17.12.12

Galaxy Leggings, Fairisle Mittens

sweater, hat, gloves: H&M - leggings: c/o Oasap - boots: Lucky Vintage Seattle

Here I am, wearing leggings as pants again. I'm a repeat offender! You just can't beat the comfort and color of leggings, yo. And if pants without pockets are still pants, LEGGINGS ARE TOO. End of. Get your pair of galaxy leggings here.

This was my lazy Sunday outfit btw. I've been feeling quite uninspired these days, more into just getting dressed and getting on with my life than with having loads of fun dressing up. Functionality. Maybe it's temporary, but I might be outgrowing this personal style blog thing. Sometimes I get so bored of myself posting my outfits every day. Isn't it boring to you sometimes, this never ending feed of people wearing outfits and talking about random shiz? But I soldier on because I've got a nice thing going and I'm not a quitter.

Ugh, I'm so nihilist/depressed these days. It's the end of the year I tell ya. Makes me remember all of the crap that happened to me this year. Usually I have a pretty positive demeanor about life, focusing on the good things rather than the bad, but sometimes I wonder if that mindset isn't just denying yourself the right to be sad or pissed. If I let myself take a few minutes to really ponder the difficult things I've had to cope with the past year, all of it becomes so big and towering and depressing that it just immobilizes me. Whenever I start feeling sorry for myself, my carefully constructed front comes crumbling down and I just feel so very detached and alone.

Ups and downs I guess? I hope?

25 comments:

  1. ik vind je blog nooit saai om te lezen en je outfits zijn altijd leuk. Sure, sommige zijn wat minder creatief dan andere maar je kan nou eenmaal niet elke dag een fucking masterpiece uit je (altijd erg charmante!) hoed toveren.

    Ik heb ook van die momenten. Soms es een dag, dan heb ik de hele dag een jankgevoel. Het belangrijkste is dat je niet in die momenten blijft zitten, denk ik, en dat je vooruit gaat. Maar ik denk dat het ook geen kwaad kan om het leven soms gewoon te zien voor wat het is en soms is het kut. We hebben best een hard jaar gehad. Detached en alleen is een prima omschrijving van dat gevoel, ja. Natuurlijk zijn het ups en downs, dat slijt wel weer. Je kan wel appeltaart krijgen!

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  2. Goh, ik vind blogs eigenlijk nooit saai. Er is altijd wel wat anders aan en mensen kijken nu eenmaal graag in andermans leven, I guess. En de afgelopen paar maanden zijn ook echt verschrikkelijk geweest voor mij op bepaalde vlakken maar op andere dan weer geweldig. Anyway, ik vind je outfits altijd tof om te zien. Ook deze :)

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  3. When I think about 2012 it comes to mind that it was an awful year for women in general (Limbaugh, Akin..) and I can't imagine how bad it must've been for you on a personal level with everything you went through. I hope you can find the strength to look forward to 2013 and all the great things that are coming your way. At one point, things must get better right?

    I get that you're feeling uninspired, but aren't we all sometimes? Putting yourself out there every day trying to say something meaningful is a pretty hard thing to do but it's something you managed to do so well up until now. I've always found your voice to be very fresh and unique in the blogosphere, like something that's needed to keep it from being too superficial. Maybe you just need to introduce something new to keep the passion alive?

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  4. I too try to look at things positively, but that's impossible to do all the time. I hate that emotional rollercoaster, but I learned to live with it. Life is just harder on some people. Feeling sorry for yourself is normal, you can't always be strong. As forever, hoping next year will be better.

    As on the blog, it's hard when you blog almost every day. For me it would be just impossible, so I admire your devotion. Yes, it can be boring at times, or seem pointless or trivial, but what you've built is good and I enjoy your blog like no other. So don't even think of giving up!

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  5. thank you so much for your well thought out comment. It can seem ridiculous, but sometimes it really helps to read a real opinion from a person whose opinion you value :) I've been trying to be more diverse in my blogposts with recipes and more beauty stuff, and I'd like to go further on that road. Really showing people things and reviewing stuff rather than just going hey this is what i wore.

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  6. Important for me was knowing what it was exactly that put me in my down-moods. You can't necessarily solve the problem right away, but at least it will help you cope with your frustration because you know exactly what they are. And it helps from venting out on the wrong person. Anyway, love those leggings! I got myself a galaxy print pair of pants from H&M just last week! :)

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  7. Yeah, blogging is boring sometimes, but it's hard to stop too. That's why I've been attempting to transition without falling into the dreaded "lifestyle" category, at least not too much.


    Anyway, you are totally entitled to be a bit pissed off about this year; I'd be a total basket case if it had happened to me. I sincerely wish you a better 2013, and don't you dare stop blogging because I like hanging out with you online!

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  8. yep, it's up and downs. Luckily there are leggings like these for days like these! :)
    I think you should not worry about blogging if and when you don't feel so. Some days dressing up is fun, some others it's boring, and function wins. But simple outfits with a twist are not that bad I think, being this cold and in need to bundle up! Do not worry Annebeth, and put up whatever you want at your blog, dress as you please, do not feel the rush of blogging. I love your outfits, but I love to see different things too. To me, the most important thing at this very place of yours is your blabbering.. errr.. writing! I love that more than anything else. Talk about whatever you want and whenever you feel so, I'll be reading. :)

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  9. yeah but when the thing that puts you in your down mood is the deaths of some important people in your life, it doesn't really help to know the cause, sadly... and I love those galaxy pants! my sis got some too :)

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  10. The longer I'm into "blogs", the more I realize that the blabbering and thoughts of other people is actually what I like most in reading blogs. Even if it is about super random shit, it feels relaxing to read. And I'm glad you mentioned the bit about blogging being boring but also hard to quit! Even when it isn't fun, I feel obligated to continue because it's a habit and I've stuck it out for so long and I would lose a fair bit of recognition if I just quit...

