Friday, November 29, 2013

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Blazer: c/o Chicnova; Dress: c/o Divissima; Heels: c/o Lulu*s ; Belt: H&M

I shared a bit of this outfit last week, but wanted to feature it as we head into holiday work-wear season. I also wanted to highlight this great mid-length black strapless dress that's gorgeous and comfy for the holidays but also double as a beach cover-up. Yep... you'd never believe. Check Divissima out for more info on their beachwear from Italy.

We had an absolutely lovely Thanksgiving here in Portland. Ben and I decided to stay in the city as we both had work immediately preceding the break and Ben is in the middle of a quarter and has constant studying to do. We had Ben's Mom come to town to celebrate with us and decided to make a non-traditional Northwest Thanksgiving dinner. We cooked up wild rice stuffed acorn squash, lemon and dill salmon, a grape, walnut and feta salad, and finished with a berry cobbler and pumpkin pie with fresh whipped cream. We also had two bottles of fantastic Pinot Noir and a bottle of prosecco for dessert. All in all it was low-key, not-stressful and there were no tears (which I can't say for last Thanksgiving when we had a turkey and wine fiasco). 

On Black Friday I finished up my Christmas shopping in town and we picked up a Christmas tree at a cute U-Cut farm in Hillsboro. It was about 34 and the ground was hard with frost, but we chose a gorgeous six foot noble fir and it's currently glittering in the living room with presents all wrapped underneath. What a fantastic start to the season!

Hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving and successful Black Friday! Be sure to enter the Nordstrom giveaway to keep the spirit going here.


  1. This is a nice look. :)

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  2. I love that coral color on you.

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  3. Dear, you look amazing! Love your pinky jacket!

  4. Sounds like you guys had a lovely Thanksgiving, that meal sounds yuummo! Love the leopard belt with the dress

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  5. Love love love that blazer on you!!!

  6. This is such a great outfit on you! You are glowing.


  7. I'm loving the blazer on you!

  8. love your outfit and those shoes are fab! a nice lowkey thanksgiving sounds so perfect! I just did a little black Friday shopping from my couch :)
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

  9. Really elegant, loved the touch of leopard!



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