Cattails, Rabbit Trails, and Thistlefish: The Modest Budget: Date Day in Williamsburg

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Modest Budget: Date Day in Williamsburg

So now that Thanksgiving is over, can we start staying Merry Christmas??? 
This time of year always goes by so fast with all the holidays and celebrating. To be honest, I didn't do homework for 5 whole days (a decision I now regret, but I don't believe that homework should be given over the holidays anyways, so I was protesting) and spent the entire long weekend with Jon and family. It was wonderful having him home a couple of extra days!

Instead of shopping on Black Friday, we went to Williamsburg for the afternoon. It turned out to be a great decision, because the whole place was in that lovely stage in between fall and Christmas! The fall leaves were still (mostly) on the trees, but everything was already decked out in wreaths and red bows. It was beautiful.
The weather was perfect for a cute fall outfit, too (i.e., it wasn't so cold that I was just a huddled, waddling bundle of scarf and coat and boots and hat!).
Pants: Thrifted
Purse: Vera Bradley (exact purse ON SALE! < $25!)
Shoes: Highland Creek (similar to Sperry's)
We had a great Thanksgiving, and as of Saturday, we have a brand new family member!!! But you'll have to wait til Friday to hear about that 😉

Don't forget, if ya'll tag your modest budget-friendly outfits with #TheModestBudget on Instagram, I'll feature you here and on Insta next week!!!

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  1. i love your outfit, and i'm sure williamsburg was at the height of its charm in this season! we went a few years ago in the fall and did a ghost tour, it was so much fun and perfect season for that.

  2. Casey, What a wonderful date day!

    My husband and I went to Williamsburg in early October about five years ago. We loved it!! We were there for five days so we were able to take in ALL in!

    To be there with Christmas decorations must be beautiful!

    Thanks for sharing and for bringing back some nice memories! :-)

  3. This looks like so much fun! Good luck with the homework!! :)

  4. What a quaint town! It looks like so much fun to visit! Love that casual outfit, too! Your yellow scarf was the perfect accessory!

  5. Williamsburg looks so cute! I'm loving your cozy fall look as well!


  6. This looks like something I would love to do on a Black Friday! Such a super cute town!

  7. I've never been to Williamsburg, but dying to go! It looks adorable especially this time of year! stopping by from the linkup!

  8. Your outfit is so pretty! Love the colors! I have never been to Williamsburg, but I have wanted to go for a long time! It looks like y'all had a lovely time!

    Bows & Clothes

  9. I love a good day date, sometimes they are my fav!

  10. That is such a cute outfit! Williamsburg is somewhere I have always wanted to travel!!!! Thanks for sharing at the Grace + Lace Linkup!!!