Holiday updates

Having extra days off is a rare commodity in residency, so I was pretty lucky to have off on 12/25. Although I considered it, I decided against driving 12 hours to see my family for a the day (I also have a fear of driving long distances in my car now that I hit >180k miles). So, instead I accompanied Ben to celebrate with his family on the 24th (after work) and the 25th. It was nice and relaxing. We did lots of eating, chatting, and wine-ing. And after some wine-ing we played Cards Against Humanity. I’ve played this game quite a few times now and it has been fun each time, regardless of the crowd. If you haven’t heard of it… and aren’t easily offended… definitely give it a look!

Mackage Coat
Mackage Coat (current version, their sister company also made an awesome puffer this year that’s on my radar), Gucci Pants, J. Crew Shoes, Fendi Bag
Since I’d only seen Ben’s family a handful of times (and never for some extended family), I had quite the struggle figuring out what to wear. Nearly everything I wear is business casual (or pajamas or yoga clothes, but that’s even less helpful). So on the 24th I did the only thing that seemed logical… I wore these work clothes. It was pretty obvious that I was working all day, so I don’t think anyone cared that I hadn’t changed. But for Christmas day I didn’t have that excuse. I realllllly wanted to wear sweat pants, but I don’t feel quite that comfortable doing that just yet. :p I ended up throwing on my favorite jeans and a black sweater with cutouts (similar to this one but with a cowl neck). Seriously, I wear too much black.

Winter Blacks
Sadly, on Friday I had to go back to work. I have two more weeks of consult services, which means two more weeks of having to dress up every day. Honestly, at first I kind of enjoyed getting all dressed up in the morning. But now its not so fun. I don’t have a huge wardrobe, so I’ve been wearing a lot of the same stuff over and over. Especially sweaters. I’m trying to keep my eye out for some cozy sweaters now that the holidays are over and I can shop for myself. I was browsing Bloomingdales for sweaters to make the free shipping minimum before I realized there was no minimum (Majestic shirts went on sale and I had to grab some… these are the best under itchy sweaters) when I somehow came across this Free People pullover. Love it. I don’t usually say that. Of course its not yet on sale, so I’ll have to wait to try it. Actually, sales really aren’t that great just yet, now that I’ve spent some time looking. Is the end of January the best sale time? I suppose I should save up then.

Mackage Trench Coat
Hope your week is starting out well! And a quick thank you to the readers that have commented recently and put up with my less than punctual replies. I really appreciate all of your feedback and comments! Thank you thank you thank you!