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Rain oh mighty.

I’ve been getting a little sick of the gray existence that is the Willamette Valley.
I mean, it started about 5 years ago, but boy I’m serious now about being over it.

The thing is, I feel like the rain “problem” is similar to say, a weight problem:
If I decide I want to change it, it will be fixed!

Well I’m no weather man, I have no rain dance, and I’m hardly in the mood
to learn some black magic which will make the sun come out.

I just think that the weather
has gone too far this time.

It’s gone too far into the spring, and has proceeded to play dirty.

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Yes, the cow is adorable...but I'm still pretty upset about this.

Cancelling Easter Egg Hunts? Really rain, really?
Where does it stop?
Are you going to do away with fireworks this year for the 4th of July too?
Think of the children!

It’s just my luck that the only climate change I might see is the increase of gray skies.

I think I’ll watch a little It’s Always Sunny… and pout.

{fit to be tied: follow up}

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In response to my post from earlier this month:
{fit to be tied}

Ladies and gentlemen, I did it.

I rocked a necktie, for an entire day.

It was great!
Actually, I think for the first time in my life I was jealous of men and their tie-wearing ease.
Fleeting jealousy, it was.

So here was my Saint Patrick’s Day 2012 outfit:

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Slightly awkward.. Green beer in hand would help this picture tremendously.

Keys to rocking a necktie confidently:
1) Go bold, go bright: choose a tie/blouse/blazer which is a color you wear well, or a in traditionally feminine color
2) Dress it up: over do the accessories which scream you (in my case, hair-clip + statement ring + bangles)
3) Details, people: I chose this top over a seersucker pink button down because of the plaid cuffs and collar. Wearing the tie at a looser fit also made this a winner for me.

Bottom line: I WILL BE WEARING TIES.
And I’d love to work some bow ties in there too, if I could find the perfect pattern.

Until next time, get out there and try something new! You might just like it.