Can you even believe Christmas Eve is in 10 days?! The next few weekends are chock-full of holiday parties, but also a lot of casual family and friend gatherings, that call for relaxed, cozy styles. Today I’m sharing two Cute & Cozy outfits I wore last month at the sublime Inn at Newport Ranch, that are perfect for a cozy Christmas afternoon. And eating. #keepingitreal
We’ll kick it off with what’s become my daily uniform lately…cardigan + boots + scarf. Seriously, where have long cardigans been my whole life?! They are so effortlessly chic, yet manage to cover the parts that tend to expand this time of year. #oops
This scarf is a favorite not only for the beautiful Fall colors, but because it’s already a triangle shape, so it cuts down on the usual bulk of a blanket scarf. Check out my How To Tie Blanket Scarves post to see how I styled it.
There should be no surprise the second look includes my all-time favorite leggings…because hello, room for seconds! I love that they are super opaque so no skin shows through, and the wide waistband is comfortable without rolling down.
Some people think leggings are pants, and will wear them with any length top. I am of the opposite opinion, and strongly believe that leggings are not pants, and only longer, tunic-style tops should be worn with them. #coveryourladybitsladies
Fit Tip: The leggings are true to size, and I’m wearing an XS. I’ve had this exact pair for over a year, and have washed and dried them countless times with no shrinking or fading. They are also a great length for shorter boots, or tucking in knee-boots.
We started each day with a hearty breakfast provided by the Inn, then explored the miles of trails along the coastal bluffs, without a person in site. Afternoons were usually spent lounging by the fire, before the nightly happy hour hosted by the Inn. Sunset was the most magical time of day, where everything seemed to pause as the warm glow blanketed every inch of the property.
The Inn at Newport Ranch is still new and feels very much undiscovered, but I guarantee that will change! It’s already on virtually every hot list from Travel + Leisure to Conde Nast, so I’d add it to your short list.
I’ll have more on our trip to the Mendocino Coast, including the full itinerary soon, but first Christmas! What do you like wearing for casual family gatherings this time of year? Do you stick with cute and cozy? See more cozy styles here and here.
*This post is created in collaboration with Nordstrom, but all clothes, ideas, and awestruck wonder are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors!*