Happy Blue Monday: Fashion to Get You Through the “Saddest Day of the Year”

They say—as "they" are prone to doing—that today, January 19th, is the "Blue Monday" the "Most Depressing Day of the Year." But look around you: The air is crisp, it's MLK Day (meaning some of you are reading this from the comfort of your home), and tomorrow, one of Dr. King's dreams will be realized when Barack Obama becomes President. Really, things aren't so bad. Still, if you're feeling "Blue Monday" blues, we've got a collection of pretty presents, bright fashions, and fun objects to give you an injection of sunshine to get you through the day. So get whip out the credit card, start shopping, and when someone asks, "How does it feel," you can answer back with a big ol' smile.
Above, from left: Mint by Jodi Arnold Ruffle Silk Tank, $330, available at Net-A-Porter; Fred Flare Hard Candy Heart Sunnies, $11, available at Fred Flare; Fred Flare Banana cell phone holder, $14, available at Fred Flare; Chapeau Claudette UFO Mini Hat, $36, available at Pixie Market.
Above, from left: Cheerful spring '09 runway looks from Marni, Sonia Rykiel, Viktor & Rolf, and Jonathan Saunders.
Above, from top left: Pretty Ballerinas Neon Flats, $159, available at Revolve Clothing; Ligne Blanche Coffret Flower Andy Warhol Chocolate, about $22, available at Colette; Coca-Cola x Nathalie Rykiel Cola Light Bottle, about $5, available at Colette;
I Can Has Cheezburger?: A Lolcat Colleckshun Book, $5.87, available at Buy.com; Topshop Zip-Up Watermelon Bag Charm, $10, available at Topshop.
Above, from left: Spring '09 runway looks from Sonia Rykiel, Christopher Kane, Luella, and Marni.
Above, from left: Nike Air Morgan Mid High-Tops, $75, available at Urban Outfitters; Andrea Crews Leggings, 40 euro, available at Andrew Crews Shop; Lanvin Leather Ballet Flats, $530, available at Net-A-Porter; Marimekko Kaarna Umbrella, for information, go to Marimekko; Kid Robot Yummy Breakfast Keychains, $4.95 each, available at Kidrobot.