Layered Up With Emotions

Emotions are tricky.  Sometimes they get the best of us.  Sometimes they serve no purpose but to muddle up the future.  And sometimes they paint a perfectly clear picture.

This post will have all of that.  It is muddled and layered with compounding emotions.  I see a perfectly clear picture of happiness yet my emotions seem to be getting the better of me.

If you have been following me for any length of time it should be perfectly clear how much I love LONDON.  The opportunities presented to us here are so vast we haven’t even scratched the surface.  Our family is the happiest we have ever been.  Over the last 15 months my world has changed so much- not just our physical location- but how I think about the world, how I interact with the world and how I see my future.  My eyes have been opened to life driven by appreciation, gratitude and adventure.  While being in London has taught me these things I am hopeful that I can carry them with me no matter my location….

Because my location is about to change….

Photos: Victoria Metaxas 

shop the look: denim // tunic // zip up sweater // jacket // boots // tote

My emotions are all layered up so why shouldn’t my outfits be!!  Especially now that it is bitter cold and winter is no longer just knocking but has welcomed herself in.  These essential layering pieces are perfect for the cold London days… and will be perfect for my next destination (read on to find out where that is-ha!).  Let’s start with this zip up sweater from Gap.  Buy it.  It has become an absolute staple in my winter wardrobe- it is soft and easy to throw on for some extra warmth.  It comes in a variety of colors and is currently on sale.  The v-neck long sleeve tunic tee underneath is another essential Gap must have.  If the weather is nice enough it is perfectly worn alone or perhaps with a blanket scarf <here> <here>.  But it has become a must have under my chunky knits- including this one from my Holiday traditions post.  Colored denim is certainly a need for any winter wardrobe- there are only so many days you can wear regular denim before you start to get bored, right! I am really loving this green color as it still a great neutral pallet.  Booties… perfect for walking, winter and wandering.  Snag some up for this winter season. Plus they are currently on sale!!

Can we all stop and take a look at this fabulous shearling coat??? It is warm, soft and feels like you are wearing a down blanket in public.  It isn’t great for rainy London days but where I am going it doesn’t rain all that often- especially in the winter.  It is a bit more fitted and tailored so I normally wear it over thinner sweaters and flowy tops.

Alright…  if you have gotten this far it is either because you are my mom, you are anxious to find out where we are headed or because you are scrolling to the one click shopping widget below…. Well either way the mystery is over.

 

C O L O R A D O!!!!

 

Denver, get prepared we are headed your way.  While flights are still being booked and international movers are being arranged I am thrilled to share that we are moving home- back to Denver.  While this decision was an extremely difficult one for Brendan and I and while we are feeling intensely bittersweet we are ever grateful for the last 15 months spent as an expat family.  Just like moving to London, upon touchdown in Denver, we are ready to hit the ground running.  Brendan will be starting a new job, Declan will be starting a new preschool and I will be starting the next chapter of Pish to Posh.  As we embark upon this new journey we cannot help but feel a sense of loss, a sense of potential missed opportunities and a sense of unfinished business.  I will leave a small piece of my heart here  in London but I know I will be back to get it.  London will forever and always hold a V E R Y special place in my heart… it was the place where I saw my son thrive for the first time, it was the place my marriage became tough as nails and it was the place I found and pursued my passion.  London- you are a force to be reckoned with… but Colorado is my true home.

 

All the lessons learned and attitudes changed will be driving our new life in Colorado.  Our time spent in London was nothing short of amazing and worth every single tear, triumph and toll we encountered.

It is with a heavy heart but a hopeful outlook that we leave this incredible adventure.

To The Next Layer- 

 

24 thoughts on “Layered Up With Emotions

  • Reply Court December 12, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    Big news, friend! Denver will be waiting for you with open arms! 🙂

  • Reply Katherine Clemins December 12, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    How exciting tho!! Good luck with everything! You guys will love it!

  • Reply Bianca December 12, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    Yay! Congrats:) and I’m obsessed with that coat!! Xx

    • Reply pishtoposh December 13, 2016 at 7:02 am

      Bianca- thanks friend! Well you can borrow it when I get back! Ha.
      A

  • Reply Effies December 13, 2016 at 3:29 am

    Excited to have you back! And lucky me I get to see you in London too!! very soon!

    • Reply pishtoposh December 13, 2016 at 7:02 am

      You are one of a special few who have been over to visit and I am so excited to see you!!!

  • Reply Effie December 13, 2016 at 3:30 am

    Excited to have you back! And lucky me I get to see you in London too!! very soon!

  • Reply Pear Phongsawad December 13, 2016 at 7:24 am

    Love your coat! Looks super cozy and cute.

    XO
    Style by Pear

    • Reply pishtoposh December 14, 2016 at 8:13 pm

      It is both cozy and comfortable- its super blush so I feel like I am wearing a robe.
      A

  • Reply Courtney Bentley December 14, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    How exciting! I remember when we moved from thailand to Vegas how crazy it was with the culture shock! I was so used to the Thai culture that coming back to the hustle and bustle of America was intense! Have a safe flight and I can’t wait to follow your adventures in denver.

    Courtney Bentley || http://www.courtneyvioletbentley.com

    • Reply pishtoposh December 14, 2016 at 8:14 pm

      Courtney- The transition is going to be so crazy- I am hoping to start preparing now… not sure how successful I am going to be! Ha.
      A

  • Reply ERICA LEBOW December 14, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    Such a great post! Good luck on your move, and how lucky to have the opportunity to live in London! Xoxo

    • Reply pishtoposh December 14, 2016 at 8:14 pm

      Erica- Many thanks.
      A

  • Reply Victoria December 14, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    omgosh girl this is so bittersweet! i also love this look – glad to welcome you back to the states – one of my besties is actually moving to london in January (we are so sad) i’m sure everyone here missed you so much so that hopefully takes away a little of the sting of leaving!

    xoxo
    Victoria
    http://www.agallonofglitter.com

    • Reply pishtoposh December 14, 2016 at 8:16 pm

      Victoria- It is so bittersweet! Your friend is going to absolutely love it- it is such an amazing city. You should definitely come visit her!!
      A

  • Reply Stephanie December 14, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Best wishes for a smooth transition!

    Stephanie
    theblondestyleblog.com

    • Reply pishtoposh December 14, 2016 at 8:16 pm

      Stephanie- Thanks lady!

  • Reply Jen December 14, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    So exciting for you! Your positive outlook just shows that you are going enjoy the adventure. Love your layered look too!

  • Reply Kathleen December 14, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    I can completely relate to this!! I’m been living in Milan for 5 months and am going home in one week! It’s always so hard to leave a place you’ve fallen in love with!

    • Reply pishtoposh December 15, 2016 at 1:30 pm

      Safe travels! Its such an amazing experience to live abroad!
      A

  • Reply Stefana Silber December 14, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    I’m so glad I clicked on the link to this post! I love your blog, your style and photography. I feel like I’m jumping on the train midway but will gladly tag along on your journey. Just followed you on Instagram!

    • Reply pishtoposh December 15, 2016 at 1:31 pm

      Stefana- how sweet of you! I am excited to share my journey with you!!
      A

  • Reply Mary December 15, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    such a cute layered look and love the boots!
    http://www.layersofchic.com

  • Reply Taylor Aube December 16, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    I also have a lot of. IG life changes coming up this new year! Wishing you the best with your mov and new journey, my beautiful strawberry blonde friend 🙂
    http://stopdropandvogue.com

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