January is a really hard month for me...and from what I've heard around me, it seems like it's a super hard month for everyone else. First of all, you're coming down from what I like to call the "Holiday High." Everything is so fun and festive and you get to spend so much time with the people you love. For most, it's a time of year when you get time off so everyone is in a great mood during the holidays. But man, once January hits...WOOF. Talk about an epic comedown where everything feels hard and going back to work seems impossible. However, I somehow get through that long first month of year, but not without some creative blocks. I always feel like this time of the year is tough. I love holiday content and sharing that with all of you so when that's over, it seems sad to let go of all of that and move forward with just winter content.
Happiness is an all black outfit. No seriously, I love wearing all black. It feels so chic and badass at the same time. Plus, it makes such a statement. Now that I've joined the Blondes Have More Fun team, I have to say, wearing an all black outfit has a whole new feeling to it. My blonde hair seems to pop even more against the black and I am loving it. It's about time that I am showing off this incredible puffer jacket that I bought a couple months back. Honestly, it's so warm that I haven't really had a chance to wear it until these last few weeks because it's so toasty, but now I think it would've been worth sweating my ass off in because it's SO good.
There is nothing I love more than finding an awesome binge worthy TV show. Now, there are some TV shows that are only binge worthy and not necessarily high quality. For example, I just finished YOU, a Netflix original show about a guy who stalks a girl he is obsessed with. Perfect example of a binge worthy show. Enough to keep me entertained but would I say it was an excellent show? Probably not. Over the past couple of months, all I've been hearing about is the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and how amazing it is. I finally sat down one night and was instantly hooked. The writing, the costumes, the acting, the premise, holy crap, everything was incredible.
Every year, I buy new outerwear because new coats and jackets are literally my favorite things to add to my wardrobe. In the colder months, they are what I center my entire outfit around because they actually keep you warm. I have grown quite an outerwear collection over the years and each fall I say to myself "I think I'm good!" but then every year, a new coat pops up that I fall in love with so I buy it and then I can't imagine my world without it. EVERY DAMN YEAR.
One thing that my closet is really lacking are great statement tops that are great for dressing up or dressing down. I have a lot of causal tops that are great for layering but not great for going out or if I decide to take off my jacket or coat at some point. You would think this would be an easy solution for me to fix right? Just buy nicer tops! But, it turns out I'm super picky about my tops, which is probably why I never buy them because I can never find ones that I love. However, one amazing top comes through every once and awhile and this & Other Stories top is one of them.