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Thanksgiving Threads | Outfit No. 2
Saucy in Cranberry


It's Thanksgiving week! Whether you're going home for Fall Break or get a few days off of work, the holidays tend to get jam-packed with going here and there for this and that. From the big family feast to catching up with friends over coffee or drinks, you simply must look absolutely adorable during every part of your hometown visit. Here on The Lovely Side, I've put together ensembles to lend you some ideas for  your turkey-day fashion – all inspired by a cornucopia of autumnal hues.

Occasion | Hanging Out at the Hometown Pub

Whether you're looking to catch up with old friends or catch the eye of someone special, take a cue from one of the season's most flattering hues: cranberry. Get your flirt on in a flouncy red blouse and dark, sleek denim that hugs your curves in all the right places. Bring the whole ensemble down to earth with a chocolate toned leather jacket and pair of riding boots. Keep accessories simple with a leather clutch and scarlet scarf, but let a feminine, almost-gaudy statement necklace peek out from beneath your flouncy top and scarf.

Stay tuned for more Thanksgiving Threads outfits. 

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