Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Swing of Things

And just like that, the holidays - and vacation - are over. Such a hard realization to wake up to (especially when it requires a 3 hour adjustment in sleeping hours), but believe it or not, I think I'm ready to get back into the swing of things. Yesterday's extra day off sure did help, though.

Blouse - H&M / Black cami - LOFT / Ponte pencil skirt - Lane Bryant / Tights - LOFT /
Black booties - Payless / Pink belt - Talbots / Clutch - ASOS

Though I didn't get much in the way of apartment projects done over the much-needed break, we had a good balance of family time, celebration and relaxation. Holiday dressing was some of my favorite this year, but ample time was spent lounging in comfies, too. There was lots of movie watching, peppermint white mochas, sleeping very late, and a general ability to keep up with life, even for a little bit. Holiday decor will come down over the weekend (I abide by the 12 days of Christmas and keep everything up until January 6th), and as always, I'll be sad to put away all that color and light. I might still have to burn my balsam and cedar candles, though. Ahhhhh...

As for the outfit, polka dots, a comfy ponte pencil skirt and a hot pink belt for a needed pop of color (and Black Bomber Bird for a needed pop of humor) seemed like a good way to start the week, one which will be unseasonably busy. Nothing like having to dive right in.

Ring - Banana Republic / Necklace - Urban Outfitters / Earrings - Maurices


  1. I love this outfit!  I am very drawn to polka dots lately so I am going to look for a similar blouse and copy this one! 

  2. It stinks going back to work, but at least you look gorgeous doing so! Love the polka dots :)

  3. Nothing better than black and white polkas with bright pink!  Classic and lovely.

  4. right!?! i think that's all i'll be buying in the next month - more dots!!

  5. this was a clearance item at H&M, but i did see a few similar items there. dots are everywhere tho, so i don't think you'll have a problem!


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