Today’s black and bling. Casual day at office, meeting with family, lunch with colleague. Black cotton eyelet blazer from Torrid, pin from charity shop in London, lace cami from Lane Bryant. Wearing with dark jeans and black boots.
I am not into wearing snowmen or reindeer or green and red. Christmas is for me a religious holiday, and Advent a time for internal preparation and quiet waiting. I love lights and color and fun but I prefer to adorn myself at the holidays with rose colors (“Lo, How a Rose ‘Ere Blooming”) and restful colors to give people a visual break from all the retail visual assault when they look at me. I keep my look intentionally simple all season. I feel overwhelmed by all the tinsel and stuff, so I suppose my black and bling is a way to balance that. I just don’t want to look at grown women decked out like department store displays, with ornaments hanging off their earlobes and Christmas trees planted on their chests.
Kisses, sweetie pies.