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Itâ€™s not your imagination.
Holiday content and sales start earlier and earlier this year. And while I donâ€™t need an excuse to put my tree up and whip up a batch of holiday fudge (for the blog, and for myself), I do want to acknowledge that itâ€™s a little bit nuts.
That said, todayâ€™s post is inclusive of my favorite day of the year (Thanksgiving), so thereâ€™s that.
We donâ€™t have a ton of holiday traditions, but weâ€™re pretty gung-ho about the ones weÂ doÂ have….
- Each person only gets 4 gifts (an experience, a surprise gift, a book, and a donation)
- Stockings are filled with the toiletries we need for the upcoming year
- Calories donâ€™t matter on holidays
- The dress code is strictly casual
And stretchy pants, obviously.
This is the outfit Iâ€™ll be wearing for Thanksgiving in Philadelphia. Weâ€™re gathering at my cousinâ€™s house and filling our plates with turkey, my auntâ€™s famous stuffing (made withÂ this bread), my pumpkin risotto, and a butternut squash queso (a nod to my familyâ€™s new Texas roots).
And who needs a purse when you have champagne?
There will be food. There will be football. There will be a ton of family and friends.
And there will be a LOT of wine.
I wear a version of this outfit every Thanksgiving, and this is the 2017 version.Â A cozy cashmere tunicÂ is the ideal top – soft, unfussy, and hides the inevitable turkey pooch.Â These flat black bootsÂ are easy to slip on and off, and waterproof in case the weather takes a turn for the worse. Kenneth Jay Lane is one of my favorite jewelry designers, andÂ these earrings and cuffÂ make the whole look more festive.
Rue La LaÂ is one of my not-so-secret favorite places to shop – and my husbandâ€™s not-so-favorite line item on our credit card statement. Iâ€™ve gotten some incredible items from here – my Tumi carry-on and Longchamp weekender bag, lots of Amrita Singh jewelry, and even the bulk of Rhoâ€™s toys.
Give us all the Melissa and Doug WaterWow pads and animal puzzles. Or anything with animals.
Each saleÂ is well-curated, offers incredible deals, and are easy to find exactly what you want – colors, brands, sizes.
Iâ€™ve partnered with Rue La La to curateÂ a boutiqueÂ filled with all of my favorite holiday outfits – casual and dressy clothing alike, great shoes, beautiful jewelryâ€¦
Basically, all the things I want in my closet right now.
If youâ€™re looking to get a head start on your holiday shopping,Â Rue La LaÂ has some incredible boutiques for everyone in your family – your significant other, the kids in your life, friends, and parents.
And, of course, for you. Treat yourself.
â€˜tis the season, after all.
photography by Patrick Henley