More Houston Thanksgiving Sales and Events For Your Shopping Pleasure

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Back by popular demand, I have a whole new list of Thanksgiving Weekend sales, promotions, and special events from some of Houston's best a brightest retailers. And if you want more, then check out my first list of sales - 9 Thanksgiving Weekend Sales at Houston Stores, Avoid the Stampedes & Shop Local.


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Be Better Dressed Than the Turkey This Thanksgiving: Ten Outfits for Dinner

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Photos courtesy of Frances Brundage
If cartoon children are better dressed for Thanksgiving than you are, go shopping.
Unless you are glamping in Big Bend for Thanksgiving, you will probably need something fancy to wear to dinner next Thursday. Dudes have it kind of easy--a flick of the button and the pants are loose, and ready to accommodate another heaping helping of turkey and stuffing.

For the ladies, lookin' glam and dressing for a daylong feast can be more of a challenge--and some of us are just not sweatpants-at-Thanksgiving kind of gals. You can dress for dinner--and go in for a second plate--with one of these ten adorable Thanksgiving looks.


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Big-Name Designers Say They Flock to Houston Because of Our Art Scene, Unique Style & the Weather Is Good

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New York City and Los Angeles are the understood hubs of American fashion. Being that Houston is way below the Mason Dixon Line and on the wrong side of the Rocky Mountains, you would think we are not on the radar of those en vogue, but I would have to disagree.

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Best in Beauty Holiday Gift Sets: Man Edition

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Travel Kit from Aesop, $75 at luckyscent.com
As far as relaxation techniques go, we all have our own but a personal favorite is list-making. It's simple and satisfying, and rarely comes in as handy as holiday shopping season. So technically this is kind of a confession that these holiday shopping lists are created for purely selfish reasons--but hopefully you get something out of them, too.

See also: Best in Beauty Holiday Edition: Best 5 Gift Sets to Buy Now

There is an awful lot to like among the early-release gift sets this year, and that includes those designed for men. Skincare and fragrance-focused, these make nice stand-alone gifts or stocking stuffers, depending on how good a friend/girlfriend/wife/daughter/sister you are.

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Feel Festive Feelings With One of These Awesome Holiday Sweaters

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You can do cuter than this. (But you don't have to.)
Since we're about to get polar vortex-ed again, this message is brought to you by sweater weather! It's going to be cold out, guys! What better time to snuggle up under a blanket with a cup of tea and go shopping for holiday sweaters all morning? There is no better time.

We all want something different from our holiday sweater. Some of us want it to be as ugly and garish as possible, while others want something simple that can be worn more than once or twice, and still others of us want something cute and kitschy--memorable--but not flat-out awful. So even though plenty more holiday sweaters will hit the stores in the next few weeks (looking at you, J.Crew!) we can get a jump on our holiday jumper shopping now--let's look at some contenders.


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Blogger Imani Talib of Inspiration's Muse Celebrates Experience and Atmosphere Through Fashion

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From "Downtown H-Town" Shoot organized/styled/directed by Imani and shot by Clay of VRMTPro.
After meeting blogger Imani Talib at last summer's Smashin Fashion stylist competition, her style blog 'Inpsiration's Muse' quickly became an obsession. By employing visually arresting, photo-heavy entries using strong themes, Talib has succeeded in her goal of providing a boutique blog experience for her readers. "I want to have my own store, and that's how I want my blog to feel--like a boutique," explained Imani, on a lunch break from her internship at ZB-PR. "I'm inspired by the visual. Even here at Tiny Boxwoods--out of all the places in Houston we could eat, we're here. Why? Because of the food, the music, the atmosphere. I want my blog to be like that, I want people to be drawn in and to come back, like a real store."

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9 Thanksgiving Weekend Sales at Houston Stores, Avoid the Stampedes & Shop Local

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Now that Halloween is out of the way, we can concentrate on the best holiday of the year, Thanksgiving. Turkey day is the best holiday because it wraps all of my favorite things, pecan pie, family time, pecan pie, TV marathons, and, of course pecan pie, into one cranberry laced package. Then, if the holiday wasn't a blessing in and of itself, the following day is all about shopping. How could anything be better than that?!

I personally stay as far away from the super stores on Black Friday, mainly because I fear for my life, and take that weekend to shop local. Here is a roundup of Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and holiday sales from Houston stores, because you don't want a get a black eye on your holiday.

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Best in Beauty Holiday Edition: Best 5 Gift Sets to Buy Now

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A $100 kit full of glamorous little goodies.
Now that Halloween is over, we can safely begin the Christmas dialogue: Where are we going, what are we doing, and what are we buying? Right now Sephora VIB customers should have a 20 percent off coupon in their well-manicured little hands, good through Monday, November 10. (In stores, or online!) With so many amazing holiday beauty sets already hitting stores, it's smart to shop now while supplies last.

Don't forget--if you're shopping for a true beauty junkie they may already be shopping these sets for themselves, so keep the gift receipt!


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Thanksgiving Prep: Glamping Big Bend National Park

Camping and luxury are not mutually exclusive, and "glamping" is more than just a funny word--it's a legitimate travel craze. There are dozens and dozens of websites dedicated to glamping, or "glamour camping." The travel industry is capitalizing on the concept by offering people an alternative somewhere in between tent/car camping and a hotel stay. Rather than renting a hotel room, or driving around at dusk searching out an open campsite so you can pitch your own tent before dark falls, glampers can rent yurts, tents, trailers, and even treehouses to get a taste of the outdoors without sacrificing (much) comfort or convenience.

Of course, some of us still want to camp--really camp--in a tent, cook our own food over a fire (or, at least, a flash stove), and still more of us (read: ME) are doing it at Big Bend National Park for Thanksgiving. The combination of camping and holiday festivities begs for the addition of some GLAMOUR, so I touched base with my favorite female campers to get advice on how to glamp on a camp budget.

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Spend vs. Save: The High and Low on Boots for Fall

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Report Jadah riding boot at zappos.com
Not just a save but a steal at $69.
You know what's a terrible idea? Googling "best boots for fall" and then falling down that rabbit hole for eight hours. Nordstrom has a list, Vogue has a list, Glamour and Elle and Marie Claire have lists--and do NOT, under any circumstances click on the Pinterest fall boots board. You'll require therapy, and possibly a prescription to recover.

Of course, if you need a new pair of boots the temptation is too much to bear, so here is your Fall Boots 2014 Cheat Sheet: Spend vs. Save Edition. You want sexy booties? Got 'em. You need a new pair of riding boots? They're on the list, too.


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