What I Wore: Sequins, Stripes, and Plaid

The Saturday after Thanksgiving, we went out to dinner with the family of one of our friends here. I went with non-skinny jeans since I was still feeling a little Thanksgiving-ed out! I picked this flannel top up when I was shopping for some workout clothes at Target- I didn't do the whole black Friday thing, but I did brave the store Saturday, and it wasn't crowded at all! 

Sweater: J.Crew (similar)
Top: Target (similar)
Jeans: Uniqlo
Shoes: Hive and Honey (similar)




Did you do Black Friday shopping? 

What I Wore: Faux Fur

So, since I didn't post a whole lot last week, I have lots of outfit photos for this week! I wore this last week to have coffee with my friend Jen. I've been wearing this fur vest non-stop- it's just so comfy and cozy! 

Vest: Marshall's (similar)
Scarf: Charming Charlie (similar)
Top: Gap (similar)
Boots: Frye
Jeans: Uniqlo
Socks: Free People (similar)

{Sorry the photos are a little "meh." The whole daylight savings thing is making taking photos sans flash a little challenging!}

Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I feel like I have so much to be thankful this year. I have an amazing husband, a great family, wonderful friends. I'm the healthiest I've been in the last five-ish years, which is definitely something to be thankful for- I can walk and use my hands! I have a job I love, and hopefully in a few hours, I'll have my first Thanksgiving prepared with Brett ready on the table! Have a wonderful day today! 



Last Friday Night

I've had that Katy Perry song stuck in my head since I went to the gym this morning, so it's only fitting that that's what I titled today's post about what I wore, you guessed it, last Friday night. We went to a little holiday party hosted by some of our friends- kind of crazy that we're already to the point in the year where it's time for a holiday party! Anyways, I bought this dress a couple years ago, but it had these stupid pockets in it that made the dress super unflattering. Thanks to my incredibly talented seamstress, I can now wear it without looking gigantic. She just took the pockets right out! 


Dress: Express (similar)
TIghts: Express
Boots: Cole Haan (similar)
Lipstick: Covergirl Spellbound
Nails: China Glaze Ruby Pumps (best red glittery polish, ever!)



What I Wore: Floral and Mustard

I often fall into the habit of wearing specific pieces together, and not mixing things up more. I try to avoid it, but sometimes, I'm feeling too lazy to figure out if things "work" or not, so I rely on fallbacks. I've worn this top dozens of times, but pretty much only with jeans or a navy skirt. I decided to mix things up a little bit yesterday, and went for a bolder look, pairing the top with my mustard pants. I really liked the seventies vibe that I wound up with! Moral of the story: try new things! 

Top: 
Tucker for Target (similar)
Pants: H+M (similar)
Shoes: Pierre Hardy x Gap (similar)
Monogram Necklace: West Avenue 
Magnifying Glass Necklace: Catbird (similar)


Best of: Glittery Goodness

In case you haven't heard, the holidays are quickly approaching! Thanksgiving is next week, and holiday parties will begin soon after that. While it's always fun to buy fabulous, sparkly dresses to wear to one party, I think that adding a little sparkle to your everyday life this time of year is equally as important. With hectic schedules and dreary weather, a little glitter will brighten your day! 

What I Wore: All Dressed Up

On Friday night, Brett and I went to a fundraiser for his law school, and we had a blast. I've been saving this dress in the back of my closet for a solid year, and I've never had the perfect opportunity to wear it until this weekend! It was actually my mom's, from the 80s, and I snagged it before she did her last big closet clean-out! I'm crazy about the low-cut back- so different, and unlike any other LBD in my closet (and there are quite a few of those!). 

Dress: Vintage
Ring: Vintage earring turned into ring
Shoes: Classiques Entier (Nordstrom)



What I Wore: Cold and Rainy

I feel like I went from one extreme to the other this week! Yesterday, it was rainy, dreary, and cold outside. I managed to stay inside pretty much the whole day, but when I had to dash out to run some errands, I pulled out my coziest scarf, standby leather jacket, and Hunter wellies! I always seem to gravitate towards bright lip colors when it's raining or cloudy- definitely brightens my day up! 

Scarf: Free People (similar)
Jacket: Sanctuary Clothing (similar)
Dress: Urban Outfitters (similar)
Boots: Hunter
Tights: Express




What do you wear when it's rainy and cold?

Sweet Stationery

Today, I'm in love with these adorable thank-you cards from Jess LC. They'd be perfect for post-holiday (I know, I know-a little early) thank you note sending! 



Cayman Islands Photo Diary

Brett and I headed down to Grand Cayman Island on Thursday for a little vacation with his parents. We had a blast, and the Caymans may just be one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen (none of these photos have been edited at all). We swam, snorkeled, relaxed on the beach, and swam with STINGRAYS (bottom photo). It was definitely a vacation to remember!

{balcony view}





{couldn't resist taking this cheesy tourist photo}
{swimming with stingrays on a sandbar in the middle of the ocean}

Fall in Charlottesville

While I'm out of town, I thought I'd share a little bit of the gorgeousness that's going on in Charlottesville right now! The leaves are all changing, and it's beautiful! Regularly scheduled programming will be back tomorrow :) 








Have a great weekend!

Brett and I are in the Cayman Islands for the weekend with his family, enjoying the beach! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! 



Best of: Winter Scarves

Hands down, my favorite cold-weather accessory is a great scarf. They're a fun way to add color to any boring black coat, and have the added bonus of keeping you toasty warm! Here are a few of my favorites from around the web!


1. Topshop, $32
2. Forever 21, $13
3. Rag & Bone, $125
4. Topshop, $42
5. Topshop, $32

Best of: Earwarmers and Hats

In continuing with my little cold weather accessories theme this week, I thought I'd round up some cute ways to keep your head warm. From beanies to oversize knit headbands to the cutest earmuffs I've ever seen, these are definitely not your standard, ugly ski earwarmers!


1. Asos $15
2. Kate Spade, $88
3. Forever 21, $7.80
4. Missoni, $120
5. Kate Spade, $88

What I Wore: Happy November!

Happy November, everyone! The weather was absolutely gorgeous this afternoon, so I decided to drive around and take some photos of the fall colors we have going on here in Virginia! I'm sorry if you're getting sick of seeing these boots- I think I'll pretty much be living in them this fall/winter.









Outfit details: 
Watch: Michael Kors, Socks: Free People (similar), Belt: Shareen Vintage (similar)
Sweater: H+M (similar), Dress, American Apparel, Boots: Frye,