As much as I complain about the lack of seasons in Southern California, I do appreciate not having to bundle up any more than this for some pre-holiday errand running in late December, including my favorite marinière as a middle layer.
I'm wearing two of my favorite Wendy Brandes pieces here: my engraved Diana necklace...
and my engagement ring, re-designed by Wendy a couple of years ago.
|Please do not look closely at my ragged cuticles, am in dire need of a manicure!|
Actually, I'm wearing this ring in every outfit post, and keep neglecting to mention it. (Sorry, Wendy!!) It's become like a part of my hand. I'm so thrilled with how the ring turned out. You can read the story and process behind the design here. Sometimes I just sit and stare at it, like a little bird hypnotized by the sparkle!
|The Glamour Shot|
The small bag is a Chanel Wallet on a Chain.
I bought this one last year, and love how versatile it is. During the week, I tuck the chain inside and toss into my workday tote as a wallet. On the weekends, I wear as a crossbody bag while out and about. It's big enough for my cards and cash, a cell phone, a lipstick, keys and small tube of hand lotion. I swore off heavy shoulder bags a few years ago, and my neck and shoulders regularly thank me for it (or at least they should, the ungrateful wenches!).
Tops - Saint James Galathée tee, here. Tank underneath for warmth (not visible) is Eileen Fisher, here.
Sweater - Eileen Fisher, similar here.
Jeans - NYDJ Sheri Skinny. Similar here.
Boots - mine are ancient Etienne Aigner, similar here. For relatively inexpensive boots, these have held up quite well over the years, and are very comfortable, even for all-day-on-my-feet wear.
Scarf - J.Crew from either a year or two ago. I haven't been able to find this exact fabric blend again, but would recommend one of these lightweight cashmere scarves from L'Affaire Cashmere. (You'll be seeing one soon in an upcoming outfit post!)
Linking up with Patti's Visible Monday. Go see how these gorgeous bloggers are ringing in the New Year.
Wishing the Happiest of New Years to all of my friends in the blogging community, and to those who read and take the time to comment! It means more than I can ever say to have made these connections. May 2013 be a year of good health, prosperity, and peace for you.
Do you have any plans for New Year's Eve? We're probably staying in with a bottle of champagne and some hors d'oeuvres. Tomorrow a few friends and family may drop by in the afternoon, which is just the excuse I've been looking for to fire up the Raclette maker.
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