Can you see me in the mirrored door, below, trying to catch a Selfie? There are very few photos of me from this trip, to be honest. Certainly, there wasn't much need to catch the variety I managed from my carry-on wardrobe. Photos would only have shown either this classic dark coat (with jeans, or black pants, or over a dark, knit, knee-length pencil skirt) or the black Uniqlo down jacket I wore for a more casual look.
, worn with my black sneakers, and that same post will also show you the green boots that gave me a break from my metallic oxfords. In fact, I must say that I didn't really get bored with my carry-on wardrobe (which I checked, by the way, for the plane -- but was still very pleased to be able to heft by myself onto trains, and to pull along to hotels, for the solo part of my trip). Quite honestly, variety is becoming increasingly less important to me in my dress; not sure if that's due to retirement or age or concern about the environment. Nor am I sure if this desire for simplicity will last, but I'm making the most (the least?!) of it while it lasts. . .
That's not to say that I wasn't glad to get home to the rest of my closet, nor does it mean I was completely impervious to the siren call of the post-Christmas sales. Very considered, and in no rush at all to add new pieces, but I've been missing a good sweater dress for a few years now, and this one was on sale at an independent shop I like to support, just up the street.
And on a lighter note, were you able to find any good buys in the post-Christmas sales? Or, perhaps even better, were you able to avoid them all?