A Month’s worth of Style: December 2016
Well well well.
December has come and gone, and I realized that I became more of a homebody than I expected, with so many blank spots all over the place, I didn’t really go out much. I stayed in, and instead, did all my shopping online.
MY UGG BOOTS BECAME MY STAPLE
My Australian Made UGG boots have been my favourite pair of boots to wear this winter. I don’t wear them when it’s slushy, only when it’s dry and I plan on walking a lot (or am just lazy).
They keep my feet super toasty warm without being sweaty, and they are ugly, but they are comfortable and comfort wins over all.
If the sidewalks are drier, I wear my leather boots but that hasn’t happened often.
I DRESSED FOR SHOPPING
For the stretch of December 27th to December 31st, I dressed JUST FOR SHOPPING.
That means, a tank top, shoes, comfortable boots, and a big bag to carry all my things. I usually dress very minimally when I shop, even without any jewellery because I need to be able to try on necklaces and so on.
I tend to wear my Canada Goose parka (this is my exact model / brand called the Trillium) when I am out because of all the pockets (4 in front, one inside the jacket). I can go out with just the jacket and Baby Bun’s spare clothing for possible accidents, and be completely purse free.
I WENT REALLY DARK THIS WINTER
I don’t know why, but I am wearing a lot of black, gray and dark colours this winter. What is happening to me? Is my rainbow-coated style soul being smothered by ashes of a French minimalist wardrobe?
I don’t know, but my outfits are darrrrrrrrk. The only colour I add now is just a striped shirt here and there or some colourful scarves or jewellery.
Or really a statement piece like this ring:
Or I have been wearing camel as my only spot of colour:
I’VE BEEN EXPERIMENTING WITH CREATING MORE JEWELLERY
Instead of buying pieces I can make myself, why not just make them? I may be trolling Etsy a lot more often to buy beads to dream up of necklaces and things.
A reader very kindly told me that my necklaces were pretty on Instagram and I should sell them, but the thing is the beads themselves are quite expensive, and my necklaces for a modest profit (under $10) would be anywhere from $50 – $75, depending on the beads used. O_o
I only just have been ripping apart my old necklaces and re-threading them, making something new out of something old, but I have been sourcing and pricing the cost of the beads at retail and I am shocked at the cost. $12 for 6 little round beads? I would need 24 of them to make a really magnificent three tiered necklace!
Anyway, it doesn’t look like I’ll be starting a jewellery shop soon, but you never know. I just might.
Out of curiousity, which ones do you like, below? Note that all the necklaces that look long are separate ones, and are meant to layer against each other.
I vow for next month, to wear more colour, or at least try.
I haven’t worn any skirts with tights yet… I should.