I’ve been on vacation from work since December 20th, and if we’re being 100% honest, I’ve probably only gotten dressed a few times since then. At home, I live in loungewear – usually black leggings and a comfortable tee, flannel, or fleece. Being on vacation was actually kind of eye opening for me because I realized that I really don’t have that many casual, cold weather items. It was hard to get dressed to go out for the day when all I really have are work clothes and loungewear. So, that’s a little bit of wardrobe insight I’m going to sock away and consider for next winter.
In terms of my NYE outfit, we weren’t doing anything particularly exciting, but I still wanted to get dressed, just like, to say that I did.
When I came out of the bedroom in this outfit, which I thought was classic and cool, my husband told me he liked my Steve Jobs costume. Needless to say, we are getting a divorce. It was a good run, babe.
I really loved this outfit primarily because it was comfortable. I’ve been so on the fence about these blue jeans – I’ve had them for years, but they’ve been in a pile to be turned into a sewing project for the last several months because I kind of fell out of love with blue jeans earlier this year. When I went blonde, I decided to reconsider them. I think they work well with my new, icy hair. I’m also realizing that after being on vacation for a week or so, I need at least one pair of comfortable, non-work pants in addition to my black jeans.
I only left the house once yesterday to head to the liquor store with my husband (anyone interested in my mother-in-law’s gin punch recipe?) so I thought I’d show you the outfit with a coat, bag, and jewelry:
Top: Everlane Cotton Turtleneck Tee, black ($22, wearing size XS)
Jeans: Gap High Rise Skinny Jeans (old, similar here)
Coat: Everlane ReNew Long Puffer, Surplus ($175, wearing size XS)
Bag: Vintage Dooney & Bourke
Earrings: Machete Muse Hoops, Noir ($38)
What I’m Reading This Week:
If you read my year-end review post from yesterday, you know that one of my goals for this year is to read 52 books, one book per week. I’m actually in the middle of like, 5 different books that I’m trying to finish up, but the main book that I’m working on this week is Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by sisters Emily Nagoski, PhD, and Amelia Nagoski, DMA.
This book explains why women experience stress differently than men, and it provides helpful navigation through your stress to manage it and avoid burnout. The book isn’t technically out yet – I won an advanced reader’s copy in a sweepstakes that was run by the publisher – but if you’ve been feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or just plain burned out, I highly recommend pre-ordering yourself a copy. It’s helped me so much already, and it was actually the thing that gave me the strength I needed to finally delete my Instagram account (which was much more stressful than it was fun, and had been for months).
That’s all for today. I hope to make these little outfit posts a daily thing, so do check in tomorrow for yet another outfit and some feels!