I love love love a good fisherman sweater. It’s classic, never goes out of style, and is always extra warm. My favorite one will always and forever be this LL Bean tunic version that I’ve had for years and will never grow old. I’m constantly throwing it on over sweats or yoga pants on chilly nights, and I love how it looks with a perfect plaid shirt underneath too.
I wish I could say that I wore this outfit over the weekend, but we shot this last week when it was chilly and it was in the high 70s all weekend. Our activities included a trip to the beach with Amalia and having friends over for a backyard BBQ… It’s October. I appreciate the beautiful temps but it just doesn’t feel right! I have a feeling we’re definitely not going to be having a white Christmas here in CT again. So sad.
In happier news, our second beach trip with the baby was a success. We learned a few lessons the first time and used them last night:
Go at the right time. She has a period between 4 and 7 where she’s usually up without a nap. We never planned for this, but that’s kind of how things have shaken out (more on her schedule tomorrow for her three month update). If we’re going to take her out, this is usually the best time because we know she’ll be awake for a long stretch. And if she throws in a cat nap in the car, we’re in even better shape!
Make sure it’s not too hot. The timing worked out perfectly because the sun wasn’t directly overhead and it was about 70 degrees, the perfect temperature for her to be comfortable.
Bring entertainment. At this point, her entertainment consists mostly of her play mat (she’s obsessed with it), so I brought one of the toys that usually hangs on it for her to look at/grab (thrilling stuff, I know). It kept her busy for about 20 minutes so that was a win.
Bring food. Last time she was too distracted to nurse, and ended up starving on the way home. This time we brought a bottle as back up and thank goodness we did. She had the same distraction problems but was fine with the bottle.
On a totally different note, I picked up these mule booties on a whim. They looked cute and were under $100 so I figured why not. But then I got them and my mind was blown. I can slide them on and off (important when you have no free hands) and they look like a bootie from the front. The heel is the perfect height and I’m in love. Of course they’ll only work until the snow comes, but at this rate, I have a while to wear them.