Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Bad days and fresh starts

If you have been following my blog awhile, you know I fell in love with orange tones earlier this year, so today's Fall Color Challenge choice of pumpkin had me very excited!  Again, I don't know that what I picked is super "pumpkin" like, this is a richer toned orange hue, but hopefully it's close enough!  I think it definitely screams "FALL"!


Yesterday was one of those trying kind of days.  I won't go into detail, but let's just say it's emotionally draining to have a disagreement with someone you love.  So I was a bump on the couch when Mr. Monkey got home last night, already in my PJ's in fact.  He was aware of my bad day and comes in the door, looks at me and says "you're not wearing enough clothes."  I'm like "for what?"  He said "well we can't go get you that burger you've been craving if you're wearing that."  So I put something more than pajamas on and he took me down to our favorite dive bar/grill, ordered us a half pitcher of beer while we waited for our burgers to cook and then we brought them home with us where we drank another beer and watched some TV.  It was just what I needed yesterday night.  I love that he just knows the right thing to do, no questions asked.  Yes I'm sappy and yes I'm bragging, but I'm just saying, the Pants Monkey rules.

Thermal shirt - Mossimo, Target
Sweater - Zashi, handed down from cousin
Skirt - East 5th Avenue, JCPenney
Shoes - DSW
Purse - Vintage Coach, via Rewind
Tights - Target
Necklaces - Stella and Dot, Charming Charlie
Headband - C. Jane Create


Today I'm embracing the sunny day outside and moving on.  It's a new day and a fresh start!  I'm focusing on the positive and the good things.  It's a fitting way to be with Thanksgiving just over a week away (holy cow!).  As Willy Wonka says "good, then, on we go!"

20 comments:

  1. I love those "pumpkin" tones! They definitely scream fall, and pumpkins and leaves and everything good about that season! Also, you look quite skinny in your photos today my dear!

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  2. Loving your pattern mixing today! These orange tones look great on you too. Glad you can put your bad day behind and move on. I always tell myself when I am having a crappy day, "There is always someone that has it worse than you." Heather

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  3. I love the bright pumpkin sweater and tights!!! gorgeous and especially with the plummy tones in your top!!
    Glad your day got better!!

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  4. Aww! I'm so glad that DH fixed your crappy day :) and those oranges look great together

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  5. Awww. Give that fella of yours a hug for me. What a sweetheart!!!! And love you in fall colors - and that headband is so darn cute! Happy wednesday dear!

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  6. what a man!! i was just thinking that chris is that guy, too. lucky us!! i hope your day gets better today, and know that we're halfway to the weekend!! also, i might not eat burgers, but i will always split a pitcher of beer with you!

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  7. Awww... Pants is a good guy, I'm glad he knew what you needed.
    And I LURV this outfit! The floral and the plaid... and the pop of orange.

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  8. Awww... Pants is a good guy. It's so nice when they know what you need to help get you happy again!
    Also, LURV this outfit. The plaid and the floral.... then the pop of orange!!

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  9. That is SO sweet that your hubby took you out to dinner after you had such a bad day!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  10. I like the bright tights, and a burger is always good for cheering me up on a bad day.

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  11. Hotdamn I love this outfit. Love the headband and the sweater colors with the wine shades. So awesome of your fella to take you out. My morning class got canceled so the DH and I went for brunch, which was totally awesome.

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  12. Love the post. And your man seems like a good one. And I love the colors of your outfit.

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  13. I adore this outfit and especially you in headbands! Makes you look all cutesy! PantsMonkey is the best!

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  14. I really like your take on the pumpkin look, love it mixed with wine as well. :)

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  15. Love your cardigan and top together. So pretty!

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  16. I am so sorry you had a bad day, but I am glad things turned around for you! You look lovely today, pumpkin is a great color and I think you have orange covered here :)

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  17. You look so cute in this outfit.
    And awwwwwwwww to the Pant's Monkey.
    I love the Willie Wonka quote you added...and your attitude. Thank heaven's for a new day and a fresh start every morning.

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  18. Beers and sweeties make everything better.

    You look so pretty, and I love your headband. And covet your bag :P

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  19. 1. Aww cute outfit

    2. AWWWW CUTE PANTS MONKEY!!!!

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  20. love the colors on the outfit!

    Your husband is just the sweetest. [I brag about JB all the time]. YAY for good hubbys!

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