Friday, April 19, 2013

Mood Booster

Recent world events have left us all feeling a little worse for wear. It's important during these difficult times, that we remind ourselves of all the good that's still out there, of all the wonderful things we have to look forward to, and how lucky we are.

When your mood may be especially dark, surround yourself with colors that boost your mood--those that give you the energy to keep going, or provide a little comfort on those extra stressful days.

 Energy: redsThese two stimulating colors boost your energy level by causing your body to pump out more adrenaline, says Leslie Harrington, a founder of LH Color, a color-consulting and research firm in Old Greenwich, Conn. One British study found that when evenly matched Olympic athletes competed, those wearing red won significantly more than their blue-wearing opponents. 

Porcelana top from Greylin, Olivia skirt by Hazel, Stag necklace from Charm City

Happy: greens and yellowsWant to feel more upbeat? Bring in the colors of sunshine and spring fields. In a study from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, adults reported feeling happier around these two colors. 

Turnaround Mini from Ace & Jig, Short necklace from Sultana, Feather and Agate necklace from Moon and Arrow

Calm: bluesMost of us choose blue as our favorite color, and it’s really no wonder. Blue is a very soothing hue—it’s the color of the sky and the sea—and we can all use soothing touches of it in our hectic lives. In one of Stone’s studies, she found that people who were faced with difficult tasks felt less anxious after they saw something blue. 
Necklace from Seven Blooms, Misha Blazer from BB Dakota, Snapdragon Dress from Feral Childe
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Here's to better days ahead!

xx Arielle

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