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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8 Responses to The Holiday Season Begins

  1. It feels like New York is a second home! It feels like you’re always going there :)

  2. Congrats on your new job! That is exciting! I LOVE that camel coat, wish they had a maternity version! Hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving!

    • Jess says:

      Thanks, Emily! It’s been kind of a crazy year, but I’m looking forward to hitting the ground running on Tuesday. Are you looking for a maternity winter coat? If so, I’ll keep an eye out for you.

      Hope you and your family have a great Thanksgiving too. :)

  3. It’s so nuts! I love that coat and am {thisclose} to buying those boots!

    • Jess says:

      Me too! I can’t decide on the dark brown leather or the medium brown suede ones (above). I’ve heard so many good things about the Rag & Bone Newbury Booties that I might not be able to resist any longer.

  4. Nicole says:

    A new job?! So exciting! Looks like you’ve got lots of freelancing going on too. You’re one busy lady! Enjoy your trip and have a blast. Looks like you’ve planned your outfits well (and I’d expect no less :)).

  5. Sharon says:

    That camel coat is beautiful!!! And or course the purse. You’ve been busy – congratulations on the new job. Exciting times!

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