Hi all,

I've been MIA as we've been in process of a move. We're all settled in to our new condo in Charlestown. I'm finding that the fashion here is much different than in my prior home. Much more casual!

For the past 20 years I was living in a high-end suburb where it was bad form to be seen at the grocery store or in the school car pickup lane without your makeup on or (horrors!) in sneakers. The only gear that was acceptable was yoga gear -- if you had just come from yoga. Smart casual was the name of the game.

Now I'm living in an area where smart casual feels too dressed up! It's surprisingly laid back here. There are still a lot of "yoga moms" but I am seeing my neighbors dressed far more casually in exercise tights, hoodies, sneakers, fleece, etc. I welcome this change but it's going to take me some time to add to this part of my wardrobe. Help! I need to build a "walking around town" capsule! How do I do this and still be somewhat fashionable?

To give you an idea, the EF skirted leggings are getting a real work-out as I've been pretty much wearing them all the time. Those seem to strike just the right note. Sporty but still feels like "me."


Meanwhile here's a bonus WiW for you: outfit worn to a holiday party. AT jeans, Nine West giraffe pumps, Club Monaco black sparkly top, necklace from DD#1 (50th birthday present), red clutch from DD#2 (50th birthday present) and AT red coat, which I'm loving and have been wearing constantly.

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