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  11. thank you for reading my blabbering :) I've been feeling like just putting whatever I want online is more gratifying at the moment, but I don't want all of this to become too unprofessional either... A, it's like walking a tightrope :(

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  12. I feel a bit tired and annoyed posting outfit shots and random ramblings but I guess it is just a phase. I like to be on the more positive side, too. You'll get through it! =)

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  13. Ik vind het echt bewonderenswaardig dat je nu al zo lang zo goed als elke dag tijd en effort in je blog steekt, en zoals hier al werd gezegd vind ik dat jouw blog een heel unieke sfeer brengt. Als ik door alle blogs op bloglovin scroll druk ik echt heel snel op next, gewoon omdat ik bij de titel al geen zin meer heb om te lezen. Bij jou is dat echter nooit het geval, en stiekem zit ik tijdens het scrollen al te wachten tot jouw pagina voorbijkomt :) Ik vind wel dat je gewoon moet doen wat je voelt, en niet voor the sake of it moet verderzetten als je er geen zin in hebt. Ik denk dat er meer kwaliteit schuilt in posts waar je echt achter staat, en ik denk dat je daar zelf ook een meer voldaan gevoel van zal krijgen. Misschien een beetje stating the obvious, maar soms kan dat ook nodig zijn. Het lijkt me in ieder geval wel leuk om ook andere dingen hier te lezen, zoals recepten of film of boekreviews of TUINIERTIPS

    Wat ik ook nog wou zeggen, ik wou dat ik er meer voor je kon zijn, en dan zeker dit jaar :-( Ik voel me een beetje een slechte vriendin omdat jij er in moeilijke tijden wel voor mij bent geweest met een frisse geest die me leiding gaf. Een fulltime job zou geen excuus mogen zijn van mijn kant. Als je ooit zin hebt om eens af te spreken moet je weten dat ik dat heel graag wil!

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  14. voel je er niet slecht om, als ik een moeilijke periode doormaak dan trek ik me vooral terug. Er is weinig dat vriendinnen op zo'n moment voor me kunnen doen. Maar een deel van het leven is ALTIJD om sommige dingen een beetje tegen je zin te doen, dus zo makkelijk is het niet om in dat bloggen een duidelijke opdeling te maken tussen momenten dat ik echt zin heb en blogging for the sake of it... Ik voel me dan altijd zo'n zwakkeling :(

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  15. First of all, I couldn't agree with you more on the 'leggings as pants'-thingie. THEY'RE SO DANG COMFORTABLE!

    And second, I can relate to how you feel. Sometimes you just feel on the inside that everything is going wrong and you just want to cry and scream it all out. But when you have this habit of 'always looking on the bright side of life', it's hard to allow yourself to be sad sometimes. I had a similar thing a few weeks ago, my bf broke up with me and on the outside I was like 'I'm fine, I'm over him, I dont need him' but on the inside I was dying. And one mondaymorning it all just came out at once. I broke down. Just crying about everything that went wrong really helped me, actually! After that I felt wayyy better!

    But pleeaaase dont stop blogging!! You are a huge inspiration to me and I love to read your posts. And I've already told you a couple of times on fb, but I adooooore your writing! One day I hope to be just as good as you in writing. Cause its awesome.

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  16. <3 schrijf je eigenlijk ergens? Ik zou het graag lezen :)

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  17. It's definitely the end of the year! I feel just like that, getting depressed over the bad things that happened this year, but there were so many good moments too, that tend to get overpowered by the bad ones. I allow myself to ponder over the bad ones for a little while (and cry my eyes out if I need too, totally allowed) and then I oblige myself for thinking bright and happy (this is where Christmas comes in very handy).
    Moreover (such a grown up word, me thinks), I love reading other people ramble on about random stuff cause it reassures me other people tend to overthink too :-) just keep writing whatever you want, people sure love you for it!


    <3

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  18. I hear ya! I think although the end of the year has all sorts of fun stuff like Christmas and New years, the whole year can kinda weigh down on you at times as well. It's great that you keep the blogging up during those times though, you are a far better blogger than I - I tend to just disappear for a while... I hope you find your inspiration again soon because I do truly enjoy your little corner of the interwebs!

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  19. then just don't look down! And do whatever is pleasing you. Recipes, family photos, your cute boy, I'd love to see your cats too! :D
    errrr, it's not because I'm stalking you, it's because I like what you have to say, whatever it is the subject: a sweater, a pair of boots or a cheesecake, it's how you say it that matters! :)

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  20. haha Ok thanks for not stalking me! I'll take your words to heart!

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  21. I think style blogging does get tiring if you do it too much; it was fun posting daily when I had no job and no boyfriend/fiance/husband, but now it's much more fun and much easier to post once or twice a week and be okay with that. Plus, then I can select only the very best outfits to share instead of daily outfits that aren't quite satisfactory to me.
    You look lovely, though! I adore your mittens. And I hope your end-of-the-year depression ends. I would sorely miss reading your style blog if you ever quit!

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  22. I don't know, I've always had a boyfriend + a household + his two kids half of the week + a job or uni throughout blogging daily and at times I love it while at other times it feels like such an obligation, but isn't that the truth for every thing you commit to? Whenever I consider cutting down on posting it just feels like I'm not dedicated enough or being whiny... I'm way too hard on myself.

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  23. Ups and downs for sure, I feel the same way! Guess it's part of life, but it kinda sucks.

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