You know what? December was a pretty decent month. The kids and I were sick through most of it, but I didn’t have much else to complain about. There were Christmas parties, and get-togethers with friends, and lots of fun family times. And wonderful, delicious food. So much food. I spent the last week of December in the stretchiest of jeans and loosest of dresses, and that’s only when I couldn’t get away with wearing my pyjamas. It was, well, blissful.

Of course, I did wear regular clothes as well, for at least 3/4 of the month.

one, two, three
one, two, three
four, five, six
four, five, six
seven, eight, nine
seven, eight, nine
ten, eleven, twelve
ten, eleven, twelve
thirteen, fourteen, fifteen
thirteen, fourteen, fifteen
nineteen, twenty
sixteen, seventeen

I liked most of these outfits a lot, individually, but seeing them here makes me realize there wasn’t a ton of cohesiveness between them, once again. In some ways, it bugs me that I don’t have a more definitive style, but I’ve also come to accept that my wardrobe will never be as cohesive as some people’s. It’s impossible when you love prints as much as I do. I do have a lot of basic pieces, and those are actually surprisingly capsule-friendly, but when I put outfits together, the focus always ends up on the statement pieces that defy encapsulation, as it were.

I’m still debating whether to do a wardrobe challenge of some sort this year (just for fun!), but I’ve been preoccupied with other hobbies lately, so I haven’t had as much time to devote to this “project”. The beginning of the year is when I usually get an itch to do something new, so we shall see what happens in the next couple of months. If you have ideas for me, leave a comment!

7 Comments on What I Wore: December 2016

  1. Oh wow I don’t recall seeing that snowflake type jumper (#2) before, did you blog it and I missed it? December might not have felt cohesive to you but there was a lot of burgundy which really appeals as I scrolled down the outfits 🙂

    • I don’t think I blogged it. It was a Desigual piece I thrifted for cheap for my office staff Xmas party. I’m not keeping it (it’s sitting in my swap pile as we speak).

  2. Love the incohesiveness! Professional, yet fun. All are faves, but my ❤s are 3, 4, 6, 7, 11, and 12. You wear it well!

  3. “wardrobe cohesiveness” is an issue that doesn’t exist until you put all the photos together maybe?

    I think it’s actually pretty cohesive in terms of silhouette … just not color maybe. I mean, not all of us are going to have a chambray/white/black/gray wardrobe, right??

  4. I couldn’t figure out why I found outfit #8 to be so lovely…in a different way from many of your other (lovely!) outfits. Then it hit me that it’s the pale pink colour of the jacket. You seem to wear darker colours more often, but I have to say, that pastel colour looks wonderful with your complexion & hair!