Sunday, November 13, 2016

Rage Against the Dying of the Light

As a firm rule, I don't discuss my views concerning politics on my blog or as a teacher in my classroom with students. I think that if you're visiting my blog, it's to see what I am wearing as opposed to reading about politics. It is a fact, however, that the nation seems to be deeply divided, not only as a result of this election cycle, but also over a number of issues that have separated us for years now. So here's my proposal: let's find something we all dislike and use that to help unite us! Take, for example, daylight saving time. Does anybody still think this is a good idea? If I were running for office, I think I'd run on a platform that would vow to abolish daylight saving time for good! Now that's something we could all get behind, I think!

Let me give you an example of why I loathe daylight savings. Last week, my husband and I went to a concert in Downtown Los Angeles. Since there are a plethora of awesome walls there, I wanted to get in some quick photos before dinner and the concert. According to my phone, sunset was going to take place at exactly 4:51 pm, so I hoped to arrive Downtown at around 4:00 to catch the last bit of daylight. But, alas, the best laid plans of mice and men (and bloggers!) often go awry. Unfortunately, my husband was running late and there was traffic and then parking issues. When we came out of the parking garage with only 10 minutes until sunset, we immediately saw this mural right outside. It wasn't the one I originally wanted to use, but we didn't have time to be picky and I thought it worked well with my outfit. So I brushed my hair, threw the camera at my husband and made it work before sunset. All of this could have been avoided if it was not for daylight savings!

So, I hope you enjoy my photos, which were taken in much haste and not in ideal lighting. They are my attempt to rage against the dying of the light. Again, it's always strange to me to watch the sun go down as I am driving home from work at 4:00 in the fall and just when I get used to the time change, it's time to change back again, which is why I think we should definitely take strides to get rid of the tyranny that is daylight saving time!

Sweater: J. Crew Factory here
Shirt: J. Crew "Tilda"
Jeans" J. Crew similar here
Bag: Clair V. Alistair here
Shoes: ASOS here and similar here
Sunglasses: Prada here
Brooch: Banana Republic here


  1. Love the layering with your striped tee :)

    We don't have daylight savings here which is nice, although a bit of a pain when planning meetings in states that do have it haha!

    Hope you've had a wonderful weekend :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  2. Love the layering! I never think about doing this with a short sleeve sweater. The pink shoes are so adorable.

  3. I do feel that wall was rather perfect still :)

    On the blog today, I'm tackling something literally "borrowed from the boys", i.e., an item of clothing I took from my husband's wardrobe. Come on over and see how I (and four other women of all ages) styled pieces we, ahem, borrowed from the men in our lives.

  4. Ugh, Daylight Savings is the worst! Your photos came out great, though, and your outfit is on point, so I'd say you're still winning. The layering and the extra bling is amazing. Also, why don't we wear brooches anymore? I say we bring those back. That would be my platform!

    NCsquared Life

  5. Ugh I know what you mean, dayling sayings, don't like it at all. Oh I think your photos with the light turned out beautifully. Love your striped tea with the jeans and what a lovely bag and shoes. Love, Kirsten x

  6. I love those shoes! So adorable! Also I totally agree and would vote for you on the daylight savings time! I hate the savings time so so much!

  7. I am not a fan of daylight savings either! When it is 6 and so dark it feels so much later! Love the cool wall and the details of your outfit. Now, those shoes I love!! The pale pink is gorgeous!
    Thanks for linking up with Turning heads tuesday
    jess xx


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