in the winter of 2015, mr. style and i decided to leave San Francisco. having lived in the South for a large part of my adult life, i wanted to return. but to where exactly, i wasn’t sure. mr. style loved small cities, me? a bit bigger. but my mother grew up in a university town, and i had fond memories of college game days. plus nine months out of the year there’s a buzz in the air on a college campus. with summers shifting into neutral. so if mr. style was to get his wish to live in a small(er) town it was going to be a university town. that pretty much narrowed the list down.
fall of ‘15, i began my search. first stop: Athens. i flew out with my son to scout the city, and if all went well, look for houses. i immediately fell in love. the city had it all: small-town vibe, but culture—lots of it. UGA brought with it the arts—theater, music, and, yes, sports—all right down the street. and the food: everything from low country cuisine to slow-cooked, smoked bbq. a-m-a-z-i-n-g. i knew right away this was home.
december of ‘15 mr. style and i packed our bags and headed to Georgia. i’m now approaching my fourth anniversary, and i can honestly say that the last part of mr. style’s life was his best—our best.
we loved and i continue to love this city. and i try to get out and enjoy it as much as possible. it’s not very often that i have a monday afternoon free, but when i do, you can find me anywhere from bummin’ around UGA’s campus to grabbing lunch in Normal Town. or my favorite restaurant that mr. style and i went to every friday afternoon – The National.
today’s outfit is perfectly casual but still stylish, tailored for those fall afternoons you just need to get out and enjoy the day. first up is a jean jacket paired with a striped shirtdress last seen here and cropped blue pants from Talbots last seen here. a classic shirtdress is always on-trend. they’re so versatile. but if you don’t like them popped over a pair of pants simply pair the jacket or pants with a white shirt or snazzy blouse. can’t go wrong. if it’s sweater weather in your neck of the woods Talbots has 25% off sweaters. here are a few that caught my eye.
this fall, it’s all about the color POP. and to give this outfit a little bit o’ color burst, i’ve paired it with a red handbag and mules. the loafers are perfect for long days out and about on your feet. trust me. every woman needs a pair of red shoes in her closet. it’s a classic color palette.
all right, gang. i want to hear from you. let me know in the comment section your last big move. where did you end up, and why did you end up there? did it feel like home right off the bat or did it take some getting used to?