Thanksgiving outfit Part 3

As promised, park three to our Thanksgiving outfit ideas is here. The purpose of this series was to prove that you don’t have to necessarily go out and purchase a whole new wardrobe for the holidays. You can recreate very similar looks with items you already have in your closet. And if you do not have anything in your closet that can be worked into these basic outfit ideas, I have linked very afforable and convenient shops to shop from. Two of my most reliable last minute clothing stores is always Old Navy, Target, and Charolette Ruse because of how afforable and near by they are. Have fun shopping my Thanksgiving Feast looks!

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O U T F I T   D E T A I L S

Sadie’s first outfit: Sweater // skirt sold out, similar here // heels, similar here // pearls // glasses

Sadie’s Second outfit: Sweater // Denim // boots // pearls // glasses

Aspen’s Outfit: dress sold out, similar here // mocs // bow


 

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Thanksgiving outfit Part 2

This particular post is part two to a three day style series.

In this series I go over outfit ideas for Thanksgiving day that you will more than likely already have in your closet. If not, I link similar items below to stores that are 1) affordable, and 2) conveniently located. To see the first post, click here.

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Outfit Details: skirt // flats // sweater // jean jacket

 

 

Thanksgiving outfit Part 1

I’ve always been a procrastinator. It’s actually something that I have been working on the past few months. I’ve been reading books, listening to podcasts, and watching youtube videos on how to put an end to procrastination and how to reorganize your life. Although it has been incredibly helpful, and I have been practicing quite a few of these methods, I feel like I am not the only one who has mastered the art of waiting until the last minute to do something. So, the next few days, I will be posting last minute Thanksgiving outfit ideas that you already have in your closet, or something you could find similarily at any local store. The first one consists of a basic Tshirt dress, a cardigan, and flats (or in my case, oxfords)

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Because these are all pieces I had on hand in my closet, the links might not all take you to the exact item in the images. Rather, they will be linked to affordable and similar items in convenient and typically near by stores.

Sadie’s Outfit: dress // shoes // Necklace// cardi: I made this particular one, but you could shop a similar style here. Crochet pattern for cardi here

Aspen’s Outfit: Clothing set // boots

 

Thanksgiving recap

Woah, woah, woah. Thanksgiving is nearly over. It is 6pm as I type, and I’m already in my pajamas doing a recap. That went fast. Too fast. Another first holiday with Aspen is gone.

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Aspen wasn’t feeling her best today. Actually, she was up all night with the sniffles :/
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my big, big girl.

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AH! STOP PULLING MY HAIR, LITTLE ONE!

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baby portions
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All bout them mashed potatoes

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First off, Aspen was up all night with the sniffles, so we barely got any sleep. Well, I should say barely got any sleep. Scott slept in the guest room because, well, he snores too loud. (no offense babe, I still love you!)

We woke up at 7 am and Scott got started prepping the turkey while I made my nan’s home made pecan pie. According to Scott, it’s the best pecan pie ever and I should post the recipe one of these days. While the pie was baking, I went on a mile jog and did a bit of a strength workout with Aspen. But when I got back in the kitchen, Scott realized we had to go back to the store to get cooking twine.

I mean, what would thanksgiving be if we wern’t overly stressed and ocassionally getting irritated with eachother, right? As long as everything is fine while we’re eating, then it’s all good! Or at least that’s how I feel about it. When you’re trying to make the most delicious meal, running on 0 sleep, you’re hangry, you’re still in the middle of remodeling the kitchen, and you’ve got a sick little sapling, you’re alowed to break down just once.

So on the menu was:

turkey

stuffing

mashed potatoes

gravy

roasted veggies

and pecan pie

of all of these, Aspen’s favorite was the mashed potatoes. Atta girl! I was slightly proud to watch her bring fist fulls of my food to her mouth. After eating our vast meal, Scott turned on the cowboys/redskins game, and Aspen and I head to the beach to watch the sunset.

Overall, it was as good of a Thanksgiving as we could have made it. And the first one for Aspen is oficially in the books!


Shop my look:

jeans // sweater // shoes

Small Business Saturday

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In just a few days, Thanksgiving will arrive. We will gather with our family and friends around a beautiful table scape decorated with our finest dining wear and best home made meals. We will talk about all the joys this year has brought us, and what we are thankful for. There might be some animosity from the latest presidential election, but over all we will be surrounded by loved ones and good food.

The hours following the feast, we will unbutton our jeans and sit in our family recliner chair in a lathargic manner. Then we will pull ourselves together and head out to the busiest day for all retail workers: black friday. And we will probably spend our entire last pay check on shopping, but it will be okay, because we got a hell of a deal, right?

Although I love black friday as much as the next american (I mean, who doesn’t love 40% off their entire purchase at old navy??), I think it is important to remember the small business owners the following day.

I’ve gathered a few of my favorite small business shops and found out what their Small Business Saturday sales will be. Here are my favorites:

The Blushing Peach Co

the blushing peach co is one of my favorite child accessory shops. They have the absolute sweetest bows and bandana bibs with the most affordable prices.

For their SBS deal, they’re offering 30% off your entire purchase.

Wild Flower Whimsy

I’ve been following Wild Flower Whimsy on instagram forever now. The owner makes the absolute most darling dream catchers, wreaths, and baby accessories. She also does amazing embroidery work.

For their SBS deal, they’re offering free shipping 

The Minted Evergreen

I started following the Minted Evergreen when i, myself, was growing my crochet business. I looked up to not only their work, but their relationship with their clients as well. They also do marcrame, which is entirely impressive on its own.

For their SBS deal, they’re offering 20% off of purchases of $25+ using the code SHOPSMALLMINTED, and 15% off of smaller orders using the code SHOPHANDMADE

Lil Liza Jane

I actually met the founder of this small business through facebook, we briely lived in the same area. Lil Liza Jane is a great place to shop for the sweetest childrens clothes.

For their SBS deal, they’re offering 25% off on their etsy account using the code SMALLBIZ25

Alpine Baby Co

I have been following this company on instagram for a few years, and I must say, they are one of my all time favorites! I can’t tell you how many times I have screen shot their posts and sent it to my husband and my mom with the caption, “ASPEN NEEDS THIS”. Their childrens clothes are beyond amazing. And they post gorgeous pictures of the montana mountains.

For their SBS deal, they’re offering 25% off with the code ALPINEBLACK

TOGETHER, LET’S HELP SMALL BUSINESS AMERICA GROW.