I always hesitate when I pull together an outfit that even begins to whisper holiday greetings – red and green, orange and black, red, white and blue, you get the picture. I sport some festive pairings around the relevant holiday, but I certainly don’t want to scream Merry Christmas in mid-August. So I did a double-take when I pulled out this maroon skirt and green top. It’s not cherry red and holly green but it made me think of Christmas, so I have reason to believe others might think the same. Eventually (obviously) I decided the muted colors, further neutralized by the khaki blazer, wouldn’t leave me looking like a Christmas decoration sprucing up my cubicle. Do you steer clear of festively inspired attire outside of the holiday time?
On an unrelated note, my ode to Target in so many recent posts is an emerging embarrassment. I love Target (who doesn’t), but I did not realize until recently that my love for Target might be more like an unhealthy obsessive addiction. I know I’m not alone ~ Audrey recently shared about her eternal, internal battle constantly losing to the racks at Target as well. Audrey, you’re not alone! Let me know if you ever feel the need to join a support group. I bet we would have lots of company – haha.
In other matters, I made these Peanut Butter Chocolate Squares the other day. The no bake bars have no eggs or other raw ingredient concerns (not that that stops me from eating chocolate chip cookie dough), but it helped me feel more comfortable letting him “clean” the mixer full of peanut butter spread and, later, the spatula covered in melted chocolate. He entered a whole new world when I handed over those blissfully-covered baking utensils. He does not have many real words just yet, but his eyes said “Where has this been all 14 months of my life?!!”
Finally, a new weekly link up: I see so much great style inspiration but would love to see more wear-to-work style. So hopefully you’ll link up your wear-to-work style and share with others what you wear for a day on the job. No matter your profession ~ from corporate to creative to cab driver (a.k.a. soccer mom) ~ let’s see what you wear to your “office.”
To maximize the shared inspiration, I ask that you follow me on Bloglovin’, link up from here directly to your post and not to your main blog page, and include a link back to this post to spread the style ideas to others. Thanks!