Thursday, March 22, 2012

Swing Swing Stripes

By swing what I mean is mood swing. I never understand it and I don't think I ever will. How could one feels so good and elated one moment, then a short message turns everything upside down to a lingering, sad, disappointment?

I'm feeling so down and disappointed at this moment. We all have expectations. And when life don't give us what we expect, what we think we deserve, we start throwing around junk self-conversations such as: "This is so stupid!" "This is so unfair!" etc. etc. etc. ...

Then I stumbled upon this verse in the Bible:

"The day of prosperity makes one forget adversity;
the day of adversity makes one forget prosperity.
A moment's affliction brings forgetfulness of past delights."
(Sirach 12:25, 27)

How true!
Now, considering that the Book of Sirach might be written thousands of years ago, it strikes me that technology might have evolved to the highest level we've ever seen, spaceships are being launched to explore the universe, but basically human's personal problems and feelings are the same, now or thousands of years ago. We feel happiness, sadness, elation, disappointment.

And the verse also reminds me, how could I forget all the bountiful blessings I have received in my life, all the answered prayers, His wonderful plans for me, everything that I have, just because I cannot have just one small thing?

I'm like Eve, who couldn't see the beauty of the whole Eden and everything in it just because she wasn't allowed to have that one forbidden fruit.

Wake up, LeeAnne!

With that in mind, I brace myself, pinch my chubby cheek, put on a layer of lipstick, smile, say a little prayer of thanks, and take these pictures. Haha! Happy again!

Today I'd like to show you that when you don't feel like dressing up, or can't decide what you're going to wear for a particular day, a statement piece of necklace, bracelet, and a pair of statement earrings can do wonders to give that extra oomph to that otherwise so-so, you've-worn-it-a-thousand-times outfit.

Nope. You don't need to only wear ONE statement piece. Throw away the rules out the window. Fashion experts know what's good for fashion industry. You know what's good for yourself.

On the last note:

"Life is unfair. So adapt and overcome. It's still GRRREAT anyway!"
LeeAnne, Style N Season

Striped top: Bebe. Black pants: office uniform by Invio. Necklace: bought it online. Earrings: from Hongkong (at first I thought I bought them in Indonesia, then I realized I was mistaken. Perhaps that means I have too many earrings?) Bangle bracelet: Le Marie. Gold sandals: Yongki Komaladi. White n gold bag: Hana (check out the gold flower pattern in the picture below)


La Dolce Vita said...

Love your casual look . Love the dash of color in your neckpiece against a black and white outfit.
Our spirit goes down sometimes due to the external environment but if we are strong enough, we bounce back soon !
Take care,
*Sanghamitra at La Dolce Vita

Jenny said...

I love the stripes...I would love if you would add this to the Lovely Things Thursday linky party!
Modern Modest Beauty

UnA said...

love your necklace! Lovely top too

Have a good one! see you soon dear!


Denise said...

Very lovely.

Ms. Kathleen said...

You really have a wonderful gift of fashion and how to put things together. I don't have a clue! Maybe I need to be more daring.

And I so agree with your verse in Sirach (a book with a lot of wisdom I think). It is funny out little things can throw us off track. Human nature hasn't changed as you say. We are still God's children, with many emotions, who need a Savior.

Have a wonderful weekend :)

Claireta Teressa said...

nice outfit ♥

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