Thanksgiving is almost here! I cannot wait! I’ll be making a bucket of my favorite chocolate chip and M&M cookies and my grandmother’s famous candied yams. I could literally eat the entire batch myself. Hopefully no one else wants any so that I get to. Don’t worry, I won’t eat it all in one day. Maybe two
On Monday I posted a look to wear to meet your boyfriend’s parents on Thanksgiving. You can see the look here. Today I am showing you a more casual, yet still appropriate look to wear that is perfect for Thanksgiving or even Friendsgiving. This faux fur vest and blue satchel are currently on super sale. Get ready for a HUGE list of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals coming up on the blog!
Thanks for reading and happy thanksgiving!
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How is it already Thanksgiving? Wow time is flying by this year. I’ll be spending Thanksgiving first at my sister’s and then going over to my boyfriend’s parent’s house for dinner. Let’s just say that by the end of the night, I will be in very stretchy pants and food coma before 8pm.
I remember my first Thanksgiving with my boyfriend’s family. I wanted to impress them, but not be too overdressed. My goal was to look like the girl next door. I would like to think I nailed it with decently comfortable wedges, a pencil skirt and cute wrap top. I recently wrote a store for Mode.com about what to wear to meet your boyfriend’s parents. Whether it is the first time or the hundredth time, it is always important to follow some simple guidelines with what to wear: not too much cleavage, or leg, nothing too tight, etc.
This got me thinking about what I’ll be wearing this year. I fell in love with this houndstooth skirt and decided to pair it with a cute burgundy top. Both from Express. I always bring a coat to throw over my shoulders in case it gets a bit chilly. Except here in LA where it has been 85 degrees for the past few days. NOT complaining one bit. And finally, I like to add a touch of flirt with the “nudist” heel by Stuart Weitzman. It’s sexy without trying to hard. 😉
Today I am posting a little sneak peek inside the Shop for Success charity event happening this Thursday, Nov 19 – Sunday, Nov. 22nd benefitting Dress for Success! You may have seen me mention it on my Instragram (where you can win 2 VIP tickets by the way) that this Thursday is the opening of Shop for Success. Designer brands will be up to 70% off and all of the proceeds go to Dress for Success, an charity that helps women (and men!) with career development and support. It is a great event that combines a good time, shopping, girlfriends, and giving back to those in need.
Yesterday, Kier and I stopped by Shop for Success to check it out before Thursday’s big opening night. As soon as I walked in I was immediately drawn to this massive wall of handbags and shoes. When I was finally able to pull my eyes away I turned around to rack and racks of clothing. To be honest I was not quite sure where to begin. Kier would see something and call me over to admire it, then I’d start shopping that rack. Then I’d see a sequin out of the corner of my eye and run to the other rack to see what it was. Let’s just say we were there for a few hours 😉
One item the caught my eye in particular was this gorgeous velvet beaded sheer maxi gown by the brand For Love and Lemons. I’ve loved their dresses for some time and loved the art deco design of this one in particular. There is still a small available for anyone who wants is!
It was amazing that I was able to pick out a favorite amongst so many beautiful gowns. All perfect options for upcoming holiday parties!
Another look I styled was this Alice + Olivia beaded crop top, a bronze skirt by Moschino and Karen Millen strappy sandals.
Manolo Blahnik pumps anyone?
Looking forward to opening night tomorrow, November 19th! Make sure to check out ShopForSuccess.com all the info you’ll need including parking, hours, and tickets for Thursday. Kier and I are also giving away two VIP Gold tickets (a $100 value!) But hurry, the contest closes tonight at midnight PST and a winner will be announced tomorrow on our Instagram! Enter to win on my Instagram: @Laura__Lily.
Hope to see you tomorrow and happy shopping!
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**This is not a sponsored post, but my way of giving back and supporting a cause I believe in