I have contained my family tradition of only buying one new ornament a year even though I have my own place now. However, this can leave the tree feeling a little jumbled so I wanted to have a theme that I could carry out from year to year. First I chose a color scheme of metallics (gold and silver). I can also include mercury glass or crystal. I have a few turquoise ornaments but I think I will nix them long term. I couldn’t settle on a theme so I decided to have a bling tree.
I’ve noticed this a lot when taking pictures. The right lighting makes me look younger and healthier as well as just plain prettier. The wrong lighting of course does the opposite effect of all that. I think it would be interesting to learn more about stage lighting packages and see if there were any lighting tips that I could use in just basic photography. We’ve all seen celebrities and haven’t recognized their pictures taken on the street. Sure makeup and photography touchups have a lot to do with that but so does lighting.
I used to be squarely against winter vests but I’ve been coming around. This is mainly because I bought one. I used to mock outdoor style vests because I can’t remember a situation where my arms were a different temperature than the rest of my upper body.
However, I picked one up for hiking on days when it isn’t quite cool enough to wear a coat. It’s nice to have my arms free. It’s lightweight and I’ve even been wearing it in the house to stay warm when I don’t want a full on coat. It’s lightweight too. I don’t think I’ll buy tons of these. I only need the one. It’s gray and matches everything but I’ve been wearing it a lot more than I thought I would.