They say that home is where the heart is. And it’s hard to believe that 2017 will mark a decade since I first left mine in the great (and crazy) state of Florida. It seems that just yesterday I packed my bags for Nashville, then started my post-grad life in Atlanta, and now this southern transplant has ended up in the big apple. I have to say that growing up, I always saw myself leaving home to experience cities and discover new adventures. However, every time I visit Florida I instantly remember why it’s such a great place to grow up. While I love the flash, class, and energy of the big city, there’s something about driving with the windows down, listening to Southern rock, and enjoying a slower pace with sunshine on your cheek that can’t be replaced. After a stressful couple of months in New York, I think my trip home was well overdue. It’s funny because when I arrive, I sometimes feel funny wearing the New York uniform of all black and a leather jacket. I remember my past life of sundresses and a cardigan, or jeans and a t-shirt. So for this trip, I combined a little bit of my New York attitude with some good ol’ Southern rock and roll. Let’s start with my Lynyrd Skynyrd band t-shirt that I caught on sale. Many people don’t actually know that these “Freebird” and “Sweet Home Alabama” legends are actually from my hometown of Jacksonville, Florida.
Instead of pairing my tee with jeans, I opted for a more seasonal pair of velvet high waisted pants. They’re comfortable and can be dressed up with a nice blouse, or worn with a tee and some stylish sneakers. Of course I had to throw on my leather jacket and a pair of aviators to add to the overall rock n’ roll aesthetic. And let’s not forget the nude spiked Louboutins which are actually quite comfortable and versatile because of the soft leather and neutral shade. I love this outfit because I feel like it’s the perfect combination of my current style and the home I love so much. But at the end of the day, it’s my family that makes home so amazing, and I can’t wait to spend more time with them over the upcoming holidays. I hope y’all stay tuned to the blog for more posts this month on my holiday style, and of course….gift guides!