After watching Gossip Girl for the first time two summers ago, I started associating berets with Blair Waldorf, and from that point on I decided they were too fancy for me. Until I purchased one on a whim and tried it on. I loved it, but it's such a different and specific look that I put it at the bottom of my hat basket and ran through my usual pom-pom-beanie suspects all season. I finally wore it out for the first time a few weeks ago and didn't hate it, so here we are. I pulled it out just in time for this perfect, early morning snowfall. Not pictured: much wincing and blinking from snowflakes flying into my eyes during the entire shoot.
P.S. I announced my plans for the Caribbean yesterday in my email newsletter: I'm heading out on a 7-day cruise with Princess Cruises! I can't wait to share my first-ever cruise ship experience with you guys. Follow along on social media + email to see how it all goes down!