Utopia Utopia

sweater c/o lands’ end canvas | boots c/o timberland | paige premium denim jeans | satchel c/o saddleback leather | cheap monday sunglasses | michael kors watch c/o shop bop | vintage gold bracelet | necklace by pradman

The day was a day of laying in bed for far too long, a coffee run at 10am, visiting the Houston Garden Center’s flower garden, and enjoying the beautiful weather and sunlight. Afterwards, it was dinner & a movie date with HB (we saw “Burlesque” which was amazing and, I’m sorry to say, chowed down on baby back ribs at Chili’s afterwards). It was a divine day.

One of my latest loves, besides this gorgeous sweater? My Saddleback Leather satchel. It has a 100 year warranty! And it’s Texan made, which, as you know, I therefore fully support. Not only is it stylish and on trend, it’s durable, gorgeous, thicker than boot leather, and converts into a backpack in about 2 seconds. It’s going with me on a trip this winter, but I haven’t fully diverged the details of that yet…but soon soon!!

Lands’ End Canvas sent me this gorgeous Nordic Sweater that I am 100% in love with. I was not aware of Lands’ End’s contemporary fashion line “Canvas” but I’m a new convert. Everything on the site looks (and as evidenced by the sweater) very, very well made.

Part wool, I was expecting it to be a little scratchy – and as a half-Norwegian, I’m no stranger to woollen sweaters – but this sweater caught me by surprise (literally, an exclamation of “Oh!” escaped my lips opening the package) in just how incredibly soft it is. Amazing! Loved it, and thanks very much to Lands’ End Canvas for providing me with my new favorite sweater.

I am petite at a diminutive 5’2″ and even though the sweater is meant to be boxy, it comes in an amazing XXS at its smallest- but I purchased XS since I really love the oversized look. It was perfect for what I was going for!!

Just a little tidbit about this shot. There were bumblebees everywhere, and as I was hunched down zooming in to take a pic of this big fellow, I felt a tickling on my ear and jumped about 10 feet in the air. It must have been a bumblebee! But no, it was HB, tickling me with a long blade of grass. I could have killed him!! We are both deathly afraid of bugs.

Love this hot pink lipstick color. It’s MAC “Impassioned”.

Don’t forget to stop and smell the roses!

I did…..literally.