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I have been reading “The Art of Happiness” by the Dalai Lama the past few days. Its extremely eye opening and the book in itself has bought me lots of happiness. I have not always been the happiest person, if anything I’ve been a pessimist for most of my life. And sometimes I feel down. For no reason, despite fighting it everyday and putting forth the effort to find happiness in everything I do. Sometimes this wind of sadness just hits me and I feel like a failure, bad about myself and everything negative in between that I can think about it. I don’t know why I do.  But last night I felt this way and instead of stewing in my funk like I usually do, I thought I try to change that. I picked up the book and only after a reading a few pages it changed my perception almost immediately.

The chapter I read about was about empathy. The best way you can feel empathy is by thinking about a certain situation in someones else shoes. So I did & after thinking about a bunch of different scenarios I came up with this. I am extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to write a blog, to style, to travel, to have eaten good food  among many (many many times over ) other amazing things. But most of all, I have an amazing family and a wonderful husband and a fat, cuddle-y, sweet fart-maker of a fur baby. Best of all, I got to spend the weekend with the two of them eating brunch. Why then should I be down?

Well that’s my rant and thats what I wore to brunch.

I hope everyone had a great day and the  lines are too bad at the mall!

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Coat, vintage

Coat, vintage

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A couple of weeks ago I spent the day in Old City, Philadelphia with the intention of window shopping for furniture. I did do plenty of window shopping, the shops are soOoo good in Old City right now (check them out!) and of course I mixed business with pleasure. There are so many new shops in Old City now, furniture and clothing, so I couldn’t help myself. I had very good intentions, I always do. T I G H T           B U D G E T & M I N I M A L C L O S E T   I reminded myself. But when I stepped into Sazz Vintage one of my favorite vintage store in Philly, I immediately fell in love with this beauty, a long textured cream coat. $150 for a coat, it wasn’t going to break the bank … so I went for it.

I know its vintage and now you want it! But I did link up some camel colored coats if you are in the market for one. If you are a clumsy like me, I would advise against my poor decision of getting this light color coat & get something more versatile and lower maintenance like a camel or grey.