There are moments when I feel completely overwhelmed by the speed at which life is moving along. Sometimes I feel like it’s passing me by in light speed. I mean, how are we almost in 2017?? This is why I love the holidays. It’s a great reason to gather with friends, reflect on the past year and look forward to the year ahead. Recently, my friend Caitlin hosted us for a casual Friendsgiving celebration, where each guest was asked to contribute something special to the dinner table. I bound a small cluster of flowers with twine and guests’ names written on tags. Topping the flowers with a gilding of gold leaf made them feel extra luxe and made for the perfect addition to the tabletop, which Caitlin styled so beautifully. Everyone was also asked to come dressed in their favorite Old Navy and Gap pieces so of course, the first thing I grabbed was a classic plaid shirt which I wore with my favorite pair of J Brand neoprene pants. Season after season, I stock up on plaid and chambray shirts from Old Navy and Gap – they’re the perfect fall staples and will live in your wardrobe for years! A chilly, San Francisco day was the perfect reason to wear one of my favorite outerwear trends, the teddy bear coat. It’s honestly one of my absolute favorite pieces this season – it’s so incredibly soft and cozy! Plus, you can score 40% off of it and everything on Old Navy, Gap and Banana Republic, with code FRIENDS, between now and November 15th. Tis the season!

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(photography by Delbarr Moradi, set design by Caitlin Flemming, food by Jessica Robertson, props from Elsie Green, calligraphy by Bright Room Studio . This post is sponsored by Old Navy and all opinions are my own)