Even outside of our Paris trip, November has been packed with special occasions, and I couldn’t be more grateful. This is the time of year, as the days get shorter, I’m prone to seasonal depression, and I have to be conscious of creating a sense of hygge in my everyday life. I love that we’ve had so many built-in chances to feel festive.
We got Hamilton tickets as an early Christmas gift from my mother-in-law, and it was so much fun to get a little gussied up and visit the Pantages, which was decked out for the holiday season already. My sister- and brother-in-law met us for a drink and dinner beforehand, so we turned the night into a real outing, and I sort of felt like we were in Mad Men or something like that! I felt great about this outfit until we got to the theater, which was freaking freezing the whole show. Note to self: wear pants and a sweater next time! Oh, and my sister-in-law captured this moment that makes me laugh.
SOURCES // sweater – Everlane, made responsibly (similar full length) // pants – Need Supply Co., made in USA (similar made responsibly) // sneakers – Veja, eco-friendly // mini purse – Baggu, made in USA // necklace – vintage (similar made in USA) // lipstick in Like – Glossier
I wore this to a potluck Friendsgiving! We made a killer green bean casserole blending 3 recipes: Food & Wine for the caramelized shallots, Bon Appetit for the fresh mushrooms and herbs, and Campbell’s for the classic soup sauce. It was truly a wonderful feast, and so nice to eat on picnic blankets on our friends’ front lawn. Something very “California” about it all (and so is this photo haha! I love these cacti my neighbor has in their yard). My cashmere might have been a little warm for the occasion, but I couldn’t resist. Stretchy pants for the win, because I ate way too much. It’s so funny that I used to wear these joggers multiple times a week and this is the first time I’ve pulled them out in a while.
SOURCES // sweatshirt – Everlane, made responsibly (similar) // pants – Elizabeth Suzann, made in USA (other colors) // sneakers – Veja, eco-friendly // lipstick in Zip (applied very lightly) – Glossier
I was still feeling like I needed a little elastic around the waist the next morning, so I reached for my faithful Clydes. I wasn’t sure about pairing these shades initially, because the greens can look super similar in certain lights, and it reads a little matchy-matchy, but I decided to embrace it and go for a full-on tonal look with complementary visible socks. I’m really digging visible socks that I’ve been seeing on Insta lately, and I’ll probably try it more and more as the weather gets cooler. My favorite socks are currently the ankle socks from Madewell–they seem like the perfect height for so many shoes and come in cute hues. Any recommendations for more ethical cute socks that don’t cost a million dollars?
SOURCES // tee – Alternative Apparel, old (similar made responsibly) // jeans –Levi’s Waterless, made from USA denim with water-saving efforts // blazer – Steven Alan, made in USA (similar vintage) // mules – Rachel Comey, made in USA (in whiskey) // sunnies – Ray-Ban
I was feeling brick red this day, apparently. This outfit combo was a favorite during the summer, and it feels like a fitting fall update to swap in the mules. I’ve never been drawn to kick flares before, but I feel like they would be really cute with these shoes…