Happy Friday, friends! I’ve definitely been on a slower posting schedule this week (sorrrrrry?!), but the truth is, I really do hope you have been far away from your computers. It’s so important to take a little break from time to time. I will be back tomorrow with my weekend reading list, and next week we will be back to regular posting at least once a day… I have lots of fun posts in store for you, and my Winter Wellness Challenge launches on Monday morning so you don’t want to miss that – I’m reallllly excited for it.
Today though, I wanted to chat a little bit about change. Man. You guys. I feel like such a child sometimes because at age 36, change is still so damn hard! I mentioned this in last Friday’s newsletter but I hadn’t talked about it here yet… there have been some major changes going on with my family. The biggest thing is that my parents sold our family business (a restaurant on Cape Cod – the house I grew up in is attached to it), so this was our last Christmas at the restaurant / in our childhood home. While ultimately, this is the most wonderful thing (they found a lovely younger couple to buy it, they can finally slow down and take a step back – i.e. no working next Christmas Eve, they can travel more and come visit my sister and I in New York on weekends), at the same time… it’s just so sad! I kept thinking… this is the last time I’m going to do this. This is the last time I’ll sleep in this bed. The last time we’ll sip eggnog by the fire together. The last time I’ll do my little running loop to the beach. The last time we’ll pull out of this driveway. Oh my god… it’s embarrassing to write… so melodramatic!!!
This break was spent packing up the old house and going through old treasures with my mom (there was lots of purging, mostly instigated by my sister who is so good at it!!) I came home with boxes and boxes of antiques (some cool old prints from World War II, family china, that sort of stuff). We visited their new house (a short term rental in our same neighborhood which will be nice as they’ll still be near the beach), and toasted the future. I know it’s all for the best, and mostly I am so incredibly happy… but it’s still very bittersweet. I get choked up just thinking about pulling out of the driveway and leaving the old house for the last time. Oof. I deal with change mostly by focusing on the happier side of it, but it’s still hard! I’d love to know how you guys cope with big changes in your own lives. Share your wisdom in the comments if you feel compelled! 😉
Outfit Details: Vince Coat (from last year – similar options here, here, + here) // J.Crew Plaid Shirt // Mother Jeans // J.Crew Factory Heels // BaubleBar Tassel Earrings (similar) // Celine Sunglasses // Chanel Purse
PS – I am absolutely living for J.Crew’s boyfriend shirts in Tall right now… the cut is so good (and you know I don’t always feel that way about their tops. I’m wearing this one, but I also bought this. Both are A++.
photography by Trent Bailey.