Maybe you hadn’t noticed, but I have a thing for the light when it’s pushing around and through obstacles. I love it knifing through the blinds in early morning:
I love it filtering through the canopy in the woods:
I love the way it speckles and stripes my skin, brands me with the shapes of lace and leaves and window grids:
(I really just can’t help myself.)
Lately, though, I have a new crush where light is concerned, and I found it in the most unlikely of places.
A few weeks ago, I dropped into Target to snag something completely mundane, like soap or office tape or a bottle of ketchup. On my way to get the things I *actually* needed, I spotted this little open-weave straw fedora with its jaunty blue chambray band, and for $15.00, I figured it was a harmless indulgence. It’s been getting a lot of play in my wardrobe ever since — with everything from vintage seersucker dresses to classic white shirts and boyfriend jeans.
But what I love about it most is the way it scatters a confetti of light on my cheekbones whenever I wear it.
No matter how I’m feeling, when I put it on, I feel little pinpricks of summer sun dancing over my face and catching in my eyelashes … And this is a small, ordinary, thing, but it makes me smile:
Here’s hoping you find a little light and loveliness in small, ordinary things today… ❤