Thanksgiving Vacation

Happy Thanksgiving! In honor of the day of thanks, I’m posting my outfits for the holiday weekend… that I’m thankful for. Luxe-y neutrals are the name of the game this weekend. From faux leather pants to faux fur vests, I picked memorable looks that don’t break the bank. Everything I’m wearing this weekend is from Target or Forever 21. Thank you, Target and Forever 21! I’m thankful for you!

Thanksgiving Day

Friday Shopping

Saturday… Shopping

Sunday Driving

But don’t forget the most important outfits of all. Lots of pajamas! Don’t be too jealous of my pink kitteh pj’s.

Shoofly Don’t Bother Me

Today I’m having a vacation day at home to prep for Thanksgiving. We’re headed to Indianapolis tonight so today I’m wrapping gifts (we celebrate Christmas at Thanksgiving), packing, and baking. While I considered cooking up a Derby pie (chocolate pecan), I happened upon a recipe for Shoofly pie (molasses, butter, and brown sugar) and decided to make it in honor of Man BFF’s Pennsylvania Dutch roots. Kitteh decided to help me out.

And now I just have to figure out how to transport this thing! Hopefully Tobias doesn’t sneak a bite in the car.

Give Thanks

I’m not the most devote Facebook stalker, but while perusing the social network this month I’ve noticed everyone’s “thankful posts.” Instead of expressing how I feel about those posts, I thought I would share a “some card” that sums it up.

Ok ok, it’s nice that people give thanks, but in case you don’t take to social media to express your devotion, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite Thanksgiving Day gifts that really pack some punch.

Hello Kitty Turkey

Isn’t it just nice to live in a world where things like this exist? This would be the perfect gift for any special princess in your life. Your niece, your daughter, your sister, anyone named Sarah Evans.

Turkey Suit

God Bless America. This would be a great gift for anyone who loves TV. Remember when George Michael wears the God suit in Arrested Development? Or when Mitch wears the Spiderman suit in Modern Family? Slip it under your real Thanksgiving clothes and no one will realize how much you’ve eaten!

Turkey Cake

And now for the finale. The Baskin Robbins Turkey Ice Cream cake. Could it get any better? Serve this masterpiece at your holiday gathering and you’ll be the talk of the occasion! D-lish!

Grown-Up Christmas List

While Amy Grant’s Christmas list may consist of “no more lives torn apart” and “that wars would never start,” my Christmas wish list is a little more realistic. Here’s what I’m hoping to find under the tree this year.

Michael Kors Gold Rose Perfume

After spending a few months sniffing out my newest scent, I’ve decided on Michael Kors Gold Rose. Here’s a description of the scent:¬†Luminous pink pepper with a deeply voluptuous bouquet of tuberose and a whisper of a creamy sandalwood. Radiant Glamour. Undeniably feminine.

Ugg Slippers

Man BFF has a pair of Ugg slippers that I’m always stealing, so this year I’m hoping to get my own. With cold, hardwood floors in our apartment, these puppies will be perfect to keep my tootsies toasty.

Electric Tea Kettle

With a new-found dependence on french press coffee, Man BFF and I can’t boil water fast enough. An electric tea kettle would cut our morning routine in half and get us caffeinated and out the door in no time.

Clarisonic and Josie Maran Argan Oil

A little-known fact about me is that I love watching QVC. I don’t watch it often (due to the fact that I have a husband), but I always get hooked when I do. A few weeks ago when I was home sick, I learned all about Josie Maran’s Argan Oil and fell in love. Use it for your hair, skin, and nails to stay young and beautiful. Throw in a Clarisonic, and boom, Merry Christmas.

How to Look Expensive:¬†A Beauty Editor’s Secrets to Getting Gorgeous without Breaking the Bank

I love putting beauty and fashion books on my wish list because Christmas vacation is the perfect time to research purchases for the new year. Or in my case, I can start my birthday wish list. Oh the perks of an early January birthday.

Where have I been?!

Well, after a 3-month hiatus I’m back. Where have I been? In one word, working. I wish I were one of those fabulous bloggers who could live the stay-at-home-blogger lifestyle, but blogging doesn’t pay my bills. I stopped blogging in August after getting a promotion (yay!), and then quickly realized that I didn’t have the energy to devote to Gossip Kitteh. Well, now things are settling down and I’m going to attempt to bring the blog back to life. So here’s what you’ve missed out on the past 3 months of mah life.

Salt Lake City

In mid-August, Man BFF and I went to visit my sister and brother-in-law who moved to Salt Lake City this summer. For a full review of our trip, check out Man BFF’s blog post. The peak of the trip was spending time with my sister and brother-in-law (and their cat) and the pit was being completely creeped out at the Temple Square Visitor’s Center (not hating on the Romneys or anything, modern prophets just aren’t my style).

Republican and Democratic National Conventions

Work got cray cray when I was assigned to plan events at both the RNC and DNC. While Tampa was a police-state, Charlotte was anything but. I scored some credentials and attended a few events inside the DNC (rubbing shoulders with Jesse Jackson). But the most exciting part was meeting the biggest celebrity in politics, President Bill Clinton. If only it were Hillary!

5k

In October, Man BFF and I headed to Indiana to spend the weekend with our college friends. A few months prior we all decided to run a 5k together that weekend, and I signed up despite my virtually non-athleticism. It ended up being a great excuse to buy a cute running outfit.

Life

Beyond a few other work trips, a few other visits with family and friends, and few new TV shows that we’re following, Man BFF, Tobias, and I have been loving life together. Life may be getting busier, but we’re only getting happier. I mean how can we not with this little guy around?

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Yesterday I got my hair cut shorter than it’s been since I was 7 years old! Five years ago I had hair to my waist! But don’t take my word for it, check out my hair through the years as it slowly got shorter.

Super Long

Long

Shorter

Shortest

 

I’ve been through a lot of looks through the years but I think my current short hair is my fave!

How often do you switch up your hair?

Rose Gold

This weekend Man BFF and I spent a weekend in the Chicago suburbs. We ate at restaurants surrounded by cornfields. saw Ted at the dollar show, and spent Saturday afternoon at an outlet mall. While I was hoping to score some major finds at the Banana Republic and J. Crew outlets, our biggest finds were at Aldo. Man BFF got a pair of navy sneakers and I got a pair of winter boots and these rose gold high-tops for a sweet $14:

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It may be hard to believe, but high top sneaks are a hot Fall trend. I realize they’re not for everyone, but I wasn’t going to pass on my chance to rock the trend for less than $20!

Are you pulling your Air Jordans back out of the closet for the Fall?