5 Thanksgiving Day Outfit Inspirations

Holiday season is here!! Eekkk! Even thought we won’t be celebrating on Thanksgiving Day, I just love this time of year! Everyone seems so jolly, thankful and eager to spend quality time with the people they love! This year, we are attending our 2nd Friendsgiving! Something we are very thankful to have being that we’re so far from our families. A friend of ours is hosting at his loft the Sunday before Thanksgiving. I’ll have in hand good wine, something sweet, homemade and filled with pumpkin, and homemade rolls! YUM. No matter what your plans are this holiday, whether you’re with friends or family, formal gathering or casual, looking your best is a must! If you’re like us, we take lots of pictures to create lastly memories.

Here are 5 outfit inspiration for your celebration:

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  1. Vintage Authentic US Army jacket, similar. Old Navy Swing dress, similar.

 Cathy Jean booties (on sale!).

Charming Charlies fur clutch, similar. OR   Bass caramel leather crossbody, similar.

Thrifted statement necklace, similar.

fur and blanket scarf

2. Target fur vest (on sale through today with the CartWheel app), FOI Clothing Blanket Scarf

Pair with a cream or tan long sleeve tee, dark denim and nude flats. I’d finish this look with a top knot and dark lip.

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3. Plaid shear blouse (old), similar (on sale too!). Pleated cream skater skirt (1960s vintage), similar.

Cathy Jean booties, Vintage pearl necklace, similar. Charming Charlies snake skin clutch, similar (on sale!)

Target fur vest.

leather and printsweater with leather skirt

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4. Target Pullover Sweater, Target Denim Button Down, F21 Tribal Statement Necklace (last year), similar. SHI by Journey’s heels, similar. H&M Leather pencil skirt, similar.

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5. Target fur vest, Target basic white tee (on sale!), Express Houndstooth skater skirt (last year), similar (on sale!), Cold Creek Dark metal Statement Necklace (old), similar. Over-the-Knee Shoe Dazzle boots, similar.

B. K.

Online Shopping: Avoiding the Big Box Stores

There’s something special about receiving a package on your doorstep (even when you placed the order, paid extra for 2-day deliver, and tracked it). I haven’t always been a fan of online shopping, probably because I look for the instant gratification of making a purchase and having that brand new, shiny object in my hands. As I get older, I have found less time available to in-store shop and am becoming increasingly less impressed with what I see in stores. Like many of you, I too have turned to online shopping for my fix. Sharing a few of my favorites; ones you may never heard of, but if you give them a try, they’ll become your new go-to sites!

Shop Hopes

Make sure to follow them on Instagram, they share new arrivals and ask for opinions on what they’re considering bringing to the shop!

Modern Ego

You’ll definitely get the boutique feel when you shop Modern Ego! Check out my tab here on the blog for a few of my favorites!

FOI Clothing

They have a killer Instagram that will make you shop ’til you drop! I recently purchased their Sequin Leggings in Black which will be on the blog in the coming weeks!  They also have really great blanket scarves, perfect for the upcoming chilly weather!

Mindy Mae’s Market

This site is adorable for so many reasons! In love with the News tab and cute, simple tutorials. Loving this sequin top for holiday season!

If you’ve ever looked around Etsy, you may have come across some winning stores. I wanted to share a new up and coming shop run by a friend: Poshishh. If you like 90s clothing, you’ll love what her site is becoming! Right now, she has some fantastic winter coats – stop by & let me know what you think!

A few of my other favorite Etsy shops worth taking a look at: Illumminee, for great street style/ off runway looks, YL1dress, fantastic options for military-inspired jackets, & megzfashion,  her shop is just cute in general (this girl knows how to style!).

I love supporting boutiques & small business owners! It’s the best way to jazz up your closet with unique pieces!

B. K.

Doing Black Friday: The Right Way!

It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year again! If you’re one of the crazies (like me) who LOVES Black Friday shopping, the excitement it starting to build! From early mornings to long lines, coffee breaks to bathroom breaks, Black Friday shopping can be very stressful! Here is a list I’ve complied over the years to make the most out of your shopping experience!

