hat~ knit by my mom
tee (super old) and leggings~ Urban Outfitters
necklace~ Etsy, gift from Jim
boots~ Sam Edelman
yesterday i had a big burst of creative energy. that kind of energy that i need to channel into something productive or i will take it out on my closet, suddenly deciding that, omg, my clothes are so lame and i need a new style and i am totally going to spend way too much money online shopping right now! (does anyone else get like that, or is it just me?) anyway, whether that makes sense to you or not, i decided that online shopping/spending money was not the way to go (and not creative in the least!) and that i would use that energy to redecorate my kitchen walls. we had some art hanging in there that just didn't really fit and was just thrown up there because we felt we needed something and so on and so forth. anyway, i suddenly decided i was sick of looking at it and it needed to go and i told jim, as he was leaving for work, that i would be taking it down and doing something new. yet, i had no idea what. he looked super excited. (this is false.) basically, he rolled his eyes and left. throughout the day, while the kids were playing together or napping, i went through the house and gathered random items to hang. i brought up some watercolors and canvases and asked mimi to paint a couple of pictures, to which she obliged. i even dug through my old college art portfolio and found a few things that were actually pretty cool (including a portrait i did of jim almost twelve years ago which, while it did not make the wall, was nonetheless hilarious). the walls are still a work in progress. i am sure i will be adding and editing for a while still. but i am starting to love how they look. they are personal and fun. i got creative and i totally avoided spending way too much money on clothes that, while i may still really want, i definitely do not need. until spring, when i am obviously totally going to need a new wardrobe, am i right?
xoxo, nora bird