I could not imagine fall without my Hunter boots. I love wearing these boots with jeans, dresses, and athletic wear. When the weather is chilly, I have cable knit boot socks to help insulate the boots. I was first introduced to Hunters when I lived in Charleston. The city would flood like crazy and these were the only boots that would save us when walking to class. For fall days, this is the perfect outfit especially when playing in the leaves or picking wildflowers. This dress has become a weekly staple for my wardrobe.
Happy Thanksgiving! I wrote a blog post on being grateful about a month ago, that is just as true today as it was when I wrote it. This post is one of the more difficult ones to write as I reflect on the word thankful. As I am at home surrounded by family and friends that I adore, I am overwhelmed by how thankful I am. The only noun that really describes this year is growth.
I am thankful for the opportunities that have came my way this year. Some I thought were not for me, but the people in my life knew better. I just needed a little encouragement from those closest to me to take on a new challenge.
I am thankful for friends. This year my friend group grew from 4 to 14! Moving to a new city is hard, and it took some time for me to find my place here. It is amazing how much more fun life is when you have friends by your side.
I am thankful for creativity. In a world full of boring black outfits and crunching numbers, I am thankful to have an outlet to express my creative side.
I am very thankful for you! Thank you for taking a few minutes out of your Thanksgiving to read my little blog. I hope Sprinkle of Glam becomes a happy place for you!
Each year my family goes around the table and expresses what we are thankful for, each year I struggle with what to say. This year is going to be exceptionally tough to express just one thing!
What are you thankful for this year?
I cannot think of a more iconic shoe, than the boot for fall and winter. For early fall, boots with dresses and skirts work for the season. When it begins to be a little colder, I wear skinny jeans tucked in with boots. Once full on winter hits, layering wool and boot socks keep my feet warm with any outfit. I especially love wearing fleece lined leggings to keep warm.
My go to brand for riding boots is Frye. I have purchased other brands, including cheaper options, but these boots last and can withstand several seasons. I typically take my boots to be polished or resoled after the season to keep them in top shape. I started out with the Paige boots and eventually expanded my collection to include the black Melissa Button and this year the cognac Melissa Button back zip. I could not be happier with my boots and typically wear these everyday starting in October until March.
Even though I love my Frye’s, I cannot wear them in snow or layers of fall leaves. During inclement weather, I wear my Hunter rain boots. I purchased the boots with the adjustable back buckle, this gives me more room to add boot socks to keep warm. Through rain or snow, these boots have been a staple in my wardrobe for the past few years. I even wore these on a ski trip to colorado, with boot socks of course to keep me toasty! I also use these boots for decoration in my apartment. The dark green color is perfect for Christmas decor!
What are your favorite boots for fall and winter?
It is my favorite time of year, I love Thanksgiving. It is one of the only holidays where gifts are not exchanged. We actually take time to be with friends and family and just be thankful. With Thanksgiving only a week away, I have been researching table decor. My family always has Thanksgiving at our farm in Tennessee. The rustic setting makes the day even more special. Last year, I made these calligraphy “I am thankful” placemats for each place setting. My mom and I typically handle the decor and cooking for our family. This year I am loving these rich textures and whimsical plates!
I finally received my Social Society bar cart and I could not love it more. I have been dreaming of different set ups for fall for my bar cart even before I purchased it. I put together an apple cider bar cart that is perfect for hosting friendsgiving or thanksgiving. This easy set up will be visited by all of your guests at your next get together. I decorated my cart with a West Elm faux deer head adored with a Pottery Barn fall wreath, a Pier One cake stand (currently on sale!) to hold the liquor, Oh My Deer! print, my Hunter boots, C.Wonder napkins (sold out), and of course a mum.
For an apple cider bar cart you will need:
- Coffee Mugs
- Paper Straws
- Cocktail Napkins
- Hot & Cold Apple Cider
- Liquor (Goldschlager, Bourbon, Whiskey Cream, etc)
- Whipped Cream
- Cinnamon Sticks
Encourage your guests to mix and match with different liquors in their apple cider. I personally enjoy Goldschlagar, marshmallows, and a cinnamon stick in mine.
Thanksgiving dinner is always a difficult occasion for choosing outfits. I want to be comfortable, but also want to wear something nice. My family typically dresses in formal or semi formal outfits for dinner but then immediately changes in sweatpants after. For this year, I am leaning towards the red midi skirt with a chambray shirt. I chose three of my favorite Thanksgiving looks for different types of dinners from formal to causal.
Formal Thanksgiving Dinner
Pink Embellished Top, Pixie Pants, and Wedges
Semi Formal Thanksgiving Dinner
Chambray Shirt, Midi Skirt, and Scarf
White Shirt, Jeans, and Cat Flats
1. Camilyn Beth Holiday Collection No other words to describe this line than perfection!
2. Pizzazzerie’s Fall Porch Party Courtney is another Nashville blogger and I love her recent porch party. This is inspiring me for Thanksgiving tablescapes.
3. What You Can and Can You Not Take From a Hotel Room? With several friends in the hotel industry, I found this to be an interesting read.
4. Entertaining Tips from Cupcakes & Cashmere Thanksgiving is around the corner, here are a few tips for dinner parties!
5. How J.Crew Colors Get Their Wild Names It is no surprise I am fan of J.Crew. Jenna Lyons always inspires me. This film and article explaining how J.Crew colors are named is incredible and inspiring.
With the highest in the 30’s and 40’s and a chance of snow in Nashville, I will be bundled up this weekend enjoying some warm cocktails. Have a great weekend!