Sweater: Everlane (No longer available, but black here). Shirt: J.Crew. Jacket: Woolrich. Denim: J.Brand. Boots: DVF (similar style here). Bag: Louis Vuitton.
It was beautiful in the city over the weekend, so Allen and I made the most of it, and walked everywhere Sunday afternoon. We started some of our holiday shopping and grabbed lunch at one of our fav neighborhood spots, Kenny and Zuke’s. After stuffing ourselves with bloody mary’s, mimosas and some of the city’s finest meats, we headed home to wrap…and do nothing the rest of the evening.
I’m wearing the Everlane sleeveless turtleneck sweater I mentioned here, which I love, and DVF knee-high boots I found at Nordstrom Rack. Even though Allen tells me I look like Peter Pan every time I wear them, they are still some of my favorites. Also, if you don’t already own a piece of Everlane’s collection, I must admit that I was delightfully surprised at the great quality and fit of this sweater. I’m excited to add more to my closet.
My friend and I were in the mood to try a new restaurant earlier this week. We both wanted to try something new, but something we had heard good things about, which led us to Cafe Castagna. Have you been? It seemed like an easy choice for a casual Tuesday night, and opted for the cafe instead of the dining room. The atmosphere was very relaxed upon walking in, a quiet night in the restaurant with a couple tables of 4-6 and a few locals at the bar.
We settled in and decided on their tasting menu to share family style. This allowed us a taste of nine dishes, and at the end of the meal, we were completely stuffed and totally satisfied.
When it comes to dining in Portland, we have so many options. I’m not sure Cafe Castagna hit my all-time most memorable dining experiences, but it sure was good. It was nice to just slow down at the end of the day, and relax over a glass of wine and yummy plates of food that were not prepared by me.
The holidays can be kind of crazy. We are so consumed by our to do lists, holiday shopping and other commitments, running from one thing to the next, that sometimes we miss the opportunities to enjoy ourselves. I’m trying to find time in each day to slow down, and chill out.
Hello all! I’m sharing my holiday wish list today, hope you enjoy it! I love the Portland Pendleton overnight bag and Nau rain jacket, stylish practicality at its finest. What’s on your wish list? I’m getting excited for the holidays to arrive, I love the time I get to spend with my family at this time of year. We always have a packed social calendar with holiday parties and last-minute shopping, but my personal fav is our Christmas Eve dinner at Jake’s. In past years we’ve gone ice skating or to the movies beforehand, but we are still undecided this year…any ideas??
From left to right:
Dhurrie floor pillow, because my sisters were appalled when they had to sit on the floor around my coffee table. $100.
A beautiful overnight bag. $299.
Classic black booties every woman needs, right? And for a steal of a deal. $315.
A new city-slicking, ultra-cool rain jacket, because this girl needs to retire the college version. $295.
New Year’s resolution will be to take better care of my nails, probably not, but still love this color. $27.
Cozy J.Crew cashmere sweater for layering, yes please. $370 (30% off right now!).
You can never have too many candles. $65.
Seriously cool sneakers to up my game. $100.