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christine wears:
red dress | ann taylor loft
spotted snowfall sweater | madewell (similar here)
heels | fairyl robin by free people (similar in black beaded version here)
cat ring | madewell (available here)
flower necklace | borrowed from sis-in-law
‘C’ monogrammed mug | anthropologie (available here)

Winter season is almost upon us!  And by winter, I mean the weather has dropped below 70° and I get to break out my sweaters and the occasional scarf.  Who says SoCal doesn’t have seasons?  pfffft.  With my thin California skin, anything below 75° warrants a wardrobe change.  The nice thing about this cold(er) weather is the need for hot drinks to warm you up.  And nothing captures the fall mood better than a cup of hot spiced apple cider.  Here is an easy recipe made out of just 3 ingredients:

Needed: 4-5 cups apple juice, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 3 ounces spiced rum (optional), cinnamon sticks and apple slices to garnish (optional).

Instructions: In a small pot, heat the apple juice, spices, and rum (if using) over low/medium heat.  Stir constantly while mixture is heating spices to blend into the juice.  Once liquid is hot, pour into mugs and garnish with apple slices and/or cinnamon sticks.  Serves about two cups.  Serve warm, preferably while wearing a fuzzy sweater.  Enjoy!