Hey guys! It feels like forever since I last posted, but I think that’s only because so much has happened in the past few weeks. Like everyone else, I was disgusted by what happened at the Capitol on Jan 6th, but not entirely surprised by it. It was Trump’s destructive narcissism on full display. We are living in dark times for sure.
On a lighter note, I was so relieved that Warnock and Ossoff won the Georgia runoffs. It will give the Dems a chance to get things done. For that, I am more optimistic than I was before.
I hope your holidays were as good as they can be. In my last post, I mentioned that we were entering our landlord’s holiday door decorating contest. We turned our door into a little gingerbread house (pictured below) and ended up winning the award for “Most Original” (3rd place). ‘Twas fun, but we’ll obviously have to step it up next year to get first place.
We’re hunkering down at home more than we have done previously. The COVID infection rate is bad in California right now. In our city, approximately 1 in 10 people are infected and ICUs are at capacity. We only go out to walk the dog and pick up groceries. I’ve been wearing these KN95s to the grocery store. The HB goes into work about twice a week, but his shifts are staggered so that he’s never sharing the same space with another person.
I’ve been making sure I get enough Vitamin D too (it may be protective against COVID aside from many other benefits). My diet alone usually doesn’t provide the 600 IU that’s recommended daily for adults, so I’ve been supplementing with Vit D3 liquid drops (I prefer the drops because it allows you to fine tune the dose. The tablets are often dosed too high for my needs).
But anyway, back to getting dressed… I’m still adjusting my wardrobe to working from home. It’s been positive for the most part. It is nice to not have to deal with shoes. I can finally ditch the ballet flats and Danskos for open toe options. When I’m working, I always have shoes on or at the very least, located under my desk. Even though my shoes aren’t visible to anyone, it feels appropriate to have them there, if that makes sense.
I’ve been layering my tops lately. I love this “neck warmer” by Mijeong Park (outfit above). It let’s you feel modest on top without the hassle of needing to wash it since it isn’t something I’m going to sweat into. Underneath it, I’m wearing a top from Elizabeth Suzann in the color citron. I had my eye on this top a long time ago, and then when Elizabeth Suzann went out of business, I sort of kicked myself for not buying it when I had the chance. So when I saw that she re-opened, I decided to buy it. Citron was the only color that was available in my size. It isn’t a color I would normally choose, but I ended up loving it. It’s bright but still feels very neutral. I love the details at the hem line but was surprised by how short the sleeves were. I do wish that they were a few inches longer, but it’s not that big a deal.
In this next outfit, I kind of did the reverse with the tops. This time, the turtleneck is underneath and the pop of color on top. The turtleneck is also from Mijeong Park. I love that it has extra long sleeves and that pretty pale olive-taupe color, so good. I think maybe taupe is becoming my favorite color. Move over flax-beige.
In other news, I keep wanting to post more regularly for the health of this blog, but it hasn’t panned out that way this past year. Moving forward, I want to set a goal of posting at least once per month. I’m sure I’ll go through phases where I post more frequently, but will try my best to post no less than monthly this year.