Weekend Wear (and why I’m on crutches)

An #ootd and background story

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I’m obsessed with anything cozy and versatile, so this wrap has been a go-to recently. It can be worn as a blanket scarf or poncho that buttons in front and the charcoal gray color goes with almost everything. This ribbed one was from Uniqlo last year, but similar options include this splurge-worthy Eileen Fisher Poncho and this adorable cowl neck from Steve Madden (only $36!). I also love this gorgeous red one as well.

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This Uniqlo Heat Tech Tee is a lifesaver in the colder months, especially because I’m always chilly. It layers easily, fits like a glove, and comes in several colors. These tees are also only $15 and the fabric is soft and stretchy (as demonstrated by my freezing fingers in the first photo!). I’m definitely going to pick up a couple more before my ski trip in January. I’m also wearing my favorite Loft jeans that are the perfect medium blue and a great length to wear with ankle booties. Speaking of boots…

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Last weekend, I went rock climbing for maybe the third time ever. I was trying to get to the top of the wall on a route that was just outside my range and my arms were exhausted after an hour of climbing.

I’ll admit that I’m incredibly competitive, even if it’s with myself, so I had to conquer that climb and only had a minute to do so because the gym was closing. I was at the final handle with my left hand and just needed to touch it with my right to finish. I went for it.

And fell. I fell hard and fast and wasn’t ready for it at all. I didn’t roll onto my back – I just crumpled. I knew right away that something was wrong and the next day got x-rays to confirm. Thankfully, it’s just a bad sprain and I’m only on crutches for a couple of weeks.

It’s the second time this Fall that I’m having trouble walking and I actually needed a wheelchair at the airport over Thanksgiving. It’s incredibly frustrating not being able to make dinner or even shower standing up. I’m extremely independent, so having to rely on others and ask for help doing simple things has been a challenge.

At first I was mad at my body for not being strong enough to make the catch on the wall in the first place. But after dealing with my fifth floor walk up and getting around NYC, I’m trying not to be so hard on myself. I’ve realized that our bodies are pretty incredible and I won’t take simply walking for granted ever again.

Weekend Wear

A casual look featuring my new favorite jeans

I recently picked up these jeans at LOFT and can’t stop wearing them. I especially love the button fly – out of all of my jeans, this detail makes this pair unique. They’re also the perfect medium blue with an undone hem for a casual, cool vide. This coatigan is also a LOFT find and I love the thicker fabric, pockets, and striped inside. If you sense a theme with the #loftgirl status, I used to work there back in the day and still shop there because of the extensive petite section. Finding the perfect jeans when you’re 5’2″ can be a challenge, so LOFT has become my go-to for high-quality, affordable basics.

These Dolce Vita Tessey Boots are my most worn pair this fall. They’re incredibly comfortable and I’m obsessed with the charcoal gray color – they surprisingly go with everything, even warmer toned outfits. Dolce Vita is another favorite brand as their shoes are always stylish, true to size, and last for years.

I’m currently reading Paris, He Said by Christine Sneed. I usually fly through novels like this, but this book had a slow beginning.  I’m at the part where Jayne and Laurent have just arrived in Paris, so I imagine it will be captivating soon enough.

That’s about it from me! Happy Weekend!