Monday, February 8, 2016

LATELY - FEBRUARY


Hello, February! 
Usually around this time of year, I've gotten pretty sick of winter and everything that comes along with it. While I'm definitely still itching for spring, I'm looking forward to a trip I have coming up and getting more wear out of my winter wardrobe!

WEARING: Boots. And booties. It's my footwear of choice in the winter months — and I basically haven't worn much else since December. The Northeast corridor got a bit of a snowstorm late last month and the snow has been around ever since. So, I pulled out my L.L Bean Boots and have been wearing them often.

A note on Bean Boot sizing: they run true to size! I am a true size 8, and ordered my boots in an 8. They fit perfectly, even with J.Crew Camp socks or Smartwool socks underneath. I've even squeezed my feet in wearing two pairs of socks! If you typically take a half-size, I would recommend sizing down, i.e. purchase a size 8 if you normally wear an 8.5. Personally, I think the sizing recommendation on the website is inaccurate, and my friends with Bean Boots agree!


I've also been wearing some black booties I scooped up recently for just over $30! I usually prefer to invest in higher quality apparel, especially when it comes to shoes. But I came across this bootie and knew it would be a great winter addition to my wardrobe. The synthetic material is great for walking around on slushy D.C. sidewalks — they wipe right off! I think these will be a great pair for a casual night out, too.

WATCHING: If you've been around for a while, you know I'm really into Netflix documentaries. I decided to stray away from my usual controversial and thought-provoking films in exchange for something more fun and lighthearted — wine movies! I watched A Year in Champagne, aptly named, about a year spent in the Champagne region of France (where bubbly comes from!). The second I watched (and my favorite) was Somm, a documentary that follows the journey of four sommeliers' attempt at passing the prestigious Master Sommelier exam.

CONSUMING: I've gotten really into avocados over the last few months. I put a few slices on almost everything. I usually make avocado toast for breakfast during the work week.

COVETING: Now that spring is almost around the corner, I'm so glad that J.Crew has brought back their pastel gingham shirts! I've been trying to get my hands on a light pink version ever since November with no luck. I'm also looking for a good structured bag, something large enough to carry around my camera equipment but not as big as my large Longchamp Le Pliage tote. Rebecca Minkoff has some good options, I'm just not sold on anything quite yet!


ON MY RADAR: I'll be heading back to Chicago over Valentine's Day weekend. And for those of you asking "weren't you just there?" well... yes, I was. But it's such a wonderful city and I just can't get enough! I'll be staying at the Hard Rock Hotel and will definitely do a "Chicago Recap" (part 2!) post when I get back!

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25 comments :

  1. Ooh! I have been loving putting avocados on everything! All the boots are so cute!

    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

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    1. Thanks! I couldn't survive without them!

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  2. I really want some bean boots!
    I feel like it's a little too late to try and order them now but I definitely want to get my hands on some for next year.

    xoxo, Jenny

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    1. You never know, you could get lucky! I will say, though, I ordered mine a few years ago in April. I got mine for 20% off! So it might be worth the wait!

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  3. I am from Maine (home of L.L. Bean) and yet I don't own Bean Boots- crazy right?! Haha. Anyways- sounds like February has been treating you well so far! :-)

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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    1. That is seriously so funny! I couldn't imagine winter without them.

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  4. Loving your bean boots. With the rainy weather on our horizons this week, I'll be sporting mine to work each day too!

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    1. Aren't they just the best? Whenever it rains I never know if I should break out my Hunters or wear my Bean boots!

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  5. Ahh everyone keeps posting about these bean boots and I'm so jealous!! I want a pair.. and with it snowing our right now.. I could totally use them!

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    1. I love mine! I bought mine a few years back in April and scored them for 20% off. So, it might be worth the wait if you're set on getting a pair!

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  6. My Bean boots have been in constant rotation too!

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  7. I really like those bean boots!!! Going to look into getting some

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    1. I LOVE mine. I wear them all the time and honestly even dread putting them away for the season when spring rolls around.

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  8. I am loving those bean boots! I need to get myself a pair.

    xx,
    Amanda || www.fortheloveofglitter.com

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    1. Thanks, girl! They're well worth it in my opinion!

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  9. A Year in Champagne sounds so good, it is on my list!! I LOVE bean boots and want a pair so badly!!

    www.mollyonthemoveblog.com

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    1. Anything vino-related and I'm sold, haha. I think you would totally love Bean boots, they go with everything, are timeless and so comfortable!

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  10. I love your bean boots! I have Sorels so I don't feel like I need another pair of similar boots but I've always loved outfits that are styled with bean boots!

    http://thealwaysblog.com

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    1. Thanks, girl! I have a pair of Sorels, too. Which were great for Wisconsin winters, but when I moved to the east coast, I didn't need something that heavy-duty. And honestly, I usually reach for my Bean boots regardless because sadly my Sorels are so heavy!

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  11. I've always wanted beans boots, so fun!

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  12. Somm is the absolute best documentary I've seen. I want to be a sommelier now... But I could never do it! Haha

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  13. Avocados are my weakness lol! I've been eating them with toast, eggs and homemade salsa every morning. So yummy!!

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  14. I quickly learned the importance of having a good boot during the winter months when I moved to North Carolina. It only snows a couple days a year but walking outside in the snow or icy streets is no fun without the proper shoes. I'd love to invest in a pair of L.L. Bean Duck boots one day, but for now I use my Old Navy Duck Boots.
    Have fun going to Chicago again. My hubby went on a conference there and told me we have to go together soon b/c it's so fun.
    PS Avocados are the bomb. I love them on everything too.
    Marly
    www.GirlyLove.org

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  15. My bean boots have been a life saver this winter! We've been getting SO much snow and I love that my bean boots are comfortable, waterproof and cute!

    xo Ashley

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