3.11.11

if you are looking for a sign to clean your room then THIS IS IT

I've just completed cleaning my room and my satisfactory level has increased EXPONENTIALLY. Looking around at my CLEAN vacuumed floor and CLEAN neat shelves and CLEAN straight closet simply makes me feel GLORIOUS. Like I'm, you know, THE QUEEN OF THE WORLD. NO BIG FREAKING DEAL. Oh, and, just by the way, can you tell that I have no life? Whatsoever? Whatever. You make fun of me. I'm just basking in the cleanliness of my clean room SHBAM. Hear that? It's the sound of ENVY. Your envy.

And no, I'm not posting pictures of my room or anything. That snidbit was way irrelevant. I'm just bragging so you guys remember just how ~awesome~ and ~beyondcool~ I am. Obviously. What I am posting (smooth transition, you dig?!) are outfit shots! HOORAY! I wore this outfit awhile back, but posting is occurring now. I'm prompt like that. (Sorry!!!)

Image and video hosting by TinyPic
Image and video hosting by TinyPic

There's something about this obnoxious combination of patterns that reminds me of kaleidoscopes. (Can we please just take a second to praise the KALEIDOSOCOPES?! They're freaking genius. A simple idea, yet HOURS of joy. Nope, just me?) I guess you could say that I'm satisfied with this connection.
Image and video hosting by TinyPic

I'm obsessed with rainbow nails. THEY COMPLIMENT MY OUTFITS SO WELL HOLY MOLY I FREAK OUT EVERY TIME. I'm such a five year old at heart, it's borderline a problem. Borderline. Give it a five years when I'm beginning a "real" career and becoming a "real" adult and my finger nails are still every freaking colour of the rainbow. I'm so going to be one of "those" grown-ups. (You know, like Ms. Frizzle. I loved her.)
Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Today was a good day. I was sitting on the subway, smiling to myself. I have the tendency to do that. Just smile at myself. Like I'm a pedophile. Smiling at children. Small children. BUT I'M NOT!!!! PINKY PROMISE!!! Ahem. So now that we've determined that I was smiling to myself, yet I am not a pedophile, I will continue with my (not so) remarkable story. I was smiling at myself because today was a good day. Why? I'm not entirely sure. In theory, it really shouldn't have been: it consisted of waking up early after little sleep (the whole closing-shift-and-opening-shift-the-next-day-and-one-hour-commute is not an appealing combination, TRUST ME) to a seven hour shift and no evening plans. And that's essentially all that happened. (Of course, we later found out that cleaning my room was on the agenda, which simply elevated the whole "good day" thing.) (We get it; I HAVE NO LIFE.) It was a friendly day, chatting to costumers, and running around, and it was fun. I've really realized how much happiness is in our control. I woke up thinking, "You know what? I'm going to have a good day" AND I DID. Magic! It could have been grumpy and grouchy and long, but I decided to turn into a cheery little muffin top and the day passed by! WOOHOO!

As I was basking in the goodness of the day, I thought to myself, "You know, it's the outlook that determines the outcome." I really thought I was getting at something. Heck, the words "future" and "Oprah" came to mind! THE OUTLOOK DETERMINES THE OUTCOME. Lexy, you're brilliant! I was going to preach my genius new proverb on the blog when I thought, "Ho hum, perhaps I should Google it in case of some-other-genius-already-said-this-profound-saying-before-me." Turns out, someone did. I guess my brilliance just transcends through the ages. WHATS UP WITH DAT?! Nonetheless, I completely believe that an obnoxiously positive and optimistic attitude is - perhaps naive - but totally the way to go! Negative thoughts do no good. The other day, a woman was bitching about the lateness of the bus and I just thought to myself, "Well, golly, woman. Your bitching ain't going to make the bus come any faster!"

In conclusion, be obnoxiously chipper. It's fun. Life is too short to dwell on things beyond your control and to be a grumpy grey cloud. xoxoxo TILL NEXT TIME.

What are your happiness philosophies? Would you say that you are a "happy" person?
Image and video hosting by TinyPic
Image and video hosting by TinyPic
(Blazer - Value Village $3.50, Shirt - Value Village $3.50, Skirt - Value Village $5, Shoes - Vintage $15, Broaches - Nepal, Hair bow - Vintage $3, Rainbow nails - Visit to Shoppers Drugmart and pretending to test out their different colours $free)

51 comments:

Mariana Glez said...

Pretty woman.
Los colores me encantan

Charlie said...

Your skirt? DO. WANT. You never fail to inspire me. I was out thrifting today and came across this wild blazer and instantly thought of you. Unfortunately it was a bit too much for my malnourished little wallet to handle, but I still felt like you when I tried it on ;D

Meg said...

Lady! I know this might sound creepy but I want to see your cleaning skillz!

My desk makeover is popping up tomorrow, by the by. I've been sick this week. :( Which means I'm less happy than usual.

aki! said...

One of the places where I'm quite a child at heart is with my nails. I LOVE rainbow nails. Even though work says I can't have them.

