Friday, December 4, 2015

Sweater Weather

Oh man, sweater weather is upon us! I had the opportunity to pack for slightly cooler weather this Thanksgiving. Hours from where our plane touched down in Atlanta, past about a million sunlit fields of dozing cattle, and under the biggest star soaked sky you have ever seen sits the small town of Tallassee, Alabama.

Talisi is the Native American spelling and you can still find it on many a sign post and shop window. This sleepy gem of a town has been home to my relatives for generations, dating back to the first Irish settlers in the area and further back to the first native peoples.

One can find the homes of my kin dotted amongst fields of wispy cotton and down winding back roads. Part of this land is also marked as an ancient Indian burial ground. It's a fascinating little place and much like a stone in a riverbed, this town stays just about the same, the current of life moving around it.

There are fewer things more comforting than a good thing that doesn't change. For me, this town has always been one of those good things.

My adorable sister gave me an early birthday present while I was in town. The details on this gold rimmed box and to-who tag where almost as wonderful as the hand-knit scarf, monogrammed coffee mug, and whimsical lipstick shades found inside. 

One of the most enjoyable aspects of my Thanksgiving was getting to set aside my flip flops for a bit and really dive into my winter wardrobe. I found this mustard-yellow sleeveless sweater from H&M. 

The sequin details had me over the moon! I styled it with a forest-green pleated skirt, pair of semi-sheer tights, and my current staple of the season - black booties! All were purchased at H&M and at very budget-savvy prices. Needless to say I greeted sweater weather with open arms and a fairly full wallet. 

Neck nuzzles beneath the pines - I brought a Californian to the deep South. I don't think he will ever be able to look at food again. We fed him day and night and the majority of it was fried. 

How was your Thanksgiving? Were you bundled up tight or did you spend it somewhere warm? Either way, I hope you get to enjoy some sweater weather this holiday season! Feel free to comment below, I'd love to hear from you. 

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