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
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>
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.