This week marks the start of a NEW MONTH! Friends, SEPTEMBER IS HERE.

If you’re new to this blog, you may not be aware of my affinity for cold weather. Let me fill you in:

I. love. the. cold.

I got married in October, honeymooned on a snow-covered mountain range, and lived in Canada after our first year of marriage. Anytime I am given the green light for travel, I opt for cold weather destinations.

So when my calendar alerted me to the end of August – well, I gave a big “hip hip, hooray” over here! I may live by the ocean, but my heart longs for the crisp air of the mountains.

When I visit our beloved Blowing Rock, I typically pack a few lightweight options for cooler temperatures. Whether I need a fleece jacket for morning hikes, a lightweight cardigan for lunch outside, or a cozy pullover for an evening by the fire, I am covered with all selections from the ShopNational team. Below are my three must-haves for fall. Which style do you prefer?


Berber Fleece Jacket by National®

Duster Cardigan by Esperanza®

Stretch-Heather Hoodie by National®


Stay cozy,


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