Many bloggers are taking time off this week and next to enjoy time with their families and friends for Christmas and New Year’s. Since I’m not traveling and don’t have any elaborate holiday plans, I will continue with my regular posting schedule. I was going to share a “photography interlude” (see previous versions here) today, but I decided to veer off a bit and go with a holiday theme.
A Christmas Retrospective
In today’s post, I share some of my Christmas photos from years past, from my wee years through to my 40’s. As I mentioned in my last post, I used to be a big fan of holiday theme wear, as you will see in many of the images below. These days, I no longer have any Christmas sweaters, but I used to wear holiday garb every single day from Thanksgiving through New Year’s, along with lots of Christmas jewelry, Santa hats, and the like. I was definitely what you might call very “spirited.”
Part of my style evolution has involved moving away from the cutesy and whimsical and embodying a more sophisticated, classic, and minimalist style. My idea of holiday dressing now may include wearing red or green or perhaps a bit of sparkle and shine, but overt shows of Christmas spirit no longer grace my body. But the photographic evidence remains and in the holiday spirit, I share it with you today. I include brief descriptions under each photo, but many of them are pretty self-explanatory and may make you laugh or smile.
Best Wishes and Thank You!
For those who celebrate, I wish you a very Merry Christmas! And to everyone, I thank you for reading my blog and supporting me over the months and years. We’re coming up on the three year mark of the blog and I’m grateful to all of my readers for being there with me, whether it’s been since the beginning or for just a few weeks or months. There have been lots of ups and downs along the way, but that’s what recovery is like. However, with a lot of perseverance – and a little luck – we can make it through to the other side to more conscious shopping, a manageable wardrobe, and a personal style that makes us smile and suits our lives.
Have a wonderful weekend! I’ll be back next week with my last “grab bag” of useful links of 2015 and a “story of recovery” from a reader who has been around since almost the very beginning of the blog.