Izumihiiiflower said...

great!!! I especially love the jacket!!!

Lydia said...

I love a clean room/apartment! Getting the gusto to clean it is hard, but once you're done, it feels great! And you look quirky cute as always.

Stef said...

First off, your brooch is fantastic and secondly: Darn right I am envious of clean-room.

Our place is an awful mess even right after a clean up but even so I take ridiculous measures of pleasure every time we have completed a decontamination of our humble abode. :)

Have a great weekend!

Ali said...

you are so colorful and I agree that you look like a kaleidoscope, and what a wonderful one you are! Might I also say that your pink lipstick is evermost perfect? CAUSE IT IS. I love these pictures.


I am a happy person yes. Happy philosophies uhhh idk DO WHAT YOU LOVE, MAN. DO WHAT YOU LOVE. >:|| <3

I am cleaning my room this weekend so it's totally cool and I am jealous of your clean room

Dayzee said...

wow I love the outfit! So colourful!

Bonnie said...

I always feel better after I clean my room. I'm not sure why. I am just a hyper-organized person, and I hate living in chaos. However, my time has decreased exponentially since I began grad school, and I have not cleaned my room nearly as frequently as I would like ... and I'm sad.
Want to clean mine for me?! :)

http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
Twitter: @GlamKitten88

Caroline Ergy Erg said...

Hehe love the last photo! You are a living, breathing kaleidoscope girl!!
xxxx

Quinn B said...

I need to clean my room...I'll get to it.
YES I LOVED KALEIDOSCOPES. They could make any object look psychedelic and so much more fabulous, except mine broke and I was sad. I adore all of the colours and your jacket is so cute and 80's. I love the paisley. I think I definitely have a similar philosophy to life, sometimes I just forget.

Jazzy E (Hivenn) said...

Marry me. x hivenn

Sabina said...

I'm with you on thinking positive though just to a limit since you don't want to force (fake) happiness either.

Anyway love this set of pics, the second to last one is especially fabulous. You look beautiful and dare I say, serene?

Felix Curds said...

woah, get out of my brain kaleidoscopes?! I love them so much and my friends think me weird for going into children's stores and collecting them baha! I really like that personal philosophy, maybe you actually made it in a past life OOOoOOooOhhh;) The one I try to live by is classic Gandhi: "be the change you wish to see in the world".

p.s. you outfit rocks my striped socks!

Punk Chopsticks said...

THATS OK, I LOVE YOU!!!! LOL Man this has got to be my favoritist page of all xDDD Your colors just BLOW ME AWAY

I'm sooooooo high right now xDDD You. are. gorgeous.

Nuff said xD

suki pooki said...

Omg I need to clean my room but Im scared of finding that big spider my dad didn't catch last time T_T Yes, he's still lurking there somewhere omg!!!! Rainbow nails DO compliment your outfits like crazy!!! I would for sure say I am a happy person but bf would say otherwise but I do think I need to stop and smell the roses most of the time =P

P.s thanks for sending me good luck vibes!

Daniel said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE You are just to cute and FABULOUS love the last pic !

jess said...

I need to clean this week. I love your scarf.

Isabelle said...

Aaaah supeeeer Happy! :) I feel so satisfied also when i clean the flat, i think this satisfaction must to mean something and this is the kind of thing that you share in psychotherapy. But well who cares uh?

Sasha said...

You look so 80's style for me in this post! Love it! And yes,ckaleidoscopes rocked my world!;)

Oh to Be a Muse said...

hey gorgeous! love the nails and the look. this is a wonderful backdrop for your photos. :)

Hazelnut said...

Nice outfit! Love your nails! I'm definitely gonna try that. <3

Gizelle Faye | Vanilla Ice Cream said...

your outfit is the signature lexy look! <3

hmmm, my philosophy to happiness?
ALWAYS CHOOSE TO SMILE...<3 i mean, it takes up more energy to be sad and pissed and it won't change anything.

♥ vanilla ice cream ♥
shopyapi.com

pixelhazard said...

I love wearing rainbow nails. It cheers me up some how. Cute skirt!

Bright Green Laces

Katherine said...

I cleaned my room yesterday, and right now I am basking in clean room glory as well! It's so wonderful. Also wonderful: your cheery outlook on life. I needed a pick me up today, so thanks for spreading the happy! And not to drone on, but a third thing that's wonderful: holy moly that skirt! So great.

Anonymous said...

Sooo needed the reminder to not be grumpy. Loving the quirky style as always ! Xx

Amy said...

OMG YOU'RE SUHHHH CUTE!
you make me laugh so much haha :D
good job on your little epiphany (:

I guess my happiness philosophy is all about balance. I learnt that from reading a lot of literature in class this year and this is totally lame but I feel like 'literature saved me', it has helped me see the pure truth, no matter how brutal it is, in everything, but also to find the good balance between being a harsh war-like person and dangerously innocent person. just in case you felt like reading a big of english analysis lol

i think i would say im a 'happy' person. im happy with my current condition and im grateful for everything.

and regarding your comment on my post:
im sure you have an accent too! we all do (: it just sounds the same to you lol
and the lash blast is pretty awe-mazing (i like to combine my favourite words, lol im so weird)

http://risingsun-fashionbeauty.blogspot.com

Eline said...

