Happy Monday, everyone!  With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I thought it would be helpful to share a bunch of different outfit ideas with you.  There’s lots of different styles – whether you feel like dressing up, down or somewhere in between.  Keep reading to get the details on all 12 Thanksgiving outfit ideas!

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Top: Target (similar) // Skirt: Charlotte Russe (similar) // Shoes: ALDO (similar) // Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters // Lipstick: MAC “Ruby Woo”

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Jacket: Target (kid’s section find) (similar) // Top: Forever 21 (similar) // Jeans: American Eagle // Booties: Nordstrom Rack (similar) // Lips: Armani Lip Magnet “Four Hundred For All”

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Vest: Target (similar) // Shirt: H&M (similar) // Pants: H&M (similar) // Booties: Nordstrom Rack (similar) // Hat: Forever 21 (similar) // Bag: ALDO (similar) // Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters

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Vest: Marleylily // Sweater: Aeropastle (similar) // Jeans: American Eagle // Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters // Lipstick: Revlon “Rose Velvet”

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Jeans: Hollister Co. (similar) // Top: Forever 21 (similar) //  Bag: ALDO (similar) // Shoes: ALDO (similar) // Sunglasses: Target (similar) // Lipstick: MAC “Ruby Woo”

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Top: Old Navy (similar) // Skirt: H&M (similar) // Necklace: Vintage (similar)

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Top: BCBG (similar) // Skirt: Vintage from Etsy (similar) // Shoes: ALDO (similar)// Bag: Nordstrom (alternative) // Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters // Lipstick: MAC “Ruby Woo”

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Vest: Century 21 (similar) // Top: Nordstrom Rack (similar) // Lipstick: MAC “Russian Red”

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Cardigan: Century 21 (similar) // Top: Target (similar) // Bow tie: Amazon // Pants: H&M (similar) // Bag: ALDO (similar) // Heels: LifeStride // Bracelet: Forever 21 // Sunglasses: Target // Lipstick: NYX “Perfect Red”

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Orange Top: Forever 21 (similar) // Striped Top: Old Navy (similar) // Jeans: Hollister Co. // Booties: Nordstrom Rack (similar)

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Skirt: Vintage (similar) // Top: Zara (similar) // Scarf: Amazon // Shoes: Nordstrom Rack (similar) // Sunglasses: Target // Bag: H&M (similar) // Lipstick: MAC “Russian Red”

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Sweater: Forever 21 (similar) // Leggings: Aeropastle (similar) // Heels: DSW // MAC “Russian Red”

Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving!!  Every year we have everyone over my parent’s house for a giant dinner, which I am so excited for.   We are having more family over than ever this year and I plan on eating lots of mashed potatoes and apple pie (my faves)!  What are you doing for Thanksgiving this year?

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Top: SheIn // Jeans: Old Navy (similar) + (DIY-ed with embroidery) // Bag: Nordstrom (similar) // Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters (similar) // Shoes: LifeStride

The two trends you need to try this fall are embroidered denim and bell sleeve tops!  When I first saw embroidery allover everything I knew I wanted a pair of jeans with some floral detailing.  I made these myself and it was SO crazy easy.  Check out the post on how to make your own here.

I couldn’t let my jeans have all the attention though.  This top was giving me all the heart eyes from the moment I saw it.  Between the big sleeves and pretty dangling ribbons I’m totally obsessed.  Two trends in one outfit can sometimes be a little overwhelming, but I love the way these compliment each other.  Keeping the top a basic white helped for sure!  You can visit this post here for more on making trends work for you.

What are some trends you are looking to try this fall?

 

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I’ve had my eye on embroidered jeans since last fall.  They make such a pretty statement and while  I loved this trend, I didn’t want to shell out the $$$ for it.  I was able to DIY my own for under $15 (yep seriously), and you can do it too for even less!  No sewing required for this project!  I used an iron-on glue (yes that exists), and it made these pieces stick on super strong.  Here’s how…

You will need a couple of things for this project:

Step 1:

Using a paint brush, apply a thick coat of the patch attach glue to the back of your embroidery pieces.  Make sure you are painting on the side that you don’t want to be visible (the side that sticks to the jeans).   These embroidery pieces were really large and very detailed, so I used a small paint brush to get into the tiny areas and applied a REALLY thick coat.  You almost want it to be caked on.

