Mike and I’ve reached that stage of life the place our complete weekend is now dedicated to youngsters’ actions. We’ve put it off this lengthy by avoiding organized sports activities – we’re t-ball dropouts, and a few of you could recall that soccer prompted Pax to rage – however, in the end, right here we’re.
Which implies that Mike and Pax drove to Maine for a bordercross competitors this weekend, and I’m driving as much as Quebec for Raines’ ski bounce coaching.
See how I simply nonchalantly talked about that “I’m driving as much as Quebec…” like I’m Somebody Who Drives? I do know the second this will get revealed I’m going to get texts from involved household & pals and GUYS, I’M FINE. Actually. In actual fact, by the point that is revealed I’ll have already carried out the drive. I’ll have pushed to Quebec. Pushed. Like The Driver That I Am.
I’m making an attempt to recall the longest I’ve ever pushed wherever. On all of our large journeys, Mike is the driving force. Prior to now I’ve “helped” by taking a shift, however then lasted roughly 40 minutes and insisted Mike discuss to me the entire time, which I now perceive is “not useful”. My job, if you’ll, after we’re driving, is to feed the youngsters snacks and to maintain myself entertained so Mike can hearken to his podcasts in peace.
It’s haaaaaaaaaaard. Miiiiiiiiike.
However I’m assured! This drive – roughly 3 hours – will probably be effective. It’ll be nice. I’ve a playlist, and I would queue up some podcasts, Mike-style (though I want suggestions for actually entertaining and/or humorous ones), and I’ll possible name everybody I do know to maintain myself entertained. Oooo….I may do French classes! C’est parfait.
However please do want me bonne probability on the drive house, nevertheless. The novelty will positively have worn off.
This may be my finest work…ever. We simply dropped new downloadable guides and…they’re packing lists! We’re making an attempt one thing new with this stuff, and so I pulled collectively 4 completely different ski weekend packing lists – one for Aspen (it’s just a little extra glam than the others) Park Metropolis (playful and enjoyable), Whistler (appears to be like that really feel each nostalgic and funky) and Stowe (basic New England ski, however with some OG retro vibes). Packing lists are bananas time-consuming (however sooooo mandatory), and I actually needed to drag collectively items & outfits I’d genuinely pack myself. Anyway, I hold observing them – I’m ridiculously happy with how they turned out. We’re going to maintain going with the packing record idea for subsequent month, too, so the query is…the place to? Any requests?
Who is that this…Luar? The large information out of NWFW final week was that Raul Lopez (the designer behind new-to-me model Luar), closed the Fall 2023 vogue week. That’s an enormous honor, and everyone seems to be raving. The show looked freaking amazing, however the actually fascinating piece to me is that Luar is surprisingly…accessible?? This little top-handle bag, for instance, is a killer mixture of glossy sophistication with successful of retro quirk, and now I can’t cease serious about it. Love, love, LOVE. And that bag retails at Nordstrom for $265. Contemplating the corporate Luar retains, that’s a strong instance of inexpensive luxurious.
PSA. Probably the most annoying factor about Vuori is that their sweatshirts – the nice ones, anyway – promote out in a sizzling second. And their new oversized Halo hoodie is actually good. It’s type of an extended overdue replace of their classic hoodie, and appears particularly scrumptious with matching joggers. (ps. Have you ever tried their boyfriend joggers? They’re mainly classic Vuori joggers, however with the next rise. I’m a fan.)
I’d 100% put on leggings for these. Farm Rio has been moving into the shoe sport, sure, however how on earth did I miss these boots???? They’re each extra female AND extra rugged than Moonboots (complicated, however I stand by that description) and are simply jaw-droppingly GORGEOUS. Oh geez – they’re also on sale at Farmrio.com, and have extra sizes stocked, too. (I believe Nordstrom will value match, for those who name.)
Or strive a shorter pair. Should you’d slightly stick along with your straight-leg or boyfriend denims, this celestial-print Farm Rio boot is identical fashion, simply shorter. Additionally on sale at Farmrio.com.
Wardrobe staples. Sak’s is having a present card occasion, and I like them as a result of they contain merchandise that not often go on sale. Working example? This North Face cropped puffer in ivory sherpa I’ve been drooling over all season, and Laura’s beloved rag&bone Slade blazer…but done in a comfortable, stretchy ponte. (I’m keen on the navy.)
Shopbop wins. The President’s Day Sale at Shopbop is so good I’m…confused. They’re rocking each class. Observe: These jeans, this baseball hat, these asymmetric earrings, this top, these boots, this coat. Whew!
Teen boys? Raines has been wanting a pair of cargo pants, and this pair from Topman (on sale) simply bought the nod.
That distinction trim, tho. These tan boots from Camper are an ideal, wear-with-everything Spring bootie.
If I labored in an workplace…I’d snap up this dress to get me via the remainder of the winter and early spring. Add tall boots & a trench, carried out.
Appears French. I picked up this Adidas sweatshirt (in black) and it has a surprisingly stylish match. Take a look at the cool seam element throughout the chest, and the match is like my previous Sezane sweatshirt. On main sale, too.
Two phrases: Sling. Bag. In order that sale at Adidas? It’s really as much as 65% off *most* items, together with the only Samba lookalikes that aren’t sold out, a pair of classic sweats I can personally vouch for, and this sling bag I’ve been utilizing the heck out of. I’m oddly connected to the entire ‘sling bag’ idea – it’s like a sportier, extra practical model of these crossbody luggage worn excessive on the chest.
Plus-size swim? Kat talked about that a few of J.Crew’s swim is on the market in plus sizes…and FWIW, I’ve and love this one-piece (accessible in plus) and gahhhh this striped t-shirt swimsuit is soooo cute and accessible in sizes as much as 24 and has an extended torso possibility.
I promise that is good. Final yr I picked up this OOF jacket from Archery Shut in Stowe, and I get a ton of enhances on it. It’s waterproof and cocoon formed, so it matches over EVERYTHING and is without doubt one of the most helpful items I’ve ever bought. It appears to be like MUCH higher on than it does in these pics, and I like that Yoox is carrying a bunch of colours.
Oh, my coronary heart. Hunter rainboots for toddlers & youngsters are currently on sale at Nordstrom, together with – yup – vivid crimson. Bear in mind when Pax went via that crimson rainboot section? The one which lasted for years? Gahhhhh I miss these chubby little toes. (ps. There’s additionally a glitter stripe on sale, which is fairly dang wonderful, too.)
What’s for dinner? I’ve been making a model of this West African Peanut Stew for years – it’s scrumptious. I swap out the can of tomatoes for a jar of salsa (courtesy of Linzi) and voila! It’s GOOD.
Take pleasure in your weekend, Gang.