Sunday, January 22, 2012
I wore this jacket for this first time in months a few days ago. It's made of coat-weight wool, so very warm. We're having a colder and drier than usual winter here in the SF Bay Area, and i fear i still haven't adjusted to dressing as nattily as i might. This tends to involve wearing wool tights, layered knit tops, etc. I have to think out the mechanics of what i'm going to put on before i start, or it's a true hassle to start over. And it's more likely to bother my leg.
Which means that wearing a sweatshirt and super stretchy jeans is easy and comfortable. But i cannot argue that it will set the style world on fire! At least i got a couple of new sweatshirts in bright colors (hot pink and lime citron) to wear instead of my standby heather grey. But really! It's kind of boring, and what's more as a style blogger it's mortifying.
Yesterday i spent a few minutes creating a folder of knock-out looks i've worn the last few months. I was pleasantly surprised! I'm contemplating doing a little 'shop your closet' sketch of some outfits as well, if i can set aside the time. I can't recall ever doing this before, so it will be fun to try something new and will be good experience generally. One way or another i need to put a little more effort into dressing or i'll be askeert to leave the house!
I enjoyed this outfit a lot. I love the boxiness of this blouse because it's counteracted by the flowing drape of the fabric. I decided to play off the boxy shape and my straight shoulders by creating a line from the shoulders straight down to my feet. What was even more fun was the presto-chango way i created a whole new silhouette just by tossing on this jacket! I so enjoy playing with shape and this outfit just tickled my fancy no end.
I'm also wearing my new watch. My trusty old Fossil is eating batteries in just a few months, which i fear is signaling the end. I wondered why i was so antsy for a new watch - when i sat down and thought it out, i've been wearing my old one about twenty years! I really liked Fossil's 'Stella' watches, but how happy was i when i found this one - my favorite low contrast beige and about one third the cost.
Are any of you still thrashing around with the seasonal transition - more than half way through January? New, fun things are happening here wardrobe-wise, but i'm scattered about it, nowhere near focused in taking advantage of these new energies and things. I feel kind of embarrassed about this, but what can we do but admit where we are. Any advice gratefully accepted!