Nov 18, 2015

Holiday Blanket Scarf

Thanksgiving is a week away! I keep having to remind myself it's holiday time since we're having a warmer than usual fall. Thanks to El Nino, I'm struggling to dress appropriate for the temperatures we actually have, instead of the temperatures we typically have right now. Since the weather is playing a mind trick on me, I've forced myself to sit down and make a huge holiday to-do list, so I can stay on top of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's preparations without getting blind-sided.

This week, we've pre-prepped menus, discussed decoration ideas, put together the start of our Christmas wish lists and added our small-town holiday events to the calendar. Each weekend, starting with Thanksgiving, the town I live in hosts special holiday events. The Sunday after Thanksgiving, the town square lights up with two million Christmas lights. Then, there is the Christmas Walk chock full of fake snow, hot chocolate, sweet treats and Christmas carols. We also have a Christmas movie in the park, a Christmas parade, a sledding night (fake snow trucked in), and a Christmas boat parade.

It doesn't get much better than the holidays.

I love to start Christmas shopping—finding the perfect gift for each special person is like a massive treasure hunt for me. I like taking the time to find gifts that suit the people I love, and then watching them open their gifts on Christmas morning. It's really hard when I KNOW I've outdone myself and found something really good because it becomes hard for me to keep a secret.
I know not everyone enjoys gift shopping and it stresses them out, so if that's you—have no fear. I'll be putting together several gift guides and will run them the week of Thanksgiving. Check out last year's gift guides to get a jump on some inspiration.
2014 Gift Guides
Cream Sweater | J. Crew Factory
Skinny Jeans | Target
Ankle Boots | Target
Blanket Scarf | Zara (similar)
Black Satchel | Target (similar)
Wire Bangles | Isle Coast
use code HELLOSUNSHINE15 at checkout and receive 15% off your Isle Coast purchase
Lipstick | Julep (Cardinal Red)
Photography: Valerie J. Bennett

1 comment :

  1. Ummm! Can I just say how much I love this outfit! You look so gorgeous and I absolutely love the scarf!! I need it!! I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

    Carmen Renee


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