There were a couple of pieces I found to be heroes over the holidays.
I did wear dresses, every evening, but I found myself in a kind of uniform during the days.
What to wear, must be easy and the longer I get dressed the easier I want it to be. I need a guaranteed outcome because our time is so precious and thinking about all the “whats” just doesn’t cut it for me anymore. I cannot begin to fathom the amount of energy consumed thinking about this in my younger days.
Fashion is no less important to me, I am just way better at it.
I get me and I get it.
Understanding us, whether it’s fashion or career, takes experience and practice and we are allowed to change our minds. Although what I like and rely on today is much the same as the versions in my 20’s. It is not boring knowing what suits and what works for our lifestyle – far from it – it is smart and brilliant. Many women I admire and who have a well-known signature look often repeat the same version of an outfit. We don’t look at them and think they are boring or dull; admiration for getting it right is what crosses my mind.
To save time know your heroes and know them well.
Hard-working pieces aren’t the same for all women and my holiday heroes may be the last on your list. For me, they work so if the idea of an easy “uniform” is on your mind, do think about bringing these back.
The turtleneck and black pants – a classic, a no-brainer but a winner every time. There are no revelations here and some may consider my options dull but I feel good when I wear this and have complete confidence. I can add lace-up boots or sneakers – switch to loafers or a mule, add a fancy coat or not. I’m ready to watch Netflix or slip out for dinner and the best news of all? I am ready, steady go in less than 5 minutes giving me more time to play with our new baby or read a few pages of my current book. Making use of time and not wasting this precious commodity is high on my agenda this year.
Repetition during the holidays may have been my crime but I lost no sleep worrying about that.
These holiday heroes did me proud. xv
My Best Holiday Heroes
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