Despite the impending doom of Frankenstorm, the past couple of days in New York were perfectly lovely. I spent the weekend with my longtime pals, eating, shopping and celebrating (a skill we have honed to a fine art over the years). Highlights of the weekend included dinner at August, which graciously hosted our boisterous crew with a family-style meal that was one of the best I’ve had in a while; a trip to the very strange but relaxing Russian bath house; and a stop at the gloriously overwhelming NYC Topshop, where it became evident yet again how good it is that Topshop does not exist in North Carolina.
And as with every time I go to the city, I am now thoroughly exhausted, but basking in the glow of good times with good friends.
It hasn’t exactly gotten cold here yet (save a two-day chilly spell a couple weeks ago), but it feels like it ought to be . Don’t get me wrong – I’m all about warm weather and I’ll take it whenever I can get it, but something about warmer temps well into what should be fall makes me nervous that Old Man Winter’s gonna sneak up out of nowhere and slap us with some seriously frigid weeks to come. So in preparation for that sneak attack, some cozy knitwear.
You know that item of clothing you’ve been hunting for for years? You’ve got the image in your mind, and you come across countless pieces that are almost it, but not quite? I’ve been looking for the perfect pair of skinny cargo pants since approximately 2007, and I’m proud to say that I’ve finally found them. I had some key requirements – they needed to be the perfect shade of olive green, have a skinny yet comfy fit, be made of a super-soft cotton and have details, but not too much superfluous BS (don’t you hate it when there’s some random rhinestones or a stupid emblem?). While I didn’t think that was too much to ask, apparently it was, at least for a while – so I’m happy to say that I’ve found my perfect pair, finally.
Pain me as it may to accept that the last glimmers of summer are all but gone, I’ve been really trying to embrace all things fall the past week or so. I spent a very low-key weekend taking in the best that autumn has to offer, including some Oktoberfest celebrations, fall accessorizing and distinctly cool-weather recipes.
How was your weekend?
The original Oktoberfest may be in September, but in North Carolina we celebrate well into October
Zara heels, Urban Outfitters sweater (similar), Zara asymmetric skirt, Chloe sunglasses (similar), Zara jacket, Marc by Marc Jacobs purse
I like to think that most of the things I own transition from season to season, but in reality, there’s not as much transitioning as I’d like – through not fault of the clothes themselves, but rather the ADD I start to experience after a while with anything in particular. I was getting dressed the other day, though, and had a thought – layer some cable-knit on almost anything and it’s completely different and automatically fall-weatherized. Given the ridiculous amount of wool I have leftover from my high school days in New England, this discovery is gonna make for a lot of experimenting (though the reemergence of some of this knitwear is likely to walk the line somewhere between super awesome and somewhat embarrassing).