Nov 28, 2018

What's More Holiday-y than a Christmas Tree Farm?

Hi, beautiful blogging friends!  I'm linking-up today with The Blended Blog for this week's Wednesday style theme, Holiday Attire.  I'm excited to see everyone's looks because this theme can be interpreted so many different ways.  Are you featuring a holiday party outfit?  Or a cozy ensemble to wear at home while sipping hot chocolate?

I'm opting to feature what I wore to pick-out our Christmas tree, because what's more holiday-y than a Christmas tree farm?!

Function is definitely important when traipsing up and down the rows of Christmas trees.  Boots and some warm layers are a must!

But you also want to look fun and festive!  Try some pretty colors or a fun pattern to brighten-up your look!

Alright, head over to The Blended Blog or to my friend Vanessa's blog to link-up!

Nov 21, 2018

The Perfect Fall Sweater

It's been awfully cold around here lately, especially since it's only November!  But you won't hear me complaining.  I love snow during the most wonderful time of the year!

I do keep reminding myself, though, to appreciate fall for just a few more days (because the day after Thanksgiving, it's full-blown Christmas season in my book).  So, in the name of autumn, can we appreciate all of the beautiful fall colors in this sweater?!

This sweater was a recent purchase from one of my favorite online stores, Modcloth!  It's my first stop when I'm looking for fun and unique pieces to add to my closet, especially cozy sweaters this time of year!

Are you looking to share your sweater inspiration?  Head over to The Blended Blog or Sarah's blog, Foxy's Domestic Side to link-up!

Nov 7, 2018

What to Wear for Thanksgiving

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is only two weeks from tomorrow?  Do you think it feels early this year?!  Early or not, I'm not complaining.  The holiday season is my favorite time of year and I'm ready to kick it off with a morning Turkey Trot, the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, family time and delicious food!

What does your family wear for Thanksgiving?  Are you a "let's get dressed-up" or a "pajama pants all the way" kind of a group?  My family falls somewhere in between.  We like to look nice but still be comfortable (I mean, obviously we have to be able to fit bellies full of food into whatever we're wearing).

This is the sort of outfit I typically reach for on Thanksgiving morning:
stretchy jeans...check
cozy, tunic-y sweater...check
fall colors...check!

So tell me, what do you plan to wear for Thanksgiving.  Or better yet, show me!  Head over to The Blended Blog or my friend Alison's blog, Puppies and Pretties, to link-up!

Nov 6, 2018

Currently: November 2018

appreciating: quite time at home.  Justin and I had a whirlwind fall.  Between out-of-town weddings and our season tickets to Michigan State football games, we haven't had a weekend since the beginning of September where we haven't had to leave town for something or another.  While we've had a lot of fun, I'm really looking forward to a slower November.  We kicked-off a more relaxing month this weekend with a long run on a local trail, dinner and game night with friends, crockpot cooking and a Sunday spent entirely in pajamas without leaving the house.

cooking: so many fall dishes!  I love cooking this time of year!  From the fall produce to the warm, hearty meals that sound so good as the weather turns cooler, I've been having so much fun meal planning and cooking lately.  I made this Hearty Fall Casserole (photo courtesy of The Weary Chef) on Friday and it was so good and filling!

researching: wedding vendors.  Justin and I went to a Grand Rapids event called the Beer Hop Bridal Show a couple of weekends ago.  It was so fun to meet wedding vendors while drinking our way around a few GR breweries and distilleries.  They even hired a limousine service to take us from venue to venue.

getting: so many pairs of Christmas pajamas!  As a part of our engagement photo shoot, Justin and I are planning to take some pictures at our home (with our cats).  For these pictures we're going to wear Christmas pajamas.  I've ordered no fewer than eight pajama combinations to mix and match.  Don't worry, I'm going to settle on one set and return the rest!

posting: fall outfits.  This isn't only my favorite season for cooking, it's my favorite season for getting dressed, as well!  My new found inspiration is helping me get back into the swing of style blogging.  I've got another fall fashion outfit coming to you tomorrow!

Linking-up with Anne!