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For my second monochromatic Thanksgiving outfit I went for the classic black and white. But this look is anything but basic thanks to my crazy Proenza Schouler printed pants!

Sweater: Everlane "The Cashmere Crop V-Neck", Printed Pants: Proenza Shouler (Yoox), Shoes: Nicholas Kirkwood suede Prism pumps (NET-A-PORTER), Bag: Chanel Classic 2.55 Double Flap (Madison Avenue Couture, Necklace: Pearls & Plaid (gift from Lydia), Earrings: Mejuri 'Loop' by Jamie-Lee

For Thanksgiving this year I decided to wear two monochromatic outfits. The past few years I had worn my fun burgundy leather pants (2014 b, 2014 a, 2015, and 2016) Unfortunately, they ripped last year after getting caught on something, so they had to be retired.

For my first monochromatic look I went with my favorite color - purple! The look is completed with gold accents from my belt, ring (that belonged to my Grandmother,) earrings, necklace, Chloé Faye and a fun gold stripe on my pumps!

Cashmere Double V-Neck Sweater: Calypso St. Barth (Gilt Groupe), Pants c/o Banana Republic 'Sloan' (in purple), Heels: Coach 'Nacie' (Marshalls), Bag: Dark Purple Chloé Faye (eBay), Earrings: Mejuri 'Loop' by Jamie-Lee, Necklace: Acanthus Jewelry 'Gemma'

I wore this a couple weeks ago for a blogger's night out event at Park and Oak Restaurant in West Hartford Connecticut.  It was a bit of a hike driving for an hour and a half but totally worth it. A few bloggers were invited by chef and co-ownder David Borselle to sample some of their popular dishes as well as some new items that will be coming this Fall! I'll share more about the event below my outfit.

When I got my Chloé Faye bag I knew I wanted to wear it with my crazy Saint Laurent patchwork blouse and Free People flares. It has such a fun 70s vibe about it. I decided to go a bit wild with my shoes and wore leopard print to add even more print to the look.

Silk Patchwork Blouse: Saint Laurent (eBay), Flared Jeans: Free People (Marshalls), Leopard Pumps: Cole Haan 'Chelsea' (Roundabout), Bag: Dark Purple Chloé Faye (eBay), Earrings: Mejuri
 'Loop' by Jamie-Lee, Moon Necklace: Marrin Costello

Now on to the food! Park and Oak opened on November 30, 2016 and they have been a hit ever since. I can see why because the attention to detail in the food is amazing! Chef David calls the style American comfort food with a chef's touch. Meaning they make comfort food, but with a twist to make it more creative. They also use responsibly sourced local ingredients to give customers the highest quality product possible. Now let's get on to the food!
Chef David walking us through what we're eating and how Park and Oak Restaurant started
Park & Oak's Pimento Cheese Dip
Park & Oak's Pimento Cheese Dip
Fried Green Tomato with feta cheese, pickled onion and sauce
Sustainably farmed trout with crab and corn succotash over jasmine rice - this was my favorite and is new for Fall
Sustainably farmed trout with crab and corn succotash over jasmine rice
Chocolate hazelnut tart with candied hazelnuts, caramel and espresso whipped cream
We also had a delicious roasted sweet potato with roasted peppers, chili pepper and cojita cheese,  but my picture came out too dark.
I wore this a couple weekends ago to see John Mayer in concert during his The Search for Everything tour! I rarely go to concerts but this was the second time I've seen John. The last time was 9 years ago, on August 24th actually. So it was almost exactly 9 years apart. I'm not really one for new music so John is one of the "newer" people I actually love, but even he is old school. The only other concerts I've been to have been the following: The Eagles, Billy Joel, Steely Dan, The Beach Boys and Huey Lewis and the News. Yes, I'm an old person. Here's a quick peek at the concert via my Instagram.

I'm off to Florida on Wednesday so I'm going to take a week off the blog, except for my monthly wardrobe update on Friday and a special "new in" post tomorrow! I'm attending, and working at, Mugglenet's Nineteen Years Later event to commemorate the actual day featured in the epilogue of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows which takes place on September 1, 2017. They're holding an event with some Potter cast members at Universal Orlando's Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida!

Floral Camisole: eight sixty, Jeans: Mother Demin c/o Marshalls, Espadrille Slides: Sam Edelman 'Lars' (net-a-porter), Sunglasses: Gucci, Earrings: Mejuri

Photo by Jessica Meade
Last Saturday Lydia and I attended a brunch in Wethersfield for Connecticut bloggers. It was held at Heirloom Market and organized by the lovely Nonee, who runs CT Blogger Babes. There were a little over 25 lovely ladies in attendance for a delicious meal followed by some discussions about how to best reach your blogging potential. I actually learned quite a few tips!

We left the event with goodie bags containing fun little bits and bobs like chapstick, lip gloss and an adorable burned wood spoon. I also won a $75 gift card to Pearls and Plaid in Old Saybrook. Looks like I'll be planning a weekend visit! 
The beautiful location of our brunch
Table setting! Love how I had a postcard of London at my place, perfect for me.
The gorgeous table flanked by rows of seeds for sale
Everyone getting settled in
Lydia checking out the food
Food spread!
Mini BLTs with uncured Vermont bacon, local greens, tomato, avocado and focaccia
Avocado toast with farm to hearth bread, local eggs, cucumber, radish, picked onion
Mini BLT, Avocado Toast and Fritata
Blueberry tarts
Blueberry tart and my pile of business cards!
I decided to wear my Carven Paris map print dress because I haven't worn it that much this Summer (I did bring it to Italy, though!) It will forever be one of my favorite dresses. I'm so glad I splurged on it a couple years ago, it's definitely been worth it. I also broke out my rose gold watch for a bit more glam, but the battery died so it was just for looks.

Dress: Carven Paris Map Print (Yoox | Blazer version), Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs 'Natural Selection Mini Messenger Bag' (Saks Fifth Avenue), Sandals: Cole Haan 'Minetta' (Amazon), Sunglasses: Gucci, Earrings: Mejuri, Watch c/o Movado

Finally, here are some official event photos by the lovely Jessica Meade!

Just look at that setup!
Beautiful table
Our location
Nonee welcoming everyone
Setting out the food!
Avocado Toast
Nonee taking photos
Looking over each other's Instagram feeds to give tips!

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