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Cloudy with a Chance of Love

January 16, 2010

Vintage jumpsuit via Spanish Moss Vintage, Bebe leggings, Ash boots via Shopbop.com

It’s both funny and achingly sad how one decision, action, or reaction can dictate the direction your life gets lost in. They are the moments that will haunt you. They are the haunts that will teach you. They are the teachers who will either push you to grow or will validate you as you are. And when I say funny, I mean you’ll find them funny 50 years from now. Until then… know who you have. I’m talking- recognize, inhale, and let him permeate your heart. Otherwise, if you don’t, you won’t know what it feels like when he’s not beside you to recognize, inhale, nor permeate your anything. You could be at his sister’s wedding today. Or before him, you could have already been married and living on Martha’s Vineyard. You talked about marriage when you were mere friends. And it felt so real. Like he really was your tailor-made soul mate. But if he really was, then no decision, action, or reaction should steer you to diverging paths.

Right? It’s not a definitive “right”, but rather one that begs for several question marks.

However you get to the destination- however you get to the place where you’re sitting on a porch swing with the love of your life 50 years from now laughing about all of the missteps with those you passed to get to the one beside you- it doesn’t really matter. It brought you to the one who loves you at the core and knows that one decision, action, or reaction doesn’t define who you are nor does it lessen the love that you have and can offer. And that recognition is the core for sustainability.

*Disclaimer- When I say “decision, action, or reaction”, I’m not referring to the shattering, harmful, or immoral, but rather the miniscule, irrelevant, and insignificant wrinkles in relationships. This was about the trivial clouds that temporarily hover over an otherwise beautiful day. Some allow their heads to get lost up in those clouds. I’m just not one of them.

P.S.- Thank you so so so so so much for voting! Please keep voting for me here every 24 hours until February 1st! Your vote does not count until you validate it by clicking on the link in the e-mail you get. Thanks again for your continued support!

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94 Comments leave one →
  1. January 16, 2010 10:01 am

    A really interesting post! Reading it was actually quite thought provoking. You look great her btw. I love jumpsuit.

  2. January 16, 2010 10:26 am

    you look wonderful in this jumpsuit! love the colours and your pretty make-up. I gonna vote πŸ™‚

  3. January 16, 2010 10:31 am

    Thank you so much for voting, Melmo!! πŸ™‚ xo

  4. January 16, 2010 11:12 am

    So well-put and so true! You’re a phenomenal writer, Mel. I really hope everything is well with you.

    About your outfit: isn’t it funny how vintage is the new hot thing? I mean, my mother looks at some of the things I wear and goes, “yeah, I wore that when I was your age.” What’s even better is being able to scour through her closet and borrow some of her eternally awesome pieces. I really like this jumpsuit and I can already imagine it being worn during the summer πŸ™‚

  5. January 16, 2010 12:26 pm

    Your boots and jumpsuit are phenomenal! Cobalt blue is my fave color.

    Much love πŸ™‚
    Glendy

  6. January 16, 2010 1:44 pm

    you look stunning !!!

  7. January 16, 2010 6:41 pm

    That’s a great color on you!

  8. January 16, 2010 7:40 pm

    I love this jumpsuit!! You look great in this outfit! πŸ™‚

  9. January 16, 2010 7:50 pm

    Heya Gorgeous! LOVE the crazy jumpsuit. I am only just falling for them myself ❀

    I like the thoughts you wrote, it can be easy to get lost in the clouds sometimes and it *is* funny when you look back, just not at the time. But we live, we learn and we grow. And in 50 years, we can look back and think "my weren't we a silly pair" πŸ™‚

    Much love my dear

    Liv xx

  10. January 16, 2010 10:42 pm

    Interesting boots!

    P.S.: β™₯Please don’t forget to join the Three Birds Designs giveaway!β™₯

    Good luck!

    Xβ™₯Xβ™₯

  11. January 17, 2010 4:58 am

    I was delighted when you commented on my blog, because now I have found yours!! It’s wonderful. And your clothes a great.

