How to… really class up that Thanksgiving dinner

Happy Thanksgiving, US readers! Happy Thursday to everyone else!

I have a confession to make: I am always overdressed. Always. To the office, out to dinner, and even, yes, for Thanksgiving. Growing up, I HATED wearing fancy clothes for what was basically a glorified buffet with my family, but now I really like it. Clearly, because I showed up to Alex’s family’s Thanksgiving dinner and apparently I had not read the memo about the “leggings, flats, and a tunic” dress code.

Also, I get to kill two birds with one stone here. Remember when I discovered TJ Maxx? And scored a Valentino dress for $250? I give you, THE DRESS:


What I’m wearing:

It was hard to get a good picture of this dress, because the subtle details (the ribbed top, ruffles at the bottom) kept getting blown out by the light situation. This one is a bit better:


These babies were my early birthday present from my fMIL (future Mother in Law) because she SPOILS ME ROTTEN.



I have a lot that I am thankful for this year. I’m thankful for my family, my newly extended family (Hello, Handys!), Alex, my two beautiful kitties, and for my friends that offer more support than I could ever hope for. I’m thankful for a fantastic apartment filled to the brim with lovely items that bring a smile to my face, and lots (and LOTS) of good things to eat. I’m thankful for my health and for my hopes and dreams, and for the people around me that allow me to pursue anything that comes into my head, from a crazy-ass Spartan Race to this little blog. And I’m thankful for you, my readers, my new friends, and this wonderful community. You have opened your arms and let me in, and I look forward to getting to know you guys even better in the future. I love what I’m doing here, and I love that I can share my very blessed life with you all.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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