Jan 12, 2012

Get dressed, be happy!























Two days ago, a co-worker emailed me this insightful article titled: "En Harvard se Aprende a ser Feliz." For those of you who don't speak Spanish, this translates into "In Harvard you Learn to be Happy." The article's main focus is about a Harvard course that deals with the topic of happiness and garners the attention of thousands of students per semester, from all sorts of majors. The professor compares one's life to that of a business: We are happy when we have more postive things coming into our lives than negatives... when our balance statement is in blue (which in the US would be referred to as black) instead of red. For example, a person with a prolonged depression would be the same as a company that is by all means, broke! The article then goes into sharing with the readers 13 tips to improve the quality of your emotional state so that you can generate a positive livelihood and keep your balance statement in blue/black. I want to think that this share was purely coincidental and not trying to imply anything about my mood the last few days–what cold wouldn't bring you down– but when I saw tip #13, I knew where this was heading:


"Arréglate y siéntete atractivo(a)
El 41% de la gente dice que se sienten más felices cuando piensan que se ven bien. ¡Ponte guapo(a)!"



"Get dressed and feel attractive- 41% of people say they feel happier when they think they look good, so work for it! " 


 I am not one to disagree with this statement. I am a huge supporter of looking good in the outside to feel better in the inside, my mom calls me vain, I call her Carly Simon. So, today I made an effort to look good and spent an extra 20 mins on make up and hair- which you should know by now, I usually keep simple- and wah-la! Here's the result.
 I have to admit, I still have a cold but I am not dwelling on it any longer and this skirt is just one small proof that my balance statement is definitely on blue/black. Leave the red for some other time!


Sweater- Zara, Skirt- F21, Sunglasses- Marc by Marc Jacobs, Rings- Perú & Vintage, Bracelets- F21, Charriol, Perú


If any of you speak spanish and would like me to email you the article I would be happy to! Still looking for the link

78 comments:

  1. I loove your outfit, so pretty :)

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  2. I agree, get dressed nice and you'll feel much better. I love your outfit and the choice of colors and the accesories, of course!

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  3. AGREE! getting dressed nicely changes my mood is a tremendous way, i love getting dresses , this outfit is pretty on you love the stripes

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  4. Great outfit!You look beautiful!

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  5. such a perfectly effortless look.
    i truly adore your bold and silver accessories!

    if you’re interested – i’m hosting a pretty rad giveaway.
    xx // themerrimari.blogspot.com

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  6. Cute! Love the top and accessories!

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    -N

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  7. I love your jewelry and your hairstyle!

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  8. Great skirt, love the colors, I have a same but it's from Stradivarius :)

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  9. Great post! Not only do I love what your wearing but your hair is so pretty like that. In addition, I am a firm believer of looking good on the outside will uplift your mood. When you feel like you look pretty it shows :)

    Red Soles and Red Wine

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  10. I love the way you put together your jewellery!! absolutely stunning!

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    xx

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  11. beautiful! love your hair like that! <3

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  12. Love your make up and hair, also your skirt is so pretty :)

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  13. Que buena trenza amiga! que pajarita tan linda!!!!

    atte,
    FN

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  14. I love how you did your hair here - it is perfect with your entire ensemble!

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  15. Wow!!! You look gorgeous!!!
    Love the accessorises which are obviously made this look and love you hair style, it's very nice and stylish!!!

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  16. Love everything about this look, but especially the accessories! They complement it perfectly. I'm a new follower and am loving your style.
    Sarah
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  17. you are so pretty <3 i love your look!!

    xx jamie

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  18. I love the combo of the sweater and the skirt! I love the outfit! you look great.

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  19. i love your outfit. and i too feel a lot better when i get dressed...as i write thing while i'm slumming it in pajamas and slippers :)
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  20. You are gorgeous! Love that skirt, and your hair, wish I could do that

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  21. How have I not been to your blog before?! You have STUNNING photos. Will absolutely be frequenting :)

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  22. Great hairstyle and sweater is so so so gorgeous on you!

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  23. Of course I will follow u, plz follow me to! :) You look great, I really love your blog! <3

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  24. you are looking good indeed! love your style. Following you - Cheryl

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    1. thanks for dropping by! following you now!:)

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  25. Your hair looks adorable in this hair-do! And I'm loving all your bracelets layered on the wrist!

    Xx

    Alexandra

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  26. Love this outfit! That sweater looks great with the striped skirt :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  27. i agree hun, i feel great about myself when i dress up!! i love your boho braid:) great outfit:) x

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  28. so simple and chic!
    beautiful pix
    xo
    MosaMuse

    MosaMuse.blogspot.com

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  29. Love the striped skirt with the oversize sweater! ~ Rhoda

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  30. I love this outfit, classy and original.
    Your white sweater is perfect. Lovely skirt too.

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  31. You are too cute You have such a lovely glow!I love how you paired strong accessories w/ such a soft sweater :) Can't wait to follow your blog!

