Hello, I hope your new year has been off to a great start so far. I can't believe I've waited until a severe snow storm to return to blogging. As I'm snuggled on the sofa with a sweater and a cup of tea, I'm sorry to report that I have been feeling a little 'blah' lately when it comes to blogging about fashion and style and the challenges that go with it. There's really only so much I can say about it without starting to sound like a broken record. I'm also suffering from exhaustion with 12 hour work days and a dissertation that still seems to be stuck in first gear. Over the weekend, the dog suffered a back injury that has left me sleepless and thinking about long term care management (we're so yuppie, we're thinking acupuncture and underwater treadmill!).
Funnily enough, it's in moments where I'm too busy to think about online shopping or style or blogging is when I re-discover what it means to be go back to the basics and to remember why I have my uniform. I've been practically living in button downs and woolen sweaters and wearing my APC boots to shreds. Sometimes even, when I'm really lazy and really cold, I put on a pair of sneakers and a silly hat. It's easy, it's fast and so simple that I can waltz from the closet to the bus stop in 10 minutes flat. I try not to fall into the "I'm too comfortable to dress up" mode, but more often than not, simplicity is really the best solution.
I've found that I'm pretty bad at keeping resolutions, so I haven't really made any this year, other than 'resolving' (if that even means anything) to work harder and faster so I am done with graduate school and all the tiresome slave driving that comes with it. We really need to get a house with a yard and less staircases since our pup is now going to have to be carried whenever he slinks up and down. I've also resolved to work off the holiday (and let's face it, waaay pre-holiday) weight since I'm constantly feeling disgusting and disgruntled. I guess that explains partially why I haven't felt like posting outfit pictures or talking about clothes.
Being tired when I come back from work has also made me realize that the less things I have in the house, the easier it is to keep things neat and clean. There's just less things to deal with. I guess maybe my knack for accumulating things can be attributed to boredom and too much