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This is my 4th Thanksgiving outfit with these leather pants. What can I say? If something works, stick with it! Unfortunately, they met an untimely end during our second Thanksgiving festivities. Somehow they must have gotten caught on something sharp and they RIPPED. Right on my butt. Awkward. It started as a medium sized rip that my cousin noticed when I took of a vest I had thrown on before we headed out. So I had to un-tuck my blouse to cover it up. By the end of the evening the rip was HUGE. They didn't even rip on a seam which was so odd.

My mom is currently looking for a pattern to try and make a purse with the fabric because it's really beautiful leather and I'd hate to waste it. So we'll see what they become in their second life! I guess I can hunt for a new pair of burgundy leather trousers.

Silk Patchwork Blouse: Saint Laurent (eBay), Leather Pants: Madewell, Leopard Sandals: Miu Miu (eBay)

My "no spending my own money" streak ended the first week of the month. I went to Marshalls to find a gift for a friend and walked out with that gift plus a pair of GORGEOUS Gianvito Rossi boots for a steal! An expensive steal, but a deal nonetheless. I had actually been wanting a pair of black lace up boots since I love my brown pair (from AGES ago) so much and these are super luxurious. Really the perfect basic. Most of the high end designer shoes they had were in smaller sizes but they also had the slingback Gucci loafers in my size, sadly they were still $500...only $95 cheaper than regular price (here's the men's version.)

I also picked up a Vince tee during The Outnet's clearance sale when I was buying a Christmas gift for someone. What? Two for for me! ;)

However, I didn't buy anything on Black Friday, so proud of myself!!

THE (modified) RULES
  1. Be mindful of purchases 
  2. Quality over quantity
  3. Basics are best

  1. Saint Laurent Silk Patchwork Blouse ($350 via eBay, xmas money, $2390+ retail)
  2. Free People Jax Patched Skinny Jean ($52, retail $128) 
  3. Jason Wu snakeskin pussy bow blouse ($122 via Roundabout, $1395 retail) 
  4. Cynthia Steffe 'Naomi' feather print shirt dress ($10 via Lord & Taylor, $248 retail) 
  5. Greylin 'Osten' Open Back Romper ($27 via Gilt
  6. Proenza Schouler Jacquard pants ($247 via Yoox, $1,650+ retail) 
  7. Zara striped knit dress ($35 via Poshmark
  8. Natalie Martin Printed top ($9.75 via Roundabout, retail $133) 
  9. Miss Selfridge sweater dress in rust ($15 via Lord & Taylor, $70 retail) 
  10. Equipment cat print signature short-sleeve blouse ($80 via eBay; $228 retail, used advertising money) 
  11. Banjo & Matilda Trinket embellished sweater ($98 via The Outnet, $375 retail. used birthday money)
  1. J.Crew Factory colorblock sweater ($24, used gift card)
  2. Banana Republic 'patch-pocket' shorts ($11 at Clinton Crossing Premium Outlet
  3. Old Navy black bikini top & bottom ($18, used gift card)
  4. Everlane The Ryan Long-Sleeve in black ($20, used advertising money)
  5. Highline Collective turtleneck tank in black ($14 via Lord & Taylor, $70 retail) 
  6. Abercrombie & Fitch  super skinny corduroy pant in blue ($40, used advertising money)
  7. Abercrombie & Fitch v-neck sweater in burgundy ($34, used advertising money) 
  8. J Brand Maria High Rise skinny jean in Blueberry ($0 via The RealReal, $198 retail)
  9. *NEW!* Vince purple stretch-jersey t-shirt ($20 via The Outnet, $135 retail)
  1. Ancient Greek Sandals 'Athanasia' in Croc ($238 via Moda Operandi, $280 retail)
  2. J.Crew Raffia Seaside Sandals (Mom bought at Clinton Crossing) 
  3. Lanvin Studded Suede Sandals ($316 via Net-a-Porter End of Season Sale, $790 retail)
  4. Cole Haan 'Chelsea' Leopard Calf Hair Pump ($45 via Roundabout, $386 retail)
  5. *NEW!* Gianvito Rossi Suede Finlay Boot ($300 via Marshalls, $1295 retail -  shorter heel version)
  1.  Gemstone Necklace via Geclassics in Boston ($8.50)
Gifted from Brands:
  1. Simple Retro crop top (via Amazon)
  2. Pom-Pom Sandals c/o Soma
  3. Larimar Bypass ring c/o Larimar Bliss
Total spent in 2016:  $1470.25
(not counting Saint Laurent top, which used Christmas money, or items bought with advertising money)
The day after Thanksgiving our family tradition is to go get our Christmas tree at Jone's Family Farm. We abstain from the crowded stores and opt for the fresh air and pine scents! Although I must admit that this year the rest of our day (my mom, sister and I) was spent watching Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. I HAD to binge watch and made them watch them all too. They would have watched them on their own, but slower, but why do that when you can enjoy 6 hours of Gilmore fun?!

Polar Bear Sweater Dress: Stella McCartney (The Outnet), Boots: Grandma's

And some photos from the farm!

Here's the first of my two Thanksgiving outfits! I love that my family separates into two days so we get two turkeys and I can wear two outfits! Day one was at Grandma's with Mom's side of the family. Day two, Saturday, was at my Aunt's with Dad's side. So much better than trying to go to two places in one day.

Dress: Diane von Furstenberg 'Zaina' (Coco's on the Green), Vest: Ella Moss (Marshalls),  Boots: Cordani (Roundabout Resale), Necklace: BubuRuby (etsy)

I love this coat. There is just one problem, it's too small! I can't wear anything super thick under it and my arm movements are really restricted. The price we pay for cute, unpractical pieces! At least it was only $20, yay thrifting. Speaking of thrifting, I got these shoes the same day as the coat and paid $4. My family is headed out to get our Christmas Tree today, a yearly tradition that's been happening since I was young. Time to break out all the Christmas sweaters!!!

Coat: Za & Za (thrifted), Sweater: Everlane, Jeans: Current/Elliott (The Outnet), Loafers: Etienne Aigner (thrifted), Sunglasses: Chanel

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