It's Thanksgiving. Can you believe it? I absolutely cannot. It feels like it's May. It feels like we're still in the thick of the election. I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around how the end of the year has reached us so swiftly. The other day I was listening to Joni Mitchell and found myself tearing up. Ryan asked what was troubling me. In complete seriousness I responded, "the passage of time." Dramatic? Sure. But truly, the years seem to turnover much more quickly than they did when I was in college, or high school. (Unrelated - I might have also been PMSing when I decided to pour myself a glass of wine and listen to Blue from start to finish. It happens).
Even in this moment, when nothing feels normal and the start of the new year is marred by uncertainty and apprehension, and for many, outright fear, there is much to be thankful for. I, for one, am thankful for all of you. Thank you for supporting me and this little space and for sharing your input and voice. Turns out the ethical fashion community is comprised of some pretty remarkable women. I appreciate your taking time to join me here.
I also appreciate the ferocity that many of you have approached the last three weeks with. I've had more kind, curious, and invigorating conversations with friends, family and strangers than I have had in a long while. It's invigorating to be connected to the fight in this way. I am grateful for the empathy and energy that I feel pulsing through the Bay.
Above is my winter palette. It should surprise no one that I'm eyeing subdued hues and rich solids this season - to me these colors feel bold, yet calm. The creams, camels and moss tones yield tranquility, while the blacks and deep navy leave me emboldened. It's funny how representative of my headspace my current outfits have become. I'm gearing up for a long winter, yet investing in relationships and some self-care to maintain a semblance of equilibrium. In the meantime, and in the most immediate future, I am so very thankful to spend a few low key days in my parents' home, surrounded by my favorite people, walking along my favorite coastline.
I wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving. Here's to creating joy with the ones you love.