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  32. Right!!Pretty good outfit,your Jumper is great!
    xoxo Sabrina

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  33. PS. Following you now, hope you can follow me back too as suggested :)

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  34. it so true and i've experimented it myself :) love your hairstyle in the picture! i LOVE braids!!!!!

    xx
    teresa
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  35. Lovely look, you look stunning as per usual. I really like your hair style and the multi ring look. Aimee
    www.new-yorkdoll.blogpot.com
    xxx

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  36. You are beautiful! Love your skirt nad hair style!


    Kisses,
    Ana
    http://www.lavieenrosegirl.blogspot.com/

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  37. LOVE the skirt & couldn't agree more with the statement "when you look good you feel good" when I'm looking crappy I definitely feel crappy!!

    xo Jackie
    ...livingaftermidnite

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  38. I completely agree! And I love your hair! Hope you feel better :) <3

    Kel xo www.littlebirdbelle.com

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  39. Pretty Jumper.
    Don't miss wonderfull Chanel S/S 2012 collection.
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    Frances

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  40. lovely sweater!

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  41. great outfit!
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  42. you are so fabulous girl! totally obsessing over your hair! perfect! and all those rings, perfect!
    xo TJ

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  43. That skirt looks great with the sweater!
    I would definitely wear your outfit!
    <3

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  44. That sounds awesome! I think it is very important to feel good and look good, and it's amazing that there's an article and class for just that! :) You look very pretty in this outfit- I think white suits you very nicely! And loving the hair as well!
    Good luck!

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  45. cuuute!

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  46. Getting dressed does make me feel happy. However, the occasional day off in sweats with no make up is pretty rad too. Love your jewelry.

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  47. Hi sweety, firstly, adore your hairstyle, please do a tutorial on how to do it. Your outfit is charming, like the stripes. Interesting facts, I agree with What you wrote about looking good on the outside, it does contribute to happiness

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  48. I am diggin the extra time on the hair, although I am the same way at times ;) I love the oversized knits and stripes on this skirt...Pretty rad.

    XX,
    Miranda

    Ps- Thanks for the follow! Of course I am following you back now on GFC and Bloglovin TGIF ;)

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  49. I have to agree, I feel better when I get dressed and like what I am wearing. I love all of your bracelets.

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  50. Love the hair!!!
    It's one of my favorite hairdo's to do to get the hair out of my face!
    Cute outfit!!

    xoxo, maria
    www.paintedREDDD.blogspot.com

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  51. Beautiful outfit, I would love to read that article!
    if you get a moment to pass it along it would be appreciated :)
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  52. In reply to your comment, its so annoying haha! Like when really nice bloggers talk to you but you can't comment on their blogs! Anyway, you look real lovely here, your hair is also so pretty xx

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  53. I love that skirt and how you styled it! I definitely feel good when I look good, great post

    xo Gillie

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  54. Hola guapa! Ya sabes que me encanta tu blog así que te he nombrado una de mis preferidas para el premio Liebster Award!!!

    Pásate por mi blog y le echas un vistazo!!!

    Espero que te haga ilusión!

    Besos!

    Vicky
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  55. Me encanta este post, totalmente de acuerdo! Vengo desde la maleta de Olivia, gran recomendación :) Te sigo!

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  56. Following you too :D Thanks for the comment ;)

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  57. I know right, I've never had a polish before that was That covering using only one coat!! And you look great.. x

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  58. Thank you very much for following my blog!!!
    Of course, follow you back (via GFC and Bloglovin)!!!
    Hello from Charlotte's House!

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  59. you look gorgeous! I love your bracelets and your make up!

    yeah I totally agree with this sentence!

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  60. you look so cute! i love your rings x

    luna
    lunaoffduty.blogspot.com

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  61. beautiful outfit! I love the sweater and the skirt, its a great combination! Your accessories are amazing and I really like how you did your hair. Thanks for following, I am defiantly following you back!

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  62. Another beautiful look of yours, and such a gorgeous skirt, love those stripes!;)
    xoxo

    Jelena
    glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com

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  63. I am in a bad mood and I wish getting dressed up helped but it is frigging midnight...so rotten mood it is:(
    Love the skirt and accessories

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  64. I love everything about this post from your comfy sweater and fun mini to the happiness quote. I live near Harvard so I'm going to look into lectures by that prof. I wish I could read the whole article but my high school Spanish is a bit rusty.

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  65. Milkmaid braids, love them!

    Love, Rita
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  66. I LOVE THIS LOOK!!! Your hair looks adorable! OMG I want to do that with my hair. GROW HAIR GROW!

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  67. Lovely outfit, and great post :) I would definitely agree with Harvard: when you look good, you feel good.

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  68. This is a really lovely look. Great outfit posts and great blog. Drop by mine and follow if you're keen. I'll do the same:)

    Libby x

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  69. Love it! Dear you always look impecabble, totally adore all your looks *.*

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