Jacket: Topshop (runs small, order up – I’m wearing a US6) Similar & Similar | Sweater: Nordstrom | Jeans: Paige | Boots: Dolce Vita – mine are old, Similar | Handbag: Chloe | Sunglasses: Nordstrom | Earrings: Baublebar – available here too!
How has it already been two weeks since Thanksgiving?
Heading home to Louisville to see my family this year was a little different since we had Zain in tow. Since I not only grew up there but also went to college and dental school in Louisville I have tons of friends that either still live there or also come home for the holidays. Not to mention the fact that Trevor went to medical school there so he has a whole slew of friends around as well. Normally when we are home, I feel like we barely see my parents. We’re always running out the door to meet one friend or another, often leaving more tired than we arrived.
Since this was our first holiday home with Zain and had just had a rough week of sleeping with him (thanks teeth!), we decided we really wanted to lay low and spend time with my parents. We opted out of making social plans and instead hung out in pajamas and ran around with my folks the whole time. It was actually really lovely to take it easy, plan our days around eating and watch movies together!
It was a great reminder that taking it slow is much needed sometimes and although everyone’s first inclination (or at least mine) is to say yes to everything anyone asks, it’s a good idea to say no sometimes too. The one time we did peel ourselves away from pajamas was on Saturday when we stopped by my friend Catherine’s house for a little bit. She has started hosting all of our childhood friends over the holidays each year. It’s a great way to say hi to everyone and see how many babies are running around now.
Zain had unfortunately been over served by my mother (she loves to do that when I’m not around. Why do grandparents think they always need more food?) so he decided to grace my friends who mostly didn’t have children with several bouts of spit up…I’m sure they’ll be rushing to get pregnant ASAP after that :/ Besides that little issue, we had a great time chatting and catching up with friends for a few hours and were back in our pajamas at home before dinner.
I decided to throw on the one real outfit I had packed this was it. All cozy pieces I knew would expand as I eat my way through the holidays. You’ve already heard me talk about this coat a million times! It sold out so quickly but I have seen both the black and camel coming back in stock off and on so check often if you are wanting it. A recent purchase I wore was this pink teddy sweater I have been loving. The color is beautiful and the boxy shape is super flattering. I sized up to a medium for an oversized feel and thought it paired well with my other basics.
I hope you guys are having a wonderful Monday so far and make sure to swing by tomorrow for a post I’ve been working on for quite some time!