3 Outfit Ideas for Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, I have a lot to be thankful for: my newly expanded family, my loyal circle of friends, finally having DVR so I don’t have to miss a single episode of Project Runway or Lost reruns, and of course fashion. It can be tricky figuring out what to wear on Turkey Day, since you want to strike the right balance between comfort (to accommodate those extra helpings of sweet potatoes) and cuteness (no explanation needed). Here are 3 outfit ideas based on your chosen venue for celebrating:

1. Fancy restaurant or catered party: A shift dress and booties is chic and able to handle a few pieces of pumpkin pie. Add patterned tights and a statement necklace to make your look more fun!

2. Slightly dressy get-together with family and/or friends: Try a pair of festive, patterned pants paired with an embellished sweater. Keep shoes and accessories simple to let the pants take center stage.

3. Small, casual gathering of food, friends and football: Leggings and a cozy sweater are perfect for lounging on the couch with turkey and dressing. If you're a sports fan, you can select your outfit in your favorite team's colors!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Mom, Happy Baby

I'm ba-ack! I am settling into my new role as mother to little Ruby Estelle, born October 29, 2013. My days are now filled with feedings, diaper changes, selecting onesies, and BH 90210 reruns. Minus the sleep deprivation, it's actually quite wonderful, especially since Ruby personifies the word "cute." Not so fun? Spending the day in boring sweats and lounging clothes. My first college roommate nailed it shortly after she met me: while she wore jeans and a sweatshirt daily, she said that if she saw me doing that, she'd wonder what was wrong with me! So, in the spirit of "happy mom, happy baby," I back to wearing fab garments - and very excited to share the outfits with all of you!

First, I wanted to get a couple more wears out of an adorable romper I found this summer at the Goodwill for $4. I topped the romper with a vintage sweater scored from a garage sale for $4 and added knee socks and booties for warmth. I think this look will be perfect for brunch or coffee in the near future. For right now, it works for spending quality time with my daughter and husband, even if it's just a trip to Target. I'd love to hear your thoughts - does wearing a cute outfit make you feel better, even if you're not going anywhere big?
Sweater: Thrifted from garage sale; Romper: (NY & Co) Goodwill; Knee socks: Hue; Booties: Macy's; Eyewear: Versace 

To Be Continued. . .

Well, baby time has finally arrived! The Ruby Zipper will be on temporary hiatus while I recover from giving birth to my amazing little girl. I am so touched by my fabulous readers' support. You have made my first months as a blogger an incredible experience and I can't thank you enough! Please stay tuned - the best is yet to come!