Despite some breezy winds, it was unseasonably warm last weekend in New England, and that called for a walk around Boston’s waterfront area. As much of a tease as it was, it was definitely a welcome break from the blistery teen temperatures, and certainly put me in the spring mindset!
This holiday season, I am loving the idea of pairing casual, comfy plaids, like this soft boyfriend-fit from Jack Wills, with more formal skirts, as in this dark velvet number by Pins and Needles. Don’t get me wrong, I wear sparkly holiday dresses as much as I can in December, but I do think this would be a fun Christmas-party alternative!
There is something so perfectly autumnal about cozying up around a big bonfire with hot chocolate and s’mores. My friends used to treck out to the quiet suburban areas of Cambridge from downtown Boston numerous times a year for these, but there is no better time to host them than fall.
Please don’t go away and leave me without opportunity to wear bright blues and sundresses and plaid picnic-ready purses and nautical jewelry and ballet flats that don’t require tights. I promise I’ll be better about embracing you. No more subways when I can walk and no more warm nights spent inside.