Jacket: (Fred Meyer)
Scarf: American Eagle Outfitters
Dress: Vince (swapped with my sister.)
Denim Crop top: American Eagle Outfitters
Tights and socks: Fred Meyer
Boots: Madden Girl (Famous Footwear)
Handbag: Coach (thrifted)
Today was quite a strike out, my usual photo spots were all quite the little hot beds of excitement so I tried this little spot out, only to have to snow removal trucks going non stop behind me. I got so embarrassed that I flaked out, took a few pictures without figuring out my focus spot on the camera and, eh. It's okay, there's more important things in life than good blog picture and it was quite windy so I didn't really feel terribly motivated to spend too long trying to take pictures. (Read as, too lazy.)
I'm really looking forward to Thanksgiving, we get together with my family every year for dinner, Evan and I tried to bring at least half of the food since the number of people attending dinner is between 12-18. (And half of them are young men who eat every single thing in the house, so it's a lot of food that has to be made!) We've got quite a bit of baking to be done here in the next couple of days but it's always a ton of fun.
I'm not a huge fan of Black Friday. I worked for years in retail and after getting up at 2:30 in the morning to be at work by 3:30 am and working until midnight, I've become quite grumpy about venturing out into the crowds. (Plus, black Friday deals, aside from a few items, really aren't that special. You'll usually find much better deals in the weeks leading up to Christmas. It's all a mind game people.) I don't intended to shop Black Friday at all this year, after seeing that Walmart, Target and Sears are opening on Thursday night and subjecting their employees to not being able to enjoy Thanksgiving, I'm quite angry about how Black Friday is turning into Black Thanksgiving. It's not like I ever shop at Walmart to start off with, their treatment of their employees really is shameful and unethical but I'm so pissed to see that Sears and Target are falling into this. I'm aware that it's pretty uncool within the blogging world to ever grumble about Target but they really do not deserve a pass on this. Thanksgiving is about enjoying your family, not rushing out to shop for the biggest TV or for stores to treat their employees like this.
I know, I need to step down off my soap box. (Maybe if I wasn't so short I wouldn't love getting up there so much.) I just sound like a jaded grump on this and that's not what this season is all about. I do hope that everyone has a delightful week leading up to Thanksgiving and that no one blows their house up with their turkey. (Dude, youtube that. It's awful, but hilarious at the same time.)