Just a Day Fading Into Another

I wish I could say I've been using my time well. That quarantine has given me the opportunity to focus on creative pursuits, or read more, or accomplish a task that requires my attention for a length of time I might not typically have.

Instead, the days just seem to blur together; books sit without their spines cracked, my closet remains unedited, rather than reaching out to friends, my phone sits quite, its only purpose is to guarantee packages keep arriving at my door everyday. Shopping, my only attempt at finding comfort during this time is perhaps the most useless.

I feel as though my life has been striped of autonomy, that I can't make myself a latte because we are worried about running out of milk, nor can I just pop into the store and buy more milk. I feel stressed about going out for the tiny handful of dog walks I have at the moment, even though they are the only part of my life giving me a sense of purpose, a reason to go outside, and the comfort of affection only a dog can give, even while I'm not supposed to be allowing kisses and keeping contact to a minimum.

So I shop. I shop to feel as though I have some effect on my world around me, to feed the daydreams of times when I can go out in the world and wear what I've purchased, to give me something to look forward to as time keeps passing by. I know it's not the right way to cope, it's just all I feel like I can do right now. 

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The Rundown
Ribbed Cardigan Dress Banana Republic
Cream Booties Aerosoles
Brown Round Bag Mark Cross thrifted similar
Aries Pendant Necklace Mejuri
Midi Stackable Diamond Ring c/o AUrate New York
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Ellyn Blue Jewelry
Signet Ring Sashi
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx


  1. It's a pretty awful situation isn't it? I feel like all I'm doing is napping when I shouldn't be and stress eating. It's cold and windy here and so I don't even want to go outside and I think that's just dragging me down further. I hope some rays of happiness start to inject themselves soon - for you and me!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  2. Yea, I find myself online window shopping a lot these days but not pulling the trigger because I have to worry about what will happen inf either of us lose our work and need to pay the mortgage...blegh. I'm also not doing anything productive - just sitting on the couch watching tv and movies while I wait for work to come in.
    Such a nice Springy look though! Makes me wish I was getting dressed, ha ha.

  3. We are all coping the best way we can, don't judge yourself.
    Out of 20 days in quarantine I have exercised one, I have not picked up a book, I have not begun any special project, i am just being.

  4. What a cute dress on you! I am finding it hard to find time to shop - and the shopping I'm doing is for kids stuff - I posted a bit on my blog, I'm looking for educational and learning things they can do kind of independently while I work. I've spent an awful lot on that, haha! At home I'm still in my pyjamas or loungewear most of the time so I haven't had the urge to shop - but I can see how that would be an attractive prospect, if you're a shopper before the pandemic you want to stick with what is familiar! Don't beat yourself up over it, we are all only doing what we can, this is a new world for everyone and we will get through it however best we can!

    Hope that you are having a lovely Easter weekend :)

    Away From Blue

  5. First things first, the photo of you with your sister in these matching-but-not-quite dresses is too cute. Secondly, I think we all have different ways of coping, and none of them is right or wrong. I've been exercising more, but also drinking more. Ian has been baking like crazy, sometimes from 6 am to 8 pm without stopping, making more things than we will be able to actually eat for the next several months. It's hard to predict how you will react to a major disaster until one actually happens. And our reactions can change over time, too. I think whatever helps right now is worth leaning into, even if it seems silly or frivolous.