I’m not sure how it happened, but the holiday season is upon us…
…Seriously, where does the time go? It was the first day of summer vacation just yesterday, wasn’t it? Today the leftovers are tucked away in the fridge and hordes of people are out doing their part to stimulate the economy. Me personally? I’m always contributing to the stimulation of the economy, but that aside, I avoid shopping establishments like the cooties once the holidays are in full swing.
Yes, eventually I have no choice but to hit up the mall. I try to wait until things simmer down a bit though. My Christmas shopping, much like my rest of the year shopping takes place predominantly online. Laziness? Perhaps. Actually it’s more a convenience thing. And an exhaustion thing. In regard to convenience, I just like things showing up on my front porch; then it’s kind of like Christmas all year ’round. And the exhaustion is not your usual “I shopped ’til I dropped” situation. I’ve mentioned in the past that I have CFS, and the combination of the added physical activity as well as the mental overload of a mall environment, especially a busy mall, kicks my ass. Hence, online shopping is my preferred mode of economic stimulus.
The holiday season is my favorite time of the year though. I love everything about it. It seems that we appreciate our lives and the people in them a little bit more, there’s no feeling like giving someone a gift they weren’t expecting, and maybe my most favorite part is the sparkliness of everything. The twinkle lights, the glitter and decorations; it all makes everyday life seem a tad more magical. And who couldn’t use more magical in their world?
Funny story about this chiffon floral skirt. I got it at Express maybe a thousand years ago (more like twenty years ago, but you get the idea) and it was always a favorite. Sadly a few years back, the narrow elastic waistband blew out and I was simply too lazy to get it replaced so it languished in the attic. I could never force myself to get rid of it because it’s gorgeous, but I also lacked the motivation to get it fixed.
I recently discovered a small benefit to the extra eight pounds I’ve been carrying around; the skirt doesn’t slide off anymore. Now how’s that for looking on the bright side? Since my hips are now big enough to keep it in place, I rescued it from exile. The burgundy cowl neck matched perfectly and I layered the black lace top extender underneath for some added textural and color interest.
Sometimes hoarding is a good thing. If you really love a piece, hold on to it; even if you haven’t worn it for awhile because eventually it will have the opportunity to get back into your fashion game.
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