New Year's Day doesn't feel like a fresh start to me, but then I don't really feel that I've made such a muck of things that I require one. Rather, it seems full of excitement, and the potential for interesting things to happen. I find it satisfying to open a new calendar and hang it up-all those empty squares waiting to be filled with activities, people to visit, and events to look forward to. I always get excited in January because that means we have five months left to school. We're starting Rabelais next week, and believe me, nothing gets fifth graders interested in the Renaissance like a giant wiping his behind on a goose! I figure, start with the fun stuff, and we'll work our way into Petrarch, Bernardino, and the rest of 'em.
Hand painted and sequined skirt-Hand-Me-Ups
Silver distressed-look ankle boots-K Mart
Vintage handbag-Salvation Army
Faux Persian lamb jacket-Hand-Me-Ups
Freshwater pearl clip earrings-Thrift World
January is also when I switch my wardrobe to "Winter II." The holiday clothes, velvet, autumn transitional pieces-they all get packed away, and out come the heavy woolens as winter can hang in here well into April. I suspect I won't be requiring too many woolens this year (Thanks, menopause!) and layering might make more sense, so I've brought out a few early Spring items as well. By February, I'll be dying for something pastel in my wardrobe, and I can't promise I'll be able to resist the baby blue faux fur jacket I saw at K Mart today (LOVE!) but for now some neutral colours with a pop of colour in the accessories is my plan.
Vintage short-sleeved rayon shirtdress-Salvation Army
Cardigan-Sears, about 10 years ago
Poodle scatter pins-Hand-Me-Ups
Fragrance-Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds