Hello my dears! Twilight is a glorious time, isn’t it? In the evening it comes right after the golden hour, before the restful night sets in. In the morning it comes just as the new day is dawning, and hope is springing up for the journey ahead. Twilight has descended upon my days, as the year is waking up to the call of Summer.
I have come from a dark night and am looking towards a glorious day on one hand. On the other I am coming from a tumultuous day and anticipating a night of rest. So much lies ahead, and yet so much lies behind, and who knows what the new hour that is dawning might bring. Dreams may be dashed, or borne to heights greater than we could have imagined. Life can change in a second, and yet the Lord gives us this time of twilight, to consider the past and look towards the future. There is pain in looking over my faults and failures, but joy knowing that He has forgiven me, and will give me the strength to overcome my sin in the day ahead. When we have the right mindset, twilight can be a time of hope unbounded.
But what does this have to do with an outfit post? To me, Spring and Autumn are the twilights of the year. They are times of change, both of growth and destruction. Destroying what is old to make way for the new, to give the earth a chance to grow, or to rest. My moods have been affected lately by the changes in weather, and I feel like I am floundering about in the area of what to wear. Spring is a fleeting season in Ohio, and by the time I could have my wardrobe situated to its whims of cold and warm forecasts, the blistering Summer will come and I will have to discard all notions of sweaters, socks, and closed toe shoes.
Thankfully, I have sisters who can help me with my in-between season wardrobe choices. The morning of this outfit photo-shoot, I woke up with absolutely no idea what I would wear. It put me in a pretty sour mood, let me tell you. I finally broke down and asked Charlotte to help me come up with an outfit to wear. And what did she pick out, but the very items I had been thinking of wearing, but didn’t have the inspiration to actually put together: My favorite thrifted blouse, with a cashmere sweater, and one of my all-time favorite skirts that I have made. The neutral colors were tied together by a scarf that added an extra pop of color, along with my Lilla Rose Dusky Plum hairband.
I have a hard time with hairbands in general. They don’t like cooperating with my curly hair. But after the day that I wore this one, I think I have finally figured out how to create an accord between my unruly curls and the nemesis that has been the world of headbands. I just let the headband do what it does, which is wrap around my head, and then arrange the curls around it. This is still a process of trial and error, but if I am having a good hair day, it generally should work.
Before I sign off, I just have to let out a little bit of a secret, because something exciting this way comes! I am not going to give too much away, but let me just say that it is an event that several of you have been emailing me about, writing comments about, and waiting just about 11 months for… Alright! That is all I am going to say. Now you can guess away in your heads until tomorrow.
What lies in the days ahead of you?
Do you like Spring, or is it a trying season?
What do you like to wear in the Spring?
Brigid, the Middle Sister and Singer