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Thanksgiving look number two! Although, technically, this was the first one I wore. This was my outfit on actual Thanksgiving day at my parents. We had a small gathering with just the immediate family. Then on Saturday we went to my Aunt's for a slightly larger celebration. 


I was surprised to realize I haven't worn this Saint Laurent blouse and burgundy velvet skit together before. Both of these have been holiday staples over the years so it was only natural to finally pair them. Also broke out one of my favorite pair of shoes for the first time in quite a while.


Blouse: Saint Laurent silk patchwork blouse (eBay)

Peep-Toe Boots*: Alexander Wang suede Freja boot in brick red (The Outnet

Skirt: LC Lauren Conrad Velvet Pleated Skirt c/o Kohl's

Purse: Wink & Winn (giveaway, no longer in business)

Necklace: Olive Branch Pearl Stilvi Necklace, bought in Santorini 


*Note: There was a version of these boots made for an H&M collaboration a few years after I bought mine so make sure you're getting actual high end ones if you want to recreate this look in the same quality. Or if you want a budget version, go for the H&M pair, just make sure you don't overpay for those! (I noticed one site had the H&M boots listed for almost $400)



Still looking for last minute gifts for the lady in your life who has everything? If she likes jewelry which, let's be honest, most women do, find her a beautiful pair of gold earrings. I was recently introduced to sustainable jewelry brand AUrate and sent this pair of gorgeous Sensu Ear Jackets in rose gold vermeil.  AUrate has everything you could want, from statement pieces to classic staples you'll wear for years to come. I have added quite a few other pieces to my wish list including this amazing Halo Diamond Opal Pendant. What pieces would you buy for a loved one?

What's great about AUrate is their mission is to offer sustainable, ethical handmade jewelry at affordable prices. The pieces are handmade by artisans in New York City, not a machine churning out hundreds a day. These earrings were $150 and would retail at most other stores for $390. This is because they cut out the middleman and sell directly to buyers without retail markups, much like Everlane, another favorite brand of mine.

The company only uses ethical solid gold from conflict-free suppliers in vermeil, 14K or 18K gold as well as white gold and rose gold. I had heard the phrase vermeil many times but never really knew what it meant. In essence, gold vermeil is a higher quality gold plated product. A base metal, usually sterling silver, is dipped into a coating of at least 10K gold to a thickness of 2.5 microns (one-millionth of a meter.) AUrate uses 14K gold to go the extra mile.

And, to make an even bigger difference AUrate donates a book to a student in need for every purchase made! So really it's like two gifts in one. Giving a beautifully made piece of jewelry to a loved one (or yourself) and the gift of learning to a student.

Enough about the companies awesomeness, on to the outfit! I styled the earrings for a holiday event but they would also work well with a simple outfit of jeans and a sweater.  Also - you can wear these with any studs you want! I'll probably try them with some pearl studs or my usual diamond studs in the future for some extra pizazz.

*This post was made in partnership with Nakturnal.

Llama Jewel Sweater: J.Crew, Skirt: LC Lauren Conrad Velvet Pleated Skirt c/o Kohl's, Boots: IMPO 'Omega' Patchwork Boot (DSW), Earrings: AUrate Sensu Ear Jackets (c/o)

Day 2 of our trip was dedicated to the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays and a quick stop at Hollywood Studios to ride Star Tours and see their Christmas themed firework show, Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM. We also made time to meet the adorable BB-8. Such a cutie. I wanted to snag a photo with Chewbaca as well but we ran out of time. Next trip! Unfortunately we weren't there for Star Wars Galactic Nights or the nighttime spectacular, they were announced after we had already booked our trip. Such a shame!

I made a list of all the fun holiday treats I wanted to try at each of the countries at Epcot but ended up just sharing a slice of Yule Log from France. We had so much we wanted to do in not much time, so we skipped a lot of snacking opportunities. This food blog has a list of everything available if you are headed to Epcot over the holidays!

For each day at Disney I made sure to wear an on-theme outfit. I had almost forgotten about this cute Bambi sweater I got for Christmas a couple years ago. It was perfect for this slightly less cold day (with a bodysuit underneath.) He looks like he's ready for Christmas with his red sequin wreath.

Top: LC Lauren Conrad x Disney (Kohl's), Jeans: M.i.h Jeans 'Farrah' Tomboy cropped jeans (Net-a-Porter), Boots: Vince Camuto 'Davilla' (Marshalls), Sunglasses: Ray Ban 'Erika'

I hope everyone had a great Christmas weekend spent with family! (Or a regular weekend for those who don't celebrate)  Only two outfit posts left for 2016, guys! Both are my Christmas outfits and then I'll be leaving you until 2017. I'm headed to London tomorrow night to spend New Years with the Brits. 

Blouse: Jason Wu (Roundabout Resale), Skirt: Lauren Conrad c/o Kohl's, Tights c/o Wolford, Boots: Gianvito Rossi 'Finlay' (Marshalls)

I'm wearing two of my Christmas gifts in this outfit, a cardigan and new top. How cute is this Bambi top with the sequin flowers? I actually had my eye on this when the Lauren Conrad collection first came out but never got around to buying it, my mom read my mind. I was a little on the fence about the cardigan because it's not my usual dark colors. In the end I decided it was too soft to give up and my wardrobe can use a little more brightness!

Cardigan: Calvin Klein (Lord & Taylor), Bambi Top: LC Lauren Conrad (Kohl's), Jeans: Free People, Boots: vintage (eBay)

For my second Thanksgiving outfit I went a little dressier but in the same color palette as our first get together. It wasn't specifically planned that way, but it worked out nicely. I was saving this skirt from my Kohl's Star Wars photoshoot for Thanksgiving because of the rich color, perfect for the occasion! It would also be good for Christmas too so maybe you'll see it again in another few weeks!

Top: Equipment (Sample Sale), Skirt: Lauren Conrad Runway Collection c/o Kohl's, Tights c/o Wolford, Heels: Dolce & Gabbana (Uptown Consignment), Bag: Emm Kuo 'Westbourne Satchel' (Roundabout Resale)

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