All is quiet in the blogosphere - and that's as it should be! Spend time with real people, do real things and relax. I have been doing quite a bit of relaxing myself this past weekend - it's been a less hectic holiday season for L and I than in previous years, giving us a chance to wind down.
This is my most wonderful lilac leather skirt, first seen here earlier this month with a riot of 80s colours.
here in November with another thrifted skirt. I'm wearing a long-sleeved t-shirt under it for extra warmth.
here a couple of weeks ago.
I had fun with my outerwear:
I last wore the magnificent coat here (mid-way down) in November on the day of the Unlimited Woman awards. It's a little too chilly to wear it in winter, but the extra sweater/tee layers helped. Plus, I only walked a couple of blocks total, so it was mostly for show.
Coat (Desigual), sweater (Dex, thrifted), skirt (vintage 80s, Chia, thrifted), tights (Look of London), boots (Aerosoles, thrifted), gloves/hat (Danier Leather), earrings (Le Chateau).
When we got home, I banished L to the den while I wrapped his presents. We just do stockings for each other, but since it's kind of weird not to have any presents from each other when you're at someone else's home, we are each saving out two from the stockings to go under the tree this year.
|"Nom, nice decorations on this stocking for me to eat!"|
On Saturday night, our friends Nick and Karen invited us over for an impromptu gathering. Not dressy, but not ultra-casual either. What to wear? What to wear?
here, for my birthday party. That's the one and only time I've worn this dress - it's a tricky one, being fairly dressy (and long) but being a casual material (polyester).
It's gorgeous to wear.
|It matches my hair perfectly.|
I accessorized it with all copper, including rust-coloured tights.
here twice last weekend.
The Unsafe Polar Bear coat came out for the walk, as did a new-to-me hat that Elaine gifted to me a few weeks ago. I missed taking pictures of my little Christmas tree pins - I have one on the coat and one on the hat - and will take some pictures of the fabulous chapeau and its label next time I wear it (it won't be long, promise!).
Dress (Ports International, vintage 70s, thrifted), leather belt (thrifted), boots (Doc Martens, consignment), earrings and necklace (Renoir, vintage 60s), cuff (vintage 70s).
We took a route that had a fabulously-lit tree that L wanted to show me.
The tree itself is very gnarly, and the owners have put in spotlights pointed up at it to highlight all the twisted branches.
This was so amazing.
Last post for a while...we'll chat again later this week. I have a gnome in my future...
A Very Merry Christmas, Festive Festivus,
and/or Holiday Season!