when I'm bored, - any kind of place that sells things I know I'd end up buying - because those exciting places can play very wicked tricks to my dizzy, bored mind to spend away my hard-earned money!


Saunteering a toy store, alone or with a funny friend

I haven't got children of my own, so going to a toy store is basically 'safe', since most likely I'm not going to buy anything. I really enjoy seeing all those cute, cuddly plush toys and dolls, but I won't be tempted to buy anything. Well, mostly anyway. Double the fun when I have a funny friend who's not afraid to release her inner-child with me, who can act silly and happy and clowny! Hey, it's a TOY store! So why not!

Do a little reorganizing project

Usually I either reorganize my closet, my accessory box, my linen and toletries drawer, or my make up shelf. I make sure to do only one small project, if not my perfectionist side will kick in, and I'd get stressed out or feel pressured to tidy up the whole room or even the whole house! The point is doing a little something to overcome boredom, so I don't do it overboard.

Play a happy tune and sing along with it! Or I just dance myself out.

Who cares if I look like a penguin instead of Miley Cyrus? No one will see!

What do you do to overcome boredom?

Polkadot shirt: Ceil. Skirt: Ann Taylor LOFT (refashioned with black lace sewn under the hemline). Bag: Les Catino. Scarf (worn as a belt): thrifted, from Miami. Turquoise beaded necklace: DIY project. Black and white bangle: gift. Blue bracelets: Shanghai. Turquoise earrings: art fair at Sydney. Shoes: Yongki Komaladi.

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38 comments:

itssanghamitra said...

I love what you said here- that boredom can be good sometimes if we put it to good use !
Love your dress too ! You have added some bright accesories to a monotone outfit, you are looking nice.

Catherine Au Jong said...

love your skirt!

love,
catherine
www.etinology.com

Lindsay said...

Your outfit is perfection. I love the look of the necklace with the polka dot top.

Nicole Luther said...

I love the blue and the red and everything about this! The combination is great!


Nicole
http://RealLifeDressUp.blogspot.com

GirlieBlogger@Seattle Beauty and Fashion Blog said...

Those dots are cute. The prints and patterns work so well together.

Susu Segar said...

hehehehehe. .. . bored bored. . .

aku cuma pengen melanglang buana meskipun hanya di dunia maya. . . sayangnya aku belom bisa bahasa inggris cas cis cus kaya mbak LeeAnne. . . kecuali kalau mbak mau ngajarin b.inggris ke aku hehehehhee

eh ngomong-ngomong asli mana si mbak. . .??? kok bahasa indo nya lancar banget. ayok kapan ke dieng lagi mbak. . .???

Susu Segar said...

owh asli indo . . . . .

tapi ndak tau artinya mbak. . . :( . . .
jadi pusing deh. . . .

punya YM ndak mbak. . . add yak. . sususegar_28

Adin B said...

You look lovely. Love that polka dot blouse. :) I have kids of my own so my life gets busy and when I am not I hid to my sewing station and starts sewing. That's how I get myself out of boredom zone when my kids are sleeping. :) Visiting you back!

when BABI speaks said...

I totally agree with what you said! For me, I love taking pictures when i'm bored. btw, i like your turquoise necklace, it's pretty!

Babi
www.whenbabispeaks.com

sacramento said...

I love that lace showing under your skirt. Lovely blue touches.
I have been looking for your gorgeous face amongst my google followers, but cannot find you, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh.
I am sure we are going to be such goo blogger friends.
Besosssssssssssss

Laura Go said...

I don't have kids, but I still peruse the toy section whenever I go to stores AND I buy them. for myself. hahaha :)

Love the dottiness of your shirt!

♥ laura
the blog of worldly delights

Fashion By Alicia said...

Definitely great boredom tips!! I really love that polka dot blouse paired with the print skirt. Cute!

Susu Segar said...

siang mbak. . . . .

Raquel T.G. said...

Nice style! love that polka dot shirt :):)

BTW, I've just created the fanpage for my own fashion brand. Click here to discover it! -> Raquel T.G. (I'll be selling online part of the SS 2012 collection very soon!) Hope you like my designs!

xx

michelle_ said...

i am truly loving the print mixing here !!

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Rovie said...

You just pull it off. You look fashionably, professionally stunning.

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Audrey Leighton said...

So cute! LOVE the mixing of prints!
xx

Be Frassy

Mai said...

great combination!i don't know if i still have time to be bored being a SAHM and working from home at the same time. i would say that what i need sometimes is time away from it all, a me-time so to speak. I scrap, watch DVDs, hang out with girlfriends during my 'me times'. visiting for HI...

chubskulit said...

Positive attitude is everything I always say. You look great!

My Happiness

Kori Donahue said...

Loving the polka dots! Thanks for linking up honey! Have a great weekend! Kori xoxo

Theonlyfashionprincess said...

great top and skirt ! X

Tulip Love said...

I love the unexpected pop of blue in your outfit <3 It looks so fresh and fun~

Haha, when I'm bored I go bug my sister :) But I love your idea about shopping in one's own closet - I'm going to try that out sometime!

Makaila said...

Loved this post.. and especially the bit how you organize when bored but have to be careful to keep it small, otherwise you go overboard. Me.Too.

Love love your necklace!

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

love the print mixing.

♥Priiincesss said...

Sooo cute, love the Polkadots the pop of color!!

Btw thanks for linking and I'm now following you via GFC :)

♥Priiincesss

Patti said...

I like to reorganize too when I have sown-time. It is so satisfying when you're done! Thanks for linking up to Visible Monday, you look great!

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

I love polka dots! So fun & cute. :)

gracefully50.com said...

It must be a polka dot day!
You look fun and fresh in your blue and polka dot!

Jeannie

KM said...

thanks for sharing your tips to chase boredom blues away over at Happiness Is. please don't forget to link back next time you join! :)

Mel said...

gorgeous outfit! you look stunning :) visting from happiness is...

Terri said...

When I'm bored, it is important to break up my day-to-day routine. You are wise to yourself to avoid shopping for clothing or books during a period of boredom. The blue beads and the scarf are a touch of genius with this polka dot blouse.

Redheaded Daybook said...

i love polka dots! and you pull it off so well :)

Rosemarie-My Journey said...

as usual i loe your outfit here, i love your bag, late visit for happiness is, I hope you could visit me at

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see you!!!

Chandra said...

I need some dots in my life! Love your look and glad to have found your stylish little spot on the web:D Enjoy your day!

Nicole Feliciano said...

Love the scarf as a belt. So pretty. Thanks for sharing on Monday Mingle!

Sherri said...

Awesome mix of patterns and color. LOVE the scarf as a belt and pops of color.

Denise said...

Beautiful clothes, for a beautiful lady.

Kristin said...

Love the turquoise necklace against those polka dots!

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