Shining Through June Gloom

Helloooooo my pretties! Sorry I've been gone for far too long. Life in the past year has been crazy to say the least--lots of changes, lots of responsibilities, and not enough time for everything. Now that daylight lasts longer, I'm far less restricted in terms of when I can take pictures.

June Gloom is a very Californian phenomena. One would think that June is a summer month, but oftentimes it doesn't feel like it. The skies would be cold and gray for most of the day, followed by a brief appearance by the sun in the late afternoon. The mood gets depressing, and it's difficult to figure out how to dress for the cold mornings that could transform into hot days at any given moment.

Today was one of those days. It started off rather chilly and gloomy, but sometime after noon, it progressively got warmer. Time to wear the bright red shorts, crazy tights, and light layers up top:

[Forever 21 bow top, Blake ruffled cropped jacket, Gap shorts, House of Holland suspender tights, old Ray Bans, Ciao Bella booties.]

Although most people associate me with electric blue, I have come to discover that red is a pretty flattering color for me. When I saw these red shorts in a Gap ad, I knew that I had to get them. Thanks to a sale plus a couple of coupons, I got to bring them home sooner rather than later. These red shorts go well with a pretty camisole, a t-shirt, a tank top, a sweater...just about everything. The suspender tights simultaneously complement and contrast with the shorts--the colors contrast, but both are mischievously delightful.

Color can cure June Gloom, and so can plants--seeing them grow makes me quite happy. I bought this huge basil plant from Trader Joe's for $3 about a couple of months ago. I feel very fortunate that I live in a place where there is room to help them grow. I also inherited some green onion plants from a relocating friend. Today, I made an effort to rescue a dinky basil plant that had been growing by my bedroom window. Hopefully it'll make it!


Eli said...

Oh my I don't even want to begin with the June gloom here in San Francisco, it's absolutely depressing! Especially when you realize that you've been dressing exactly the same since december and that a short distance away in other areas of the bay the weather is perfectly normal!

Glad to see you blogging again :)

Sales Rack Raider said...

Thanks Eli! Hopefully I can keep this up.

A lot of NorCal folks that I know are also unhappy about June Gloom...it seems like the summer months are always cold and cloudy up there. Hopefully you'll get some sun soon! :)

ThatBeeGirl said...

June Gloom, it's here again.
Good to see a post from you!

continuum said...

Just to clarify: it's an LA phenomenon, not a California one! Definitely not a problem in they Bay Area (aside from San Francisco, but it's ALWAYS cloudy there =P )

Sales Rack Raider said...

Thanks Bee! It's good to be back. :)

Continuum--I don't know about that...saw this in San Diego too last week.

Lauren said...

Those tights are to die for!