We are headed out today to go to the mountain house for the holidays (so excited) which means we had to ship all presents down (which means we are done!) and packing super light – just cozy clothes for hanging at the house, going on walks, playing in the snow, and the occasional visit to my favorite place – Skypark Santa’s Village (You know, the vintage year-round Christmas themed adventure park that was renovated 10 years ago and is just so sweet). Madewell reached out for a social partnership where I tried on and chose some pieces that I wanted for the trip and I figured I’d show you my favorites here.
When I saw this online I didn’t know if it was boiled wool, stiff, etc., but I’m very happy to report that it’s a sweater shacket (a swacket?). It has a lot of stretch but is still tailored and extremely way cozy. So it looks like a boiled wool situation, but it’s a knit if that makes sense. It’s solid and something I’ve been wearing a lot since I got it (I didn’t end up getting the expensive one from Rails that I loved, and this one is way more affordable).
This sweater is super solid for those of us who don’t want anything too fitted right now, and yet it’s flattering. It has slim arms, but lots of room in the bust/tummy with a really good length (not too short not too long).
I’m not much for a turtleneck sweater (what with the large love pillows) but this has a boxy cut. Now that I’m looking at the photos I still don’t think I’m a turtleneck sweater person (the striped one above is so much more flattering on my body type IMHO). It is boxy with slim arms, super warm, and very classic.
Lastly, I layered on my favorite trench which I’ve been wearing on repeat since I got it. I literally just wear it over my black athleisure, throw on some boots and I look like I’m pulled together (I suppose this was the initial appeal of the trench coat, right? It covers so much of you that you don’t have to wear an actual outfit underneath.
I’m rushing to pack for our trip and today (Friday) we have FINAL INSPECTIONS!!! I see the inspector walking around the house now and begging my dogs not to bark at him:) This means that all of the chain link fencing on the property (to protect the tree routes during construction) can get taken down as well as all the stickers on the windows (to prove energy efficiency, etc). It’s actually a really, really big deal after a 2-year renovation. ARCIFORM and I should celebrate!! Having the chain link fencing removed is visually incredible – they were around every single pretty tree (and some of the ugly trees) and make it so hard to really visualize how incredible the property is going to be. More to come in 2023. xx
*Photos by Kaitlin Green