Look #10: Bad Mood Outfit

August 22, 2013 ♥ Posted in: Fashion/Beauty, Outfit of the Day by Kristina Horner

You wouldn’t be human if you didn’t have an absolutely completely awful horrible head achey bad day every now and then. Wednesday (yesterday) was that day for me and superficial or no, sometimes the only cure for a bad mood of this calibre… is new clothes.


This outfit makes me happy for a number of reasons. First of all, pattern mixing. Floral print and polka dots are, in my opinion, among the most carefree styles of clothing one can wear, so the combination of the two instantly took my mood from “totally sour” to “slightly less irritable”. Not to mention someone on tumblr referred to these overalls as “coversomes”. Is that a phrase? If not, it needs to be. I love it.

I also used the “pin your hair back in an attempt to hide the fact that you didn’t shower today” technique, which went off without a hitch. Sleeping in braids is the trick to this method, giving your hair a somewhat believable wave-like quality.

Next was the “random bracelets from my dresser” combo, which was part accessory, part potential sacrifice if my day happened to get worse and I needed something to explode. The ricocheting of fake pearls in every direction in a moment of massive frustration is a nice backup plan to have tucked away in the back of your mind as you face your absolutely completely awful horrible head achey bad day.

The last and most important element of my bad mood outfit was my Harry Potter sorting hat necklace. Because even on the worst of days, I know I’ve always got Harry to cheer me up. My necklace was a gift, but I just found this similar one on Amazon.

What are your go-to strategies for your bad days? What silly items of clothing or games or TV shows can make you feel better even during the most stressful times? Let me know in the comments – maybe they’ll help me too.


Update: As it is Thursday now, I feel I should let you all know that I am having a much better day, and the bracelets did not get exploded. They made it back to my jewelry box unscathed.

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Crystal says:

Skyrim, playing the piano, or taking my dog for a walk are my bad-mood-cheer-up techniques. ^_^

Joy says:

Taking a hot shower sitting down. Just sitting there and letting the water pour over my head relaxes me and helps me clear my head. Whenever I’m upset, sick or I just can’t sleep I take a shower until the hot water runs out… which is probably not really a very good thing since I don’t pay the water bill.

Christy Lou says:

Sleep, tea, and a book!

Emmy says:

I feel like my day has been on and off. It was good, then bad, good, then bad, and repeat all day. UGH. BUT I got the complete DVD set of Gilmore Girls in the mail today (which I’ve been waiting for!) and I’m hoping that and a good book will keep me in a better mood tonight. Oh… and wine.

Lottie Grace says:

Music, a good book and swimming. My friends think I’m secretly a mermaid.

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