  • Wear layers. At some stores, you may be waiting outside while others you’ll be packed inside like sardines. I don’t know about you, but when I don’t plan for the elements, I get pretty cranky!
  • Bring an empty medium to large sized plastic shopping bag with you. Keep it in your purse and use when you need to remove a layer of clothing or consolidate small-bagged purchases.
  • Don’t forget to eat. Either eat at home or dedicate some time to stand in food lines. Don’t put yourself at risk to faint in Bath & Body Works and miss out on all the fantastic sales!
  • Have a plan. About a week before Black Friday, I start cruising through the sales ads, looking for holiday gifts and those special items I’ve been eyeing for months but didn’t bring myself to paying full price. Make a list, paying close attention to time restrictions and map out your path of destruction.
  • Go with family and/or friends. Remember, it’s just shopping. Have fun with it and spend time with the people you love! There’s no better way to kill time in the check out line than conversing and laughing with pals!
  • Set a budget. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the Christmas songs and sales signs. Don’t let yourself overspend and regret it later!
  • Caffeine & Water. Energize and hydrate! It’s going to be a long day!

May the deals be in your favor!

Happy Shopping!

B. K.

The Comeback: Turtlenecks

As a 90s baby, I rocked turtle necks all through the winter. However, as the 2000s came around, I deemed turtle necks to be uncool and told myself I’d never wear them again. Well, like everything in fashion, trends return and I am back on my cozy, warm neck kick. My ootd s’ports a grey cotton turtle neck from Premise Studio [retails at $58, purchased at TJ Maxx for $24].


OOTD. Premise Studio Turtle Neck & a red lip by Revlon Colorburst in the color Sultry

Here’s a few ways to incorporate a turtle neck into your every occasion:

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What’s your favorite way to wear them?

B. K.

Wedding Bliss: Sharing a Few Favorites From Our Big Day!

As most of you know, J & I got hitched this past summer! We recently received our wedding photos and it’s bringing me back to that perfect day. It may have rained in the morning but, with sunshine only moments before the ceremony was set to begin, it truly was a blessed day! The rain cooled the air creating a comfortable environment for our guests to enjoy the outdoor arrangement and the slight overcast relaxed our eyes to capture beautiful moments on film.

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We have now been married almost 5 months. We often get ask “so has anything changed since getting married?”. Justin may say that nothing is different (typical guy!) but for me, there is such a stronger sense of belonging, security, and partnership. If there is a disagreement, we approach it so much differently, knowing we are in this together for the long haul. Things we may have taken for granted while dating, mean so much more to us now. We are diligent in setting aside one night per week for “date-night” as I am a firm believer you should never stop dating your spouse. I love this article from the Huffington Post on the subject. We can look into the future without any doubt or fear about where we will be (in terms of our relationship – who knows where we will be physically!). Marriage may not be for everyone, but I am certain it is for me.

B. K.

Maternal (Fashion) Instincts

Who watched the CMA Awards last night? From Justin Timberlake killing it on the stage to beautiful gowns grazing the red carpet, I was in heaven!Speaking of red carpet, I couldn’t help but obsess of Jana Kramer, for so many reasons, but ESPECIALLY for rocking that adorable baby bump in a gorgeous midnight blue Galia Lahav gown!

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You may never walk the red carpet or sparkle in a full sequined designer gown but that doesn’t mean you can’t look stunning throughout your pregnancy! Who says fashion has to go out the window during pregnancy!? Here are a few fashion inspirations to aid in your pregnancy months! Best part: you don’t have to buy a whole new wardrobe for these looks!

army green jacket blazer

fur hat

Utilizing the jackets, blazers and sweaters you already own is a great way to contain style throughout this season. Don’t forget to accessorize! Incorporating statement necklaces, watches and hats are a perfect way to look pulled together, even when you’re feeling less that together!

Congrats to all the mommies to be; it’s the hardest and most rewarding job you’ll ever have!

Until Next Time,


*images from Pinterest