Can you believe we are approaching the end of 2014?! It seems rather surreal and I think I need some time to reflect on what I have / haven’t done this past year. I think I may be getting to a phase in my life where it’s starting to really become important to me as to whether I have achieved the goals I had set out for myself when I was younger. Of course, I have to accept that we don’t all follow the “standard” path that our culture may have set out for us, and well , to put it bluntly, sh!t happens and things always don’t go as planned. However, I am also not content with sitting around (whether intentionally or not) while the world passes me by. Anyone else feel this way this time of year?
The best tip to wearing an all black or almost all black outfit is to play with textures. Here I have leather, wool, suede, and silk. It definitely helps make the outfit much more interesting.
It’s probably obvious by now that color doesn’t make up a huge part of my fall and winter wardrobe. But every now and then I feel prompted to liven it up with a little something. It doesn’t happen often, but it happens.
You may remember a while back when I purchased this J.Crew Hacking Jacket in Double Serge Wool. I can’t deny that it’s absolutely beautiful, but given my propensity to wear dark colors when the seasons change for the colder, it really doesn’t get a whole lot of wear. Plus, it is one heavy blazer. As such, it causes me to sweat which can be particularly annoying at the office when I’m trying to be cool and collected and beads of sweat are dripping down the back of my neck, and unquestionably, my blouse underneath shows some indication that I just completed a 10K race. Furthermore, I always “pop the collar”, which I’m sure doesn’t help any.
Nevertheless, I do pull this jacket out on occasion and it never fails to induce several compliments by complete strangers. You’d think it would encourage me to wear it more often. But no, not really.