fall focus: heading upstate with nautica.

-sponsored by nautica and amazon fashion.

last friday, my friends and i jumped in a car, headed upstate, and spent the weekend eating a ton of good food, laughing a little too hard, and being so thankful for everything we have (including each other)—basically, what any good friendsgiving celebration is all about. and thanks to the unexpected mini-blizzard that hit new york the night before, what we thought would be a nice fall getaway turned into 48 hours in a winter wonderland... cozy essentials were a must.

i can be a total homebody when i want to be, so having a huge house in the middle of nowhere all to ourselves was a dream. my blanket doubled as my partner-in-crime, spiked hot chocolate became my new life source, and this comfy sweater from nautica was my uniform. i love a good color-blocked moment, so the design here is perfect, and with a little layering, it helped create the very best snow day get-up.

i spent the past couple of months drowning in distractions, and my social life suffered in the process. but now that i’m working for myself and have more control of my own schedule, i really plan on putting time with my loved ones back at the top of my priority list, this trip was perfect way to put that in effect.

next stop: D.C. this week for thanksgiving, and i just might throw this sweater in my suitcase again—don’t tell, haha. i’ve added some other cool nautica pieces to my amazon shop that’ll keep you looking good and feeling cozy for every holiday moment on your calendar (those anchor print sweatshirts have my name written all over them). -j