Sunday, November 29, 2015

Cozy Thanksgiving Weekend

Black sweater dress

head to toe black outfit

Casual messy hair style

Black sweater dress for fall

Gold Feather Bracelet
Black Sweater dress:Oak and Fort (similar)//Scarf:Forever 21//Vegan Leather Leggings:Anthropologie//Tortoiseshell Ponytail Holder:Anthropologie (similar)//Booties:Steve Madden// Feather Bracelet:Anthropologie (similar)//Purse:Primecut 

Feeling Thankful 

After Thanksgiving coming and going, the craziness of this week is finally starting to settle down.  It seems like we can't catch a break this time of year because as we are recovering from the Thanksgiving festivities, Christmas and New Year's Eve is creepin' up right around the corner. Ahh! After a hectic few days of preparing dishes, eating them all, visiting new friends, and nursing the resulting hangover.

 I've had some time to sit and read all of your super sweet and caring comments on my last post and I feel so incredibly thankful. I know I wrote a lot, so I appreciate that you stuck with me during that super long story. Each and every one of your comments means so much to me! After posting, I felt extremely insecure about sharing pictures of my gross hair falling out but you made me feel so much better about it by sharing your salon horror stories, giving hair advice and product recommendations, or giving input on the short hair inspiration. I cannot say thank you enough for your support, kind words, and bringing light into an otherwise dark, crappy situation. THANK YOU! 

Along those lines, it really has been awhile since I've taken any photos of myself because I am still feeling really insecure. I'm in a good place mentally and I'm still looking on the bright side, but I totally cried after washing it for the first time a few days ago. I'm also super greasy from applying coconut oil to my scalp and tips to manage all of my flyaways and breakage. I couldn't get an appointment to get my hair fixed with the salon until Dec 18th so i'll have to wait, but I am excited that my little dark roots are already peeking out a few millimeters. Grow hair, GROW!!! :) 

This Thanksgiving, we were invited to Jake's coworker's friend's house. We didn't know anyone, so I was anxious about going but we ended up having a really nice time. Everyone was so kind and the dishes we brought (jalapeno bacon mac and cheese and lemon bars) were a hit and were quickly devoured by everyone. By the way, i'm planning on sharing that mac and cheese recipe soon because it is ridiculously delicious and you need to try it. 

Since Jake had 4 days off in a row, we spent most of our time inside watching movies, eating leftovers and drinking wine. We stayed in during black friday but ventured out for a walk around the neighborhood and I snatched up this Oak and Fort sweater dress for 20% off! Not THAT much of a deal but I just wanted to spend money to be honest. Do you ever get that? I basically lived in that new cozy sweater dress all weekend. You can wear it with pants/leggings or without and it still looks so chic. I sized up because I love an oversized, roomy sweater and paired it with a taller bootie to add some height. How was everyone's Thanksgiving? And did anyone do any black friday shopping? What are your thoughts on black friday in general? Hope everyone had a great weekend :) 

22 comments:

  1. You look amazing. Love your hair.

    XoXo
    Valentina | DAILY SUIT

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    1. Thanks Valentina! Hope you're having a good weekend ;)

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  2. Love your hair dear! You looks so beautiful!
    Xoxo,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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    1. Thanks Trang! That means a lot to me :)

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  3. No Thanksgiving and Black Friday in Germany, so just business as usual around here It has been raining a lot this past week, so I have been spending my days getting the house Christmas ready and put up the decoration. I didn't decorate much the years before, but now that my daughter is nearing her second birthday, she gets all excited about it.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Consider yourself lucky that you don't have to participate in those festivities! Hahaha I'm getting excited for Christmas too! Decorating with kids and doing the little crafts is the best :)

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  4. Love this look, especially those booties! I love a good pair of black boots. Lovely post!
    xo Kiki
    http://colormekiki.com/

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    1. Thank you so much Kiki! I'm so happy you like it :)

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  5. You look so stunning! And you've styled your hair so nicely. That ponytail holder looks real pretty too.
    It's so comforting to hear other people feel anxious too about going to new places with new people there. I have that everytime, although I also always have a lovely time anyway :D meeting new people is so cool!
    I'd love to try that recipe of yours :) might have to leave the jalapeno out though, they make me go red as a tomato hehe.
    You write so nicely, I could read your blog all day! <3
    Emma xx

    www.wellemma.com

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    1. Thank you so much Emma! I'm finally starting to take the knit hat off and I've been working with my hair more lately ;) Oh my gosh YESS!! I'm so glad you understand! I get so anxious about what to expect and have no idea how to prepare. Happy i'm not the only one! Also my best friend has the same problem with spicy food. He will eat 1 chili flake and sweat through his shirt and turn bright red hahaha maybe once I post the recipe substitute the jalapenos haha I am sooo happy you like my blog and writing Emma! That really means a lot to me :)

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  6. You look gorgeous as always! And I love that chic up do :)

    XO
    Molly
    www.trendychickadee.com

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    1. Thanks so much Molly! That's a great compliment since your hair is always on point ;)

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  7. great look :)

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  8. You look gorgeous and your hair is beautiful too!!

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  9. You look gorgeous and your hair is beautiful too!!

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  10. I was surprised reading your post because I thought these photos were taken after another hair appointment. It looks so gorgeous! the coconut oil looks like it is doing a great job <3

    xx Sera | STARDUSTBOHEMIAN.COM

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  11. Looking gorgeous as always. I adore the all black with the tan scarf! You look so cozy, chic, & happy!

    xx

    Lauren
    www.blameitonbarneys.com

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  12. Nice look and hairstyle! ♡

    http://www.valstyle.com/

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  13. Love the monochromatic ensemble with a cute little leopard printed hair tie :)

    Real Life Nerd // www.vivienekok.com

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