Perfect red sweaters for the holidays—check. Done! When I found this one online I knew it was the one. It’s a soft material (zero itch factor) and a true red. I love the classic cable mixed with the trendy cut of it too. I think it is perfect with jeans and will be adorable with a high waist skirt! FYI.. shop this one fast!!! It’s selling so quickly so I linked a few different retailers that have it available down below. [wearing a small]
I paired it with my favorite chunky beanie and some neutrals when we were in Toronto (full travel diary to come soon)! && these boots and jeans are a MUST. Both are staples in my closet. My boots are still on sale FYI and run true to size. I went one size up in my jeans. They’re a very comfortable stretchy material! We took a quick stroll around the Christmas Market in the Distillery District and it was so cute! Lots of little vendors, pretty lights and food stands.
I hope you all are having a good week! I am trying to savor these days before the holidays when everything seems exciting and festive. I know the January blues will hit soon enough so we might as well enjoy every second of Dec! We are having some friends down to the lake house on Friday for some appetizers, cocktails and board games and I cannot wait to enjoy some time around the Christmas tree!
Let’s get straight to it–shoes that EVERY girl needs in her closet? Over-the-knee boots! They are hands down my most worn item because they are just so versatile. I wear them with jeans (as seen here), leggings, skirts & dresses. I wear them during the week & on the weekends. But I am not going to lie, finding the puuuuuurect pair was not an easy task.
You all know Nordstrom is my favorite large retailer to shop so I definitely went to their site when looking for a pair of tall boots to replace my $40 pair I found at Kmart (yes, I said Kmart) years ago. I tried several pairs and sent many back (TG for the free ship & return policy) before I landed on this Marc Fisher pair. I loved the shape of toe on this pair–slighted pointed with a touch of hardware–and the height of the boot–I wanted them to go up well above my knee but not be overwhelming. And I also love how they tie in the back and have a zipper on the inside of the ankle. This makes them easy to get on and off (you don’t need to lay down on the bed and beg someone to pull them off, haha) and the tie helps them stay put and not look slouchy or sloppy. They have also held up great! [wearing a sz 8, I always go up in boots so I can add thick warm socks]
It’s only Tuesday but I think this week will go by pretty quickly. We have several things to do around the house to prep for a little birthday get together we are hosting on Saturday for my 30th! Don’t you love having people over because it gives you that push you needed to get something done that you have been talking about for months? We had been wanting to redo the piece of furniture we use for a bar cart to make it more modern and last Sunday we finally got around to it! I will share the finished product and other tid bits on my Instastory this week. Hope you all are having a good one!
Oh, and just a side note–I think a over-sized sweater and OTK boots makes the perfect outfit for Thanksgiving day if your fam does a casual get-together. These pieces would be great to order!
I’ve been feeling really grateful for these long summer days recently. && even though our nights and weekends seem really busy (as they do to everyone I’m sure) the extra daylight always helps. I think that’s a big reason why I always feel like doing more things in the summertime–opposed to going home and curling up in my pjs like I tend to do in the winter haha. So I figured I would share some fun date ideas! None of these are ground breaking ideas but they are all casual, realistic, inexpensive & things that would put me in a happy mood!
1:FARMERS MARKET STROLL & BRUNCH— I love this idea because it’s something you can do after a Saturday morning workout. Buy some fresh flowers to take home (I kind of fell in love with these sun flowers for warm days) and then find somewhere to grab food at an outside table!
2: MIDWEEK MOVIE NIGHT— I love going to the movies on a week night! It’s the perfect way to break up the week. We like to catch a 7:30-8:30 showing. That way we can still get in a workout & dinner after work. It feels good to disconnect for a couple of hours and then go home and hop in bed. We always pick a theater where we can get a glass of wine while watching too!
3: COFFEE SHOP SITTING— On Saturday/Sunday mornings we love to go to our favorite coffee shop and get our lattes for here instead of to-go. It’s so nice to just sit down and have a coffee instead of rushing out the door with it. We people watch or look at silly videos on our phone and just take some time to remember it’s the weekend.
4: NETFLIX & CHILL WITH A DOCUMENTARY— There are so many good options out there that aren’t a tv series or movie. We love to switch things up with a documentary. Our favorites recently have been The Defiant Ones (it’s actually on HBO), Making a Murderer & The Queen of Versailles.
5: NEIGHBOORHOOD STROLL AT DUSK— Taking the dog for a walk after dinner is one of my favorite things to do. I always feel better if I move around after I eat and it can be so relaxing. We ususlly talk about all the different houses we pass, pointing out things we like or don’t like and sometimes we have a little glass of wine in hand too!
Let me know if you all enjoy any of these same things! We find that simple date nights are often best!
&& I do want to share a little about my jewelry in these photos with you all too! I have been a long time fan of Margaret Elizabeth. Their pieces have a 24k gold overlay and the most gorgeous precious stones. I think I love the brand so much because the pieces are unique AND high quality. I wear mine with anything from jeans and a v-neck tee to a lace dress and heels. The newest addition to their collection? This three stone Bixby bangle. I am LOVING mine.
If you place a ME jewelry order be sure to use my code for a discount. It’s ‘WEEKENDWISHING’ and will give you 20% off your entire order!