The saying goes new year new me but the only thing that’s new (so far) are some new items in my closet! Moving to a new apartment pushed me to donate and sell quite a bit however I’m still going through the downsizing process. (Turns out hoarding tendencies are hard to shake.) It’s rare that I buy a lot of new clothes at once, if at all, so when I do, I usually wear them one piece at a time. Unexpectedly, I wore all new pieces from head to toe this day! Whoops.
This Leith sweater from Nordstrom is SO soft. I wish that it was a blanket honestly! It stood out to me because it has a subtle bell sleeve without being too impractical. The v-neck detail is also really flattering without being revealing. Also, it’s 40% off. Y A Y!
I also have to give a shout out to these new jeggings from J.Jill. Finding pants that are comfortable and fit right is quite a feat. When I first tried on these jeggings I was instantly impressed by how comfortable they felt. Then I saw myself in the mirror and realized they also fit like a glove. I prefer my pants cropped so these are a dream as they sit right above my ankle! The cherry on top? They keep their shape all day long. I know I’m not the only girl who has dealt with a seemingly saggy butt because their pants lost their shape after one wear. (First time I’ve ever written the words saggy butt on my blog I think. Just keepin’ it real professional.)
I’m usually a skeptic when it comes to jeggings that claim to be like real jeans but these are really great. The dark wash, fit, and comfort are all wins in my book. Plus they feel durable compared to the typical paper thin jeggings I’ve tried in the past. The front and back pockets are all real pockets as well. Sold, yet?
My lovely friend Katrina was sweet to take a few photos of me after our coffee date, so thank you Katrina!! We went to a local shop in Capitol Hill called Victrola Coffee Roasters then dropped by Ollie Quinn, another neighborhood favorite of ours.
Speaking of Capitol Hill – I have to say that living here has been so much fun. Being minutes away from so many restaurants, shops, and friends is something I don’t take for granted. In the past few weeks alone, I’ve seen so many friends and barely had any free time. For a homebody and introvert it’s honestly a bit tiring but totally worth it. By socializing intentionally and spending time with the people that you genuinely want to grow a friendship with, you won’t feel quite as wiped out because it’s not awkward small talk (hopefully).
My challenge to you if you happen to be a homebody and/or introverted is to get out of your comfort zone occasionally. Ask someone to coffee or just invite someone over. Just go out of your way once in a while to help grow your relationship with someone. You will probably never regret it. Also…it’s a great excuse to indulge in something yummy like a pastry or mocha. So really you can’t go wrong ;)
I’m currently trying to fight off a cold so wish me luck! I’ve felt under the weather and I know all of the fun times I’ve had lately are not helping my immune system…heh. Stay healthy, friends!