The Holiday Season Begins

Did Thanksgiving sneak up on anyone else?

I feel like fall is flying by, and I can hardly believe that it’s just about time to take off. Since this Christmas we’re visiting both of our families and attending a wedding, we’re heading to New York City for Thanksgiving vacation. Then, when we get back, I start my new job. (Told you I’ve been busy!) I’m excited to have a long, relaxing weekend in one of my favorite cities. Being away for Thanksgiving does make me long for home-cooked meals, though, so tonight I’m remedying that by throwing a Friendsgiving get-together. (This year I am thankful for friends, family, love, opportunity, and good fortune. How about you?)

Wednesday is sure to be full of last-minute things, like errands, packing, and tying up freelance work until Tuesday. I’ve already started thinking about what I plan to bring with me so that I don’t overpack or scramble to figure out outfits:

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Camel coat. I picked up a timeless-looking camel coat (not pictured) at the Banana Republic Outlet a few weeks ago, and I dropped it off to the tailor last week. My fingers are crossed that it will be ready by tomorrow so I can bring this along. Coats like these are perfect for crisp days and chilly evenings in the fall.

Quilted down vest. I own this one in navy, and it is literally the perfect daytime piece to layer over sweaters, button-ups, and more.

Brown booties. Comfortable, warm, and stylish, I’ll be bringing my ShoeMint booties with me for sightseeing, shopping, and museum-going. (I love this Rag & Bone pair, and if you use code BIGEVENT12 at checkout you get $99 off.)

Pearl studs. Can’t leave home without these.

Quilted crossbody bag. I don’t normally “do” faux leather, but I couldn’t resist the size and color of this bag—especially as a nighttime accessory in lieu of a clutch.

Navy miniskirt. A woman can never have too many miniskirts, especially in solid wool. I recently picked up a similar style from Banana (though in a lighter fabric) that I intend to wear on Saturday to brunch, a freelance client meeting, and college football game-watching. Versatility always wins for travel!

What are your Thanksgiving plans? Are you planning to watch football, take a Thanksgiving nap, or run a turkey trot?

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