First of all, my heart was absolutely broken when I woke up this morning. I’m devastated by last night’s news, but as Obama predicted, the sun rose today. I can only pray that we’ll all be ok. The show must go on, and although it feels silly to be posting about turkey shoes and plaid capes, such is life. Unfortunately, taking the day off isn’t an option, and despite my three or so hours of sleep, it’s a busy one.
Great things happen when women support other women, which is why I’m hosting a “Monograms & Macarons” party at Kirby and Company, my favorite store in the area, tonight from 5-9pm. Monogram Mary will be monogramming anything you pick up at the store, like this blanket and some amazing pieces from Dudley Stephens. The best part? They’ll have unlimited bubbly and macarons. I hope you will join me and these three strong, beautiful women, and we can all cheer each other up!
In other news, I can’t believe Thanksgiving is in two weeks… where does the time go? Every other year (it’s a divorced parents thing), we spend it with my dad’s family in Rhode Island, which is where we always spent the holiday as kids. My large Italian family does a six course meal that includes lasagna, obviously, before anyone even looks at turkey or stuffing. I love it and wouldn’t have it any other way! Luckily my cousin and I are both gluten and dairy free (read more on that here) so my aunt makes us our own version that we can actually eat.
With that kind of meal, you have to dress the part or you’ll be uncomfortable all night. I’ve got my Thanksgiving style down to an art at this point: Stretchy pants, an oversized top (yes this sweater again), and a bit of holiday flair. These cute turkey shoes couldn’t be more perfect! It’s cold in Rhode Island in November so I am throwing on this cape over the whole look for the ride over.
Photos by Stephanie Elliot Photography.