  12. January 17, 2010 10:13 am

    good lord lady, you are in amaaazing writer! I absolutely loved reading this post, it was so inspiring and made me want to hold on to my man that much more! Thanks so much! And I absolutely love this outfit, the jumper just pops, its so unique πŸ™‚

    Fashion X K8.blogspot.com

  13. January 17, 2010 10:14 am

    oh yeah, P.S. I voted for you πŸ™‚

  14. January 17, 2010 10:35 am

    OMGorgeous in red lips.
    Love the vintagey piece. πŸ™‚

    xx

  15. January 17, 2010 10:58 am

    thank you for your lovely comment!
    I looked through your blog-it really looks like best fashion magazine!
    I love all your outfits, you have very unique sense of style!

    kisses from Russia
    Juliet

  16. January 17, 2010 11:01 am

    Hey K8- Thanks for the compliment on my writing- I always appreciate when people can take away a little something from here! And thanks soooo much for voting!! πŸ™‚ xo

  17. January 17, 2010 11:15 am

    Hey Juliet- Thanks for thinking it looks like a fashion magazine! πŸ™‚ So sweet of you to say! πŸ™‚ xo

  18. January 17, 2010 11:47 am

    love your amazing graphic tunic! work it girl;)

    xx raez

  19. January 17, 2010 12:36 pm

    First off, my darling… You look beautiful! Those vibrant colors look fabulous with your gorgeous skin tone! And the post and your writing is wonderful too… It hit very close to home for me right now, as I am going through some very confusing and complicated emotional times right now. So thank you for sharing your thoughts… I am sure I am not the only one who will take something away from it!

  20. January 17, 2010 1:57 pm

    Hey Leyla- Thanks so much for your sweet words! I’ll be hoping the best for you! xo

  21. January 17, 2010 2:06 pm

    the colors are so beautiful on you!!

  22. January 17, 2010 4:10 pm

    going to vote now πŸ™‚ and thank YOU for voting for me in the sexy women comp! x

    and yes i’ve learnt a lot from my past relationships. I value the one i have now and don’t let my head drift in the clouds. i appreciate him so much.

    β™₯ add me to facebook and say hi =)

    p.s. love the electric outfit!!!!

  23. January 17, 2010 4:11 pm

    p.s. the link doesn’t work for me to vote! 😦

  24. January 17, 2010 4:49 pm

    the link worked πŸ™‚ i used it in explorer instead of firefox.

    i’ll put up the link on my blog for you!

    x

  25. January 17, 2010 4:58 pm

    Aww, thanks sooooo much, J!! You’re the best! πŸ™‚ xo

  26. January 17, 2010 5:10 pm

    just put the link up the top of my blog πŸ˜€

    hope it brings you lots more votes

  27. January 17, 2010 5:51 pm

    Mel, i love your outfit! I don’t think I’ve seen boots like that either, so awesome πŸ˜€ I really need to get make-up lessons from you and Becs! you girls always look so gorgeous.

  28. January 17, 2010 6:28 pm

    That jumper is SPECTACULAR. You wear it sooooo well ❀ Those boots are stellar as well πŸ™‚ xo Totally voting!!

  29. January 17, 2010 6:40 pm

    Everyone should go to J’s blog (the sydney girl): http://www.thesydneygirl.com/
    She’s soo sweet and gorgeous!! Thanks again, J!!! xo

  30. January 17, 2010 6:41 pm

    Hey Jess- Thanks sooo much for voting!!! πŸ™‚ xo

  31. jessica permalink
    January 17, 2010 8:06 pm

    OMG! I so love your jumpsuit! It’s so ah-mazingly fabulous!!! The color combo rocks my world girl πŸ˜€

    Anyway, thanks for the comment on my blog! Keep in touch πŸ˜€

    β™‘,
    Jessica

  32. January 17, 2010 8:51 pm

    Your outfit is great (as usual) but you have the amazing bone structure. Seriously…I love your cheekbones! πŸ™‚

  33. January 18, 2010 1:26 am

    ow ow ! i love this. bright blue, geometric shaped jumpsuit. im a fan ! the red lipstick (which i am also a fan of) is crazy hot !

    xx lue

  34. wulan permalink
    January 18, 2010 3:12 am

    wow u look amazing
    i love ur bootsie.. πŸ™‚

    http://wulanasihsetyarini.wordpress.com/

    http://wulanasihsetyarini.wordpress.com/

  35. January 18, 2010 6:40 am

    Wow, super chic outfit hun!!! Hope u had a good wknd xx

  36. January 18, 2010 7:27 am

    pairing the romper with boots and tights really dresses it up–and i love the pattern!

