Wednesday, April 22, 2015

5 Ways To Brighten Up That Rainy Day

April is certainly in full swing here in Connecticut as we seem to ping-pong back and forth between beautiful, sunny days without a cloud in the sky, and depressingly, dark days of rain and wind. The worst bit has been that the weather is still quite warm, but the thunderstorms put a bit of a damper on any ideas of a rainy walk. As such, I've come up with 5 ways to spend your rainy day trapped inside whether it's a lazy afternoon, or because your picnic meetup was cancelled.

1. Crafting
Sometimes the most dour of situations can turn into an excellent opportunity. I know I am guilty of being a bit more excited than I should be when plans fall through if only because I suddenly have an entire afternoon to myself! Though after days of poor weather and no opportunity to wear some of your more delicate frills might leave you reeling with cabin fever, crafting is a surefire way to get those creative juices flowing. Try and come up with new accessories to add to your latest fantasy coord and spend a quiet few hours with only a cup of tea and your projects for company.

2. Coordinate Building
Though it may be a total downer that you don't get the chance to wear your frills out on the town, take the time to think up some of your best coords at home. Dig through your closet and lay out your pieces to take photos of, or maybe put them on and experiment with different wigs and shoes. You never know, you might strike gold and find yourself with the perfect outfit for next week's meetup!

3. Watch A Period Drama
There's no better remedy to a wet, grey day than a nice warm cup of tea, a blanket, and a movie full of breathtaking costumes and beautiful imagery. A personal favorite of mine has always been the 2005 version of Pride & Prejudice with it's phenomenal soundtrack, amazing costumes, and absolutely incredible sets. Regardless of whether or not you enjoy the story, the eye-candy alone is enough to keep you occupied for a few hours.

4. Baking
Despite the fact that you might not have a particular event to go to, flitting around in the kitchen has always been a very therapeutic activity for me. Take the time to look up some delicious scone recipes or maybe try out your great-grandmother's famous strawberry tart. Whatever the outcome, you're sure to have something sweet to enjoy at the end and the activity is sure to relieve a bit of that restlessness.

5. Make It A Princess Spa Day
Grab a book, put on some soothing music, and draw yourself a nice hot bath. A rainy day is the perfect excuse to pamper yourself a bit. Have a bit of a lazy morning and spend the rest of the day being your own salon while treating yourself to nice healthy foods and your skin to some quality TLC. In the end you'll feel vastly better for it and you'll thank yourself when your comm remarks on how bright and wonderful your skin looks at the next meet!

Until next time, stay strong and beautiful, my lovelies,

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