I continue to be mesmerised by this phenomenon, which is not lessening, as you might already have guessed. But what also struck me from rereading that post was that as part of trying to renew my blogging practice, I'd made a few resolutions last summer. And to make these realistic, I started trying to keep one weekly post Short and Sweet -- using the app BlogGo on my iPhone helped me keep the post brief and topical. Unfortunately, I didn't use a separate tag for these, but I scrolled through my archives and found a few examples.
This Short and Sweet approach seems worth returning to, especially in the light of attempting to do 20% of some things. There's no question that keyboarding impacts my wrist, elbow, and shoulder, nor is there much question that some of the more thoughtful, extended writing I'd like to do simply takes too much time to be pumping out every few days, or even weeks.
I'm not sure yet whether I'll try to sort out a regular day for a Short and Sweet post, nor whether I'll even try to keep it regularly, but for my first 2016 attempt at creating a habit, here's a What I Wore instalment, snapped as Pater and I headed to yoga class Friday morning. It was pouring, as it's been doing with depressing regularity lately, so my knee-high Hunters and a comforting sweater were key. I was inspired to snap not because I thought the outfit particularly stylish but because I've been living in some version or other of this combo -- jeans, comfortable sweater, mostly neutral, often cashmere although in this case* the most delicious blend of wool, yak (yes! the magic ingredient) and spandex, and boots. . .Accessorised by my collection of bracelets on one arm and my watch on the other. Topped off by my greying curls. . .
about way back here when it was a new purchase and I had far fewer wrinkles, longer curls, and was still disguising my grey. . .
So that was Short and Sweet to put together, except for finding all those links, and now I'll have you doing a wrinkle-check over the last 9 years (I can scarcely believe I've been blogging that long!)
But you needn't be short, in your comments, although it's always great if you're Sweet! (truly, though, that's not necessary either). I hope you've had a good weekend. Any default outfits you find yourself favouring these days? (Duchesse posted an interesting piece on Self-Styled Work Uniforms recently, for another perspective on the comforts of defined or default dress.)
*The sweater is from Artizia's Community line and is one of only three garments I've bought for myself since we got home last October -- two sweaters and a pair of wide-legged jeans, a considerably more thoughtful and restrained approach to retail than I've managed for a long time, and I'm feeling really happy getting more from the wardrobe I already have.