Short and sweet. Accurately describing my dress and also my NYFW experience this go around. But we’ll start with the outfit shall we? You already know that my favorite style decade is the 60s so when I’m really going for it fashion-wise, I tend to draw from that time period. I went mod with this butterfly printed silk shift dress (a nod to my late grandmother who loved nothing more than a bright butterfly and a new outfit), sheer dotted tights, sleek booties, rose colored glasses and Bardot hair.
Admittedly, I’m a bit of a cynic when it comes to Valentine’s Day. It all just feels a bit forced. But dressing the part? I’m totally fine giving into that. I think my style has become considerably more streamlined in recent years but from time to time (and especially on a holiday that begs for over the top), I don’t mind adding an extra flounce or too.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – winter is NOT my season. Between daylight savings and the first really warm Spring day.. I spend most of my time hopscotching my way through the city to always walk on the sunny side of the street. That and planning imaginary vacations to tropical islands. In the meantime, I picked up this bell sleeve sweater that’s basically like an instant dose of Vitamin D.
Before I they called it Seasonal Affective Disorder (or SAD) – I think they just called it the Winter Blues. From which I most definitely suffer. Between the seemingly endless cold, grey days and the fact that it’s dark by 4:30PM, the winter months always leave me feeling generally a bit lackluster. So my best defense? Force myself to get outside and take advantage of any and all sun, while wearing something happy. Which for me, ironically, means the color blue.
This time of year I find myself reaching for winter basics more than anything else. Blame it on the post-holiday blues, a busy work schedule or the biting cold, but I just can’t seem to be bothered with things other than closet staples in the month of January. That’s fine by me though when it involves things like my favorite black denim or this new fisherman sweater I’d been searching for ages to find.