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Holiday Inspired


Style inspiration can come from anywhere and today I’ve teamed up with Target to find something . . . anything . . . from their store that inspires an outfit. I picked this festive wreath! It has the sparkle, the red, and the comfort that is reminiscent of the holiday season. What inspires you when you get dressed in the morning?


Last weekend, Anel and I spent an unprecedented amount of time in the store. When we were living in the city I so missed Target runs so going weekly makes me a little too excited. When the Christmas section opened up, it was like sensory overload.


We picked up all kinds of wrapping paper, a few gifts, and holiday decor including this pretty, sparkly red wreath that we are hanging on our front door for the rest of the season.



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Holiday Inspired

Holiday Inspired


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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target.


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Let me tell you a little bit about how my very Italian family does Thanksgiving. It’s 6 courses. We always eat lasagna BEFORE the Turkey. It’s totally over-the-top, wonderful, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.


And yes, I chopped 5 inches off of my hair this weekend. Can’t decide if I love it or if I look like a suburban housewife.


My tips for Thanksgiving eating:
I suggest taking a digestive enzyme before the meal (you can get them at Whole Foods or any vitamin store), picking what you want to indulge on (a tiny slice of pumpkin and pecan pies or a larger slice of one), and drink lots of water before the meal. Definitely don’t skip breakfast or you’ll over-eat from the start of the meal.


My tips for Thanksgiving style:
1. Obviously it has to be comfortable enough for you to keep it on all day and night. A short skirt won’t do if you’re curling up on the couch for football.


2. It has to be flattering and forgiving enough for over-eating.


3. At family events, always try to be the best dressed person in the room. When awkward family competition comes into play, you’ll feel more confident if you look your best.


4. I spend Thanksgiving in Rhode Island every year, and it’s always freezing so dressing warmly is a necessity.


5. Get in the spirit with some extra flair! I usually opt for a few necklaces and holiday-themed colors. After all, you can officially start listening to holiday music on Thanksgiving.


For a little Thanksgiving treat, buy a classically-preppy Daniel Wellington watch for 15% off with the code holiday_lemonstripes at check out!


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Buying a gift for my husband and father is always the hardest part of gift-buying season for me. They both have EVERYTHING that a man could possibly want so I’m forced to either get super creative or just stick to the basics: oxford, polo shirts, and golf gear.


This year, there seem to be a lot more man-gift ideas out there. I’m a big fan of Harry’s products and packaging so this shaving kit is the perfect pressy for hip dudes. Anel and I love our Swell bottles because they keep water cold literally all day long. This black matte version is super manly. Of course I couldn’t make a gift guide without a Daniel Wellington watch. Their watches are classic, sleek, and sell for a great price. Save 15% with the code holiday_lemonstripes at check out!


Don’t forget, all of my holiday gift guide picks (plus more!) can be found on this Pinterest board. Keep an eye on it because I add new pieces every day.


If you missed it. . .
Holiday Gift Guide: Under $100
Holiday Gift Guide: Plaid
Holiday Gift Guide: Home


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Just looking at these photos is making me cold. I wore this cozy outfit last weekend to a double date lunch at Harlan Social with Lauren and her boyfriend Mike. It was a freezing cold day but getting out of the house was definitely good for us. Anel and I are slowly making friends in the ‘burbs. It’s a hard and slow process but we’re getting there!


I was shocked (shocked I tell you!) when I found this chic faux-fur black vest at Target last Saturday. It’s $34 but looks high-end and feels even better. I paired it with this buffalo check flannel shirt that I borrowed from my sister. She comes over on Sunday nights and we have a ritual where we swap clothes for the week. I’ll lend her a scarf and she’ll give me a shirt and it’s like we have double the wardrobe.


Her style is very different than mine. She is a true New Yorker in that she’s in to dark colors and edgier cuts. We tend to wear the same pieces very differently. She would probably wear this shirt to work under a sheath dress with heels. I tend to have a more casual vibe.


In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I could rattle off a million reasons why I’m thankful (and I will, that’s coming) but having a sister who is the same size as I am with impeccable taste is pretty great!



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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target.