I know I’ve kinda been M.I.A lately, but there’s been a lot going and some family matters I had to take care of. Last Friday, my grandma passed away, and while she was ready to be reunited with grandpa I don’t think it’s something my family could ever be ‘prepared’ for. While being surrounded by family these past couple days, swapping grandma stories and laughing over times spent together, I realized how ‘good’ it made me feel. I didn’t look at my phone, I wasn’t concerned about Instagram, my email took a backseat and it felt good. You know, the kind of good that a bike ride around town feels. I was reminded how good it felt to just be with people, face to face, talking, being—I miss that. It’s so easy to become consumed with technology and you become accustomed to making ‘connections’ from behind a screen. Although these past couple days have been draining and exhausting, I feel rejuvenated and calm. I haven’t laughed or cried so hard in a long time, and doing so with my family was the ‘reset’ button I needed.
On to today’s outfit: This J. Jill red hooded wool blend coat is nothing short of AMAZING. When it comes to coats, I typically stick with neutrals, but I wanted to incorporate a strong pop of color in my outerwear this season. This is true holiday red does just that, adding a strong element of color to my typically neutral uniform. As you know, I’m a sucker for plaid and recently got my hands on this J.Crew navy, white, and red plaid scarf. It’s the perfect winter accessory, and even if you’re not into plaid it’s always good to have a piece on hand.
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