This is it! Halloween is sadly over, and it’s time to get on with the LONG holiday season. Starting with the American Thanksgiving. Now in case you are wondering. I am actually Canadian. So our Thanksgiving was last month, but I know a lot of you are from the United States. There are so many opportunities to dress up or down around the holiday’s depending on the event and what will be going on, so I wanted to show you what to wear on Thanksgiving. Three totally different Thanksgiving Day event with 3 totally different outfits to choose from.
You have everything from super small get-togethers of close family, all the way to large family get-togethers. I want to show you options for each that are comfortable, gorgeous and are majority natural materials. No one truly feels comfy cozy in polyester..let’s be honest!
What to Wear on Thanksgiving
Casual Small intimate Thanksgiving
This is a dinner (or lunch) that you would share with your significant other or a very small amount of family members. Something that is casual enough to not care too much about what you are wearing, but you still want to set a good impression.
There’s nothing better than comfy sweaters and leggings, so amping up your leggings with the appearance of a shiny vinyl top coat just makes it look like a little more effort was put in the actually necessary. BONUS: These tights are also faux fleece lined for extra warmth and comfort. They pair so well with an extra long cable knit sweater. I chose this almond cable knit sweater purely based on its simplicity. It’s fairly low key and basic, but you can easily dress it up as well. The cable knit is a lower profile than what you are probably used to from grandma’s sweaters, and that’s a good thing. This will help EVERY body type. There is nothing more unflattering than thick large cable knitting in my honest opinion! Low profile is always the way to go!
The nice thing about a low key holiday gathering is not worrying so much about what you wear. However, you do have to get to the event, so this belted trench coat in a deep mossy/forest green will look fantastic over your sweater. It’s slightly shorter than the sweater, so when you belt it up, you can show off a layered appearance that looks A-MAZING! Not to mention the ¾ length sleeves will also easily show off your cable knit sweaters honeycomb pattern on the sleeves. After all, a layered look is what fall fashion is all about! Now no matter what, every outfit needs accessories, but with this outfit, you don’t have to go all out at all. I simply paired it up with a cute set of fluffy booties from Olivia Miller and a pair of dark gold hexagon hoop earrings.
I’m not going to lie, I’ve never been to a “Friendsgiving”, but I honestly LOVE the idea of it! Being with people you truly enjoy spending time with, eating good food, drinking and having a great time. This all sounds fantastic to me. However, with this also comes a certain sense of fashion etiquette in my opinion. I think friends will always push each other to look their best, and unless you are having a PJ party there is no reason why you shouldn’t look your utmost comfy best!
There’s nothing better than a simple dress dolled all up. This is such a simple and cute black dress with little to no detailing. It has a great comfortable length, and of course, the key ingredient is long sleeves. That is so important with this crazy weather we seem to be having. Then just amp it up with some super sleek vegan black suede thigh high boots, this will help cover up a little more and give some attention to your legs. So if your legs are one of your best features, this is such a classic way to show them off! Now just add your accessories, like a really cute ombre scarf in red and black ( my personal favorite color combo), those super cute Rachel Jackson Hexagon earrings, and a complimentary rose gold watch. The two golds together just pair so deliciously well!
This outfit is again, super simple and easy to pull together for even a last-minute Friendsgiving. I love the gold accents of the jewelry placed over all of that black. It just makes everything POP!
Traditional Thanksgiving with Family
This outfit is honestly my absolute FAVOURITE. It’s simple but so incredibly stylish. I have always loved pairing different fabrics and patterns together, so this outfit really stands out. My inspiration for this piece was when I saw this gorgeous wrap blouse from Miss Selfridge. It completely inspired me! It’s simple detailed lines make for a great eye-catching ensemble. I thought of making the rest of the outfit plain to really show it off. But I am one of those women, that when I go out, I go ALL out! So I paired it up with a gorgeous pair of rose-embroidered black jeans from Water Every Sunday.
