Classic Black V Neck Sweater / Black Cashmere Scarf / Veronica Beard Monroe Cargo Leather Skirt / Ivanka Trump OKT Boots c/o / Saint Laurent Sac de Jour c/o

I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is only 2 weeks away!  We have a lot between now and then with Grandparents Day at two schools and a birthday party for one of my girls so I’m definitely planning ahead on what to wear for Thanksgiving and each event coming up.  Having a chic and easy look is key when things get hectic.

This easy look will probably show up more than one of the events.  I’ve now purchased this sweater in several colors.  It is so soft and a go-to for me in the fall and winter.  It was time to replace a few of the sweaters I wear over and over and at $29 (currently 50% off sale!) it is a no-brainer.  Also, machine washable, it was part of my October Under $150 washable favorites post.

In the fall and winter, you’ll often find me with a scarf.  It not only adds a bit of luxury to a look but really keeps me warm! This leather skirt from my favorite designing duo, Veronica Beard, was a bit of a splurge but I’ve already worn it several times.  It is such amazing leather.  It is so classic that is a piece that will not go out of style. It also comes in a navy version which is right on trend!  I also love it with these boots and this sweater both are other great options for Thanksgiving.

I’m obsessed with these OTK boots, also seen in this post.  They are truly so comfortable and I really like this style more than I thought I would.  Yes, I’m a bit of a late adopter here…like these and these, I thought the style would come and go.  But I was wrong…Did I just say that?!?!  Ha!

I’ve curated a boutique below on other items that would be good for Thanksgiving whether you are a dressy bunch or very casual.  Either way, you’ll find something to wear to celebrate the holiday with friends and family.



The winner of the set Juliska Forest Walk Party Plates is Amy D.  I’ll be emailing you shortly to get your shipping address!

Be sure to enter this Gift Card Giveaway and the GloPro Giveaway!  I have a lot of a great holiday content coming next week including my Gift Guides so register for my Newsletter so you are the first to know!

Thanksgiving Boutique

Photos by Mary Summers-Hafner

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 Public Access Favorites + $800 Nordstrom Giveaway!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 Public Access Favorites + $800 Nordstrom Giveaway!

Happy Friday and Happy Public Access Day! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is now open to all! Just like Early Access, I have combed through every item in the #NSale and selected the very best in every category to save you time. This great sale runs through August 5th but things sell out quickly so don’t delay!

July Favorites Under $150

July Favorites Under $150

It’s time for my monthly Favorites Under $150! As always, all of these items are under $150 and many are on sale! I’m sharing a few pieces to get us through the heat of the summer heat including swim favorites, lightweight pieces, and more.

My Favorite Five: Looks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

My Favorite Five: Looks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Last year, I shared My Favorite Five in several categories for the Nordstrom Sale.  Several of those have sold out so instead today I want to share a special edition of My Favorite Five: Looks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.


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The Perfect Nude Lip for Summer + Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Favorites

The Perfect Nude Lip for Summer + Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Favorites

Nude lip color is my go year round. These are my three products for the perfect nude lip for summer + my favorites from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

My Favorite Five For Glowing Summer Skin

My Favorite Five For Glowing Summer Skin

I like to change my skincare up every once in a while. After seeing that you loved my Morning, Nighttime Skin Care Routine, and Winter Skincare Routine, I want to share the products I love using during the summer too! I’m sharing My Favorite Five skincare items for amazing glowing summer skin!

The Best Clean Sunscreens

The Best Clean Sunscreens

One of the main topics since I began writing almost 5 years ago is Clean Beauty. Since the summer has arrived, I wanted to share the best Clean Sunscreen Products that my family uses and loves. 

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Telluride Reserve – Mountain Village Food and Wine Festival

For more than 15 years, Telluride has been a family favorite in both winter and summer.  There is so much to love about this special spot.  Not only are the views amazing but it is home to a number of wonderful restaurants.  Today, I want to introduce you to Telluride Reserve: Mountain Village Food and Wine Festival, August 15-18. 

St. Lucia Packing List

There’s nothing like the feeling of planning a vacation especially if it’s last minute! With all that’s been going on with our family this spring, summer vacation got moved to the end of the list! But I’m excited to say we are going to the beach later this month! Find packing inspiration in this post!

Wanderlust Wednesday: Two Day Luxury Safari at Royal Malewane

“A trip of a lifetime” is truly the best way to describe our time in South Africa. We ended our amazing journey at the ultra-luxurious Royal Malewane located in the Thornybush Reserve one the Western boarder of the Greater Kruger National Park.  Royal Malewane is one of Conde Nast’s Top 20 Resorts in the World.