For the first time on the blog, I am wearing my very own My Creation sweater from Zadig & Voltaire in Chicago. To learn more about how to order your own custom cashmere sweater, watch this video i made a while back. I chose the word LOVE, because of the universal and timeless message it holds. I’ve also recently discovered AG Jeans, and I absolutely love how they fit (these are my go-to currently)- so when I found these amazing coated denim pants in this deep oxblood color, I had to have them. If you want the look of leather pants, but you want to change the color from your standard black, these are definitely the way to go.

It was a cold, wet, and seriously dreary day when we pulled up to a local restaurant to shoot this outfit this past weekend. I think that is pretty much the meaning of true love – going out in freezing weather to take pictures of your wife for her blog in front of ‘The Beef Shack’, when you have no interest in photography nor fashion, and you would much rather be on the couch watching football.

A friend of mine shared this article recently on Facebook, and it echoes this sentiment. Love isn’t only about date nights and sweet talk, it is about grit. Being able to give a little more than what is fair when needed, letting go of your ego for the sake of your mutual happiness, and remembering to really be present, even during the mundane.

Even though as adults we tend to forget this, having a small child is a constant reminder to me that all we really want as humans is to love and be loved. Adam will tell me whenever he needs a hug or kiss, or when he wants to smell my hair – something he has been doing ever since I can remember – and afterwards he always smiles and says ‘thank you mommy!’ which is right about when my heart melts.

Now if we could all be so self-aware as my three-almost-four-year-old, and actually ask for the things we need to feel loved, I think the world would be a much better place. Or even more eloquently put:

“Between what is said and not meant, and what is meant and not said, most of love is lost” – Khalil Gibran



Club_Monaco_Zadig_VoltaireCoat: Thanks to Club Monaco | Sweater: Thanks to Zadig & Voltaire | Pants: AG (on Sale!) | Booties: Cole Haan – Current version | Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs – Similar Style | Jacket: Ella Moss | Earrings: Gift | Bracelet: T+J Designs

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