In the Windlasse world, our days can go from rain to rainbow in a split second. Shifty winds are part of life, and any good sailor knows to head in the direction of the best breeze. This page is dedicated to sharing fresh ideas for having a great day!
A dramatic event occurred last January, which might suggest I should purchase one of these Sochi Ushanka hats on a whim. It was one of those typical “I can’t believe I’m late again,” “I should have packed our lunches last night,” “I can’t find my keys” Tuesdays. I had just started speed-drying my hair when the lights went out. Pretty sure we can all agree that the best part of waking up is not tripping the breaker and the smell of burning hair. Which is why I was notably disappointed when my hairdryer broke during the work week, and equally surprised to find out it would be one of the best things to happen to me all year.
After methodically curling my locks the same way for nearly twenty-five years, my “style” had started to look a little tired and no one had tipped me off to it. Desperate to pull myself together before getting to work, I dug out the curling mousse my Mother-In-Law had left while visiting us. Scrunch, scrunch, out the door. What happened next completely shocked me. Everyone loved it! I received compliments from baristas, from coworkers, a parking attendant, and even our kids. The experience has me wondering what else about my look could use an advance in to this Century?
February’s Daychanger is to let your own Opposites Attract. If you are still proudly wearing the same “do” and the same “outfit” you were stealing the show in back in 1990, it’s time to take a break from the boredom and stir things up a bit! Now close your eyes and channel your inner Sandy from the movie Grease. Been chillin in your country clothes for too long? How about trading your boot-stomping style for a little rocker chic. Or maybe your style has been set on “classic” for as long as you can remember, and it would make you happy to find your inner hippy girl? Dressing to impress like Beyoncé for awhile? Try digging out your turtlenecks and schoolgirl specks. Absolutely, I repeat, if your kids are setting the table by themselves and you still look like you’re ready to grab a diaper bag on your way out, that’s a pretty good sign it’s time to attract your opposite side. Now that I have your attention, are you thinking about that “faux ushanka” hat? Hah, you’ll have to race me to it!
Cheers to having more fun in February.
January 2017 Daychanger: Pantry Party
December 2016 Daychanger: Magic Mornings
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