Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A New Denver

mustard pink
Saturday, October 30th - Denver, CO

This is what I wore for Sarah and my day of shopping and relaxing around Denver. I was really surprised by how much more I liked Denver this visit. I mentioned yesterday that I had been to Denver once before, but that trip was so much different. The city was more of a quick stop between the airport and the mountains. I didn't really get a chance to look around and take everything in. 
Being in a city so far from home made it very easy to forget about all the little annoyances going on in my life. It gave me the feeling of starting fresh, and maybe that's part of what appealed to me about Denver. It's similar to the feeling you, or maybe just I, had when I went away to college. I felt like I was starting with a completely blank slate. The new people I was meeting hadn't known me since middle school, or even as far back as nursery school. Everything was fresh. 
The idea of starting over is certainly something that appeals to me right now. I just want to stand up in the middle of it all, shake everything off of me, and keep walking. I want to be happy and really mean it. Yay for me! Beyond that there were so many other little hidden gems in Denver that made it such an attractive place to me.
I like a lot of hippie-esque food (sorry I tried to phrase that a few different ways, but that is really what I wanted to say). I wouldn't say that I try to eat healthy because of some sort of diet, but I'm interested in eating things that are nourishing and good for my body, most of the time. Once I found out about all the health benefits of drinking yerba mate I was hooked. (You may know I'm obsessed by now.)
What I'm getting to is that Denver had all those things and they were offered city wide. It wasn't something you had to search for, it was something you stumbled upon. Being there made me realize that you shouldn't always have to struggle to find what you want. Instead of trying to accept the downfalls of a place (ehem or person) and the things that don't work, instead of overlooking them and forcing something to work that just won't, you should go out and find exactly what you are looking for and what's right for you. 
Pink Scarf from NYC Street Vendor, Mustard Scarf from Target, Velvet Shorts from Madewell
Socks from Madewell, Tights from Duane Reade, Boots from Madewell, My Mom's Sweater

The one thing I missed the first time I was in Denver was the lack of a coast. Something about this time though, left me feeling less dry. And much happier. Who knows, maybe there will be a big change for me in the future.
All pictures taken by Sarah, Thanks Sarah!
In case you're wondering, I'm really into pairing mustard with this pale pink these days. I tied two of my scarves into circle scarfs and wore them together. It felt like a nice way to add color to an otherwise almost monochromatic outfit. Plus I thought I was going to meet ZoĆ«, so I tried to dress up. 
Yay for Denver. 



Anonymous said...

Morgan--Sarah's pictures are lovely. My favorite would be the one where you're holding the two leaves up to your eyes! The velvet shorts are wonderful.

I've never tried yerba mate but will now tune my radar in for that. Looking forward to the meet up with Zoe.

Charlie, Feminine Bravery said...

cute photos, especially the one with the leaves! lvoe the combination of those scarves, looks great and cheery!

xxx Charlie
Feminine Bravery

Sally said...

Love these velvet shorts, alone with the mix of colors!

amberly said...

I love how the trip changed you, or affected you in such a positive direction!! :)

We're at such a weird age and we live in such a weird time. The economy, our families, our relationships, technology...I feel like our generation is so confused about what to do, what to believe, what to stand for....and the answer is ourselves! And that it is okay to stand up, shake it off, and go in a new direction. Its healthy, its preferred, and its probably what we all should do. I'll join you. Where do you want to go? :)

I wish you all the best beautiful girl! Keep positive, love yourself, live healthy and be alive!!

Kate said...

You look so cute & cozy, Morgan! Love the knee socks on you! Sounds like you had a wonderful time away... and sounds like a potential move is in your future? The scenery does make for lovely outfit photo backgrounds! ;) Glad you had a nice time, lady! I've missed your outfit posts!

CAITLIN said...

this post really affected me. i have been in a situation for the past few years that doesn't work for me and i've been constantly sweeping problems under the proverbial rug and trying to force myself to be happy when i know deep down that it's not what i need.

you're really made me think, morgan. thank you.

Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree more. That's why I moved to Maine two years ago, I was sick of just getting by. I really wanted to love where I lived and what I did. It worked!

Also, genius tying the two scarves together. I may rip that off :)


Santina said...

I love the double scarf! Scarves are comforting to me, and I have often worn two but not with both around my neck. The combination of colors in this look is so unexpected yet so beautiful!

As someone who made a HUGE life change recently, the only advice I have is: go for it! I constantly remind myself that nothing is permanent...if something doesn't work out, pick up and try again.

Shallow Mallow said...

Love the mustard & soft pink combo. Excellent idea!

Great stuff about Denver :)

Haiku Ambulance said...

Denver looks fabulous on you.

And I am very excited about this pink and mustard revelation that I am most likely going to copy and replicate (and also give credit...).

I will say, too that growing up here (well, Boulder. But...) I took all of that hippie food for granted. Not that I hated it by any means, I just legitimately thought that any larger metropolitan city would have the same grub. Not so.

I miss my natural sodas, mate lattes, gyros, quinoa, salad bars, odwalla, smoothies, and all that other granola goodness.

I also really like your velvet shorts. Like: REALLY.

megannielsen said...

I love those two scarves together, such a cute look! plus, I totally know what you mean about having what you like at your doorstep. That's something thats really exciting me about moving, is maybe finding somewhere that's more me. Anyway, glad you had a great time sweetie!

Ashley, Lions Lace Lattes said...

I love your high socks with your boots and the double scarf idea. I will have to try it out. :)

Sarah loves it all said...

This outfit is AMAZING! It's so hard to pull off relaxed, and so chic at the same time. I am loving your blog. Happy new follower!

SWF_Terra said...

The more I read your blog, the more I feel as though we may have had very similar experiences growing up. Everything you say here resonates with me like a gong banging in my ears. The feeling of starting new, in a new city, with new people, is always something that appeals to me. College definitely gave me that opportunity. Moving to Pittsburgh did too. As corny as it sounds, you need to follow your gut. You really do know what you want. Sometimes it's just hidden under a lot of what ifs or excuses or fears.

On a lighter note, I've been dying for a pair of over the knee socks just like these. Madewell. Got it. *makes notes on Christmas list*

Between Laundry Days said...

Morgan, I don't think I could love this outfit any more. The pale pink and mustard is a color combo I never would have thought of, but my god it is incredible! I just adore it, head to toe.

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