In the US tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day. Turkey. Stuffing. Sweet Potatoes. Cornbread. Cranberry Sauce. Pumpkin Pie. Pecan Pie. Thanksgiving is a holiday centered around eating. And if you are planning to stuff your face, you’re going to need an outfit that is makes you feel good, while also accommodating pigging out.
Here are 4 outfit ideas for a casual Thanksgiving spent with family and friends.
One fabric that I see year after year in both fall and winter collections is velvet. This timeless fabric consists of densely woven, raised fibers that are soft to the touch. Velvet garments are costly to produce. Two fabrics of same thickness are woven together, then cut apart and rolled onto separate rolls before using. The laborious manufacturing process and high price tag is why velvet was often associated with nobility. Another form of velvet that typically pops up in fall and winter collections is corduroy, which is a raised form of velvet.
Save your pilling sweaters with the Laundress Sweater Comb.
Nothing makes one of my favorite sweaters a candidate for the donate pile faster than pilling. If you’ve ever seen a sweater with little balls of fabric then you already know what I’m talking about. Pilling is bundles of fabric that have broken off and become tangled, thus forming little balls on the surface of the garment.
Pilling is a result of normal wear and tear, and occurs most often on the areas of a garment that rub the most. In the case of a sweater, this is usually the underarm/underside of the arm. If you’re a fan of handbags that brush up against your torso (typically shoulder bags and crossbody bags that hang on the right or left side, whichever side you favor sporting your bag), you’ll often see pills on those areas too. Pilling is not a sign of quality, in fact the price of the garment does not determine if the sweater will pill or not.
Today I’m excited to announce that the book Shopping Brake: Proven tips to stop shopping wrong, and start shopping right for a wardrobe you love is now available as a paperback!
If you have ever done any of the following:
Stood in front of your closet and said “I have nothing to wear”
Bought something and then tried to hide it because you felt guilty
Found clothes in your closet with the tags still on
Looked for tips on editing and organizing your closet
Struggled to figure out what your personal style is
Become bored with your current wardrobe
This book is for you!
Filled with shopping tips, closet organization advice, and insights into the mindset of a shopaholic, Shopping Brake: Proven tips to stop shopping wrong, and start shopping right for a wardrobe you love will provide you with the tools that you need to own a wardrobe that you love.
Check out the Kindle version to read the entire introduction, as well as preview a few additional random pages. Or grab a print version from any of the following retailers: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Createspace
Memorial Day Sales come at the perfect time of year—the beginning of the summer season. If you’ve been following me on Instagram then you already know that I really enjoy shopping the Memorial Day Sales. I sport my summer capsule wardrobe for 3 months, starting June 1, which makes the timing for Memorial Day sales perfect for me. If I wait until Fourth of July, when seasonal merchandise gets the clearance sale treatment, I’ll already be halfway through the summer season. And besides, by mid-summer, I’m already starting to think about upcoming back-to-school sales and my fall capsule wardrobe.
While I enjoy shopping during this holiday weekend, I don’t want to spend the entireweekend visiting the stores. To ensure that my shopping sessions are short and fast I follow these 3 steps:
Next Sunday is Easter Sunday in the United States which brings with it 1 very important question—what are you going to where for Easter? As with any holiday you have 2 options: “going all in” or “a gentle touch.”
Sporting a new dress on Easter Sunday is the classic outfit for this holiday. While any style and pattern of dress will do, the most common Easter dresses are typically floral prints or pastel colors. If you’re interested in “going all in” for Easter Sunday, a dress is the perfect choice.
But what if you’re like me? I’m not a dress gal, at all. In fact, my current wardrobe doesn’t have even one-single-dress. So what’s a gal like me to do for an Easter Sunday outfit?
Today is St. Patrick’s Day in the US and if you are thinking about dressing for the holiday today you have 2 options; “going all in” or “a gentle touch.” The 2 outfits on the top are examples of “going all in.” The first outfit is the ultimate example of “going all in” when dressing for a holiday because it’s a costume! The fun top in outfit #2 is another strong nod to the holiday. The 2 outfits on the bottom are examples of “a gentle touch.” Both outfits have colors that align to the holiday, without the bold patterns and prints of the first 2 options.