fall foliage, family road trip, adirondacks, indian lake

{Zara Sweater, Rain Jacket & Leggings, J. Crew Chelsea Boots}

fall foliage, family road trip, adirondacks, indian lake

fall foliage, family road trip, adirondacks, indian lake

fall foliage, family road trip, adirondacks, gore mountain

fall foliage, family road trip, adirondacks, gore mountain

fall foliage, family road trip, adirondacks, gore mountain

After being married for over thirteen years, Eric and I have more than our fair share of traditions. One of my favorites is our annual trek upstate to view the fall foliage. This year’s road trip coincided with my birthday, and I was lucky enough to receive the greatest gift of all: Sharing the experience with my baby boy, Christian!  He was a champ during the entire 8-hour roundtrip car ride and didn’t fuss one bit. Just a few months old, and he’s already making his mama proud…

Since the weather was a bit chillier in the Adirondacks, I made sure to pack lots of cozy knits like this striped funnel neck sweater I recently purchased at Zara. I fell in love with the preppy nautical stripes and button details along the neck. The weather predicted lots of misty fog and sporadic rain showers which made the perfect excuse to put my new rain jacket (also from Zara) to good use. I never can resist good outerwear (bonus points if it comes in a classic tartan), and this piece did not disappoint. It’s lightweight – which makes it great for travel – and kept me nice and dry during a few unexpected rain showers.