You are so adorable, I can't even deal with it, and I love your perfect colourful 80s outfit and I WANT THAT SKIRT and those fabulous flower applique things *_*

And yes, I totally agree, a positive outlook is best. I personally have perfected trying to not have a definite outlook on things as to never get disappointed. So I pretty much live in the moment. But sometimes, you know I really can't help hating the world, but I have my own little tactics of dealing with that too and healing my bad temper ^o^

Audrey Allure said...

Haha, I definitely feel so much better after I clean my room too! It does feel glorious.

Theonlyfashionprincess said...

gorgeous look!

Marie said...

I can't see all your images on your site :( Only the last picture on this post and I like what I see. Looks like you're saying 'rawr' ;)

Dirty Pink Cardigan


:D

Gaby de Modacapital said...

amazing look! Love your plaid skirt! :)
kisses!

Marisa Noelle said...

Well Lexy, you are truly the color queen...another amazing beautiful and vivid ensemble from you! You just have the best knack for mixing color and texture like none other:) I hate cleaning but it makes me the happiest girl once I am done with it...like the biggest accomplishment ever. I think as long as my house is clean...I am a happy person..hehe.

Flow Disruption said...

You're so right! Attitude is everything in life. These photos are gorgeous and I am officially obsessed with your denim jacket. The overall colour/print combo is perfection. ;)

Style Porn said...

Ok, before I address the philisophical shizz, let me say that a.) I adore the plaid on your skirt. It reminds me of the Thakoon plaid puffer coats on display (and on sale for $3,000 or something ridic like that). and b.) rainbow nails make me happy.

Now, on to the philosophical, self-help stuff. I am generally as grumpy and curmudgeonly as someone under 55 can be. And I generally wear it well. As in, as long as I'm in a bad mood, I'm at least making jokes and biting, sarcastic comments about the given situation. I'd like to think it makes my grumpiness a little more palatable, but that's probably wishful thinking on my part. The truth is I'm just a bitch.

Style Diaries said...

love the whole look. Anyway, please join my $50.00 shopbop giveaway

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

As usual, you have the funnest most colorful outfits I have ever seen! Totally love your bold style. Oh, and kudos on cleaning your room! I always feel GLORIOUS as well when it's all cleaned up :)

www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

FashionJazz said...

Loving the whole look babe :) xx

miamanson said...

you're so pretty and powerful. you always put a sense of color on your outfit so the clothes you wear is colorful and cheerful. nice to know your blog. i've enjoyed to read the post!

Mileide Almeida said...

is the first time I get to your blog, and I thought everything was wonderful! I loved the colors ... I loved everything! kiss!

*Glam Chameleon* said...

Sweetieeeeeeeeeeee!!! Your skirt is adorable, and that hair bow with matching nails is amazing!!!
I would say I'm becoming happy person after all dark years, or I can even consider myself as a happy person for knowing how I'm now... The thing I've always loved about u is that happy and optimistic expression u have! Don't u ever loose it!!!!
kisses
Jelena (glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com)

Lyosha said...

love the happy post! you are amazing! :)

and I love your outfit as well as usual

Lyosha
Inside and OPutside Blog

Chanel Tonè said...

You took me back when you mentioned Kaleidiscope! So so so fun, just like your outfit!!!

Stay QUIRKY!
http://stylespotlighted.blogspot.com

rouli said...

heyyyyyyyy

<3 it

kiss

MosaMuse said...

cute nails!!
xo
MosaMuse

MosaMuse.blogspot.com

fransmiles said...

Omigoshhhh I'm so jealous of that jacket!! The colours are so bright, I don't think it'd be possible to feel down in that...Haha I was reading this and looking at my own tragedy of a room and it *almost* inspired me to start cleaning myself! On an added note it's true, you can never underestimate the power of positive thinking :)

Jettica said...

Love the mix of colours and prints!

Born for Joy said...

YOU'RE FANTASTIC! I love that proverb. Don't worry, this is the first time I've heard it so I'll just pretend that you were the first person to say it! And seriously, $3.50? That's even cheaper in England. Jelllllll

Poppy. said...

I love deciding to have a great day!

I overslept in a bad way yesterday, and my shower broke and barely made it into college on time, but I had just put lots of 50's music on my mp3 player, and it's a fact that you can't help smiling while listening to 50's music.

I tend to get strange looks for smiling at strangers though, which is unfortunate.

Ah well. =D

Isabel Spectre said...

YOU'VE INSPIRED ME TO CLEAN MY ROOM AND GET MY ATTITUDE UP!
You are so wonderful. and I am obsessed with your fashion, you are seriously my fashion idol. I mean I love a lot of people's fashion, but you, you are just completely out of this world perfect. I love you. so much. sorry i am so creepy.