Concrete Catwalk // Burnt Orange

IMG_4338 Do I look like I just jumped out of a cornucopia?!

Warm gold and burnt orange always feel like a festive choice for this time of year, and I’m obviously embracing the combo with both arms today. ;) Spending the holiday week with our precious friends visiting from out of town, and I’m taking all of the celebrating I can get.

Keep reading for the rest of the look below, and I will be back on Friday with a NEW type of holiday post that may look quite different from the rest of the beautiful gift guides swirling around the web at this time of year… Can’t wait to share!

Wishing you a lovely Thanksgiving, and please know how grateful I am that you take the time to stop by this little space when you do! :)

XOXO – Jessie Pepper

IMG_4324 Top to Bottom // Vintage dress & collar (my fave sources are right here), J. Crew peacoat, Bauble Bar ear jackets, textured tights, A.L.C. handbag (similar), blue pave statement ring, tan leather booties // * Notes a gifted item.

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Entertaining // 15 Ways to Style a Grateful Table

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I’ve got a confession to make: As much as I love Thanksgiving, I’m actually NOT a fan of the traditional dinner items that most of the country gets so excited about at this time of year.  (Eek! Is that horrible?)

VERY thankful that the friends we celebrate with every year are open to my “creative takes” on typical holiday fare, but to be totally honest?  My absolute favorite part about hosting is getting to set a beautiful table full of festive decor!

I’m taking this week off from consulting & client projects, (can’t wait to spend time with my favorite little girl and her super-special parents!) and since I’ll be borrowing some brilliant tabletop ideas that I’ve seen around the web, I’m happy to share some of the collection with you here!

Click through to see my 15 favorite ways to style a holiday table, and fill me in if you’ve got any other fun ideas!
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Giveaway // Holiday Greetings!

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This might be my current fave.

Mr. Pepper and I LOVE sending out a family Christmas card around the holidays, but this year feels especially fun because we’ve added another person to our home.

My little brother Joey has joined us for what we’re calling “The Best Year Ever” and I love the thought of sharing that sentiment with everyone we know. Here’s the fun part… YOU get to help us choose by voting for this year’s Christmas card design!

S&P has teamed up with Peartree Greetings to bring you a fabulous giveaway, and the winner will receive $100 toward creating a custom photo card for any occasion.

Enter by leaving a comment on this post with the following:

  • Your first name
  • Which design you think we should use for our own card
  • The best way that I can reach you if you win!

I’ll be drawing the winner on Friday, November 28 and then announcing the lucky winner on the following Monday.

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HA. We couldn’t resist this one. ;)

Another fun idea… If you can’t find the time for professional portraits, use your instagram photos to fill in the spaces of this bright patchwork design. (SO smart!)

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Heartfelt & true!

Go ahead an vote now in order to have your chance at winning $100, and I can’t wait to hear what you think!

Ps. – If New Year cards are more your jam… This colorful graphic layout is too cute for words!

Concrete Catwalk // Monster Coat

IMG_4177 This polar vortex is currently punching us in the face, but I’m fighting back by layering up with as much warmth as I can find.  My vintage coats are some of the coziest options in my closet, and I love that wearing them feels a lot like wrapping myself up in a big fluffy hug.

(The chicest version of a snuggie that I can possibly imagine!)

Keep reading to see the rest of the look below, and stay tuned for a very fun holiday giveaway tomorrow… (plus a cameo from my sweet little fam!)

Ps. – These drapey trousers have been a favorite of mine all year, and I was relieved to find that they’re warm enough for the brutal winter months… All it took to heat them up was a new pair of ankle boots, and a cable knit sweater on top. ;)

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Eat Live Wear // Fading Fall

Can’t we just admit that it might as well be winter already?

There are still bright leaves dangling from nearby trees (and we haven’t even made it to Pumpkin Pie Day yet!), but HOLY smokes – This cold is making me want to succumb to our snowbird tendencies even earlier than normal this year.

I’m giving in to the faded colors of early winter (plus a way-too-quick version of this year’s Fall), and here are a few of the things keeping me inspired lately…

cinnamon-tahini-protein-smoothie5 Eat //spiced smoothie for an afternoon pick-me-up.
This cinnamon tahini version is a great stand-in for my own healthy drinkable dessert!

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A bit more minimal than I typically like, but I love the clean lines and brightness here!

streetstyle8634-web Wear // White on cream with simplistic gold frames.
Chunky cable knits with slim-fitting skinnies are my cold weather go-tos.