Accentuate the Positive

Happy Hump Day all!

I woke up feeling pretty crummy this morning. Lately I’ve been having some personal issues that have been overshadowing the good things in my life. It’s amazing how when one small thing goes wrong it can throw you off balance. Instead of using my outfit make me feel better I decided to focus on the great things in my life. I’m blessed to have  relatively good health, a roof over my head and a wonderful support system of family and friends. My self-esteem is the highest it’s ever been and I’m constantly growing as a person. While there are things I wish were different in my life, I can’t dwell on them. So today I’m making an effort to not focus on the negative and concentrate on the positive. Honestly it’s hard to do but I’m definitely on my way to changing my crummy mood.

How do you overcome a crummy mood?

Have a wonderful day!

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Skirt: Calvin Klein (was $89 but got it for $21 at Macys!)

Shirt: Old Navy

Shoes: Nine West

Necklace: Banana Republic

Bracelet: Lord & Taylor


  1. July 31, 2013 / 7:33 pm

    I’m with you, when I have those moments, I let it happen, breathe, acknowledge why it sucks and then focus on what I have, my family who love me, that I have food in the cupboards, beds for my children (after my first marriage broke up I was left with nothing, but I had everything, my daughter, It was one of those moments which empowered me and I have been grateful for everything since) I think being positive becomes a natural habit the more we excercise it – btw I think you are awesome! x

    • July 31, 2013 / 10:51 pm

      Thank you so much for sharing. Eventually my crummy mood lifted and I was back to being my smiling self! 🙂

  2. Cindy15905
    July 31, 2013 / 10:57 pm

    This outfit is fabulous! Love! Love! Love!

  3. Tonya
    August 1, 2013 / 12:05 am

    I love your outfit. I have been in a crummy mood the past week too. Looking at your blog and other fashion blogs inspires me and I get creative in my own closet and that helps my mood lift. Lol. So, thanks for posting such pretty outfits!

    • August 1, 2013 / 8:42 pm

      First THANK YOU SO MUCH for allowing me and other bloggers to inspire you! I feel priviledged that I could assist you in lifting your crummy mood.

  4. Ebi Poweigha
    August 1, 2013 / 12:31 am

    This probably isn’t helpful, but I find that allowing myself to feel sad or frustrated or whatever is the best possible medicine. Positive thinking is great, but every day won’t be good — it’s just a fact of life.

    I find that allowing myself to feel my hurt/pain/whatever brings me a peace of mind that enables me to think more clearly, and either work through the problem or move on to something else if it can’t be worked through.

    But everyone is different!

    • August 1, 2013 / 8:38 pm

      I agree 100% that everyone is different. I appreciate your comment & no I dont feel it wouldnt help. Im always open to different ideas and opinions. Thank you for sharing and giving your perspective!

  5. August 1, 2013 / 1:38 am

    I think you have the right attitude so you can soon overcome the hurdles that inevitably come our way in life. Its easier to focus on the negative things in life but once you learn not to dwell on them, it makes a big difference to our outlook. I was packing my son s lunch for school this morning and thinking that what I sometimes take for granted and complain as being too monotonous is something that many others crave for but don t have in their lives. So we have to learn to appreciate the little things in life and smile and walk with our heads held high.

    • August 1, 2013 / 8:37 pm

      Thank you so much for sharing. I totally know what you mean when you say we take things for granted. Im learning not to take things for granted and to be appreciative of what I have.

  6. August 1, 2013 / 3:29 am

    I’ve been feeling pretty down on life as well lately. It just took a few of my closest friends to remind me of all that I had to be proud of and happy about. I’m on a long road to finding self peace and confidence, but I’m getting there!

    Also, as always you look wonderful, dear. 🙂

    xoxo Gigi

    • August 1, 2013 / 8:36 pm

      Thank you so much! Great friends are a definite crummy mood killer. You are fortunate to have such a great friends!

  7. August 1, 2013 / 5:09 am

    Crummy mood always disappear when good ole Thankful steps in and before you know it, you get a visit from Ms. Confidence. Just let them all surround you & you’ll feel better in no time!

    • August 1, 2013 / 8:35 pm

      You are so right! When that moment kicks in all the issues go away! Thank you for commenting! 🙂

  8. August 1, 2013 / 12:49 pm

    I think you should write one more blog about how you get such amazing deal on your clothes. That skirt is killer, and for $21? What? Did you get multiples this time too? Heck, I would…

    • August 1, 2013 / 8:34 pm

      No I didnt get multiples b/c it was the only skirt left. I will definitely write a post about clothing deals…so keep a look out!

      • August 2, 2013 / 2:02 am

        You know I will, I can’t get enough of your posts!

  9. August 2, 2013 / 1:11 am

    Love the outfit.
    Sorry to hear your day started out poorly.

    • August 2, 2013 / 3:01 am

      Thank you! My day ended much better than it started!

  10. Kathleen
    August 2, 2013 / 1:14 am

    Please don’t tell me that someone as smart and beautiful as you feels crummy! It sounds like you have taken stock of your life and where things truly stand. You inspire me to take chances with my clothes and that I can look great no matter what!!

    • August 2, 2013 / 2:34 am

      Thank you SO much for your lovely comment! Im glad you allow me to inspire you! Im also happy that youre taking chances with your clothes & feel great wearing them!

    • August 14, 2013 / 7:02 pm

      Thank you hon! Its the best money Ive spent!