As I sit here working on this post, the wind is blowing away, the leaves making crisp rattling noises as they hit the side of the house. Earlier, the rain was falling gently, glistening in the fall sun. And me? Well, I’m inside, with my chilly toes hidden under blankets and a cozy pullover keeping my upper body toasty. What can I say, ’tis the season to get hygge!
Disclosure: Thanks to prAna for providing some of the clothing featured in this post. All opinions are my own!
But wait, what’s hygge? A Danish and Norwegian term describing a mood or feeling of coziness, comfort, wellness, and contentment, despite the long, dark days of fall and winter. It was all the rage last winter, and I predict we’ll see a resurgence again as the temperatures drop. From beauty products to candles to books, there are a variety of products for sale that capitalize on the concept of how to hygge. However, there’s also a variety of things you can do at home that will inspire feelings of hygge, too.
Today I thought I’d share a few of those ideas as the weather changes, the nights get longer, and we begin to transition our homes, wardrobes, and mindset for the holiday and winter months.
Before I left for NYFW, I did a lot of research about what I might see people wearing. After all, who wants to show up unprepared? Not me! Around the same time, I was asked to be on local Seattle TV Station, King 5, to talk about the fall fashion trends that I was excited about.
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And, while I was able to cover quite a few of my favorites, I wanted to keep my mind open to what was actually being worn on the streets this season.As usual, NYFW and NYC, in general, didn’t disappoint when it came to the catwalk on the streets. Today, I thought I’d share some of my absolute favorite trends, and how I’ve already been incorporating them into my wardrobe!
As October comes to a close, I look back at how fast it all flew by. The weather has gone from sunny and fairly warm for fall to chilly and rainy. Before the weather change hit, my friends and I made our way to a local pumpkin patch. After all, would it really be fall if pumpkins and a cute pumpkin patch outfit weren’t involved?!
Just 45 minutes outside of Seattle is a small farm town called Enumclaw. It’s the same town that Dave spent some of his formative years in, and he has family in the area. That’s how I stumbled upon Thomasson Family Farm several years ago. Since it’s a bit farther out and the only pumpkin patch in town (that I know about anyway) it tends to be a bit less busy then some of the others I’ve been to in years past. While they don’t go all out with some of the farm-fun like apple picking, fresh food, and over the top decorations, it’s still a cute place to pick a pumpkin and snap some photos.
I’ve had a longtime love affair with Stitch Fix. Sure, we’ve had bumps along the way. All good relationships do. But when I think over the years of my many, many Fixes, I remember the cherished tops, the perfect accessories, and cute dresses most. I also think of those unexpected finds – the hoodie in my most recent fix, for instance, or the circle bag that I was dying for but didn’t even think to mention to my stylist. Those are the standouts. Those are the things that make me keep coming back for more even five years later. (Yes, you read that right! My first Fix was back in 2013!)
Disclosure: Thanks to Stitch Fix for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own!
I’m thrilled to partner with Stitch Fix today to share my top 10 unexpected yet delightful finds with you. As we approach one of the busiest times of the year, there’s no better time to treat yourself to an unexpected find of your own. Holiday dresses? Stitch Fix has them. Business casual? They’ve got it. Designer finds? Yep, those too! If you don’t have time to shop for your kids or if a special man in your life needs some shopping assistance, they’ve got that covered too. (Spoiler alert: Dave recently tried out Stitch Fix and loved it! Full details are coming soon.)
For me, Stitch Fix isn’t just a personal styling service. It’s a way to treat myself to something fun and different without 1. a huge time commitment like braving the mall is, and 2. doesn’t break the bank since I often only keep a couple of items. Plus, it’s a fun surprise to open a box of things that someone else has picked out for you!
With all of that said, here are the ten unexpected favorites that I’ve loved from Stitch Fix over the years!
It was my first designer handbag purchase. It was too much money for me to pay retail for, so I stalked eBay auctions, learned all about authenticating designer bags, and read up on verified sellers.
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I paid $350, or maybe it was $450, for my first (and at present, only) Louis Vuitton. I was 16 and was using one of my first tax returns ever on a Speedy 25, a bag I thought I’d keep forever.
Only, forever didn’t exactly happen.