These are still super simple skinny jeans, but the classic black just adds an extra OOMPH of eye-catching deliciousness. Pair this with some accessories like these faux leather and lace ankle booties, and this brown houndstooth top handle Satchel bag and BAM…this is one gorgeous look at me/talk about how fabulous I look outfit! BUT, you can’t forget your simple accessories! So give them some KISS (keep it simple stupid…you’re not stupid though..it’s just the phrase! You know I love you) and break out a simple statement bangle like this No Holds Barred Gold Bangle and White faux suede wrap choker. The gold will pop off of the dark pallet of your outfit and the white wrap choker will draw the eye up the body, making you look taller and sophisticatedly trendy.
I love fashion, and it changes at the drop of a hat, so a lot of these pieces are great to have as basics that can stand the test of time! You can add to them and occasionally change them out. If you want another classic to keep in your beauty routine check out my review on Live Clean Shampoo. This is a great vegan/cruelty-free shampoo that works phenomenally. I hope this helped you come up with some ideas of what to wear on Thanksgiving, no matter which type of gathering you end up going to.
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, no matter who you spend it with.
You’re probably just like me. You haven’t had the time, money or energy to go out and get a Halloween costume yet, have you? That’s why you’re here after all, right? I mean between work, events, family, and friends? We just don’t find the time? That’s why I want to show you my absolute favorites. Here are 2 quick & simple DIY Halloween Costumes. that you should be able to rummage through and find at home.
I have HUGE issues with scheduling my time, and remembering whats coming up and what I’m even doing half the time. If I’m not writing or filming, I get a little lost in time. It could potentially have something to do with those Winchester boys and watching Netflix. It’s only been recent that I have started scheduling my time better and therefore allowing for the thought of decorating and dressing up for Halloween. Which by the way! We actually have some Halloween decor up this year! I’m so excited about that. So since money and time are tight in regards to a costume. I raided all of our closets to see what I could put together, and I thought I would show you, so you could get a couple really easy ideas as well.
One of the best things about having my husband is that he has shown his geek card for longer than I have known him. This allows for me to get a little more creative so to speak. Sometimes. So my first tip is definitely, raid your husband/partners closet (that’s what I did), borrow from friends if possible as well. Anything that will make it easier to put together a costume, without the stress. Just get creative with what you can beg, and borrow.
A classic robber costume is so quick and easy to put together. All I did was pull out a striped shirt that I had. Then some black pants, black hat (enough to cover your hair), and black gloves. Super simple and quick. BONUS: If you have a cotton bag that you can carry as the “money sack” even better. One thing I will say is this can be a very warm costume. If it tends to be colder where you live. This might be a great alternative to having to deal with a jacket potentially.
This was my absolute FAVOURITE. Out of everything I came up with, and all the fails that didn’t really work. Clark Kent transforming into Superman on his/her way to save someone in distress is so crazy easy. Especially if you have a hubby. Most tend to have a Superman graphics tee and most also have a white dress shirt and blue tie. This makes things pretty easy. All I had to pair mine with were jeans. But if you have them go for black dress pants. That will look best!
The best part about this costume though! is it only truly works with glasses. After all, that was Clark Kents “disguise” from being noticed right! So if you don’t have glasses, I would see about using a pair from a friend family member or spouse/partner. There are so few costumes that you NEED a pair of glasses for. So this is a welcome idea in my opinion.
How simple are these costumes? Right! Very little effort needed for either, and they are great in the last minute pinch you might get into. I hope you have a great Halloween.
I love Halloween. It’s that one time of year that you can be anyone or anything that you want. and it doesn’t end there. The second best thing about Halloween is, of course, decorating just like any other holiday. I have been searching high and low for some new home decor for Halloween, and I wanted to share some of it with you. This is Simple & Quick Budget Friendly Halloween Home Decor that’s easy to put up and quick to take down. Because, as much fun, as it is to put up, I know a lot of us (like me) dread having to take it all down! That’s why it’s so much better when it’s the simple things that change out the look of a room. When you redecorate you don’t have to go all out and replace absolutely everything to make a difference. This is where something as simple as decorative pillows come into play.
