When we head up to our cabin in the Adirondacks, we’re headed to a more peaceful place, a more peaceful pace. Pretty much the opposite of our city lifestyle. Instead, like everyone who loves it up in the North Country, we’re focused on being outdoors and appreciating the outdoors. The crisp, fresh air, the breathtaking mountains, acres of forest, pristine lakes and streams, night skies filled with stars. No need to dress up, just dress for the weather!
While my country wardrobe is more relaxed and rustic, that doesn’t mean I sacrifice style for comfort. To be honest, almost all the women I’ve met up in the Adirondacks don’t either. But we all take sweater weather seriously, especially when winter temps dip well below zero. Making a soft, cozy and non-itchy (yes!) ski sweater like this one a must-have. The mock neck keeps you extra warm, and I just love the bold graphic punch of the black/grey/white fair isle pattern. Don’t need to ward off freezing cold days? How about planning a ski trip to show it off! All I can say is this cozy ski sweater is going back and forth with me all winter long. Best of all, it’s on super sale (see link below). It also comes is a pretty, more subtle putty combo — which I am very tempted to treat myself too as well.
I paired my fave new sweater with my fave (old) pair of high-waisted Madewell jeans, which if you are a regular follower know are always top of my list. Madewell jeans typically fit true-to-size and most come in Petite, Regular and Tall. They are also made of high-quality denim that holds its color/finish. (My biggest denim tip? Always wash your jeans inside out on the cold setting. I also add about 1/4 cup of white vinegar to help fight fading. Think dying Easter eggs!). And if we’re talking Madewell jeans, we have to talk pockets. As in front pockets that are reinforced with a new construction that holds you in and creates a super-slimming effect, with added stretch to ensure you’re still totally comfortable. If you haven’t tried a pair, I’d add them to your 2019 wardrobe list!
Warm hats and boots are not optional winter accessories in the Adirondacks, or for that matter anywhere in the Northeast. So all the more reason to have some fashion fun with them. I mean how cute and colorful is this furry trapper hat. And we all know how snuggly Uggs are, but they’re a step ahead when embellished with a little bling.
If you’ve been following Life’s a Spritz regularly, you know I’ve been making a serious effort since the Fall to “shop my closet.” I’m actually enjoying thinking up new ways to wear my tried-and-true wardrobe. I’ve also consigned many of my more expensive designer “mistakes” to The RealReal. And I’ve just discovered Crossroads Trading for my more affordably priced clothing. Last but not least, I’m working on a new Instagram feed that’s going to offer clothing and accessories featured in the blog for sale. Stay tuned on that. All of which is a roundabout way of saying that my 2019 is going to be more about focused fashion that lasts, rather than fast fashion trends. Never fear…there will be fresh fashion finds here too!
And can you believe we’re finishing up the first full week of 2019? I’ve got some newsy posts in the pipeline — fashion, skincare, haircare and more. But I would love to hear from you on topics you’d like me to explore. Don’t be shy! Let me know!!
Photos by Chris & MP Allegaert. (The white streaks in our photos are snow!)