happy friday // thanksgiving

Happy Friday, my friends! Can you believe it is November 21st!? It’s Thanksgiving next Thursday. And Christmas is barely over a month away. 2014, I don’t know where you went. This probably sounds rather cliche to say, but truly, the older I get, the more life I live, the faster I feel that time goes. And I’m only 26. I can’t even imagine the speed the coming years will hold!

Wherever the year went, though, it’s been a hard one, but a sweet and beautiful one. And I am thrilled that it is the holiday season. I think with the difficulties we’ve walked through this year this holiday season seems even more lovely and refreshing in its arrival. I’m immensely grateful for it. Tomorrow we leave for Texas to be with my side of the family for Thanksgiving and we can’t wait to wrap those wonderful people up in hugs, feast on delectable Thanksgiving food, and soak up the company of some of our dearest.

In light of the impending holiday, I thought I’d do a little Thanksgiving version of Happy Friday!



01 || I think a sweater dress with leggings or tights is a perfect garment to don on a wonderfully busy day such as Thanksgiving. It is comfy for all the moving about, but always classically stylish, you have plenty of room for tummy expansion at the dinner table, and it can be dressed up for this special holiday and dressed down later for errand running days. I love this dress from Gap. It’s gray and my neutral drawn fashion heart loves gray.

02 || And you can dress up a classic sweater dress like this with many different accessories and I think this necklace from JCrew Factory is lovely. *Sadly, they literally just sold out of this particular one. 

03 || This Essie polish, “Bahama Mama,” was a color I picked up earlier this month and it is my favorite right now. It goes on darker than it appears in this photo and I think the shade is perfect for this time of year.


04 || I love this marble and wood cheese board. This would be perfect to set out with some cheese, fruit, and crackers to munch on while you finish up the dinner preparations. And, let’s be honest, a good cheese board always makes you feel more sophisticated.

05 || I came across this recipe the other day and I think I could really get behind this particular cookie concept. There are definitely fun fall cookie cutters out that you could buy and I know snowflakes don’t exactly scream Thanksgiving day, but I’m a sucker for copper cookie cutters and these were just so darling.

06 || I’ve been eyeing this acacia wood cake stand from Anthropologie for a while. It would look perfect with a pumpkin pie or cake set on top of it, or even as the base for a small vase of fresh flowers for a table decoration. My only negative point: they don’t come with glass domes. Still lovely, though.


07 || What better way to end a day of feasting than with a cup of coffee and a biography on Julia Child? I’m in the midst of reading this biography right now and am loving every bit of discovering more about this talented, quick-witted, fascinating lady and her love of excellent food, particularly of the French sort.

08 || And you must always have a good blanket or throw handy. Thanksgiving naps or good book reading require it. This wool blackwatch plaid throw would fit the bill, I think.

Enjoy your weekend, dear ones! Soak up the last bits of fall and I hope you each have a wonderful and very Happy Thanksgiving with your friends and family!

I am truly thankful for each one of you.



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