October 22nd, 2020
It Items

Dining Out(doors)

I’m hosting a birthday lunch tomorrow — we will be seated outdoors at small tables and I’m getting a COVID test in the morning. It’s going to be cool so I reminded everyone to bundle up. The WSJ asks “Are blankets the new going-out accessory?” — it’s likely. As we head into colder weather, we will need to think about how to stay warm while dining outside. Ponchos have been off my radar for a few years, but they could be a practical solution. This one by Johnstons of Elgin is in the NET-A-PORTER 25% off sale. And I love the Isabel Marant cashmere hood and Johnstons of Elgin cashmere wrist warmers.

SHOP

what's new

SAINT LAURENT

Suzanne mini leather cross-body bag

SAINT LAURENT

Jota chain-embellished leather sandals

MATTEAU

Broderie-cotton maxi skirt

PRADA

Single-breasted hooded raincoat

BOTTEGA VENETA

Leather sandals

SAINT LAURENT

Flower brooch

SAINT LAURENT

Le Maillon leather shoulder bag

GUCCI

Aviator-style gold-tone and acetate sunglasses

TOTÊME

High-neck striped wool-blend sweater

THE ROW

Park linen-blend canvas tote bag

NILI LOTAN

Fran belted suede jacket

VALENTINO

Wool-blend playsuit

view all

  • I agree that this is the new challenge in dressing! Welcoming all suggestions….

    SusanOctober 22nd, 2020  11:19 AM

     
  • Great post. I need those wrist warmers tonight! Wonder where I could go today in Chicago? We have every store imaginable but don’t want to spend more than $100. Wish your blog was interactive. Stay warm and stay safe.
    Marcy

    MarcyOctober 22nd, 2020  11:33 AM

     
  • Thought I’d leave my email if anyone has suggestions. Could be wrist warmer or a warm pair of gloves
    marcycarmack@icloud.com
    Thanks
    Marcy

    MarcyOctober 22nd, 2020  11:40 AM

     
  • I adore those wrist warmers!
    An autumn outdoor lunch sounds lovely. Warm drinks by a fire pit are always welcome, and being outside can be such a much needed spirit booster. I do hope, however, that by this time next year we once again have the luxury of choice of being indoors if one so chooses..

    GraceOctober 22nd, 2020  11:44 AM

     
  • Lovely suggestions… thank you.. do you have any for men so we can have something nice to look at while we are dining with them?

    JoAnnOctober 22nd, 2020  11:57 AM

     
  • Stay warm, stay well, have fun and many happy returns to the birthday person!

    ClaireOctober 23rd, 2020  5:21 AM

     
  • Its been on the warm side in eastern CT these past few days, balmy with, I dare say, a touch of humidity. I welcome weather cool enough for a sweater or jacket. Lunch outside in the fall sounds good, invigorating.

    AprilOctober 23rd, 2020  6:08 PM

     
  • Somehow I never thought of wrist warmers for all those outdoor meals – what a great idea. Though somehow when I went to NAP to check these out, I wound up with the Loro Piana Fair Isle ones that go with every single thing in my closet!

    Lisa MacOctober 23rd, 2020  6:41 PM

     
  • There are some nice looking pieces here and I’ve been enjoying the Sara shrug.
    https://www.whowhatwear.com/best-bolero-sweaters

    CBOctober 24th, 2020  7:54 AM

     
  • Your post has me thinking about apres-ski. Warm shearling lined boots, a fur jacket, cashmere scarf and a warm hat! I think that people will have outdoor gatherings around the campfire during this winter so we should learn to enjoy the cold in style!

    RebeccaOctober 24th, 2020  10:14 AM

     

Your email address is only used for our verification process to help reduce spam comments and will not be shared, published or stored for any other purpose. Please be courteous. All comments are moderated.

Name :

Email (will not be published) :