So my husband and I just got back from our yearly road trip this past weekend. It got me to thinking about all the ways we save money every year and all the ways we COULD have saved money. You know I share (or at least try to share EVERYTHING with you). So here are my tips for before and during your vacation getaway. Although I know the summer is nearly over, I also know there are many who take this “off season” to do their vacationing. Yet another way to save if you have the option. So here is 11 money saving vacation tips for you!
Okay, so I haven’t done a DIY in FOREVER. Just never seem to have the time. I think the last time I did a DIY, was when I first started this blog, and that post is LONG LONG gone! I have been absolutely OBSESSED with throw pillows lately, and there have been some super cute bow pillows circulating the home decor looks as of late! So I wanted to show you how I made these DIY bow pillows.
Do you ever get a craving for one specific dish? then you have to have it all the time. That is exactly what happened when I just had to have couscous salad. all I know is I love couscous and I wanted to make a cold salad that is not only delicious but also healthy and vegan. so I came up with a very simple budget-friendly recipe that I am obsessed with and I think you will love.
To me, couscous salad represents summer and relaxation. It’s super simple to make and can last one meal, or you can prep it for meal planning in your week! It’s also super versatile if you want to add your own kick to it.
Like two week ago my husband came across a cute and sweet article about a wife that gave her husband free reign to dress her for one whole week. I have no idea how it came about, but it was so super sweet. She gave no suggestions, recommendations or denied ANYTHING. Literal FREE REIGN! The choices he chose and why were so thoughtful and cute. She admitted that a lot of them she never would have picked out herself, and was surprised when some pretty bright choices were complemented by clients and peers. So ….I wanted to see what my husband would do. So I let my husband dress me this week.
I have known my husband for nearly seven years. Almost five of those years have been our marriage. He has a great sense of style for himself, and sometimes, I ask what he thinks of a new piece I am looking to buy. But other than that, I generally keep my personal taste 100% of my choice. So this was a nerve-racking week.
There is nothing more comforting than a bowl of soup. No matter what time of the year. It’s healthy, detoxifying and DELICIOUS. The canned versions can be great when you’re in an absolute RUSH. But if you have ten to twenty minutes to spare, why not make some homemade soup! It’s super easy, really cheap, and ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS. I make this soup in roughly 1-2 serving amounts, but it is so super easy to double, triple quadruple…whatever you want more! I just prefer it freshly made. It’s a personal choice you make when cooking right?.
The beauty of a herb garden is how simple and quick it is. How much money it can save you. How beautiful and relaxing it can be! I love beautiful delicious herbs, but do I really want to spend upwards of $2-$3 for a handful that is already picked, and will start to wilt in just a few days!?..Yes, I know. You can clean the ends and put it in a glass of water. That will prolong their life just a little bit more. But why even bother worrying about it? Herbs are so easy to grow and absolutely beautiful to have in your home, or even on your balcony, deck, patio, garden….wherever you have available space!
Four years ago today, I did what unknowingly would be my final rescue for a very long time! Rescuing Harley, four years ago today!He was clearly neglected. Emaciated and with minor injuries, we showered him with love. Four years later he is finally comfortable enough to dog!
Rescuing Harley – HIS Story
On the way home for a visit, I happened to be staring off into space listening to the radio, when I saw this dog in the ditch! Me being my all around level headed calm self (note some heavy levels of sarcasm there) I screamed for my husband to stop the car. Which means he went two to three more blocks. We stopped and turned around looking for what I “thought” was a sheltie. That’s when we found a dog, emaciated and injured in more ways than one. Curled up in the ditch, in a thorn bush! He had two double pronged collars nearly embedded into his neck, and his left paw was stuck in one of them! Now if you know me or my husband personally, you will probably know our loathing hatred for these collars. So my husband broke them off. He was finally free, and I think did what any scared, lonely animal would do. He ran off. We finally got him back, and now had to figure out what was next!