8 Outfit Ideas For Your Friendsgiving Party

8 Outfit Ideas For Your Friendsgiving Party

The food will make you feel great, and these outfits will have you looking even better!

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As the holiday season approaches, upcoming parties with friends and family will have you scrambling through your closet in search of cute outfits. Now that Fall is in full swing, take advantage of this stylish season before winter has you rocking sweatpants every day of the week. Even though your fave retailers are pushing Christmas and NYE merchandise, don't forget about Thanksgiving! Enjoy this holiday with loved ones and look your best in these Fall party styles.

1. Sweater Dress

Modern Designer | Pointelle Long Sleeve Knit Sweater Dress | Nordstrom Rack

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Opt for a sweater dress if your Thanksgiving party is a little bit dressier but will be packed with amazing food. This loose fit will hide any bloating you may experience after eating a full plate of turkey and mashed potatoes. Sweater dresses (especially this neutral one) can be styled in a number of ways, and they are a great option for unpredictable weather because you can add on layers and boots, or slip into your favorite heels and a cardigan.

2. Satin Blazer

About Us Desiray Satin Blazer in Leopard

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To dress up a pair of jeans, wear a satin blouse. This leopard print top is on trend for the Fall and it offers a great fit and flare cut that is flattering on anyone. Take advantage of the weather by wearing this chic blouse now before it gets too cold. After November, the thought of wearing anything low cut will give you the chills! If you're not into wearing bold prints like this one, check out the Revolve website for similar tops without a print. Regardless of the color or style, satin blouses are a super classy staple that everyone should have in their wardrobe.

3. Corduroy Culottes 

Wide of the Mark Corduroy Culottes

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These pants are the perfect combination of a statement piece and a neutral. The wide-cut leg is ideal for showing off a pair of heeled booties and it goes well with a fitted sweater. If you get bored from rotating the same pairs of jeans, switch it up with these comfy and stylish pants. They are super easy to style and give an outfit that "effortless yet put together" vibe that we all strive for.

4. Velvet Miniskirt 

Plus O Ring Zip Cord Mini Skirt

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Skirts are a must for the holiday season, and this one is great because it works for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. Offering a pop of color and a texture, this velvet zip skirt is a subtle statement piece that matched easily with any basic black or white sweater. For a classic Fall look, pair this with thigh high boots and knee socks to balance the miniskirt length.

5. Leopard Booties

Ankle Boots with Zip - Beige/leopard print

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If you couldn't already tell, leopard print is having a moment in Fall fashion. Of all the leopard print booties I have seen, these are one of the most unique pairs I have found because of their fur texture. Leopard print is more versatile than you think, as it can be worn with denim, black, white, and even certain shades of brown. At just under $40, these H&M booties are a reasonable price for a statement shoe.

6. Black Cardigan 

Knit Cardigan - Black - Ladies

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Everyone needs a basic knit cardigan, and this one has been styled so well for a party look! Cardigans can be thrown over nearly any outfit and are not just exclusive to your average jeans and sweater combo. Worn with the right colors, a cardigan can accentuate a dress or can make any look appear more polished. This simple piece is so versatile and could be that one part of the outfit that pulls everything together.

7. Blanket Scarf 

ASOS DESIGN oversized square scarf in blown up check in mink

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When in doubt, throw a stylish blanket scarf over your outfit. Not only does this cozy accessory spice up a basic look, it can also add a pattern or print to make a dull outfit stand out. For a windy Fall day, this is a great option to warm up any style. If you are that person that is always cold (even when you are indoors with the heat blasting) then this is the look for you!

8. Wrap Dress

Hey Girl What's Satin-ing Wrap Dress

Find this item at Nasty Gal

This satin wrap dress is perfect if you are the type of person that enjoys dressing up for the holidays. With a fit and flare cut, you won't have to worry about your food baby showing after enjoying your favorite dishes.

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Summer isn't all fun and games anymore.
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Summer: the most wonderful time of the year. School’s out, obligations are at an all-time low, and life is simple. The only problem - I’m not in high school anymore. This naïve cupcake phase of life is now over, thanks to you, college. Now, free time is a foreign concept to myself along with my peers; summer's not all fun and games as it was in previous years.

School’s out? Ha, you THOUGHT.

What time is it? Summer (school) time! When the final bell rang on the last day of high school, we all jumped for joy and anticipated summer’s freedom filled with the luxurious free time that displaces class time. When you finished your last final in college, you might as well buy class materials for your nearly approaching summer semester. Unlike the good old high school days, summer marks the start for even more time to incorporate school: particularly, summer school. Here lie students who are retaking failed courses and/or those who are behind on classes and need to get ahead. School’s out, scream and shout? You got it all wrong, High School Musical.

Time to intern!

Not only is summer “break” a good time to take some extra classes, but it’s also a perfect time to intern. That’s right, no sleeping in ‘til noon! Don’t forget to set those alarms because college students have to be up and running to gain work experience for their future careers. College students sometimes even endure these long days without any pay, but you gotta do what you gotta do to lock in a post-college job at that ideal company. High school students: props to you if you intern over the summer, I just see it more often among college kids.

Work, work, work.

I had a summer job in high school, but I didn’t work nearly as much as I do now as a college student. Summer is the optimal time to stack up on dollar bills in your savings account. You need money for those ridiculously pricey textbooks (opened quite less often than you’d think), groceries, housing, spending money, and other miscellaneous college expenses. Yeah, you can always work doing the school year, but juggling that along with classes, extracurricular activities, and an eventful social life can be pretty exhausting. Also, it can deter you from getting decent grades (which is why you're in college in the first place).

Vacation? More like no-cation.

Ah, do I miss those summers where I’d be at the beach for weeks on end. With summer classes, a job, and an internship, vacation is just time I no longer have. You can’t just request time off from class, internships, and work! Other (and more important) matters demand your time and effort. If you're lucky, a quick, cheap weekend getaway is you're best bet.

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You're Not Crazy, Your Seasonal Allergies ARE Worse Than They Normally Are

Between all of these symptoms, I've felt miserable the last week.

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We've all been waiting for summer to come, and it's finally on its way. I started putting away my jackets and heavy clothes, and I'm so excited to take out my dresses and bathing suits. Classes are ending for students and we can start the beach trips on these warm, sunny days. What could possibly be wrong with summer coming?

If you have seasonal allergies, specifically to pollen and tree-related allergens, you may be in for a real problem.

In certain states, especially in the northern and eastern US areas, the pollen count is at drastically high levels. So much so that people with only minimal seasonal allergies are having intense reactions, and people who didn't even know they had allergies are having their first reactions.

I've only ever had an itchy nose when seasons change, and only when standing in the middle of lots of plants that would aggravate it. I never suspected my allergies would be making me so sick right now until my physician told me what's going on with this season's allergens.

Since the pollen levels are so dramatic in New York right now, I've had sinus congestion so bad it turned into sinusitis, and a sore throat so swollen and painful I swore it had to be strep. The sinusitis was giving me fevers, aches, and chills, making me feel like I had the flu — all of this traced back to allergies. Between all of these symptoms, I've felt miserable the last week.

Once I started asking around about what my doctor said, several people have told me they're having the same problem with their allergies now. If you're suspicious you may have allergies, get tested and ask your doctor's opinion. It's best to be well-informed on your medical issues so that you'll be prepared if a bad allergy season comes along (like this summer).

If you want to know what the pollen count looks like in your area, go to Pollen.com and allow access to your location — it'll show you a map of the states and their current pollen levels, as well as a specific analysis of the town you live.

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