Whenever I’m at home in NYC, I don’t understand the meaning of casual. New York is a city where anything can happen in the course of a day, ultimately making me feel that you need to be prepared for anything. When I leave the house in the morning, I don’t have any idea of when I’ll return. It’s thrilling, seductive, and has taught me how to be utilitarian in ways I’ve never imagined.
Maine is the complete opposite. My last three outfit posts were all shot around my family’s home while I was visiting during the Thanksgiving holiday. Even this super simple layered look sometimes felt like too much when we’d run to the grocery store, TJ Maxx, or Starbucks. The vibe there is very ‘come as you are’ and unaffected. It’s like the wind has been knocked out of your sails so you can freely coast. I’m mixing too many metaphors, but I hope you can understand where I’m coming from. If not, just listen to my voice in my last video. I call it tThe Lake Effect.
The light around the lake is also incredible. It’s moody, sometimes with the sun warming even the coolest spots after the morning fog has burned off. Evergreen trees punctuate the edges like vibrant reminders that winter won’t last forever.
Get the look: ELOQUII cropped sweater (no longer available) | Old Navy chambray shirt (no longer available, similar style) | Henri Bendel Uptown Satchel | Old Navy Straight Boyfriend Jeans (my fave!) |Gold glitter sneakers (a Nordstrom Rack find, but a similar style is available from Kate Spade x Keds |