Aaaaand it’s Thankgiving already. (Or as we Rebelles like to call it: ThanksLIVING!) After a whirlwind month that included moving, Patrick starting a new job, and me adding yoga teacher to my resume, I’m welcoming winter. A time to snuggle into sweaters, cozy up on the couch, and just slow down the pace. Yes please. If you haven’t already, check out yesterday’s post with our favorite vegan ThanksLiving recipes all rounded up in one place for you.
While I’m Christmas’s #1 fan, Thanksgiving has never been my favorite holiday. My parents live in the Bahamas for part of the year, and once I went away to college it was too expensive to travel there for such a short trip. (I saved that for the 2+ weeks I’d get off at Christmas.) That meant I was either on my own with extended family or tagging along with friends to their family gatherings. (Note: my heart is so warmed when I think of all the people who have opened their hearts and homes to me over the years. This in no way is disregarding that! Y’all rock.) But there’s just nothing like being with your own family.
The way I see it, Thanksgiving is basically Christmas without the presents or amazing decorations. (Except for you weirdos who already have their decorations up. Is nothing sacred?!?!) And don’t get me started on Black Friday. So let’s recap: Thanksgiving is supposed to be about gratitude and family (good) but now it’s about gluttony in many forms (not good) and before we’ve even said grace at the table we’re supposed to be up and buying flat-screen TVs and other crap we don’t need. No thanks. Not for me.
Sheesh, who knew I had so many repressed emotions about this? And there’s still plenty I could go on about, like family drama and my annoyances at turkey decorations. If you like turkeys so much why are you eating them? (Apparently my rant wasn’t over. Sorry everyone.) Now for the positive: Patrick and I are traveling somewhere new! Megan, one of my dearest friends from Teach for America, invited us up to spend the holiday with her family in Greenwich, CT. If you know me at all, you know my dearest wish is to be from an old money New England family, so this is just too much. I’ve always wanted to go to Greenwich, and to get to go with my husband and bestie? Over the moon.
A fancy location + a holiday calls for a fancier capsule outfit. I had to cheat and pull out a sweater from my upcoming winter capsule, but Connecticut is a wee bit colder than North Carolina. The turtleneck + midi + sparkly necklace is cozy chic, and I’m loving red as a pop of color here. (Lip color is NYX Pure Red.) Growing up, we always dressed up for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners and I’m excited to continue the tradition.
03 | Leather/suede-free red pumps
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