Once upon a time I said with 85% confidence that I would treat myself to a couple of new items for fall. Fast forward to December and I’m the happy owner of a cozy poncho. Much like a large scarf, the poncho is a mobile blanket – a form of coziness and comfort appropriate enough for daytime outings and the office. (Though don’t get me wrong, if I’m cold enough I will cover myself in a large blanket and wear fingerless gloves at the office. No shame).
Thankfully, Virginia is taking it’s sweet time to roll into winter weather, which means I get to wear this puppy well into December. After the Thanksgiving holiday I fell into a leisurely routine of slumbering, coffee sipping, crosswording, and sporting a uniform of pajamas and/or large sweaters on a daily basis, so I’m hopeful that some stylish comfort-wear will ease my transition back into the craziness that is December events. This is positivity, not delusion…
(P.S. It looks like this poncho is on sale at Old Navy, so you can join me on my cozy crusade!)
Old Navy Poncho
GAP 1969 Jeans
Stella & Dot Freya Necklace
Stella & Dot Pave Sphinx Bracelet
Stella & Dot Icon Convertible Watch
BitterSweet Hair Tie Bracelet
Photography by Bryan Wallace
I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels like we bypassed fall entirely, but I am totally not ready for the wear-your-heaviest-coat-and-warmest-boots-weather that is inevitably coming our way this winter. Apparently I missed our small sweater weather window (where was I, under a rock?!) and I will be moping about it sufficiently until there is at least some fun snow to play in. I know what you’re thinking, “but moping isn’t productive, Jackie”, and you are absolutely right. I’ve been slowly building my mental arsenal of indoor activities, ranging from not-so-productive movie watching to uber-productive-and-festive ornament making with my roommate’s girlfriend, and I’m getting really excited about it. I’m usually in hyper drive, so I’ll take any excuse (especially freezing weather) to stay inside and be cozy.
One of my favorite things lately is making coffee – hot, aromatic, and comforting coffee. And no, not just any old coffee from a drip coffee maker, but experimenting with the pour over method. I received a burr grinder and ceramic dripper as gifts a few months ago and never looked back. There’s just something special about brewing your own coffee in your own home (preferably in your pajamas), discovering nuances about different beans and taking the time to learn how to control every variable in the brewing process. I digress, but I’m definitely feeling a dedicated post about home brew pour over. Yes?
Madewell Sweater | similar on sale!
Hue Leopard Leggings | similar
Old Navy Tee on sale!
Photography by Paul B. Jones