The rest of the world doesn't know that I've decorated the house and hung the stockings, they just know that I've shown up today in clothes, which meant I couldn't let my fashion reflect my house, completely. This jacket is everything perfect for the season. It has ruffles, and fits great. It has a great plaid pattern that's both subtle and festive. This jacket will get use through-out the year, and yet somehow standing next to the tree this item yelled, " Christmas time!" I think it may be the lights behind and not the jacket itself.
I read a fashion blogger recently declare that she had over-dosed on tights, and I am right there with her. Suddenly I wake up in the morning unable to put on anything but jeans. My work pants don't seem to fit right, and tights just aren't optional. My feet are tired of being contained and my legs don't want to sit lady-like at work anymore. They want to sit cross legged, and roam free under my desk which means for the meantime skirts are out. Jeans are acceptable at work because our casual dress-code and I love trying to make my jeans meeting appropriate. Somehow, jeans can seem stronger to me when paired with a great top. They have a statement to make and it isn't always one of tee-shirt and sweatshirt comfort. Maybe jeans and a great jacket are slowly becoming the next power suit. Maybe the work jeans rules are changing, just like the rules about putting your Christmas tree up to early.
Jacket: Charlotte Russe $6
Black Long Sleeve Shirt: Maurices $5
Jeans: Seven via Marshalls $20
Heels: Target new via Goodwill $10