I really have been all about the shorts-and-leggings thing lately, haven’t I? I just can’t get enough of how comfy it is- it feels like I’m wearing pajamas! It also doesn’t hurt that the combo is pretty forgiving to the consequences of a very indulgent birthday month. My jeans and I are having a bit of a disagreement these days, but I maintain that all that pumpkin beer was worth it. Besides, it’s sweater weather now- the chunkier and thicker, the better!
My mom gave me this sweater several years ago, and I loved it but couldn’t find the right way to wear it until recently. It’s so thick and cozy, and I wanted to balance out its heft with something sleeker on the bottom. I’ve also worn it with a pair of high-waisted skinny jeans and tall boots to achieve a similar effect (there’s your option, shorts haters!). I also love how the chunky bracelet echoes the texture in the sweater but adds just the right amount of sparkle to the casual outfit.
And speaking of sweater weather, I’m so incredibly excited to head to the midwest this Sunday! I’ll be spending the first half of the week with my family in Minnesota before heading to Chicago to meet up with Jim’s family. This is going to be the extent of our home visits for the holiday season, and it’s strange to think about celebrating the holidays without our families and a hefty dose of snow. It’s times like these that make me wish for a private plane, or at least a way to bring the midwest a little bit closer.
Even though it’s an adjustment to stay in San Francisco for the holidays, it’s also so exciting to get to start our own traditions. I’ve already started my San Fran Christmas bucket list, but I promised myself I wouldn’t share it until after Thanksgiving! But I’m pretty sure I’m allowed to hear yours- are you thinking about the holidays yet?
Photography by Pete Hopkins
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