Family Time: Winter Sweater

Happy Tuesday Lovelies!

My family has always been the single most important thing to me.  And this weekend I was reminded of this.  As I sit and write the laughter of three children playing, my mom bustling in the kitchen and the sweet sounds of my brother playing the piano fill me with a sense of peace and calmness.  Since our move back to Colorado I have not felt very grounded, I have been struggling to connect with my new (former) home and each day I yearn to return to London. I kept waiting for something to help me feel more connected, I was seeking happiness that did not seem available- I guess all I needed was to head “home” for the weekend.

One of the things I have always said, despite my living in London ,is Colorado will always be my home- the place I come to when I feel lost- the place my family lives and the place I always thought I wanted to raise my family…. luckily all those things are still true but it has taken me a while to believe them again.

This weekend when Declan and I arrived in the mountains to my childhood home- it began to snow.  Not just a little dusting but giant giant flakes- the kind you can catch on your tongue, the kind that leaves your hair wet and covers your jacket in white.  I began to feel “at home”.   It was the beginning of what proved itself to be the perfect homecoming.

Photos: Zoe Griffin Photo 

SHOP THE LOOK: DENIM // SWEATER <SIMILAR> // BOOTIES // TOTE

The weather has been crazy the last few weeks and typically I would be living in heavy sweaters  this <similar> fabulous winter white cable knit and these soft comfortable distressed skinnies! If I was only allowed to wear one pair of distressed jeans for the rest of the season I would choose these without hesitation.  I really feel Top Shop has come a long way in their denim and I am super in love with these babies.  This exact sweater is no long available –one because it was a London sale purchase and two because it is sold out on line– but I have linked several very very <similar> <similar>  ones.  This exact sweater was perfect for the extremely cold day and the perfect winter white color makes it an excellent choice.  I would love to wear this with white skinnies as I love to pair similar neutrals of different tones- this sweater is perfect for that.

These booties have about 500 miles on them due them being the absolute perfect bootie.  They are so comfortable and I have yet to find a pair that competes.  The suede has worn in perfectly and now has that weathered aged look that I strive for.  Given these are a bit on the pricey side I have linked several others including several on sale- a classic neutral bootie is a must have- make sure you grab a pair ASAP <similar> <similar> <similar>

homecoming

Throughout the rest of the weekend I was brought back to my childhood as I watched my son sled in the backyard, warm up next to the fire place, help plow the snow and grow to love the mountains.  As I think back to the memories I have of this house I am anxious to allow my new family to build those same memories.  Those that fill this house are more than just people to me- they are the memories that ground me, they are the reason I am continuously inspired, they are the unconditional love I feel each day- they are my family.  And I am finally starting to feel reconnected to my life here.  The mountains are my happy place and this weekend I was genuinely happy- a feeling I haven’t felt since I left London three weeks ago.  My family proved to me again that there is nothing more important nor stronger than those bonds.

With Love,

 

21 thoughts on “Family Time: Winter Sweater

  • Reply Bablofil February 21, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    Thanks, great article.

  • Reply Gretchen February 23, 2017 at 5:11 am

    I couldngt agree me, Family is everything to me. So happy you started to feel grounded in colorado. You look glowing and beautiful by the way.

    • Reply pishtoposh February 23, 2017 at 1:30 pm

      Thanks Gretchen- sometimes it takes a little reminder of what is important!
      A

  • Reply Maya D February 23, 2017 at 5:30 am

    That sounds like a wonderful weekend. I love the snow, haven’t seen it it years since I’ve moved to florida. May have to plan a trip. This look is so chic, I have a love for cozy sweaters and suede booties. You look amazing. xo

    • Reply pishtoposh February 23, 2017 at 1:30 pm

      Maya– not seeing snow in YEARS is sooo crazy!!! Come on up to Colorado- it is finally snowing again!
      A

  • Reply Emily Soto February 23, 2017 at 6:47 am

    Glad you are starting to feel more at home again! You look beautiful!

    • Reply pishtoposh February 23, 2017 at 1:31 pm

      Thanks Emily.
      A

  • Reply Jenna February 23, 2017 at 7:48 am

    I’m so glad that you are getting to know your home in a new way. I hope that you build many more memories and enjoy every moment of it.

    Cheers, J
    http://www.cheersj.com

    • Reply pishtoposh February 23, 2017 at 1:31 pm

      Jenna- it is a work in progress- the whole two steps forward, one step back is a real problem in my life!!!
      A

  • Reply Tiffany Schmoyer February 23, 2017 at 9:20 am

    So sweet! & love this look, that sweater looks so comfy

    • Reply pishtoposh February 23, 2017 at 1:32 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Tiffany!
      A

  • Reply Tania February 23, 2017 at 9:38 am

    I love the outfit! But those booties are beyond cute!!

    • Reply pishtoposh February 23, 2017 at 1:33 pm

      And they are so comfortable Tania!!
      A

  • Reply Mary February 23, 2017 at 10:09 am

    such a cute and cozy sweater!
    http://www.layersofchic.com

    • Reply pishtoposh February 23, 2017 at 1:33 pm

      Thanks Mary-
      A

  • Reply Laura Mitbrodt February 23, 2017 at 11:31 am

    What a cute sweater, I love this look
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

    • Reply pishtoposh February 23, 2017 at 1:33 pm

      Laura- thank you so much!!
      A

  • Reply Katherine Clemins February 23, 2017 at 11:51 am

    Your posts are always so personal and touching, love it. Great distressed denim too! xo

    • Reply pishtoposh February 23, 2017 at 1:34 pm

      Katherine- thank you for the encouragement- I appreciate it so much.
      A

  • Reply Jana February 23, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    This is such a chic look for these in-between winter to spring days! You look lovely! xo Jana | http://www.janastyleblog.com

  • Reply Kimberly Lane February 24, 2017 at 8:15 am

    Great look! That sweater looks so cozy.

    XO,
    Kim

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