Step 2:

Let the glue dry completely before you begin your next step.

Step 3:

Place your jeans on a flat surface that you can iron on.  I used a regular ironing board.  Arrange your (now dry) embroidery pieces, glue side down, onto your jeans.  Make sure they are sitting exactly how you want them to look.  I used a ruler to help measure how even each piece was.

Step 4:

Work on one leg at a time.  Apply a piece of cotton fabric over your embroidery.  You don’t want to iron directly on the design, because you could burn it.  The extra cloth protects it, but allows the heat to set in.  Adjust your iron to the cotton setting (don’t use steam).  For 1-minute, iron over the cloth covered design.  Make sure you are pressing firmly while moving the iron back and forth slowly to equally distribute the heat across the design.

Step 5:

Slowly peel the cloth from the design.  Evaluate whether there are any areas that did not receive enough heat.  I had to go over the tiny leaf details for 1 more minute.  Once this is done, you can repeat the same process to the other leg.

Easy enough right?  I wore these out to brunch and was so excited when I got a few compliments from strangers.  It’s such a good feeling to be able to make something yourself.  I would love to see your recreations!  Tag me on Instagram @theinspirationcloset if you decide to make a pair for yourself!

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Top: SheIn // Pants: H&M (similar) // Necklace: SugarFix by BaubleBar (similar) // Shoes: LifeStride // Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters // Bag: Nordstrom (similar)

Happy Monday!  I have been wearing this gingham top non-stop these past few weeks.  It’s so feminine and gives a dressy vibe while also being really cozy.  It’s also only $14!!  I paired with some bold accessories to give the outfit some oomph and of course my can’t-live-without faux leather pants.  This is the second pair I bought from H&M just because I love them so much!

Hope everyone has a great rest of the week!

 

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Craig and I have done a couple costume for Halloween every year that we have dated so far (that’s 4, and this year will be 5!).  A.K.A. excuse the terrible photo quality – these were all clearly taken on a phone forever ago lol, but with Halloween coming up I thought it would be the perfect time to share them!  Here are a few couple costume ideas to get you inspired for Halloween:

1. Jesse and Woody from Toy Story

As avid Disney fans, this is one of two Disney themed costumes that we have done in the past 4 years.  Craig bought the shirt and hat for his look as “Woody” from Amazon and I DIYed my outfit by gluing cow print fabric from Jo-Ann onto a pair of old jeans.  I bought a cow girl hat and wore with a bandana, belt, booties and white shirt that I already had.  This was definitely one of my favorite costumes!

2. Sandy and Danny from Grease

This was by far one of our easiest couple costumes to put together.  We dressed in all black and I curled my hair really short with this 1-inch curling wand (my hair was way past my chest at the time) and threw on some red lipstick and white heels.  Not pictured are the candy cigarettes we bought to tote around.

3. Bob and Helen (Mom & Dad) from The Incredibles

You can tell by the extra awful picture quality that this was our first Halloween together haha!  This was the only costume that we actually went to a Halloween store to purchase.  I found the same ones on Amazon here and here.  Craig’s mom is a teacher and we went to her school that year to visit the little kids and I remember a bunch of them asking if we were the “real” incredibles.  It was so funny and adorable.

4. Bugs and Lola from The Tune Squad

Following the year of the incredibles, Craig and I were Bugs and Lola as a part of a larger group costume. Our whole group of friends decided to be the Tune Squad.  We ordered the shirts off of Etsy, but mine ended up being pretty long so I wore it as a dress with some high socks and sneakers that I already had in addition to bunny ears that I bought.  Craig kept is simple and paired his with gym shorts and Jordans.  I found them on Amazon for you guys here and here, but I think you could just as easily DIY these by getting iron-on transfer paper and printing out the logos.

This year we are going to be a firefighter and dalmatian, which I’m pretty excited for!  😊  You can follow along on Instagram if you want to see pictures.

What are you being for Halloween?