So I survived Nutcracker weekend. I came out of it much better than I expected, so that's good, but I also went into it with much less holiday cheer than I usually do. I'm not really sure why, but I'm just not feeling the holidays yet, despite all my best efforts with Christmas decor, watching The Holiday almost every other night (as I write this, as a matter of fact), playing nothing but "Swinging Christmas Radio" on Pandora at work, and already having all my Christmas shopping complete. It's weird, but perhaps I can blame the fact that it hasn't snowed yet? Maybe that's the last piece of the puzzle - a blanket of snow to quiet the earth and brighten the night sky, bringing only the warmest thoughts to us inside. <Sigh>
Decidedly without snow, the big holiday weekend at work has come and gone, and with it a weekend I relish getting all fancy. Last year I wore two of my all-time favorite outfits (both with pencil skirts of course): this one and this one. I felt I had a lot to live up to this year - both of those outfits included beautifully unique tops and special accessories that spoke for themselves. I did plan to wear some other favorite pieces of mine, and of course my preferred silhouette, so I think I did okay. =) I'll post the outfits from the rest of the weekend tomorrow and Wednesday, of course...
|Craftmanship Capelet - Anthropologie (gifted) / Cream tee - LOFT / Grey pencil skirt - Talbots /|
Burgundy pumps - Charles by Charles David (via Zappos) / Handbag - Furla
This plaid capelet, purchased last year on a birthday shopping spree, is one of my least worn but definitely prized pieces in my wardrobe. I've never been able to figure out how else to wear it other than with skinnies and boots; though, it's certainly a great wear to wear it! When in doubt, pair with pencil skirt, duh. (If anyone's keeping track, maybe it's time to rename the blog to that?)
I'm really missing my camera, though. These pictures, taken with the wonderful light from my south-facing windows, came out over-exposed with Bob's iPhone, when I know they'd have been perfect with my camera. Boo hiss. Ironically, the best shots with the iPhone have been at night! (I shall keep that in mind nevertheless.) As a result, I've decided to purchase a refurbished model of the same camera from B&H as soon as my paycheck allows. After much research, it's the cheapest and probably the most reliable/comfortable option right now. And the one that will prevent Bob and I from killing each other the soonest... =)
|Ring - H&M /.Necklace - Banana Republic (eBayed) / Earrings - The Limited|
And hey, let it snow!