What to wear to a holiday get together

What do you wear to these holiday gatherings where family or friends come together for a holiday feast or party? The weather is getting colder so you want to keep warm but look festive at the same time.

Tweed jacket, shiny blue pants, Betsey Johnson handbag, small tortoiseshell sunglasses, black ruffled top + metallic flats

I got these slacks a couple of years ago and have only worn them once or twice because they are a bit much for normal day time wear. But when I stumbled across this tweed jacket for half off at Shop Girl Consignment shop in Gresham, I thought they would be perfect paired with the tweed jacket.

Tweed jacket, shiny blue pants, Betsey Johnson handbag, small tortoiseshell sunglasses, black ruffled top + metallic flats

I am so into the tweed trend going on right now! Tweed? Yes please! Plus throw on a solid black colored ruffled blouse and metallic flats. So cute and trendy. If you don’t like tweed, we can’t be friends. Just kidding. Really. I am capable of living and letting others live. This is the only tweed item I own right now, so if you don’t like tweed, it can all come my way instead.

Tweed jacket, shiny blue pants, Betsey Johnson handbag, small tortoiseshell sunglasses, black ruffled top + metallic flats

More on Shop Girl Consignment. I just happened to stumble in there a couple of weeks ago when she was having a tape cutting ceremony from the Gresham City Council. The owner had just taken over the shop in August and the city of Gresham was welcoming her as a new business in the Gresham area. How cool is that?

Tweed jacket, shiny blue pants, Betsey Johnson handbag, small tortoiseshell sunglasses, black ruffled top + metallic flats

There were cute little sugar cookies with her logo on them made by Sugar Cubed Cakes – so delish! – and everything in the store was half off just for that day. I may have gone a little crazy. By the time I had even a few things I wanted to buy gathered up, I knew I needed to get out of the store before I bought out the store in my size. The owner only takes really nice clothes, shoes and accessories that are only a few years old, so the items are currently in trend. She also only takes good quality items, so everything was in nice shape. Seriously, this was one of the best consignment shops I’ve ever walked into!

Tweed jacket, shiny blue pants, Betsey Johnson handbag, small tortoiseshell sunglasses, black ruffled top + metallic flats

Tweed jacket, shiny blue pants, Betsey Johnson handbag, small tortoiseshell sunglasses, black ruffled top + metallic flats

If you are looking for some cute small businesses to hit up for Small Business Saturday this weekend, I would highly recommend her shop if you are anywhere near the Gresham area. Sugar Cubed Cakes is also right nearby and doing a free decorate your own cupcake event from 3-5pm, while Gresham icandy is doing a free cookie decorating event from 3-5pm on Saturday November 24th as well. There are a whole bunch of things going on this Saturday. You can get more info here.

Tweed jacket, shiny blue pants, Betsey Johnson handbag, small tortoiseshell sunglasses, black ruffled top + metallic flats

Tweed jacket, shiny blue pants, Betsey Johnson handbag, small tortoiseshell sunglasses, black ruffled top + metallic flats

Tweed jacket, shiny blue pants, Betsey Johnson handbag, small tortoiseshell sunglasses, black ruffled top + metallic flats

For anyone who doesn’t live nearby, check out the small businesses in your town this weekend. Shop locally and support small businesses! For those of you in other countries who don’t do Small Business Saturday, at some point during the holiday season, try to stop by a small shop and buy presents there. Help our small businesses out this year. And no, I do not get paid any commission from any of them to say that. And I only get a free cookie or cupcake if I go participate in the events on Saturday leading up to the tree lighting at 6pm.

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~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog.

What to wear for a Mother’s Day brunch

Do you have a Mother’s Day brunch planned for you mother this year? Or a church brunch, family brunch, friends to get together with for a Mother’s Day tea or brunch? Here’s some ideas on what to wear for a Mother’s Day brunch!

~ Flowers are always in because Mother’s Day is in spring and mother’s love flowers. Or most do. So bring out your floral tops, skirts and dresses.

~ Pastels are still in, because, again, spring.

~ Casual but cute is always a good way to go because brunch is not as formal as a dinner. Why not wear those comfortable jeans with a nice blouse and nice shoes?

~ Cute accessories. Purses, earrings, necklaces, ect. I’m not really big into bracelets because they really bug me flopping around on my arm for some reason, yet I wear my watch every day even though I can now look at my phone for the time, and it doesn’t bug me at all. Huh. Not sure what’s up with that.

~ A maxi skirt or dress is another cute but stylish way to go.

~ Cold shoulder tops and ruffle or bell sleeves are pretty in right now. Just be careful not to get those big bell sleeves in your plate of food!

~ Capri’s and a cute tee are another fun way to go.

~ Throw on a lightweight cardigan or a cute jacket just in case it’s too cool wherever you’re having brunch and you’re good to go!

I’m looking at the skirt in the photos below thinking I would probably end up getting food all over it. Perhaps denim is a better way to go. They say jeans never get dirty, right?  (Unless they’re white or pale colored ones. Ha.)

 

Floral tank top, yellow ruffled skirt, ivory sweater, flamingo pink handbag + plaid wedge heels

 

Flamingo Pink Kate Spade Handbag

 

Floral tank top, yellow ruffled skirt, ivory sweater, flamingo pink handbag + plaid wedge heels

 

Floral tank top, yellow ruffled skirt, ivory sweater, flamingo pink handbag + plaid wedge heels

 

Floral tank top, yellow ruffled skirt, ivory sweater, flamingo pink handbag + plaid wedge heels

 

Floral tank top, yellow ruffled skirt, ivory sweater, flamingo pink handbag + plaid wedge heels

 

Gray tassel earrings

 

Floral tank top, yellow ruffled skirt, ivory sweater, flamingo pink handbag + plaid wedge heels

 

Floral tank top, yellow ruffled skirt, ivory sweater, flamingo pink handbag + plaid wedge heels

 

 

Have I mentioned that I like big buns and I cannot lie?

 

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~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog.

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