Long Sleeved Rugby Polo: Ralph Lauren (old) / Blazer: Piperlime (old) / Denim: Rag & Bone / Boots: Target | on Luca: Overalls & Button Up Onesie from Carters
These photos were taken over Thanksgiving weekend on an unusually nice, warm day outside at my parent’s house where I grew up. There is something comforting in the fact that my parents still live in the house where I was born and raised. That familiar smell when you walk in…the same hand-sewn curtains hanging in my old bedroom window…the fact that I can still maneuver around in the pitch black dark and not run into the walls since I am just so familiar with every nook and cranny of this comforting abode. Staying up way too late past my bedtime, just because I am there and you know Dad will always be up (or asleep) in his chair before you hit the hay. Walking around those 2.5 acres of land and breathing in those fresh country smells of grass and trees…maybe even some horses down the road. It strangely smelled like spring there on this particular day. The familiar old tractor, the old shed, and that same spot to hang the hammock in the backyard. While things have certainly been updated since my childhood, I love that sense of comfort and security I feel when I am there. It’s nice that I am able to bring my children here to have a similar experience, much like I had in my grandparent’s house where my Dad grew up. Nico is always so excited when we arrive. He knows exactly what toys will be there, where his chair is, and the places he loves to roam outside already. It makes me smile to know although we live 4 hours away, he still feels that same sense of comfort that I do at his Mimi and Nano’s house. I am looking forward to when my little Luca will feel the same. If my dear parents are reading this, I hope they know they can never move away 😉
Here is the third outfit post in my Flair Accessories Series. I had so much fun styling these pieces, and this one in particular certainly makes a bold statement. I love this mix of colors for winter. While many outfits during this season can feel rather dull, the pops of blue, green, and yellow made me feel vibrant and energetic despite the chilly temps. How would you style this piece of “Flair” this winter?
I spent most of the weekend hibernating in my Brooklyn abode due to snowy conditions. I did take a walk on Saturday and tested out some new things I learned in my photography class around the neighborhood. Other than that, I mostly relaxed, caught up on blogs and e-mails from last week, & watched a few movies. Last night, I had a dinner date with the hubby at a place called The Costello Plan in our hood. It’s a really romantic, quiet little spot, and I think I had the best gnocchi I have ever tasted there. We ended the night watching a bit of the Grammy’s. Shout out to Mumford & Sons for winning best album for their second album, “Babel.” I heart them. I’m sure you’ve heard this song, but here is a little something to get you going this Monday morning.