I’m back…after a brilliant week. I intentionally tried to avoid the laptop as I was determined not to be sucked in by random Black Friday deals – especially knowing that most brands offer far deeper discounts at other times of the year. Yes we have been conditioned to go mental on Black Friday but don’t! You’ll be better off waiting for other big sales – most retailers know we want to spend now but hold out if you can.
The week started with some fun appointments. Poppy had a layer of pink in her hair – so you can just see it when she has a pony tail. Less permanent at this age than piercings – and after mine I didn’t want to be too much of a hypocrite when it comes to exploring new looks and self expression. Lauren at Plum Salon once again looked after us – she is fabulous and I highly recommend her if you are in the Atlanta area.
It was freezing on Tuesday and it called for some big coat and scarf action.
Jeans – coated jeans Dorothy Perkins (25% off everything with Holiday25) // Boots – Dorothy Perkins // Sweater – Boden Westbourne sweater // Scarf – Zara (old) // Coat – Zara
On Wednesday the kids had dental appointments. Don’t ask me why I scheduled them the day before Thanksgiving. We had a power cut that morning, due to all the rain and wind we’d had, and I had to go without a shower. While messaging Fiona and Avril from the waiting room I assured them I didn’t look too skanky with this selfie – no full length photo that day – I’ve enjoyed a break from the mirror:)
Sweater – Boden Off Duty jumper (last year’s but similar here) // Coat – Mango // Hat – Nordstrom (100% cashmere for less than $30!)
That evening was spent pretending to be a domestic goddess – I chugged a bottle of sparkling while making cranberry sauce, sausage stuffing and then brining the bird. It was a really fun family night listening to music with the odd random game of chess thrown in. Chess is our new obsession – I’m still being thrashed by my 5 year old.
On Thanksgiving Day we had our fabulous friends from Bulgaria over, so we could enjoy an international Thanksgiving. Neither of us have family here so it was absolutely fantastic to share the day with fun friends. We talked Communism, music and literature while drinking and eating LOTS. The best Thanksgiving ever, and I have to say the food was pretty darn good too:)
Yesterday we headed out for a blast of fresh air. We went to the Georgia Dome to watch the Georgia State Panthers play – a fun day with some tailgating thrown in for good measure.
Shoes – Isabel Marant Bobby sneakers // Jeans – Zara // Sweatshirt – AllSaints (20% off with THANKS) // Hat – Nordstrom // (the jacket below is Next from last year)
So today it is back to normality – I’m back to running and eating left over turkey:)
Here’s to my favorite Holiday of the year. Now to start planning for Xmas – and Maximus the Elf rejoined the clan today so I better be good!