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Baby It’s Cold Outside (sometimes)

It’s Friday, y’all, and that means a very busy weekend, as I get ready for Christmas and a cross-country move.  But, as one of my friends said, “sleep is overrated”.

The weather is actually unseasonably warm today – I’m not sure how I feel about that.  But, a few days ago when I wore this outfit, it was not at all warm, so I layered with long sleeves, wool, tights, and boots.

I love this wool skirt, one of my favorite examples of patience at work.  I almost bought it when it was full price at JCP a few years ago, but I couldn’t bring myself to do it.  Low and behold, a few weeks later, the clearance rack decided to bless me, and the black-and-white-plaid-with-the-pink-belt skirt was mine! My philosophy is generally that if you wait for something to go on sale and it disappears, you didn’t really need it in the first place.  With few exceptions, that principle has been stretching my money and expanding my wardrobe for years.

Thanks to a bracelet with inspirational colors, I decided to pair a deep green, almost teal, shirt with the pink accessories, keeping the bottom half of my look simple and warm!

I hope everyone has a great weekend – let’s go Christmas shopping!

Skirt: JCPenney
Shirt: Old Navy
Sorry, guys – I don’t remember the rest…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  On this day, I’m grateful for fashion.  That’s obvious, of course, and maybe seems trite.  But, I really am grateful for the joy that the only art expression I have brings me.  Creativity is a gift, and I like the way mine manifests.  However, I am also grateful for the creativity of those of you who are photographers, painters, musicians, actors, writers, graphic designers, make-up artists, and so many many more wonderful things.  I believe every person is creative in one way or another, and that’s what makes life beautiful and fun.

Having said that, I am growing a little discontent with my sweater collection.  I’ve had this one for probably 7 years, and while I once loved it, I do think it has seen its better days.  Sadly, so have most of my sweaters.  I guess I know what I’m asking for for Christmas.

I love the warmth of Thanksgiving – from the coziness of the weather, to the abundance of hot food, to the fuzzies that come from being with those you love and gearing up for the Christmas season.  I tried to reflect that in my clothes.

I hope you all have a truly blessed time with your family and friends, and remember to be kind to yourself and grateful for who you are as a creative person.

Sweater: Ann Taylor Loft
Jeans: Off Saks
Boots: Charlotte Russe
Bracelet: Francesca’s Boutique

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