(Life) Style Tips in February 2020

february tipsEvaluate your resolutions and make changes if necessary, nobody wants to stick to something that makes them deeply unhappy! If you used last month’s idea of drawing them out of a hat, draw new ones if needed.

The February sunshine steeps your boughs and tints the buds and swells the leaves within.
– William C. Bryant

If you want to try something new this might be the month to do it – February is short even in a leap year and makes things like living vegan, going outside every day or wearing something bolder each time you go outside for a month a bit less daunting.

A bit more specific: What better time to practise some web necromancy and start a blog to revive the blogging world than in this shortest month? I personally miss the blogosphere so much these days so I’m trying my best to recruit new (or old!) tenants to this neck of the online woods.

And even this heart of mine has something artificial. The dancers have sewn it into a bag of pink satin, pink satin slightly faded, like their dancing shoes.
Edgar Degas

The 7th and 8th of the month mark Ballet and Opera day, respectively, so why not try to incorporate something a bit more theatrical into your wear for the whole month? Go for tulle skirts or wrap shirts and high buns for a Ballet vibe, maybe even pick one work for more specific inspiration – how lovely would be a Swan Lake-inspired everyday outfit? – or go ham on costume jewellery and dramatic make-up for Opera touches.

February might be the most dreary and grey month in the first half of the year (at least in the Northern hemisphere) and you’re probably over the cold by now. Find a cosy new café and try your way through their hot beverage and cake selection to get some warmth and brightness.

For our friends in the Southern Hemisphere: Here are our last August ideas for more ideas about what to do in the hot part of the year.

P.S.: The graphic on top is an amalgamation of this texture by Lost + Taken, this soap calendar  (scroll down to find it) and one of these ballerinas by The Graphics Fairy and these flowers from the Old Graphics Shop. While all these are free to use without credit I like sharing my sources so that others can use them, too.

2 thoughts on “(Life) Style Tips in February 2020

  1. You are right about blogging, I sometimes have thought about resurrecting my old blog recently, but having to go through all the trouble with DSGVO and having to disclose my real name and address have kept me from it so far.

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