This year we are traveling to Philly for Thanksgiving to see my family, and just the other day we finalized our plans for the long holiday weekend. We’re a bunch of planners over there on the East side, so itineraries help us all survive and prepare. That’s our step one in holiday travel prepping. The details of who, what, where and when.
I’m so looking forward to spending time with family. When you live far away from your parents they tend to spoil you a little, which means I’m going to get all my favorite treats to eat and also maybe sleep in a little, while my mom helps with the baby.
In between visions of sleeping in late, (thanks, mom) we have tons of activities planned. Thursday morning we are sending the guys skeet shooting, so my mom, sister and I can focus on making our usual Thanksgiving feast.
The next day, I wanted to spend some time in the city. Visit a museum, maybe do a little shopping and just walk around my old stomping grounds. If you have suggestions for new lunch spots or cultural events, please share!
Also,we’re sending the guys away again, is that bad? But, they would rather go to a hockey game than browse with us. Mau and I are going to play rock-paper-scissors to see who gets the baby. Wish me luck 🙂
It’s a little hard to prepare for a climate that’s totally different than the one you’re in, but I have a trusty method for packing, and I’ve been busily eyeing up some things. Planning out my outfits ahead of time makes me feel prepared, and makes travel so much easier with just a little prep. So I thought I’d share what I’m taking along on this short trip.
After ‘accidently’ wearing the dress I was saving for Thanksgiving last month, I’ve been on a search to replace it with another wrap dress. In general, I’ve been thinking about how much I love wrap dresses and maybe that it’s the style for me. Actually, it’s a style for anyone really. Literally, a wrap dress is flattering on everyone. I have this one sitting in the cart, and also this one, and it’s on sale! Also dying over this velvet number.
I also made some purchase at H&M, they are killing it with chunky knits this year. Some seasons H&M and I are not on the same page, but this year I love so many things. They actually have far better options online than they do in the store. Faux leather leggings have been a trendy piece since last year, so I got a pair because they are under $20 and so versatile. You can dress them up with a cute top or wear them casually to work, by layering with a button down and a sweater.
Since the temperatures have been dropping, I ordered a few oversized knits, also super reasonable and trendy. I ordered this one in light grey melange, but it also comes in a beige, which I love. I think I may live in this one year round, the khaki and the dark blue are such classics. I also got a jacket very similar to this one from H&M last year, and I’m still loving it with the fur color and the ilymix scarf I bought. You can still order yours with my code (besosalina20), it’s such a good price for a beautiful scarf blanket. I’m really gravitating towards neutrals this winter, so a scarf will be a welcome pop of color.
I’d love to hear what you are most excited about this Thanksgiving, please share below!