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Winter Casual

Reflect, Resolve, Retreat?

The thing I like about the New Year is reflecting on the past year and the hope of better things to come. I applaud people who make New Years’ resolutions and stick by them because it takes determination to stay true to the promises made.

I do not and have not made New Years’ resolutions for several years because no matter how good my intentions, I would eventually revert back to old habits.

Being a goal-oriented person, instead of making New Year’s resolutions I periodically review where I am, where I want to be within a certain timeframe, then I do checkpoints and make adjustments as needed. Since this is a continual process throughout the year I’m able to see progress on my short and long-term goals. Keeping a running tally of goals achieved then crossing them off allows me to keep them current. Looking back and seeing in black and white just how far I’ve come is liberating.

Photo Credit Stylish Eve
Photo Credit Stylish Eve

In thinking of ways to evolve this year, the one thing that came to mind was ‘I’ve got to work on my casual look.’ I feel most comfortable in business/professional attire and even when I wear jeans I still opt to dress them up. So as I was looking for inspiration for today’s post I came across a jeans outfit that I would like to have.

Pictured is a camel colored long-sleeved cowl-neck sweater, blue jeans, brown suede boots, Michael Kors handbag with gold accents, gold bangles/long necklace and a pair of sunglasses. The jeans in the picture are low-rise so I would go with jeans that offer me a better fit. My accessories would be silver and the only things I would add is my faux fur vest and my white cane (with coordinated cane charm) for a sharp, finished look.

Hopefully, at least once a week, I can pull off a casual look that doesn’t look as if it was carefully planned. If I’m not able to do this it’s really no sweat because as I sit at my computer I can’t get any more casual than sweats, t-shirt, and bandana LOL.

“Style is very personal. It has nothing to do with fashion. Fashion is over quickly. Style is forever. ” ~ Ralph Lauren

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