Three Thanksgiving Day Styles (stuffing approved)

Tis’ the season to stuff of our faces full of delicious food and be thankful for our family, friends, good fortunes, and 4-day weekends. This year I am thankful that I have a job that pays the bills, puts delicious healthy food on the table, and gives me time off the be with the people I love. I am thankful for a new chapter in my life, and I am thankful, always, for my brothers and sisters, and my girlfriends, who I might not see or talk to everyday, but who are always willing to listen when I’ve got something on my mind.

With that being said, while those listed above will love me unconditionally no matter what, they’re still going to give me trouble if I show up to Thanksgiving dinner in sweatpants and a sweatshirt. So here are three outfits styled for Thanksgiving Day (stuffing approved).  

Lounge-Like 

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If you are a child of divorce, you can empathize with this child of divorce who has 3 Thanksgiving’s tomorrow, and don’t even get me started on Christmas. Let’s just say the holidays are always, sigh, exhausting. This year I’ve made note on what clothing works for both the comfort of travel and over-eating. Enter leggings, over-sized cardigan, and loose T. You bet I will be wearing this tomorrow.

T-Shirt from Target here. Cardigan (different color) from H&M here. Black Fringe Booties (similar) here. Leggings here.

Denim and Discreet

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Over-sized sweaters are where it’s at this season and not only are they seasonably practical for the weather, they are also practical for eating lot’s of turkey, stuffing, potatoes, dinner rolls, cinnamon rolls, pumpkin pie, green bean casserole, and vegetables I guess.

Hi, Rodger.

Sweater (similar) from H&M here and here. Booties from Target here. Blanket scarf here.

High Waisted Hero

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Ok so this skirt seriously rocks. I wore this for a Friendsgiving and I had no issues, even after a huge plate of starches and a bottle of wine. If you’ve got any high waisted pleated skirts, I highly recommend those. They’re comfy, chic, and do a lovely job at hiding any bloated discomfort. No high waisted pants, those are way too much pressure on full bellies.

Faux leather skirt from Nordstrom Rack here. Flannel from Target here (only seems to be available in plus size online). Over-the-knee boots from DSW here.

I wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving holiday, full of delicious food, laughter, family and friends, love, and zero politics! Peace, love, and pumpkin pie. Cheers!

 

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Finding Inspiration In Four Empty Walls

Hello everyone,

It’s been far too long since I’ve posted, but guess what? I landed my first big girl job. The opportunity presented itself abruptly, and was offered to me quite quickly. There wasn’t much time to decide. And because of that short notice, I had to put in my two weeks for my other two jobs and juggle working at all three for a couple of weeks. It’s been very stressful these past few weeks, but I’m starting to get the hang of 9-5 world.

There’s just one problem.

My hearts not 100% into it. I don’t know if it’s because I’m so new, that the work isn’t very challenging right now, or if it’s because I don’t feel like a full-time employee (I am a contractor right now), or if I know it’s just an in-between position, a transition into my future.

My industry are mommies and I’ve been doing a lot of research on them. I’ve been reading about all the first three year basics, from breastfeeding to sippy cups. I’ve read blogs, reviews, birth stories, both the beautiful and the tragic. I’ve watched videos, and I’ve reached out to parents I know. I don’t have any kids and I believe the biggest  challenge for me, is that I cannot grasp the depth of motherhood, and I won’t fully understand it until I become a mother. But I respect these women. I respect their commitment, their sacrifice, their strength, I respects their feats and their little achievements.

Every time I look at blogs, I’m reminded of my own that I’m neglecting. And it makes me sad, but it also inspires me. I find myself day dreaming about article topics, headlines, photo opportunities, and hell, even the appearance.

It makes me happy, given the circumstance of my unfulfilled somewhat full-time job, and it’s OK because these women that I’m learning so much about are inspiring me to keep my goals at the forefront.

I just think it’s pretty awesome, finding inspiration in an empty office, from wonderful women that I’ll never know.

Here’s to being optimistic that every thing will work out the way it ought to.

Goodnight readers, more posts to come.

Women’s Day Instapiration

Today is an interesting day [March 8th, 2015]. Today, we celebrate women’s equality. Today, I feel perplexed because this is the first time I have even heard of a day that celebrates all women all over the world. It makes me sad that this is the first year I’ve heard of this tremendous observance. Equally, I am pleasantly humbled that I have learned of this observance through social media posts from my friends, role-models, and even brands recognizing, celebrating, and combating for women’s equality. It certainly is beautiful to see such inspirational and empowering messages. I’ve been wanting to write about social media, specifically instagram, and how it has become my source for daily inspiration and research.

You see my dream is to own and operate a women’s clothing boutique. It has been my dream for years, and finally I can pursue that dream.

For the past several weeks I’ve been doing my fair share of research in regard to fashion, retail, designers, and local boutiques here in St. Louis. And okay, so my research doubles as an online-shopping excuse, but I find it necessary if not crucial to be on top of my trends game.  And as silly as it seems, instagram is a phenomenal source for fashion trends. What I have found [of course] are more products that I love and want,  but more importantly an entire network of remarkable, artists, designers, stylists, and entrepreneurs who are doing what they love. Today, I want to recognize these talented individuals and thank them for inspiring me to continuously pursue my dreams.

Thank You,

Paris Gerrard: http://www.charcoalalley.com/https://instagram.com/get_rocked/

Arielle Nachmani : http://www.somethingnavy.com

Helen Bense : http://www.gypsylovinlight.com/

Barbara Pellegrino : http://www.bcpjewelry.com

Don Biu : http://www.etsy.com/shop/donbiubali

Teysha : http://www.teysha.is

Hyper Haute : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hyper-Haute/120526051301143

Ivy Hill Boutique : http://www.ivyhillboutique.com

Cha Boutique :  https://www.facebook.com/ChaBoutique

10denza : http://www.10denza.com

Tree House Network Shop : http://www.treehousenetworkshop.com

and so many more!

Thank you for your active posts. To you they may just be photos, but to me they are daily inspirations and reminders to fearlessly follow my passions. Happy International Women’s Day everyone.

Goodnight!

P.S.

I started writing just before the midnight, but published afterwards.