If we’re being honest, this cold, blustery weather has me in some kind of mood. But if I’m looking for a silver lining – I found it on Saturday when Adam and I had an all but deserted South Street Seaport to ourselves and I took this white on white nautical-inspired look.
When you’re knee deep in the middle of the work week (not to mention that Adam and I are busy prepping to head out on a little adventure this week.. my favorite kind of busy), I always find myself reaching for the most classic items in my closet. The kind of things you can grab and go without spending more than 5 minutes thinking it over.
On Sunday I spent the morning dashing from one cab to another (that biting cold was not good for my wallet) before hunting down my Valentine and a nice warm meal for brunch. I’d been saving this plaid coat for the occasion but once I realized it wouldn’t be enough to combat 1 degree temps I added this denim jacketunderneath. 40 degrees this week has never felt so good.
The thing about snow in New York City is that on the first day or two it looks like this winter wonderland – and by the second or third day it’s all knee deep piles of slush at street crossings and piles of trash bags thawing out from under heaps of white. Which is to say – it’s lost a bit of magic. But we’re New Yorkers.. so we trudge on.
I was originally going to show these outfits in two separate posts – but when I noticed that both featured a casual plaid top, distressed denim and loafers.. I figured they were meant to be twinning together. Turns out this is my go-to weekend look because for the past two Saturdays I’ve reached for some variation. Comfortable, casual and a tiny bit holiday-inspired? A winning combo in my book.
An easy flannel button-down is a staple this time of year and when you pair it with a v-neck tee (these are my absolute favorite) there’s almost nothing more comfortable. This look is pretty no frills, so I added these holiday loafers (they’re embroidered with a car carrying a christmas tree on one foot and a tree-lined road on the other!) to put a little extra pep in my step. I’m definitely wearing these when we go to pick out our tree this weekend.