Thanksgiving has come and gone and now we welcome December! But does anyone else feel as if they need a week of recovery following Thanksgiving? Once Thanksgiving hits I am in complete holiday mode; so the work weeks leading up to Christmas seem to drag. Not to mention we have been SO busy! In the midst of preparing for the holidays, decorating, traveling, gift shopping, organizing holiday parties, and finishing up last minute projects for the year- we decided to rescue a puppy.. Not just your average puppy either, we rescued a 5 week old puppy who truly needs more attention than an infant. As some of you may have seen from my Instagram photos, she is the sweetest little Siberian husky named Aspen 🙂 After hearing that her mama was no longer caring for her I knew we had to take her in and nurture her. It was not easy. The first few nights she was waking up every hour to go potty, she was on a strict feeding schedule, and we were still providing puppy formula for her so that she could receive all the necessary nutrients that she was no longer receiving from her mama’s milk. But we survived! She is sleeping almost entirely though the night now and solely eating puppy food– she still has not been vaccinated yet (due to her young age) so we cannot take her to public places yet and we need to be very careful when we take her outside to potty. It has all been worth it though because she is so sweet and adorable, I will provide more photos of her for y’all soon! Aside from being busy caring for TWO dogs now, Thomas and I are busy prepping for our holiday party that we are hosting next week. We decided on an ugly christmas sweater party, we think it’ll be fun to celebrate the holiday while getting a good laugh from the ugly sweaters that our friends wear and or make.
I may have been busy the past few weeks but that did not stop me from shopping and taking advantage of the great deals stores were having over the weekend and on Cyber Monday. Is it just me or did it feel as if the deals this year were incredible! I purchased so many great items, including this fun blue holiday sweater and plaid scarf. I am usually all about wearing neutrals (I can’t help it) but this gorgeous blue caught my eye and I am so glad I purchased it! For sizing reference, the sweater does run small; so I suggest going one size up, this will also provides a more relaxed and cozy fit as well!
I have linked my outfit details below along with a few other goodies I purchased over the weekend. PS; my sweater is currently on sale for $25!
If you have been following along with my posts as of late then you already know that it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas within my home, I know it may seem too early for some- but I love the holidays and I become so excited about them the minute the last trick-or-treater stops by for candy. Decorating my home, listening to holiday music, baking cookies, and shopping for gifts are just a few of my favorite aspects of the holidays, but I also love incorporating holiday colors into my wardrobe; more specifically the color red. I enjoy taking my outfits to the next level during the holidays by adding pops of red through accessorizing, wearing a beautiful red top, and even sporting a red lip more than I usually would. This outfit captures the pop of red perfectly, I took a neutral outfit and added red with my scarf, my purse, and my lipstick color. Lets just say I am obsessed with this look! The key to successfully adding red to your outfit is to remember not to over do it, you do not want your outfit to be overwhelmed with red, but instead slightly rouged with red. I have recently purchased a handful of new red pieces that I cannot wait to add to my outfits over the next few weeks, I simply cannot resit when I am browsing a store and I see a beautiful red handbag or a classy red pump!
Below I am sharing my outfit details from above as well as a handful of red pieces that you can add to your outfits this holiday season.
- Express :$25 off a purchase of $100 or more and buy one item get another item 50% off! Now through November 10th.
- J.Crew : 25% off your entire purchase- cardholders receive 30% off! Now through November 13th.
- Nordstrom’s is having their Fall Clearance Sale, great items are up to 40% off
Currently Swooning Over:
Happy Monday, loves! Can you believe that it is already November? This year is flying by and I am already getting excited for the holidays! Which is why I may or may not have put up our Christmas decorations yesterday against Thomas’ will. I love being able to enjoy the tree and decorations as long as possible, so I always decorate fairly early in November. I cannot wait to celebrate the holidays with all of you and I have an abundance of holiday related posts planned to share over the next two months, I am so excited! 🙂 Okay, aside from getting excited for the holidays and decorating the house; my weekend was fairly busy. On Friday Chicago held a parade and rally to celebrate the Chicago Cubs for winning the World Series, something that had previously not been done in Chicago for 108 years- you can only imagine how big the celebration was! More than 5 million fans showed up to cheer on the team, I read that it was the 7th largest human gathering in documented history, and oh man do I believe that. It was packed. We had to wake up at the crack of dawn just to make it downtown early enough to have a semi-decent view of the rally. It was totally worth it and it was so fun to be a part of! We had friends in town for the celebration, so afterwards we went to Homeslice to grab some much needed pizza. If you have never tried Chicago pizza you seriously need to do so at some point in your life, it is incredible. Then on Saturday I wore this outfit for a casual day of running some errands, I love this outfit and it has been perfect for the unusually warm weather we have been having here in Chicago. I love dressing for the fall weather so I refuse to wear short sleeves during the fall months, despite the weather reaching the mid 70s the past few weeks. My go-to outfit to semi dress for this weather has been a lightweight sweater topped with an oversized scarf, I am not torturing myself with layers, but I can easily add another layer for when the cool evening temperatures roll in. I purchased the sweater last week and I have quickly become obsessed with it, it is so soft and I love how it is a little longer in the back so that I can wear it with leggings. Also these faux leather leggings are AWESOME! They are shape fitting, which means they hold all the goodies in and are flattering on all body types, I have larger thighs and have never been able to find a faux leather legging that did not draw too much attention to that area. However I feel so comfortable and confident wearing these- I highly recommend trying them out.
You can shop these leggings, as well as the rest of the outfit, by clicking on the images below. I also want to point out that I recently purchased my scarf from Target for $19.99- however, I could not find it on the website so I posted a similar one!