I spent Thanksgiving weekend at my sister’s house in Florida, wearing my usual black-top-and-jeans combo. Even before my now-two-year-old nephew, Sebastian Berry, was born, I didn’t dress up to hang out with the family at home. Now that Sebastian has joined us, I spend a lot of time sitting on the floor playing, so casual is mandatory.
This fall, Sebastian’s neighborhood had a bumper crop of acorns. When I saw all of the acorns on the ground, I said, “Look at all these acorns!” Sebastian liked the sound of that. “All these acorns!” he repeated several times. Then he recruited me to help him pick them up while the family paparazzo (my father and Sebastian’s proud grandpa, GeorgeB) snapped away.
For the duration of the visit, “Aunt Wendy, play!” meant one thing: “Pick up acorns.”
What Wendy Wore for Acorn-Picking
Top: MaxMara (pre-2005)
Shoes: Vera Wang Lavender (2010)
I’ve always liked acorns. I did my Victorian-inspired 18K gold acorn necklace in 2008. That acorn opens up to reveal a tiny squirrel inside. I also designed a silver acorn necklace sans squirrel. You can buy it here. I’m going to show that one to Sebastian next time I see him — and quickly explain that this particular acorn does NOT get pushed into a hole or thrown in a pool. I’m not sure how he’ll feel about that.
I want a baby.
Well, get busy!
Madeleine Gallay says
Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl says
Your nephew is such a cutie! Love the color of his hair. And woah, that’s definately a whole lot of acorns!
those wedges you have on seem pretty comfy yet stylish. lovely as always mizz wendy xxomeli
Sebastian is such a cutie! I’d go acorn-gathering with him anytime. 🙂
this reminds me of my thanksgiving, which was spent casually dressed in jeans and a black top as well! I brought a beautiful dress to change into, but with a 5 year old nephew and 3 year old niece, I just saw no point, and I would much rather get dirty and play with them anyway.
Your nephew is adorable, the last picture is so beautiful.
Love how shorts turn into wide leg flares on the little men! My boys sported the same style at 2. Very flattering, practical, and sporty!
Tina Tang says
Wendy, he is adorable, a real cutie.
fashion butter says
CUTIE! The baby’s a looker as well. 😉
Cute nephew, fabulous shoes!!!
Wow, even with casual wear, you are looking fantastic! I love these photos, so sweet!
p.s. what\’s that lipstick you are wearing? It\’s beautiful!
The lighting is a bit off in these photos and I can’t tell! I think it’s MAC’s Lasting Lust, like I usually wear. But there was one day when I wore MAC’s Rebel and it could be that too.
Penny Dreadful Vintage says
Aw this is very cute. So cute I can’t even think of something cynical or sarcastic to say.
acorn picking looked like such a delight! :)gina
You and Sebastian look really cute together.
La Belette Rouge says
When did he get so big?? He is such a cutey!!!
Casual you looks like how I dress when not going somewhere.
I blame the development of my jeans, t-shirt, wedges/flipflops, casual, attire on being from southern California. That is the norm there. 🙂
Your nephew is too cute for words as are you!
Awww he’s so cute! What is he pulling out of his pocket in the last photo, though? A duck? A deer?
And you look adorable with your nephew as well.
It’s my blurry hand! I was hanging onto him to prevent him from toddling into the pool.
OMG – Sebastian is GORGEOUS – and those photos of the two of you are SO precious. Just beautiful
Awwww, I love your nephew’s cute little hoodie!
Susu Paris Chic says
Casual chic is the most important since that is where most of our lives situate!
OH, How cute and so adorable………
Sebastian is adorable! You look great together,
When you show Sebastian the acorn necklace I would add ” not in the toilet”. At age two, that was NIcky’s favourite place to put things. Then he had the bonus excitement of watching Mommy’s face as he put his hand on the lever.
sharon rose says
Hi my dear-wow, Sebastian really has grown, he looks so gorgeous and grown up, such lovely pictures too! xx
Sebastian is adorable!
Marta from With Love... says
So cute 🙂
♥ Marta from With Love…
Oh, I remember the little acorn-necklaces with the squirrel inside 🙂 So cute!
Concerning purple lipsticks btw, I couldn’t help but point out the Lime Crime “Airborne Unicorn”, as well showcased by the Fashionsquad (http://www.fashionsquad.com/?s=lime+crime). I haven’t tried it out myself yet, but am extremely close to purchasing it after all (I have a blue Lime Crime). I only have the Revlon Dupe to MAC’s Up the Amp, but love it nonetheless!!
It does look fantastic in those photos!
Precious memories you and your family made over Thanksgiving, WendyB. Sebastian is such a good looking little boy!
Sister Wolf says
Want to eat him (with his mom’s permission)
He is quite delicious. It is hard to resist nibbling on him.
Oh man, Sebastian is one cute kid!! Love your casual look. Hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving with your family. 🙂
this is so cute, and i love all of the crazy captchas i get when i come to you site. today’s word was knickers.
Shop N' Chomp says
He’s adorable and you look great! 😀
Topaz Horizon says
wow. those are beautiful photos. lovely light, lovely people. and, for so-called casual dressing, wendyb, you look drop dead gorgeous!