It can’t be a coincidence that as I was picking out pictures for this post, the song “Blue” came on the radio. And on a day known for giving people the “Blues” (aka “Monday Blues”) no less. Impressed by the amount of times I’ve already managed to use the word “blue” in this post? Don’t be. It’s either a sign I listened to “I’m blue ba dee aba die” far too many times, that I’m flashing back to the “Blue” era aka when algebra use to give me the “Monday Blues”, that I’m still thinking about the powder blues from this post, or that I just really like my new sweater. For the sake of everyone’s sanity (it is Monday after all), we’ll go with the latter and call it a day.
It’s not often that I lose my voice. Lord knows I can talk not one but both ears off just about anyone. But sometimes, when something is really, really interesting, or exciting, or pretty, I shut up. Which is the case with this post. The frozen lake I’m standing on, the snowy trees, the serene background, it’s all so pretty that I’m at a total loss for words about my outfit. So while I may not be giving you much to read, I sure am giving you something pretty to look at (you can also see more pictures from our winter weekend getaway here).
Have a great Monday!
What is it about New York that gets people to dress in all black? I always swear that I’m never going to be that girl, that I love color too much, and yet here we are. Of course, my version of all black still manages to sneak in a few pops of color. I’m such a rebel….
Also, it should be noted that I somehow am wearing these pants again (I promise I haven’t worn them for a week straight). I think it’s pretty obvious now that I wasn’t lying when I said how much I love them. That, or I just really need to do laundry…..
I’d love to know, what’s the one piece you can’t stop wearing this winter?
Joe Fresh Beanie (available in stores) // Thrifted Nadine Jacket // Club Monaco Sweater via Crossroads Trading (almost identical to this CM one)// James Jeans Pants c/o Lockerz // Nike Sneakers // Phillip Lim x Target Bag // Sephora No.11 Forever Fuchsia Lipstick // Unknown Gloves and Sunnies
Road trips are nothing new to me. Sometimes I think I feel more at home when I’m on the road than in one solitary spot. You see, my eyes were opened to all the places I could go, all the people I could see, all the roads going anywhere I please at the tender young age of 9 when my family set out on a cross-country road trip (something I’m sure I’ve mentioned before). I may have been young, but out on the open roads, fueled by my great uncle’s tales of living in South America and Italy, I fell hard and fast for the traveling life. There were roads willing to take me anywhere I wanted to go, and oh, did I want to go.
Throughout high school we would make yearly (sometimes twice yearly) 14 hour trips back to the east coast to visit family. In college, I would drive the 8 hours home (instead of flying), and road trips with my girlfriends were a monthly occurrence. Nowadays, one of my favorite things to do is to hit the open road, exploring New England, with my husband by my side. As we prepare to set out on another weekend getaway road trip over this coming long weekend, I can’t help but think about how much I still enjoy it. The route may vary, our car might not be the same, the people I travel with may change, but as long as there are roads that continue to take me anywhere I want to go, I will always want to go.
Another thing that will never change? My love of comfy weekend getaway attire. While boyfriend jeans, oversized jackets, and basic cotton tees usually do the trick, I’m also a big fan of scarves and chambray like Luci or sweaters and fun print bags like Grace.
What’s your weekend getaway style? #3x3style
These pants have become my second skin this winter. I literally haven’t taken them off. Not even to sleep or shower…totally kidding, of course! Unfortunately, I’m not kidding when I say that my choice of top has also come to be expected- striped shirt, chunky sweater. It’s basic, comfy, and can get oh so boring after about the 7th day in a row. Have I mentioned how utterly ridiculously difficult dressing in the winter time weather is? The most excitement I get is picking between scarf and beanie colors. Cali girls, I envy you more and more every day. Needless to say, when I see some chic winter wear that doesn’t have to do with a sweater, I take note. So when I saw a pinstripe jacket in the window of this store, it was a no brainer to translate the look from pieces in my closet. While I may not have switched up my pants (because it’s kind of hard to when they’re so nice), switching the top half of me out of a sweater and into a pinstripe jacket was more than good enough, even if it is just for a day.