a new year
image source: room & board
image source: room & board
the first week or two always feels like a bit of a letdown after all the holiday festivities of the prior month and a half. at the same time, we're bombarded with all the media hype of resolutions, new year projects, goals. meanwhile, this is also when the weather legitimately starts getting cold – by which i mean curling-up-by-the-fireplace-in-pajamas, hibernation cold. it's a funny state of affairs for wardrobe planning indeed.
even so, January is still my favorite 'serious' fashion season of the year – it's the best time to do cold-weather wardrobe planning with a few fancier (and usually on major sale) f/w wishlist items in mind. wardrobe planning this winter will focus on some 'unsung staples' and a few 'maybe' wishlist items that i'll be scoping on sale (more on that in the next post).
on the list:
a few silk LBDs // excellent time to mine the COS sale for these trusty staples.
a chunky wool cardigan coat // love me a cozy long oversized cardigan. ideal for throwing on for quick errands, puttering around the house, etc.
black patent loafers // equal parts Emmanuelle Alt and MJ cool.
tomboy jeans // after retiring one of my old go-to skinnies recently, i'm in need of a replacement pair. these (on sale here and here) fit the bill perfectly.
oversized cashmere stole // i like to keep a few oversized cozy stole/shawls on rotation for winter as i reach for some kind of wrap-like scarf every day.
cute pajamas (also love these cozy pjs for wintry evenings) // for some reason i've gone for years without proper pajamas. no need to get spendy on these, but i appreciate a properly cute set. or three.
cozy house slippers // one of those unsung essentials.
essential makeup brush kit // one of my new years resolutions is to learn how to do some basic makeup. nothing like a quality brush kit to get started!
neutrals eyeshadow palette // everyone raves about these Urban Decay palettes. i love the idea of an all-in-one assortment of shades.
diptyque candles // every winter these are my guilty pleasure. once the candle is all gone, wash out the jar and you have a lovely vessel with which to repurpose.
diptyque parfum sampler // as someone who can't commit to any single fragrance, i love collecting smaller testers and minis. these are the perfect assortment of portables.
fall wp faves:
PS1 burgundy bag // purchased this past fall and it's a great buy. second time's the charm on this handy satchel.
uniqlo light vest // reached for this in some fashion every week. super practical and layers supremely well.
brain pickings – a daily digest of intellectual inspiration.
marie kondo – finally on my reading + project list. can't wait to dive in.
how was your holiday break? what are you wishlisting this winter?