2013 archive

A Dose of Autumn Blooms

Well, I inadvertently took a break from the blog there. I went home to Portland the Friday before Thanksgiving and surprised my family and boyfriend by getting in to town early. It was so nice to be home for ten days. I didn’t bring any homework with me, which was such a nice break even though I’m paying for it now. I had plans to blog while I was home, but ended up being so much busier than I anticipated. My mom and I decorated the house, we had family in town for the holiday weekend, Eric joined us for Thanksgiving dinner at my grandparents’, and I went Black Friday shopping for the first time ever! It actually wasn’t as crazy as I thought it would be (honestly, my experience shopping the Phillip Lim for Target line was much more hectic!) and I’m really excited about the gifts I picked up. I have been so excited for the holidays this last month so I’m glad it’s finally December and I can really let loose with the holiday spirit!
 Jacket: Nordstrom / cardigan: Express / dress: Tucker for Target / tights: Hue / boots: Target

Throwback Thursday

It seems almost sacrilege to be posting an outfit featuring bare arms and legs when it was in the 20s this morning as I was walking to class, but I’m so thankful I have these leftover pictures Eric took for me because it is way too cold right now to take off my coat for pictures even for just ten minutes. I wore this outfit during my final week at my internship and I love it because it reminds me of something I would have worn in the earlier days of this blog. That’s probably because I’ve had each of these pieces for at least three years. I don’t think I’ve worn them all together before, but I could be wrong. This dress was indispensable this summer for wearing into the office. It’s comfortable enough for my two hour commute and is pretty effortless to wear so I never had to be concerned about whether my outfit was working when I was getting dressed at 5 a.m. in the dark. The ruffle detail and spotted pattern combined with the studded belt and drapey cardigan made me feel stylish but not like I was trying too hard or calling too much attention to myself. This outfit just hit the sweet spot for office dressing.

 Cardigan: Nordstrom / dress: H&M / belt: Michael Kors / Flats: Target

Thanksgiving Dresses Under $50

I am so excited for Thanksgiving this year! I just can’t wait to head home for almost an entire week of family, friends, and food! Of course, I’ve already started thinking about what I’m going to wear so I thought I’d share my picks for Thanksgiving inspired dresses, all under $50.
For a holiday centered around food and spending time with family, I would definitely lean towards a super comfy dress with simple accessories. This shift dress, drop-waist dress, and elastic-waist dress are all perfectly casual and won’t keep you from treating yourself to a second helping! However, if your Thanksgiving plans are a little more formal, I love the idea of one of these neutral dresses with some fun jewelry. Plaid just says fall all over and I think one of these plaid dresses would be so fitting for a cozy fall holiday.
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What are your plans for Thanksgiving? Do you know what you’re going to wear yet?

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