Over the past few years, it’s been a special tradition for Nick and I to travel somewhere festive in December. Nothing rivals the magic of London during Christmas – we were so smitten that we went twice! Although we’d love to take Nori someday, we didn’t quite have the energy this month to tackle an international trip with a baby. We opted for a weekend road trip instead to Hudson, NY, and would love recommendations for any New England towns that are especially charming during the holidays!
Hudson was a quiet, slow-paced town (that’s partly gentrified), but the main street was lined with boutiques in festive decor. There’s a motorcycle shop that serves coffee & gourmet waffles inside, a tea library and chocolate shop, a specialty cheese store, and an antiques store with a bar and Malaysian food! We don’t get out much as new parents, so I asked my parents to help babysit while I treated Nick to a leisurely afternoon of window shopping and munching along Warren Street.
Banana Republic is having 50% off your purchase right now, except for new arrivals like my sweater which are 20% off. If you’re looking for skinny jeans that are cropped enough to wear with ankle booties, these are a classic option in medium weight dark denim. They come in petite, regular, and tall, and I love that the length is more cropped than most ankle jeans and hits right above my booties. The inseam on size 24P is 25.5″ and I’m about 5 feet tall, for reference. My sweater comes in 4 colors and is in regular sizing, but it’s a shrunken-fit style that’s also very petite-friendly! It’s medium-to-thicker weight, and the cable knit has a smooth, tightly woven finish to it that doesn’t seem prone to snags or pilling.
Thank you to Banana Republic for partnering on this post.