let’s take a break from the holidays—just today—and return to our regularly scheduled programming tomorrow. i’m taking the day off today to catch up on, well, the day-to-day things that can easily get lost in the mix. laundry. groceries. bills. and an evening in.
over the past few weeks, we’ve focused a lot on holiday outfits. today i’m showcasing something a little more subdued—a little more casual. i’m tapping into my preppy side—my favorite side—and bringing you an outfit that’s perfect for running errands, meeting a friend for lunch, or an evening at the movies.
take a break from the holidays
i don’t know about you, but there’s always a point mid-December in which i just want a break. a timeout. a pause to catch my breath. the gauntlet of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s can be tiring. not because they’re not fun. not because they’re not full of people that i care truly deeply about. but because being “on” for six straight weeks can be a bit much.
we talk a lot about self-care and wellness over here on the blog. and one of the most important things about both is that we have to constantly remind ourselves to invest in them. it’s an ongoing process—a continuing journey. if you too need a short break, then join me today in doing so. i don’t think you’ll regret it.
casual, comfortable and chic
i think i’ve found my favorite outfit of the month. it’s totally simple. slightly understated. and perfect for how i’m feeling today: a cashmere crew from Everlane and a pair of straight jeans J.Crew. a sweater and pair of jeans. you really cannot go wrong. and if you need to layer, try this sweater blazer also from J.Crew.
long time readers of the blog know that my go-to aesthetic is preppy. if it’s not too cold where you are—we’ve got a 68 degree day here in Athens—easily prep up your outfit with these penny loafers from J.Crew. i’ve been loving loafers this fall and winter, and today is no exception. (and you know that you’ll be able to pull them out of your closet come spring.)
so tell me ladies: how are you taking care of yourself this holiday season? have you taken a day off? had an evening in? let me know in the comments below.