Dress Well: Bundled Up Love

J. Crew vest (very similar), Madewell sweater (old), J. Crew leggings, Tory Burch boots, J. Crew bracelet, J. Crew bangles, TEXI leather bag

One thing must be said about writing a blog where you end up looking at a bunch of pictures of yourself - you become acutely aware of when you need a haircut. All I can think as I'm sitting here, looking at these pictures is "yikes!" It's been three months since my last haircut and it couldn't be more obvious. Please excuse my split ends, general fuzzy hair texture, and overgrown roots...

In other news, it's still cold here! So my love affair with sweaters and puffer vests continues. It felt so wintry I even dug out my Tory Burch boots. I'm expecting a formal thank you note from my feet for sparing them from freezing to death in flats yesterday (which is my general strategy - growing up in Texas means you have NO IDEA how to dress warmly). It's been very chilly and gray all week, so I'm hoping to carve out some time this weekend to snuggle on my couch with some hot chocolate and a book. Snuggling is pretty much the official sport of the fall season, right?

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Dress Well: Harrow to the Heart

Madewell sweater, Paige jeans, Rag & Bone booties, Michael Kors watch (similar), J. Crew bracelet, Old necklace (similar), Rebecca Minkoff bag, Tory Burch sunglasses (similar)

For me, this outfit = love. For starters, my husband got me this sweet sweater for Christmas. Yes, he chose it from a short and carefully-selected list of potential Christmas gifts that I gave to him, but the fact that he chose the item with hearts all over it is sweet all the same. And these boots. Oh, these Harrow booties. I kept two tabs open on my computer for the entire fall season: one tab with these boots in a Nordstrom shopping bag, ready to check out, and a second tab with my bank account pulled up, in order to convince myself that I couldn't afford the boots. I never made a decision on whether to buy them or not, and then my mom came along, gave them to me for Christmas, and made all my boot-owning dreams come true. Have I mentioned before that I'm a ridiculously lucky girl?

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Something that never occurred to me before I started reading blogs: wearing a bracelet with your watch. It's genius! My love for my watch is timeless (too much?), but I love it even more when I can fancy it up with some sweet bracelets.

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DSC_9839I've come to find that writing this blog has the very wonderful side effect of making me take time every day to appreciate how marvelous my life is. These pictures remind me to be thankful for all that I have many times over. My mother and my mother-in-law both gave me such beautiful presents over Christmas, and every time I wear them I think about them and how much I miss my families. And every breathtaking view of San Francisco reminds me to give thanks for my fantastic husband who pulled me out of my comfort zone (also known as Houston) and into this wonderful life. So, I hope you take a little time this Thursday to be thankful for what you have and the life you live. We all have it pretty good!

Dress Well: Heart on My Sleeve

J. Crew sweater, J. Crew shirt (similar), Joe's jeans, Rocket Dog boots, J. Crew necklace, Ernest Alexander via Club Monaco bag, Coach sunglasses

Cold Texas days over Christmas meant layers: lots of layers. My mother-in-law gave me this adorable sweater from J. Crew, which proved to be a wonderful ally in the fight to stay warm (made harder by the fact that I didn't bring a jacket on the trip...what happened to 70-degree Decembers?!). My husband also gave me a heart-print sweater for Christmas, so expect to see my heart on my sleeve quite a bit in the future!

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Have a great weekend!