fashion,  modesty,  polyvore,  thanksgiving

Crushed Velvet + Thanksgiving Blues

Happy Friday lovely readers and followers!  Thanksgiving is next week here in America. I can’t wait for all of the turkey, cranberry sauce, and potatoes (#foodieproblems)!

I will say that this year feels so much…heavier. This is the first Holiday season that my Grandma Jean won’t be here. Someone who was such a staple at all of the family events is now in heaven. I know her spirit is still here, but I can’t see her or hear her voice. She won’t be able to enjoy the holiday decorations or watch me open up gifts.

I’m sorry if I’m making any of you sad. I know all of us must go through loss like this at some point of our lives. My greatest hope is in Jesus, who is always my comfort in times of grief. I am very thankful for my family, my church, and my friends. I am also very grateful for you, dear reader! Loss helps us to remember the important things in life–God, family, and loving others.

Today I made a collage inspired by the holidays and a hot fall trend: Velvet. 



Velvet, especially the highly textured crushed velvet, has been making its way back into fashion (welcome back, 90’s!). Sometimes velvet can feel a bit costume-like, so I prefer wearing it in dark colors like black and navy (red also looks beautiful for Christmas). This dainty dress with a high neckline and 3/4 sleeves is both classy and unique.

I paired this dress with some black ankle boots that have a sturdy heal. This gives the dress an edgy vibe. Don’t forget black chandelier earrings and some burgundy lipstick to complete this romantic look.

I hope you liked this post! What are  you thankful for? Tell me in the comments below!

Like my fashion posts? See all of my collages and more on my Polyvore blog.

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May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant (Psalm 119:76 NIV).



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