If there’s one thing the PNW does well it’s creating the perfect backdrop for a cabin getaway. Last weekend we did just that – packed up the car and drove 4 hours north for a nice and relaxing weekend in Whidbey Island. Neither of us have been to Whidbey Island so we thought it would make a nice fall excursion. We didn’t have much on the agenda outside of nature walks, lounge by the fire, sipping wine (obvi Oregon pinot), and roaming around the island so packing was pretty easy. Below is what the cut (in addition to pjs of course).
L.L. Bean Thinsulate Field Coat
Apparently this style got an update and the oversized boxy one that I have is a thing of the past. The men’s field coat is probably closest. If you want a more shapely version, then the women’s coat is a better option and reminds me of Barbour – I do like the tapered waist! You can also search “L.L.Bean Women’s Thinsulate Field Coat” on Postmark or eBay and see if any pop up!
At this point this style is my ride or die denim. I went with the washed black this weekend so that I could wear them out to dinner or during the day without looking to fancy.
Perhaps one of my favorite pairs of slim straight denim and perfect for tucking into my Frye boots. I’m also a big fan of white and off-white in the fall and winter often when it’s paired with similar tones.
Staud Lars Boots
I don’t think Staud makes this style anymore, but they are very similar to their Wally boot. This Loeffler Randall pair is also very similar and beautiful! The only big differences are the height the shaft and seam down the vamp of the shoe. I love these because they are casual enough to wear during the day, and refined enough to elevate an outfit for dinner.
I’ve had these for years (similar option here!) and even though I don’t wear them that much, they are the perfect, more put together, alternative to a more outdoorsy looking shoe. They’re comfortable and can handle some rain and dirt, but still look and feel more refined than something like a rain boot. I wouldn’t go hiking in these, but for a damp walk on the beach or stroll through town on a rainy day they’re perfect.
Since this is more or less the first time we’ll be experiencing sub-60 degree weather I loaded up on comfy cozy sweaters for the weekend. The roster included – an oversized off-white ribbed Naadam turtleneck, a thinner, brown, House of Dagmar merino wool turtleneck, an almost seafood grey oversized Filippa K turtleneck, a black Everlane cashmere tee, and a camel cashmere cardigan.
One of the few joggers that actually hit my ankle. I love that they are 90% merino wool/10% cashmere making them a bit more durable than most cashmere joggers. I also really like the shade of grey! Grey can be tricky color for some people, but this particular shade is a winner. If your complexion has cooler undertones this is a really good option.
Definitely top 10 sale scores from a couple of years ago. I’ve always struggled with wider leg knit pants because they tend to be too long for me. Since these are cropped they fall right at my ankle and I don’t have to worry about they dusting the floor 90% of the time.
I never travel without it! I’ve been dry brushing for years and love it. It not only wakes me up and exfoliates my skin, but is also great for improving circulation and lymph flow. Ever since I started doing it I’ve noticed that my face is overall much less puffy.
If I can, I always like to back a small candle when I travel. It helps make a hotel or AirBnB feel more homey.
I love these because they are a bit thicker than your average workout legging. I knew I could wear them to workout, go on a walk, or even pair with a sweater and boots for a more put together look and still be warm.