Bold Thanksgiving Style And An Even Bolder Announcement


I'm Jumping For Joy

How about you?

If you aren't jumping for joy over gingham are you TRULY living? With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it's time to start planning your holiday look to avoid stress and show up in style. While Christmas and New Years usually call for something fancy and sparkly (at least in my world), Thanksgiving is all about being cozy yet stylish. Which brings us to today's turkey day approved look. It's all about bold hues, preppy prints, and coordinating accessories which, if I'm being honest (and you know I am), are always a good idea in my book.

Gingham is an underrated print that can take an outfit to the next level. It can be worn as a neutral, or it can be bold and exciting. No matter what way you slice it, gingham is here to stay and I couldn't be happier about it.

After living in Manhatten for several years, my husband (then fiance) and I moved to Connecticut for a new job opportunity. When we were there I was instantly inspired by the preppy New England style and it SHOWED. I went from my sleek black wardrobe to one that was filled with colors and prints. I like to think my style has evolved to be a healthy mix of both but there was definitely a brief period of time where I was wearing all the blazers, all the time. Which brings me to one of my favorite tips in my online course The Confident Closet:

Allow your style to evolve. Trends come and go, your body changes, and seasonal pieces will be introduced and put away. You can't expect your style to stay the same if everything else about you has changed. Style evolution is healthy and necessary.

That all being said, that's what I think today's look is for me. A healthy mix of New York Stylista, New England Prepster, and California Lover. While this shirt is worn casually here, I've actually worn it with heels to the theater (Hamilton isn't messing around in case you were curious) and with white shorts for July 4th. Nothing makes me happier than a bold print that can have versatility. 

Also, can we talk about the freshness of navy, white, and a bold pop of orange? I'm not one to shy away from color or print, and I love how this look feels sophisticated while being playful at the same time. I attribute this to the crisp fabrication of the top, structure of the coat, and coordinating white earrings. 


The Confident Closet 

Is open for enrollment!

So, I know what you are thinking. Melanie... you waited over half this blog post to tell us that The Confident Closet is open for enrollment! I know, I know, but I wanted to talk about my orange coat first. Sorry for the delay! 

The Confident Closet will be starting it's next round on December 4th. That means you'll have a closet cleaned out, refreshed, and organized by the new year. I love this idea of a fresh slate for the year to come and can't wait to help! 

Since I'm in the grateful holiday spirit, I wanted to do something I'd never done before. For the first time, The Confident Closet is at a discounted $99. For all the PDFs, all the videos, all the guided help. It really is a steal, and I'm not just saying that because I created it. If this intrigues you, head HERE to learn more! It's pretty exciting stuff, maybe even more exciting than this outfit combo... and you KNOW how I feel about gingham now, so that is saying a lot!


Happy Thanksgiving! I'm so grateful for my little corner of the internet, and most importantly that you are here reading! Enjoy your time with loved ones and have a little extra gravy for me. 

XO, Melanie

Photography - Rosa Delgado

Hair and Makeup - Elevations Mobile Salon

Gingham Shirt (Old Victoria Beckham for Target - Found a link for it on Poshmark!), Skinnies, Orange Coat, Lipstick, Slides