I can scarcely believe it’s already two weeks into the new year. Folks are coming back to work from their long vacations, traffic is picking up again (boo), and my work calendar is filling up with training courses and meetings. The routine is both comforting and exhausting. Though I am more than content and grateful for my lot as it is, I daydream about taking time off and finding some new corner of the world to sit in and experience.
I didn’t really speak of my resolutions or plans for the new year, but I did mention travel as one of my goals, including exploring my own area of Orange County. The past two weeks have been most excellent in this regard–my friends and I went to an art walk in downtown Santa Ana, and this Sunday we hiked in Peter’s Canyon in Tustin Ranch. Even though it’s only Tuesday, I’m already planning this weekend’s schemes. I have a three-day weekend ahead of me and it will be a complete shame if I don’t cook up at least one fun thing to do. My adventures usually include taking portraits of my companions, looking at some architectural wonder, and gorging on some delicious food. Only three more working days to go!
Lately I’ve been running around in iterations of this outfit, with the slight addition of a cardigan, usually black or gray, as you see above. That’s really it. I toss one of my wool coats on top of that, weave a scarf around my neck for good measure, and I’m out the door. Super boring but it gets the job done and I’m confident that everything is properly covered/in place. I did buy a second pair of Uniqlo Ultra Stretch jeans which you see here–hemmed to slightly below the ankle. It fits these boots much better than the longer version I’d previously donned. I opted to hem these shorter and to leave the first pair at its current length. I’ll wear the older pair cuffed but these should be good with flats or these boots; there won’t be too much extra material to droop or fit oddly over the shoes.
Though work has barely begun, my mind is already basking in the promise of the weekend. Press on, 2014! I want to see more of you.