These photos were taken before winter hit. Grand Rapids is currently a freshly shaken snow globe, and I’m still committed traveling on foot. After a 25 minute walk across downtown and back, I found respite at Madcap. I peeled off my snow-covered top layer – coat, scarf, hat, gloves – and eagerly went to the counter to place my typical order, a black coffee. However, upon realizing that I had a surprise gift card waiting for me behind the counter I decided to splurge and get my all-time favorite, a Cafe Miel with soy (a latte with cinnamon and honey – hello, delicious).
I snagged the seat on the couch and gratefully drank my coffee, thankful for being warm indoors, for the kindness of others, and for the beauty of winter. Because, really, it is super pretty when you actually pay attention. I can’t stop the snow from falling or the wind from blowing … so rather than complaining, this season I am going to practice positivity in my attitude and heavy layering in my wardrobe. Who’s with me?
Jacket: LOFT (Save. Spend. Splurge.)
Cashmere wrap: Gift (Save. Spend. Splurge.)
Earrings: c/o Nyopoly (Same. *use promo code “sidewalkready” for a $20 credit!)
Cardigan: Gap (Save. Spend. Splurge.)
Top: Breezy Lace Insert Top c/o IntiMINT (Same.)
Jeans: QSD (Similar. *on sale!)
Socks: c/o Maurice’s (Similar.)
Boots: c/o Jigsaw London (Save. Spend. Splurge.)
Tutorial here – without the first step.
Thank you to everyone who entered the IntiMINT giveaway! The winner of the $30 credit to spend on an item of their choice is …
“I love the Esmee Babydoll….hard to pick just one!”
Congratulations, Heather! Please be expecting an email from me.