Yesterday we took the littles on a road trip to North Jersey where I grew up. I haven’t lived in my old town for 20 years, but it’s home to me. It gives me all the warm and fuzzy feels. My dad passed away suddenly 10 years ago this month. It’s so crazy how much has happened in those 10 years. Weddings, babies, and just life in general. I miss him everyday, but each year, I feel like the memories are harder and harder to hold on to. Traveling up north makes me feel close to him and I know how happy he would be to see me bringing my family to his old stomping grounds. In keeping with tradition, we met up with my brother at my dad’s favorite diner…the Summit Diner. If you live in north Jersey, you have heard of this place. It’s the tiniest corner diner…but its legit! I think it may only have 10 booths. So we squeezed into the tiniest booth and stuffed ourselves with pancakes! It was the best! I love making these memories with my kids. They will never know their grandfather, but at least they will feel the same happiness and love that my dad gave us in bringing them to these places that he loved.
Ok, so I know this is supposed to be Thanksgiving outfit ideas, and you are probably wondering why I am telling you this off subject story….but it came to me…after taking pictures with Santa at the mall(yea, I know.. crazy!!),Thanksgiving is next week!! We almost forgot about a huge holiday!
We have been hosting Thanksgiving in our home for the past 3 years. It’s the only time all year we use our dining room table and dining room. I keep it pretty casual with jeans, heels, and a sweater or blouse. I want to be comfortable which is really important during this particular holiday when we indulge a little bit more. I had so much fun styling these looks. I used a lot of the same pieces but styled in different ways. From casual to formal, there is something for everyone. The holiday season will be in full swing soon, so these outfits are great for holiday parties or even date nights! Lets not stress too much about the holidays. Making memories, keeping traditions, and being with loved ones is more important than anything else. And it doesn’t hurt to feel good in what you are wearing either;-) So while you’re indulging in all the yummy food and drinks, don’t forget to take time to be thankful for your loved ones, family, and friends.