We are four days away from Thanksgiving! I hope you all are excited! I know I am. Truth be told I used to not be much of a holiday person. Don't get me wrong, I liked the holidays but also it always felt like as soon as Halloween was over it was pushed hard. The overly cherry Christmas carols playing on repeat in every store you entered drove me nuts, the SUPER corny Christmas movies -yes Hallmark and Lifetime Channel I'm looking at you in particular!- made me cringe. Also there was some personal stuff I seemed to go through around this time that made me develop a knot in my stomach. I won't really get into it but it had to do with a prior relationship. I honestly used to dread this time of year.
BUT! Good news, I ended that chapter in my life and now I really love this time of year. The lights are beautiful, I enjoy the cold weather. The Christmas carols can still wear on me sometimes, and the movies are just as corny and I still will probably only enjoy ELF and The Santa Clause, but I have really come to embrace this time of year and enjoy it. This particular Thanksgiving will be particularly special because my Aunt and cousin are coming in tomorrow to spend it with us! I can't wait!
On to today's look. I call this an outfit evolution because of the process it took in creating it. It started with the sweater layered over a completely different dress and paired with a different scarf and booties. Initially I liked it. But when I paired it all together for the shoot, I felt like something wasn't right. Well, something COULD be better, to put it more exact. So, as I have done many times before, I played around with different pairings. The dress I finally chose was not at all in my mind because it is more summery and sleeveless. Then my eyes fell on it and I thought 'I wish is wasn't so summery, those colors would be perfect together....'
A moment passes.
"...I AM putting a sweater over it.. no one will know its' sleeveless..."'
*Sees over sized, burnt orange scarf.*
"Screw it, we are going to try this!"
And thus I found I REALLY liked this pairing! Once again, I played with the scarf, styling it two different ways. I like both, I'll let you decide which you like better. But the colors are very warm and compliment each other perfectly! I'm so happy with how it turned out!
What makes it an evolution outfit as well is because after I took the pictures, I continued to play with the scarf and found another way to style it with the dress. THAT will be for my next post, so you will see some of these same pieces again soon!
Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
Dress: Target (Wild Fable)
Shades: Hashtag Sunglasses
Shoes: Rack Room