a long december

December 21st, 2011

I always think about the week between Christmas and New Year’s as this very reflective time, when I try to take stock of what’s happened in the past year and what my hopes and goals are for the coming one.  I feel so incredibly lucky that every year seems to get better and better, and I hope that 2012 is going to be the same way. 

It doesn’t seem like it could possibly be New Year’s, though, because I’m still in shorts most weekends!  It’s funny to watch so many Texans break out their heavy coats and gloves when it dips into the fifties, but at least this year, I’m enjoying leaving mine at home.  I’d rather be chilly in shorts, thank you very much!

But that’s enough nostalgia — and now onto the outfit!  This sweater is actually from the swap we did during my trip to New York with Payless, and it originally belonged to Andrea!  I’m a sucker for soft, comfy fabrics, and I’ve been wearing it nonstop. 

The jacket is from C. Wonder and almost sold out (they have online shopping now)!  It’s such a unique piece, but it actually goes with so much!  I love throwing it over a black dress for work or with a contrasting-pattern blouse for a night out.  Love!

Cardigan from Payless swap, gifted C. Wonder jacket, gifted Accessorize bracelet set, gifted Samantha Wills necklace, gifted Chanel sunglasses, Via Spiga boots, gifted Katherine Kwei bag.

Tags: style

12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Outside Looking In // Dec 21, 2011 at 8:21 am

    I love everything going on with this outfit….all the colors and different textures!  Love the boots!


  • 2 Emily // Dec 21, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Wow, you look great in this post!  Texas i s clearly agreeing with you. 🙂

  • 3 Jess // Dec 21, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Cannot believe you’re in shorts right now.  JEALOUS!!!

  • 4 Tineey // Dec 21, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    I’m so jealous of the warm weather! It’s gotten SO cold here in New York.

  • 5 Sarah // Dec 21, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    LOVE the entire outfit, especially that jacket! I’ve been looking for a ladylike jacket like that that is reasonably priced! Yours is too cute!

  • 6 Carrie // Dec 22, 2011 at 11:30 am

    I LOVE the gray sweater!  It looks fantastic!

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  • 8 laura // Dec 27, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    way jealous of your weather, but looooving those boots!

  • 9 Vertiginoso // Dec 28, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    WOow AND I shall always vote FOR the “wintry denim shorts” idea, its “All-land Vavavooooomittude” vibrancy (“Straight nod of approval from a kind aesthete”) !

    à Bientôt, Antoine

  • 10 Hailey // Jan 4, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Katy I love the gray sweater. I know you got it at a swap, but what brand is it?

  • 11 Katy // Jan 4, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Forever 21!

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