Late fall and early winter in the DC area makes for great outdoor time!
While temps are chilly in the morning and evening, the days are pretty mild. (Update: today we got our first winter arctic blast!)
Recently, my husband and I headed to Great Falls, Maryland to hike the Billy Goat Trail. The sky and scenery was beautiful, and I’m so glad we got to experience it before our proper winter arrives (which apparently it has!)
For the hike, I threw on this zip high neck sweater from Zara, my Lysee denim leggings from Nordstrom, and comfy Vasque Talus Treks. Both the sweater and leggings are still available! The sweater is so cozy and I like how it’s sporty but could be versatile for other looks too. These leggings are so flattering- the denim material is thick and offers a lot of coverage so you don’t feel like you’re wearing gym leggings out somewhere. They are offered in different colors too.
How’s the weather where you are? I already see snow storms and blizzards on the news!
The bomber jacket craze is going strong this fall, and it’s been SO fun to see all of YOUR variations- sequined, metallic, sporty, and oversized!
I, too, have fallen for the bomber jacket trend. In late summer during the Nordstrom Half-Yearly sale, I picked up this tonal satin bomber version.(still available and a great buy under $100)
When choosing this jacket, I tried to be strategic. I wanted a more fitted silhouette made from a fabric that would translate to many outfits and situations.
For brunch in DC recently, I wore it paired with a bright green midi dress and Converse sneakers at one of my favorite places, Dascha Biergarten.
This outdoor restaurant is inspired by German biergartens and offers so many delicious drinks (crisp pear cider) and food. As you can see, I just couldn’t resist the skillet of creamy mac and cheese, the breakfast sausage bagels, and fingerling fries.
I’ve got lots more plans for this jacket, and thankfully, the weather has been unseasonably warm this fall.
Like I said, there’s so much great inspiration about how to wear bombers lately. How have you been wearing yours?
In case you didn’t know from recent posts here and here about spending a weekend getaway in New Mexico, I’m sharing more adventures from there today.
This particular day was all about the OUTDOORS- mountains, aspen trees, cave dwellings, and desert.
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Even though we’re headed into late September here in DC, it’s still Indian summer. It was 88 degrees last Saturday!
While I’m so eager for fall, I’m taking advantage of the warm weather to keep wearing a few summer pieces, but also give them a different spin.
Like this lemon yellow lace sundress…
Earlier in the summer, I wore it more casually with sandals, but for dinner out last weekend, I topped it with a blouse tied at the waist and swapped the sandals for two-tone pumps.
I’ve got even more plans for this dress as it gets cooler. I’m thinking a fitted black leather jacket or even a black turtleneck with black leather booties.
I’ve recently pared down my closet, donating a bunch of items and focusing on a “less is more” mindset. It’s amazing how much peace of mind a simple closet can bring.
In fact, I’ve felt much more appreciative of what I’ve got and I’m much more creative with my existing pieces. I can also more easily see the “gaps” in my wardrobe and what I should invest in next.
I actually love when other fashion bloggers “rework” their favorite clothing items and show how they wear them in different ways.
How do you feel about transitioning items into different seasons? Do you like seasonless pieces you can wear much of the wear, or do you tend to want more variety in your clothing?
Ray Ban Wayfarer ClubMaster sunglasses
Ann Taylor shirt/Yellow Dress (similar here)
Pumps (similar here)
Eastern Market is one of my favorite places in DC. It’s a covered market with all the fresh fruit, meats, bakery items, and flowers you could want. It’s also located in an eclectic neighborhood has charming cafes, book shops, and plenty of locals.
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After a few days in Santorini, I didn’t think Greece could get any more special. But then I visited Mykonos and fell in love. Again.
Continue reading “Greece Trip: Mykonos Town”
Georgetown is one of my favorite neighborhoods in DC. The ivy, the historic townhouses, and even the door knockers all lend it so much character!
Continue reading “Late Summer in Georgetown”