Noodle and I are driving back to Chicago today (12 hours; eek!), so let’s keep this one on the shorter side, shall we? ;)
These photos were taken yesterday at my parents’ home in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Ahhhhh… I love it there. Of course, I love Bucks County because it’s my family’s home base, and it’s where we all gather. But I particularly love it this time of year, when it seems crazy not to dress in preppy cords and chunky sweaters with elbow patches. (There isn’t a university in town, but it sure has that collegiate feel!)
Anyway. ;) Right now, J.Crew Factory has a big selection of sweaters and blazers with elbow patches, but check out some of my other faves from different retailers below! There are a few men’s products in there, too, because who doesn’t love a good oversized sweater?
For years, nearly every time I came home from college or from the city to visit my parents, my mom and I went to Target. It was the best. I didn’t have a car for most of college, and things were just so expensive in Manhattan! I mean, the bodega around the corner from my first apartment sold small jars of peanut butter for $7. Seven dollars!
Target opened in East Harlem sometime in 2010, which was awesome. And there are tons of Targets around Chicago that I have access to now. Still, Mom and I uphold the tradition, and always make a point to go together when I’m home. We can spend a long time in there… but I’m sure you can, too. ;)
Today, I think my mom and I spent a total of 2.5 hours in there, haha. But we just couldn’t get over the selection of preppy products! Typically, we struggle with finding affordable classic items. It’s the trendier things that seem more readily available for reasonable prices. But Target’s hittin’ it out of the park this season! (Who knew the retailer started carrying Joules rain boots?!)
I’m a huge fan of Michael Kors. I wear my watch nearly every day (as I’m sure you’ve noticed), and my mom and I swear by the loafers pictured above (though the style I’ve linked to is newer). So amazingly comfortable! I love that MK products are stylish and trendy while also well-made and reasonably priced. And that they go on sale pretty frequently!