First, I have to tell you all I learned something new this week – did you know the pattern of this top is called black watch? No? Me neither! Speaking of this week had a lot of ups and downs, both personally and professionally, but in an a-typical fashion I wanted to share the details of one work meeting I found particularly interesting. I double checked and everything about this is public but we spoke about how COVID is affecting people. YouGov has done a ton of research on this and I was surprised by the headline “Britons most likely to say COVID has taken a toll on their mental health.” For a country that is notoriously tightlipped Brits more than people from any other nations said COVID was having a negative impact on their mental health – and I believe it.
However, this was not just negative for the sake of being negative but specifically the two leading reasons were (a) the inability to see others; friends and family and (b) the inability to leave the house. And I agree, those two have been particularly hard. The reason I am bringing these up is I have proactively planned two walks this weekend to get my government approved outdoor exercise and for each, separately, am going to have socially distanced mask walks with one person outside my household. yes, there are a ton of stipulations but just to see and talk to someone who is not Mark is something I am very much looking forward to this weekend.
But until we get to that, where I undoubtably will be in lots of layers and not looking trés cute, here is an outfit I am loving. White jeans may be my favorite item of Winter and I paired with a dark hat, dark top, and dark boots plus a pop of sparkle. Sadly the earrings are out of stock and I actually debated when they arrived in the mail but I think they add quite a pop and actually wore them on Monday to “work”. Take a look:
This also reminds me I really need to wear this hat more often – I have had it for ages but looking back I think the last time it made it to a blog post was nearly five years ago in this January 2016 post Black Hat & Black Blazer!
What do you think of this look?