Colour. Pattern. Texture. Shine. If you watch What Not To Wear (which I hope to catch up on over Christmas, supposing my mother has dvr'd them for me over the last few months), you know those are the key to great outfits. It wasn't until I was on the bus that I realized I had them all. Sure, my scarf is carrying the majority of the weight of them, being both texture (fringe) and shine (metallic threading likely not visible in the pictures I haven't taken yet), but if you are going to hit all the criteria, it's best to do it on a day when you're having your work Christmas party.
I know I complain profusely about the lack of footwear in our
office, but I am adjusting to it quite well. I had shoe anxiety today,
when I knew our Christmas lunch was taking place in a restaurant which
would, naturally, require footwear. I practically dove into my closet to
select a shoe. And then practicality set in. I still would have about
10 minutes standing or walking in the cold, 45 minutes on a bus each
way, and we got a beautiful light dusting of snow blanketing the icy
patches on the sidewalk. I needed something warm, and I needed something
flat. Sure, I could bring a change of shoes, but for 2 hours, it
certainly wouldn't be worth it. Surprisingly relieved, I threw on my
winter boots. The fancy heels? I'll save those for date nights!
I should also mention I'm going on Christmas vacation. I have no
idea when I'll be back - the 27th at the earliest, the 4th at the
latest. And by vacation, I do mean 2 hours down the road to see my
parents and my inlaws. Trust me, they don't pay me enough to go any where exotic!