Bell-Sleeve Top: Boohoo ($27)
Distressed White Jeans: Old Navy ($36)
Over the Knee Boots: Beston ($39)
Sunglasses: c/o Zenni Optical
Before I begin this post, I want to THANK YOU ALL so much for your kind words and support about Thursday’s post. That means the world to me!! I am so grateful to have such amazing support!
The Winter Blues
Can you believe we are a couple days away from February? 2018 is already off to a fast start! Although it is going by fast, I will admit I am impatient about Winter. I have major winter blues and I can’t wait for Spring! I am so sick of wearing winter clothes, and I want to be able to wear Spring clothes. I’m ready for florals, light colors, longer days, and cute midi dresses!
To get over my gloominess about Winter, there are some things I do that makes my Winter days easier.
How to Get Over the Winter Blues
I’m sure this sounds odd because it is Winter and the temperature is cold. But feeling the fresh air and sun helps me feel rejuvenated. I get a little cabin fever staying indoors too long, so stepping outside mid-day helps me get some pep in my step. It doesn’t have to be long. I usually aim to go to a coffee shop close by.
Working out releases endorphins and those endorphins can give you a natural high and help you feel better. And it is true, after I workout, I already start to feel better whether it is about my day or myself. So if fitness is your 2018 goal, now is the time to start. No need to be overly ambitious, but just get out and go. Maybe try a new workout class!
Winter is a perfect time to do you! Self-care can do so many amazing, positive things for you like I mentioned in my last post. Self-care has helped me navigate through anxiety. Taking care of yourself is so important. Take advantage of this time! Want to get that hour long massage, go for it!
Connect with People
You know those friends or family that you always say you need to meet up with? Do it! Spend time with them and enjoy catching up. Either go to one another’s place or make it fun by trying out a new restaurant. Everything in Winter seems to slow down, so take advantage and spend time with family and friends before your schedule gets crazy again.
Find A New Hobby
If there is something you always wanted to try, now is the time. That’s how I started my blog. It was in the middle of Winter and I just wanted to do something. Same goes for how I got into calligraphy, hand lettering, and painting. And they all happened to be very therapeutic too.
Plan A Getaway
Having something to look forward to, like going on a quick getaway or vacation, is exciting! Doesn’t have to happen in Winter, but planning it and knowing something awesome is coming up helps with my mood. My husband and I started planning our vacations for the rest of the year and it was fun!
I hope you guys find this post helpful and hopefully you can get over the Winter blues! And if you have any additional tips on getting over the Winter blues, please do share! Have a wonderful Monday!
Such great tips and love your outfit! I have the winter blues too…this weather doesn’t help…
Thank you Samantha!
I couldn’t agree w/ you more! Self care and working out produce endorphins which are so very needed to combat the winter blues + you look amazing! This helps too! 🙂
Happy Monday, babe!
Glad those things are helping you Vanessa! Happy Monday!
Eva Redson says
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Thank you Eva!
Anna English says
Love this post – such a great way to kick off Monday! Ps, those sleeves are amazing!
I love this! And I love your boots!! Great post, girl! I just love your blog!
Thank you Jessica!
Andrea Nine says
LOVE! I wear my white jeans Year round and it feels so good! Here’s hoping Spring is around the corner you cutie pie!
Me too! Glad I’m not the only that wears it year round haha! I sure hope Spring is coming soon!
Such great tips! I love your pretty sweater and white jeans!
These are all really great tips! Winter can be awful if you let it!
Shelby Back says
these are great tips! I am dying to plan a getaway asap!
Thanks Shelby! me too!
I definitely have a bit of the winter blues myself! But working out does help! Cute look babe!
Glad that is helping! Thanks Meghan!
Nina Nguyen says
I love the stripe sweater with those boots, so cute!!!
Loved the post girl! Super helpful and great tips for getting over the Winter Blues! The weather has been so weird here, so definitely ready for Spring and a change in fashion. Happy Monday!!
Glad I can help Lydia!
Oh to Be a Muse says
I’m totally with you. So ready for spring, even though I really like winter fashion. I’ve been working out and doing more with self care as well, but I think I need to find a new hobby.
I love that you’ve been doing that! I hope it has been helping!
Blue is my favourite colour but I don’t like the winter blues! haha. However, sometimes if you can’t get rid of them, you just embrace it right? You look beautiful dear!
Only time blue just doesn’t work right haha?Thanks Didier!
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I get kind of depressed in the winter time (seasonal affective disorder) so these tips are really helpful – I love working out in the winter! It really perks me right up!
Also, I am IN LOVE with your sweater! It looks so cozy
Girl me too! Working out sure helps a lot! The only struggle is getting out the door haha!
I love your blue sweater !
Colors are the best in winter to not get depressed about the weather.
I love wearing white pants in the winter! I feel it is so crisp and clean plus all I love styling bright colored sweaters with it:)
It is the best right!
Mariann Yip says
I adore this color scheme for the winter. Keep a positive mindset even when it’s gloomy outside.
Amy Arnold says
These are all good tips. It is amazing how getting active helps or having a trip to look forward to.
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It is crazy how it works!
Shira Rosenbluth says
I love these tips especially working out which really helps me personally!
Same! Thanks Shira!
Sonia Aicha says
great post, lucky me I am going at the beach in couple weeks and I can’t wait 🙂
That sounds so amazing!
What a cute sweater, I love the bell sleeves! Glad you are finding ways to combat the winter blues… I’m definitely ready for a break from the cold and grey.
Thanks girl! I know I’m ready for the warm days!
Oh my goodness that sweater is so cute! Love the exaggerate sleeves. And I definitely needed to read this post right now. Thanks for your lovely words <3
Thank you Keri!
I love getting outside on any nice day this time of year! Great tips!
Glad to hear that works Noelle!
Marisa Cavaleiro says
Great tips… and i like your boots…
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you look so fantastic. Loved it!
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It’s so easy in winter to just curl up and watch tv. I love your tips to get moving and get those endorphins going
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So true! Thanks Liz!
Glory of the Snow says
Great tips and you look gorgeous, love this sweater!
These are really good tips. I’ll have to use these when i’m feeling unmotivated.
Hope you find it helpful!
Connecting with people has really been helping me get away from any winter blues! I try to schedule at least 2-3 coffee dates each week that get me out of my home office and into a cheery, human-filled environment! It’s great to hear all your other ideas as well! Here’s to a very non-gloomy winter!
That is so smart! I love the coffee date idea!
I live in Charleston (where it isn’t too too cold) and I am so over winter. Excited for my beach getaway in March! xo
I am jealous you live in Charleston!
I totally agree about getting outdoors. You need that little jolt of sunshine and the fresh air always helps me sleep better, making my mornings the next day that much better. I do like to cheat a little during the winter and head somewhere warm for a few days. Next up, Bahamas in a few weeks. Can’t wait! xx Rox-Anne Celebrating This Life
Omg Bahamas sounds amazing right now!
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Great tips! Love the sweater
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Working out is a best tip for winter blues,.
Btw, you look so casual chic on this outfit
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monica sors says
Beautiful top but I’m in love with your boots!!
Such a great review dear!! Thanks for sharing!!
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Love this cute striped sweater. This would be perfect for a business meeting or coffee date!
Looking lovely on blue dear! Love that it comes with white stripes, which goes perfectly well with your white denim pants. OTK booties adds quite a cute touch too.
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Thank you so much Jessica!