Is November 13 too early to put up Christmas decorations? If you said no you wouldn’t be surprised walking into my house. Over the weekend, my mother put all six of our Christmas trees up. Yes, you read that right, six Christmas trees. We currently have four large trees and two small. We’re actually missing a tree because we threw one out last year. Our large trees consist of a folk art tree, antique tree, snowman tree, family tree, and animal tree. The two small trees have baby ornaments and cardinals. Be sure to be on the lookout for the Christmas spirit on my Instagram Stories.
With the drop of temperature and cheerful Christmas tunes blasting on the radio, I decided to pull out my favorite green scarf and lacy, sweater dress. There is something about a huge oversized scarf can instantly pull an outfit together. It doesn’t matter if you have a food baby or if you accidentally spill something on yourself… a big scarf is there for you.
Thanksgiving is actually a holiday my family never really celebrated the “traditional” way. My mom usually recruits field hockey players so she has never been around for a Thanksgiving. Normally, my father usually just smokes fish or grills steaks instead of cooking a traditional turkey. Some years we all picked a favorite dish and made that. Mine is always mashed potatoes (yumm)! Last year, was the first time we celebrated it the “traditional” way at my brother’s house.
This year, I’ll be traveling to my brother’s house again and I’ll be rocking this outfit. This outfit is perfect for Thanksgiving because its chic and will be able to hide my massive food baby. Plus, if I accidentally spill some cranberry sauce on myself I’ll be in the perfect position to hide it. Gotta love big chunky scarves! If you’re still thinking about your Thanksgiving outfit consider a big, chunky scarf like this one. It’ll hide your food belly, cover your spills, and add the perfect amount of color to your outfit.
What do you traditionally do for Thanksgiving? What is your favorite food? What do you plan on wearing for Thanksgiving? Let me know in the comments down below.
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Hello darlings! I hope wherever you are it is a lot warmer there. Here in New York it is pretty cold but warmer than it is normally. The temperature is usually in the 20’s with the occasional day being colder or sometimes if we’re lucky warmer. No worries, my toes haven’t fallen off and they shouldn’t!
If you live in the cold, you know how almost impossible it is to try and figure out a cute date night outfit with still being warm. It definitely isn’t stylish to be cold, so I’ve come up with the perfect equation to stay warm but still look cute at date night.
The obsession with over the knee boots continues…
If you haven’t invested in over the knee boots now is the time to do it! They’re the perfect staple that will keep you warm and still look super cute. I scored these awesome Nine West boots for 70% off at the outlet. They’re originally $220 and I scored them for $60. Don’t start crying yet… their website has a similar sale going on with $40 off of $125, $30 off of $100, and $20 off of $75. Plus, over the knee boots are already on sale. If I didn’t just write a post about how I need to stop shopping so much… I would be all over buying another pair. If I were to get another pair it would definitely be this one. I love over the knee boots because they really do keep you warm. Most of the time I can get away with wearing tights, high socks, and boots and be totally a-okay for the day.
Sweater power comes to the rescue…
Another way to stay warm is layering a thick sweater over a dress. You have two options so you don’t lose your fantastic shape. A: tie a belt around your waist or B: fold the sweater bottom in half so it looks as if you’re wearing a crop sweater. For this outfit, I decided for option B because I thought the texture contrast was already a lot going on without the addition of a belt.
Mix up styles to create an interesting outfit…
My favorite part about this outfit is that it incorporates so many different styles in one. The Polo sweater is preppy, the American Eagle dress is girly, and the leather over the knee boots are edgy. The combination of the three styles definitely makes someone look twice without thinking you’re insane. The key to incorporating so many different styles in one is to make sure you have a common element. In this case, the white and black create a middle ground for all three styles.
How do you stay warm for date night? Do you try to incorporate different styles into your outfit? Let me know in the comments down below.
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