As y’all know, I recently got the chance to go home to Florida and escape the hustle and bustle of New York.
Given the weather up north, I was pleasantly surprised to step off the plane and be drenched in sunshine and warmth. I know that’s what it’s like in Florida, but somehow I’m always still shocked. How is it SO bright?!
But the weather isn’t the only amazing thing about calling Florida home. The warmth of the people, the closeness of family, and the more relaxed lifestyle brings comfort to my soul. Sometimes the slower pace of life is just what I need to feel rejuvenated. Not surprising is the fact that the beach plays an important part of my life and that rejuvenation. Feeling the sand between my toes, hearing the waves roll and crash, and watching the sun set behind the dunes is an experience that always brings me peace and clarity. I know that sometimes the holidays can be inherently stressful. Whether you’re preparing to entertain, wrapping up projects at work, or feeling the pressure to find the perfect gift, things can get a little hectic this time of year. Personally I’ve been traveling a lot for work, gift hunting, keeping up with the blog, and recovering from a cold. It can be overwhelming at times! That’s why I feel it’s so important to make some time for yourself and take stock of what’s really important. My trip to the beach helped me relax and remember what the holidays are really all about. And hey, if my Christmas cards don’t go out on the exact day I wanted, then it’s not really the end of the world! For my sunset stroll, I opted for my favorite pair of white FRAME jeans and a cozy oatmeal sweater from Vince. I don’t really subscribe to that no white after Labor Day rule…just call me a rebel! I think winter white outfits can be so chic and a breath of fresh air in a sea of dark outfits. I also love this sweater because it’s the perfect weight to combat the chills from the ocean breeze, but the ladder-stitching keeps it breathable. The cashmere blend is super soft, and I love that I can wear it both in Florida and New York! I had such an amazing trip and am grateful I could carve out time for a personal escape to the beach. I can’t wait to visit again over the holidays!
What about you dolls? Do you have a place that brings you comfort and peace?