  37. January 18, 2010 8:22 am

    Love the jumpsuit!
    X, fashionnerdic

  38. January 18, 2010 12:44 pm

    this jumpsuit is amazing. looks awesome with those boots, love the background too!!
    x!

  39. January 18, 2010 1:52 pm

    Hello!!!!
    Thanks for your comment! Where did you find my blog? cause I hardly have comments, as I don’t usually comment anyone too!

    Hope you’re doing well! keep in touch!

    Hugs!

  40. January 18, 2010 2:04 pm

    So gorgeous, darling!
    Love the jsuit!

    xoxox,
    CC

  41. January 18, 2010 2:10 pm

    πŸ™‚
    i love the color of your dress, you dress AMAZING!

  42. January 18, 2010 2:14 pm

    loving your colorful jumpsuit, sweetie!
    you’re a good writer.

  43. January 18, 2010 3:21 pm

    great colors on the jumpsuit!

  44. January 18, 2010 4:27 pm

    Love the jumpsuit!

  45. January 18, 2010 6:03 pm

    thanks for you comment darling! ah- yes i love that sweater so much. it was a bargain too πŸ™‚ 23 dollars. πŸ™‚ love a nice diy! so proud of my friend who made it.
    hope you had an great weekend. what did you do?
    what are you doing daily? working-studying?

    xx ediot

  46. January 18, 2010 6:27 pm

    looooove the jumper, looks amazing on you! thanks for stopping by & your sweet comment
    love your style!

    fashionableroad.blogspot.com

  47. January 18, 2010 8:51 pm

    Mel,I had to read your post twice to get the real meaning and I wish I had something just as thought provoking to write back.
    Also only you can pull this off, I love it! Girl way to rock it.

    Thanks for commenting on the blog and telling me about your orange Esprit sweater. An orange purse sounds awesome, I love buying bags that are vibrant colors. Hope to see it in a blog post!

  48. Clare permalink
    January 18, 2010 9:16 pm

    cuuute look! I am loving the red lips πŸ™‚

    http://www.clarabelleblog.com

  49. January 18, 2010 10:18 pm

    “where you’re sitting on a porch swing with the love of your life 50 years from now laughing about all of the missteps with those you passed to get to the one beside you” – sigh. That’s exactly what I want. Yet I do have a back-up plan of being a crazy dog lady who scares little children.

  50. January 18, 2010 10:24 pm

    K- you just cracked me up!! πŸ™‚

  51. January 19, 2010 1:13 am

    *hug* This post hits close to home. I hope you’re hanging in there, and just know that 50 years from now you will see that everything happened for a reason!

    On another note, I *love* your jumpsuit!

  52. January 19, 2010 1:47 am

    Oh boy, that made me grin. There is nothing like knowing that those little actions/reactions mean so little in the greater scheme of things to the ones who truely love you – but to those on the outside they could make or break you.

    Adore the jumpsuit, I love them dearly. So stylish!

  53. January 19, 2010 2:29 am

    wow wow wow
    looks great, love the colors!!

  54. January 19, 2010 5:05 am

    Your makeup is so well done :

  55. January 19, 2010 5:10 am

    What beautiful words! I think it’s the little things that can mean so much, but sometimes too much thought gets put into these things as well and blown out of proportion. I know couples who have grown apart because of the most irrelevant miniscule things and later lived to regret it, but by that time the relationship could no longer be repaired. I agree that it’s better not to get caught up in those clouds, or else you’ll never see the sun.

    Gorgeous outfit by the way. It looks like a modern-day kimono! And those boots are awesome!

  56. January 19, 2010 5:19 am

    HI GIRL! THIS JUMPSUIT IS AMAZING!!! LOVE IT! YOU LOOK GREAT HUN! SO UNIQUE! KISSES! WM.

    http://WWW.WASHMACH.COM

  57. January 19, 2010 9:33 am

    Win for rompers and thigh highs!

    Love Grace.

  58. January 19, 2010 10:28 am

    The jumpsuit looks fun! I may have to sew one for myself πŸ˜‰

  59. January 19, 2010 11:23 am

    LOVE the fabulous bright colors. You look like a doll!

  60. January 19, 2010 12:51 pm

    Very cute love the jumpsuit and it look amazing on you!

