how many days until Christmas? eight. is that possible in the year that
dragged flew by? yes, 2020 is a year for the history books in so many ways, but there’s still time to fa la la la la all the way to the end. last year we shared our favorite memories of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s, so take time to read those posts if you haven’t already. it’s more important than ever to focus on what we can do this year instead of can’t. there’s always a memory to create, whether big or small. and clothes play a big role because they conjure memories. who remembers what they wore to their first job interview? or when you met your spouse? i have a vivid recollection of a pink boucle dress i wore to a holiday party with mr. style more than thirty years ago! loved that dress and wore it every chance i had. this year our outfits are on the casual side, so i have a special pair of loungewear pants that double as activewear.
this is my second Christmas without mr. style, so i wanted to reach out to those of us who have suffered the loss of a loved one this year. it’s important to navigate through your grief and lean on family and friends. please read this blog post managing grief during the holidays. with the holidays looking a bit different this year, it’s easy for any of us to let despair creep into our lives. but if you’ve lost someone dear to your heart, please know that grief isn’t linear; there’s no timeline in place. and it’s personal. it comes in waves with lulls in between. losing a loved one is something that’s never truly gotten over. and that’s okay. time doesn’t heal all wounds, but it does lessen the pain. grief isn’t about moving on; it’s about moving forward one step at a time.
if we hadn’t already embraced loungewear into our everyday wardrobe, 2020 might have sealed the deal. but beware. elastic pants are forgiving, but they don’t keep you in check like a pair of blue jeans will. so please proceed with caution… that said, these glen plaid loungewear pants from Athleta are as comfy as they are stylish. love the sporty stripe down the sides. this is the perfect travel pant as it’s lightweight. today, i decided to spiff up the outfit with a gorgeous navy blazer from Veronica Beard. yes, this blazer is pricey, but it’s also versatile. it’s called the dickey jacket, which means it can be worn with dickey insets. there are cashmere hoodie dickeys, cable knit dickeys, even a denim jacket dickey. today, i zipped in a cashmere uptown dickey with sleeve cuffs that gives the blazer a sporty look. add your favorite sneakers like Adidas Superstar, and this outfit is good to go whether you stay at home or venture out.