Next Year Is Here

It’s New Year’s Eve!

The end of a decade and the beginning of a new one. When I think back over the last 10 years it’s really interesting to see all that has transpired (I’ll save you from the long recap – every other business and news outlet is already doing a decade in review right now) – and then to think about what is possible in the next 10.

To get ready for the new decade, I’ve spent the last two days cleaning my entire house and editing every single drawer, closet, and container (it was Marie Kondo on steroids). While I’m always editing throughout the year (and because I’ve moved so frequently the last few years I don’t keep any junk), it’s always good to go through everything you own and appreciate it and evaluate if it is still needed or if it would be better served by going to someone else. I took stock of the things I need to toss, upgrade or just replace and am now spending today working to finish up as much as possible on my to-do list – I really don’t want almost anything coming into the new decade with me undone.

This New Year’s Eve is going to be a quite one – just me and my dog. I’m making a good dinner and plan to read. I want to be up early tomorrow to ski and enjoy the day (I hate starting a new year tired or hungover). It’s been an interesting holiday season as I’m awaiting a contract from a new client but with that not yet final I’ve been in a bit of a holding pattern – which has granted real time off. It’s rare that I don’t have a ton of client work on my plate at any given time, and while I’m always anxious about what is next – it’s been really lovely to be able to just be off and enjoy the down time. I trust I’m being granted this time off in order to get ready for what this next decade has instore.

For this festive NYE work wear look – I paired a black skirt I’ve had in my wardrobe a long time (since 2010 at least) with a black button up top (it was a bit too big for my sister so she gave it to me). And to be celebratory I added my favorite winter sweater. I got this sweater for Homecoming my freshman year of High School (wore it with a great little leather skirt and metallic top as I didn’t want the traditional lame dress look). It has been a great piece in my wardrobe for a very very long time – and always adds a bit of fun to any look.

Cheers to a very happy year ahead! May you enjoy this last day of the decade!

All my best,

Outfit Details: Skirt: BCBGmaxazria Blouse: Theory Sweater: INC Shoes: Christian Louboutin Purse: Prada Sunglasses: Chanel Earrings: Diamond Studs – Gift from Mother Bracelet: David Yurman and Hermès Ring: PERSONAL DESIGN (SUNFLOWER) CREATED BY: RONNY BARNEA – JEWELRY ON 5TH Hose: Natori

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