Before I jump on the Christmas decoration bandwagon, I wanted to at least do one Thanksgiving decor blog post! I always love going home for Thanksgiving because my mom always makes the table look so festive and pretty for the big dinner! I will forever be trying to mimic her delicious food and cozy Thanksgiving decor!
Since David and I are starting our lives together and will eventually host our own Thanksgiving, I’ve been browsing Thanksgiving décor online and have found tons of things I really don’t need right but obviously have to have. I’m really loving neutral Thanksgiving décor! Soft creams, golds, and blues are quickly becoming my favorite colors and I think they translate really well to a Thanksgiving dinner table. They’ll make the food really pop, which to be honest, is the most important part!
I’ve linked everything in the photo here!
Teal Pumpkin | Cloth Napkins | White Pumpkins | Wood Turkey | Wine Glasses | Gold Chargers | Orange Pumpkin | Place Card Holder | Leaves Placement | Table Runner | Metallic Gold Branch | Pumpkin Candlestick
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Happy Monday girls! I can’t believe this week is Thanksgiving. I’ll be spending the holiday with David’s family and hopefully do a little Black Friday shopping with his sisters. One of my favorite parts of the entire weekend isn’t the turkey or the overall merriment (though it is enjoyable!) but it’s the opportunity to support small businesses on Small Business Saturday! Other than checking out a few of the Downtown Dallas boutiques and going to the Farmer’s Market, I usually don’t have much time to shop local. If I want something special and unique, I always turn to Etsy! In anticipation for the holiday season starting, I’ve included links to my favorite Christmas Etsy finds pictured above!
- Pine Tree Garland from Felt Witch (link here)
- Illustrated Christmas Cards from A Thing Created (link here)
- Christmas iPhone Case from Rongrong Illustration (link here)
- Holiday Mug from Elm St. Studio Prints (link here)
- Quirky Christmas Light Earrings from Weirdly Cute (link here)
- Texas Christmas Shirt from Mama Essentials (link here)
- Merry Christmas Sign from Daisy and Decor (link here)
- Lighted Christmas Sign from Oskee Rustic (link here)
- Meet Me Under the Mistletoe Mug from Pretty Collected (link here)
Please take some time and go check out these amazing artists’ work! Their shops are fantastic and the perfect way to support and enjoy small businesses all across the country. Whether you need creative Christmas gifts or just want to buy a little something for yourself, you’ll find it on Etsy! Now excuse me while I go fill my Etsy shopping cart with cute things!
Happy Wednesday girls! I can’t believe how fast the month of November is going. It feels like yesterday it was Halloween. It’ll be my first thanksgiving away from home this year. Since I live in Texas, going home to Maryland where my family is really isn’t an option. David and I will be spending the holiday with his family in San Antonio. The funny thing about going to someone else’s home for thanksgiving is you have no idea how they do things or how they dress for dinner. A classic thing that everyone wears during the holidays are Fair Isle sweaters. I don’t really think of those as fashion forward but if you wear them right, it can be really classy!
Classic Thanksgiving Day Outfit
I found my sweater last year at Forever 21 on clearance and I’ve gotten a lot of wear from it! Even though Thanksgiving in Texas is probably going to be rather warm (read: 80 degrees) I still plan on incorporating some traditional, chilly weather elements into my day. While many of us will be wanting to bring along some “fat pants” for the hours after we eat our Thanksgiving feast, we might want to draw some inspiration from the classic, preppy persona that goes hand-in-hand with a Fair Isle sweater but adding some fun elements.
Let’s start with my floppy felt hat. I bought it last year at Old Navy for $15 and I love how trendy it is but also how affordable it was. I’m not one for spending a lot of money on “trendy” items that will come and go within a year. I prefer to spend big bucks (like I have that) on timeless pieces that will look good year after year. Another trendy piece I featured here are the camel-colored peep-toe mules. I found these at Target and frankly, I think shoes like these could be placed into the “classic” category eventually. They seem to be coming back again and again!
So how do you style classic clothing like Fair Isle sweaters? Leave me a comment to give me some ideas for my holiday outfits this year!
Good morning lovelies! I hope you weekend was a little more productive than mine was. David and I were in Fort Worth all weekend watching college football games with his family and I must say, I’ve never seen people quite so spirited over Texas Tech. This Maryland girl is still adjusting to the ways of native Texans! Lazy weekends like this are sometimes exactly what a girl needs. We ate so much that I had to put my “fat pants” on which leads me to the topic of this post, are leggings pants? Honestly, I’m not sure but these comfy gray leggings (link here) are the closest thing to pants you’ll ever find!
I’ve been a big fan of No Nonsense’s leggings for awhile now and these ones are no exception. They’re comfy, well-made, and thick enough that you can avoid show casing every little lump and bump on your thighs and bum. Those are my problem areas (shh! Don’t tell anyone!). I can’t for sure say that leggings are indeed pants, because let’s be honest, some people’s leggings are far too tight for anyone to be comfortable calling them pants. However, these ones come pretty close to being pants instead of leggings.
If you’re going to err on the side of caution like I do when it comes to leggings, then you’ll have a whole new appreciation for long tunics. If I’m going to wear leggings out, I’m not going to wear a regular tee or sweater. I’ll throw on one of my favorite tunics to cover problem areas that give away the fact that I’m not wearing actual pants.
So to go back to our initial question, I guess leggings really aren’t pants but obviously they’re far more comfortable than any pair of jeans could be! During the holidays, I’d say leggings are vital for everyone’s wardrobe because you’ll inevitably stuff yourself with something yummy. Grab yourself a pair of my leggings from No Nonsense before it’s too late!
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I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving! My family and I celebrated together with some friends of ours who have become like family to us over the years. It was a joyous time of laughter and good food. Best part is, we have tons of turkey left over to make turkey sandwiches!
The day after Thanksgiving everyone goes into full-on Christmas mode. It’s now socially acceptable to have Christmas trees lit up, seasonal songs playing, and to order that Gingerbread Latte you’ve been dying to drink. As much as I love Thanksgiving, I love the day after almost as much! Our outdoor lights go up and the Christmas cheer in turned on.
Christmas Tree Lighting
Another reason I love this day is for our town’s Christmas tree lighting. It happens every year the day after Thanksgiving. My parents have lived in the same town since I was born; needless to say I know a lot of people here. Some I went to high school with, others to church with, and some I’ve just known since birth. A town tree lighting is an event that brings everyone together!
Community gatherings are great, especially because you see people you haven’t seen in awhile. On occasions like this, I always try to look my best! Since it’s a casual event and usually a chilly one, I’ve got the perfect outfit to combine warmth and style.
Start with a base layer of warm thermal clothing (no one sees this layer). Wear a trendy safari jacket on top and classic denim jeans. Now for my favorite part- the little add-ons that make an outfit fabulous! Let’s start with shoes. Duck boots are a classic shoe for the wet, winter months and they don’t have to come with an expensive price tag. Try these ones from Target. I love them because I can tuck my jeans into the boots but they don’t go as far up as riding boots do.
For added warmth, wear a knitted headband like these ones with a scarf. I like to tuck my scarves into my jacket before zipping it up. A patterned scarf would work really nicely with this outfit because all of the materials and designs are very basic. Add some color to your face with a classic red lip! A little pizzazz never hurt anyone!
Comment with your favorite Thanksgiving traditions below!