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Cranberry Red

This is long overdue, but I hope that everybody who celebrated Thanksgiving had a wonderful Holiday! This time of year makes me so happy, and not just because I get to dress up constantly and eat plenty of sweets without any excuses. Family time is something I appreciate so much more on many different levels since I moved away from home three years ago. Although I'm lucky to usually get to spent at least one weekend out of the month at my parents house, the time is always so rushed so the Holidays gives me so much more personal time. I have this week of finals to get through and then I'll actually be home for about a month for Christmas bread. As much as I love the city and Philadelphia in general it will be nice to see the countryside for a few weeks. 

I actually picked up this dress on sale at Anthropologie a few weeks before Thanksgiving and I'm so happy that I did. I was on the fence since it was still kind of pricey but the quality was great and the color and lace was absolutely beautiful. I love this cranberry/wine color. I was going to pair a necklace with this dress but I really wanted it to stand alone for the holiday. If I attempt to dress it down over break I may add a statement necklace and try it with a pair of oxford heels or booties. Do you get dressed up for Thanksgiving or do you opt for a more comfy attire thanks to the giant meal that is consumed that day? I ended up making a homemade salted caramel apple pie along with a homemade crust, I usually bring one or two desserts to the table, what's your specialty for the holidays? 

Good luck to everyone facing finals this week! I have one today, two tomorrow and one Thursday. (Is it Friday yet?) 

PS: It was Lucy's (our german shephard puppy) first Thanksgiving! Can't you tell she's going crazy in the kitchen while my Dad is cooking? Ha


  1. This dress is so pretty! You look gorgeous!

  2. Gorgeous dress dear! You look dashing int it! The color is so vivid!

  3. you look very pretty :)

  4. Wow, you look so lovely with this dress!! it's my favorite outfit from you so far :)

  5. Lace! Gold shoes! PIE! Seriously, a salted caramel apple pie sounds soooo good. Maybe at some point you'll post the recipe and a bake-along? *hint hint* haha

    I love the color of the dress in contrast with your blondeness :)

  6. First of all, I love the name of your blog and second of all you look so pretty in that dress.
    That apple pie sounds good.
    I have got childhood friends in Philadelphia. It's an amazing place.
    Oh and I love your shoes so much!
    Glitter And Blush

  7. I love this dress on you, looks so gorgeous! Lucy is way too cute!

  8. I am your 800th blog follower! Yay! I have been wanting to follow more US blogs but never know where to start! You look ever so lovely in this lace dress, cranberry is your colour! x

  9. Beautiful look! Good luck on your finals!!

  10. Lucy is such a cutie! And that dress is darling :) hope you have a happy holiday season!

  11. You look incredible in that dress! The red lace is amazing! Your doggy looks adorable too! I really like your blog! I'm glad that I found it! It would be nice if you could stop by my blog sometime too (I'm from England) as I post my outfits, personal style, likes and much more :) :)

    Raindrops of Sapphire

  12. Wow, what a stunning dress! I love the vintage feel and the cherry red is amazing. Good luck with your finals as the year draws to a close!

  13. Adore that color on you. It looks so great with your blonde hair like really. :)

  14. That dress is gorgeous on you!! The color and the lace is so pretty!

  15. i love that dress! so pretty!


  16. looks like you had a great thanksgiving

  17. Wow I am totally in love with your dress! I adore lace & the color of it is absolutely perfect!
    It looks so, so pretty on you and it goes so well with your hair and skin color! :)
    Definitely the prettiest dress I have seen today!
    Win a $150 gift card to spend on!

  18. These pictures are just perfect! I'm absolutely loving that dress! It's just great for the holiday season :)
    xo TJ

  19. Anonymous12/10/2013

    This look just screamed TSwift the minute I saw it. Love the dress!

  20. Such a lovely Thanksgiving look. You look beautiful!


  21. such a fabulous color. You look stunning, love. If you get a moment, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest. :)

  22. this is such a cute party dress! i love it!

    love from San Francisco,

  23. You look gorgeous! That dress is the perfect wine/cranberry and I'm always keeping my eye out for good anthro sales too. My gsd, Hades, looks a lot like Lucy! And he just turned 1 :) love your blog. I'm a new follower on gfc
    atelier zozo


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