Happy New Year! I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday – I have found it extremely difficult getting back into the swing of things. I do not want to leave the warmth of my bed especially with the current cold front in Houston. I may have spent a few days of the break snuggled up in bed with a good book. I just finished The News From Spain: Seven Variations on a Love Story by Joan Wickersham. It is book of short stories which all center around love – love unrequited, love with bad timing, love with complications. Some of the stories are heart wrenching but I thoroughly enjoyed reading each one.
The outfit today is centered around one of my new favorite lace skirts! I love pencil skirts – they are great for dressing up and down. I have worn the skirt with a fun sweatshirt and some flat boots as well. I wanted to dress it up for a night out with friends so I added the button down and a vest for a masculine/feminine mix. The pearls were a fun accessory and the shoes were a great wow factor (I bought them 40% off) and the pink fur was a Christmas gift and perfect for the current cold nights (Mr. Wonderful was spot on with that one).
If it’s still cold in February I may repeat this outfit for Valentine’s Day – I love a good recycled outfit!
I hope everyone is having a great week! I apologize for skipping my Monday posting – to be quite honest I have been a bit off since the mugging. It is amazing how an incident like this can really shake your confidence. I have never experienced such a thing before and am realizing that the incident itself leaves traces of vulnerability behind. It was a hard lesson learned but I am definitely starting to feel better and hopefully will be back to normal soon!
In the interim – I have been attending some holiday lunches with girlfriends! I wore this outfit to a ladies lunch and in the evening swapped out my gold brogues for some stilettos. I came across this skirt online and completely fell in love with the texture and color. I wanted to stay warm so I added this cool and cozy gray hoodie on top (it’s on sale for $13 – I also bought the pink). This top is perfect for the Houston cold front that we are experiencing – I also styled it with some straight leg black jeans and biker boots.