December Closet Additions

I bought a dress for New Year's Eve, before having made any plans. Then an opportunity to board the world's cutest dog came up, so I spent the last hours of 2019 with a puppy curled up on my lap and a glass of wine in my hand. I even managed to fall asleep about ten minutes before the ball dropped, so it was a pretty enjoyable evening. I should probably return the dress, but I likely wont. I'm thinking I could dress it down with a white blazer?

I tried to make sensible purchases this month, like comfortable boots, warm coats (not pictured is the coat I got care of Express Factory, since you can't shop them online), and velvet pants I dressed up for Christmas day, and then dressed down for a cozy evening in an 'igloo'.

However, there are the adorable Loeffler Randall sandals I won't be wearing for five months (if I'm lucky), another dress I have no occasion to wear, and some possibly over-priced and over-hyped ballet flats I have yet to decide if I love.

I wish I didn't love shopping so much, but alas I do, and rather than starting off the new year by saying I'm going to stop, I'm just going to focus on enjoying what I buy as much as possible. No more dresses sitting in the closet unworn, they need to go out into the world.

Loeffler Randal Mara bag, $190 at Bloomingdales
Satin Midi Slip Dress, $23 at Banana Republic (after rewards)
Pearl Hoop Earrings c/o Mejuri
Shawl Collar Wrap Coat, $60 at Ann Taylor
Velvet Dot Skirt, $35 at H&M
Pom-Pom Beret, $30 at Madewell
Black Point Flats, $123 at Rothy's
Velvet Pants, $30 at Loft
Aerosoles Brown Suede Boots, $72 at DSW
Ribbed Cashmere Hat, $16 at Ann Taylor  
Open Front Sweater Blazer, $74 at J.Crew
Sorel Shearing Harlow Lace Up Boots, $102 at Amazon
J.Crew X Loeffler Randall Starla Ankle-Wrap Sandals, $56 at J.Crew


  1. Both dresses are beautiful and I can see why you wouldn't want to return the NYE dress! So pretty, I hope you can find a way to wear it! :)

    Aside from the bermuda shorts I picked up at the opshop I didn't buy anything before Christmas, so feeling proud about that. I did however spend an entire gift card in the post Christmas sales...soo.....haha! I'll count that for January's purchase as I used a Christmas gift card, and I'm sure I'll buy more in the sales anyway...

    Happy new year! Hope that your 2020 is off to a great start!

    Away From Blue

  2. Ah! Those sandals! I've had them on my wish list for years and never pulled the trigger. I didn't realize that J.Crew was stocking them and I should have been watching for a sale! I can't wait to see them on you.

    Have a very happy new year!

  3. Well at least most of these are basics that you can style in lots of ways!! And now you have excuses to go out somewhere fancy to wear the dresses ;)

  4. I have yet to finish documenting November, let alone December!
    While its plenty of stuff, everything is beautiful :)