I do hope your Thanksgiving day was a blessing. Mine and James’ day was pretty quiet and relaxing all in all. Our church volunteered at the community Thanksgiving Dinner hosted by the Salvation Army, so we were involved in that Wednesday evening and then Thursday morning. Then the rest of Thursday I just really enjoyed relaxing in front of my television and watching Hallmark movies and eating pecan pie. Ha! Thanksgiving is a little different for us every year, but this year’s was definitely one of the most different. But honestly, in the end, I’m grateful. I mean it was truly a day of feeling thankful and blessed and humbled by God’s goodness. And to me that’s the soul of the day anyhow.
Today, as many of you may be braving the stores and doing a little Black Friday shopping, I thought I’d share an outfit that is completely on sale today. Plus, it’s just the kind of ensemble that may inspire you to wear something you already own in a slightly different way.
This outfit is completely made up mostly of pieces I’ve featured here on Dressed for My Day before, but with other combinations. Surprisingly, the only new item in this post are my skinny jeans, which I actually wear almost every day. Ha! So go figure. The leopard print flats (similar and similar – and on major sale!) are favorites so you’ve seen them in several posts including this one. And I showed you this rich caramel sweater here and this fall floral silk scarf (similar) here.
My point? I don’t keep most of the clothes I show you here. Not because I don’t love them, but simply because I can’t afford to keep all of them and my lifestyle doesn’t require that many clothes. But the ones I do keep…I wear and wear and wear…and I mix and match them all sorts of ways.
In fact, that’s part of the criteria for anything I add to my wardrobe. I have to be able to wear it with a minimum of three other pieces. And I don’t budge on that shopping rule.
I love caramel or soft brown or honey or whatever you want to call the color of this ribbed crewneck sweater. And I especially enjoy adding my leopard print flats to anything this color. But what really makes this color work here is the pop of color around my face with this floral silk scarf.
When I was home in Georgia I discovered that my dear lifelong friend Michelle had this same scarf and she wore it to church one of the Sundays I was there. It looked beautiful on her with her burgundy sweater and navy pants. Unfortunately this silk scarf is sold out, but this one or this one would look great here, too. I know some of my readers say they feel funny wearing silk scarves like this, but honestly I think you just have to push through the awkward and get used to it. The payoff is vibrancy in your face and a pulled together look.
I wanted to share this outfit with you today because I’m linking to so many great sales with these pieces. Y’all, most of these items are 40-50% off. But I also wanted to share it with you so you could see how something as small as a colorful silk scarf can really pull an outfit together. In fact, another high school friend, Candy, was wearing one the morning she and I ate breakfast together last week. She, too, just had on jeans and a simple top, but that scarf made her look smart and polished.
Don’t forget to check out my Cyber Week Women’s Fashion Shopping Guide. I posted it Wednesday afternoon as sales were kicking into full gear, but I’ve updated it several times since as sales have amped up. And I’ll continue updating it over the next few days. I would love it if you’d begin your cyber sale shopping there. Y’all. There are some great sales going on right now. So whether you’re gift shopping or filling holes in your own wardrobe, now is the time to seriously shop for winter fashions, accessories and beauty products. And I’ve got links to all of those on the Shopping Guide.
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Thank you for spending some time here at Dressed for My Day. I hope your holiday weekend continues to be a blessing to you. Today James and I are “opting out” of Black Friday and getting outside for a hike and picnic. What are you doing?
Blessed for My Day
One of the things I love about Thanksgiving is that it serves as such a great entry way to Christmas. It reminds us to cultivate a grateful heart, which is a necessary key for worshiping the Christ child. Let’s not let our thanksgivings end just because the holiday has passed. Let’s truly develop an attitude of gratitude as a way of life. I recently learned that Denzel Washington said in a message to a church congregation a few years ago, “Give thanks for blessings everyday. Everyday. Embrace gratitude. Encourage others. It is impossible to be grateful and hateful at the same time.”
The actor is reported to have continued, “I pray that you put your slippers way under your bed at night, so that when you wake in the morning you have to start on your knees to find them. And while you’re down there, say thank you.” I like that. Ladies, let’s be women clothed in an attitude of gratitude.
Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name. For the Lord is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting And His faithfulness to all generations. ~ Psalm 100:4-5
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