  61. January 19, 2010 2:33 pm

    You look like an exotic doll in these pics. Super unique outfit!

    x Marcella

  62. January 19, 2010 3:22 pm

    Hey glorious babe!
    Sorry for being away for a long time – again! Don’t feel like blogging in last time so much – also I don’t have a lot of time to visit all my fav blogs!
    But hell – you’re getting the attention you deserve so very much! Look at thos amount of comments here 😎 JEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZ!
    CONGRATS darling – I’m very happy to see!

    Amazing pictures and stunning outfit – the colors and the light are giving them such a very cool artificial vibe I didn’t see at outfit posts for ages! GASP!

    How are you – how is Becs? How is life so far in this new year 2010?!
    Lots of hugs and kisses to you, sweet!

  63. January 20, 2010 8:42 am

    oh i just adore this jumpsuit! and it looks fantastic on you! now i’m off to vote!

  64. January 20, 2010 9:10 am

    Aww, thanks sooooo much, Issa!! xo

  65. January 20, 2010 5:59 pm

    I loveee this jumpsuit!!

  66. Tamara permalink
    January 21, 2010 7:28 am

    That jumpsuit!! Awesome πŸ™‚
    xoxo

  67. January 21, 2010 10:35 am

    Such a very interesting post.

    I love your vintage jumpsuit Mel.

  68. January 21, 2010 1:18 pm

    love loving that print..such a cool piece

    xx

  69. January 21, 2010 6:37 pm

    Interesting post, seems like you have some deep thoughts going on these days! I can only hope that I will find a love that is that deep and true.

  70. January 21, 2010 6:54 pm

    your boots are superbilicious!

  71. January 22, 2010 6:51 am

    Ahh the jumpsuit, I’ve yet to try wearing one lol:P You look fantastic!

    And I do love the way you write your posts, they’re always so interesting to read:)

    xx

  72. January 22, 2010 8:49 am

    Mel Darling you look sooo beautiful and doll like!!! love love love this!!!!

  73. January 22, 2010 9:32 am

    You are SUCH a babe!!!

  74. January 22, 2010 10:25 am

    Oh My God, I love your style here! The Jumpsuit is incredible and it suits you very very well. Stunning πŸ™‚

  75. January 22, 2010 10:34 am

    heartfelt sweet words girl πŸ™‚

  76. January 22, 2010 10:41 am

    great style my dear, i love how you take a risky outfit and make it look fierce! and your makeup is so sexy!

  77. January 22, 2010 10:41 am

    cute jumpsuit!

    Clothes Are Cute

  78. January 22, 2010 10:54 am

    This jumpsuit is absolutely amazing. Wow. You really work it
    *Nathalie

  79. January 22, 2010 11:44 am

    yay its friday!
    have fun over the weekend!!

  80. January 22, 2010 11:52 am

    The vibrant colors of this jumpsuit rock. You look so cute here! And you know I’m jealous of your writing talent.. you have an amazing way with words!

  81. January 22, 2010 12:00 pm

    your jumpsuit is gorgeous and i love your makeup here.

  82. January 22, 2010 12:12 pm

    That jumpsuit is bananas!! LOVE it!

  83. January 22, 2010 12:24 pm

    RYC: Oooh, Lifehouse makes it pretty often here, too. I don’t think I’ve heard a lot by MGMT, though.

  84. January 22, 2010 12:31 pm

    Hey K- You need to check out MGMT’s “Kids”- it’s an instant mood-lifter πŸ™‚

  85. January 22, 2010 1:22 pm

    I imagine you are the only person who could pull off that jumpsuit/romper with such alluring glamour. And your boots…tres fabulous! Your style is incredibly covetable!! πŸ™‚

  86. January 22, 2010 1:29 pm

    You are a porcelain doll! So gorgeous!

  87. January 22, 2010 1:56 pm

    I adore this jumpsuit- I want it for myself! Great pics too.

  88. January 22, 2010 4:29 pm

    lovely post, so sweet.

  89. January 22, 2010 10:14 pm

    I love it! ❀

  90. January 23, 2010 11:51 am

    gorgeous jumpsuit

  91. January 28, 2010 12:04 am

    love the jumpsuit!

  92. January 31, 2010 3:06 pm

    Fantastic jumpsuit ❀
    Great blog, so glad you stopped by and left your sweet message, now I get to discover your blog πŸ™‚

    xx
    FashionCloud

  93. February 9, 2010 1:11 am

    I heart your boots!!!

    +8!3

  94. February 9, 2010 7:09 am

    That jumpsuit is so killer! Love the photos too – keep up the good work! x

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