Family traditions, food galore, and the official start to the holiday season…Thanksgiving has long been one of my favorite holidays.
While my immediate family may not be large, my extended family certainly is. My dad is one of 7, so family gatherings of 50+ were my holiday normalcy. Pick up touch football, great conversation, and plenty of board games, looking back it feels a little Norman Rockwell. As everyone’s lives become increasingly hectic, I treasure time spent with my loved ones more and more each year.
I am all about functionality when it comes to my Turkey Day outfit, so I regard dressing for it to be a bit of an art form. For most people, it’s all about finding the right balance of warmth, comfort, and chicness. While I consider dressing up for the holidays to be a fun part of the holiday season, if whatever I’m wearing is going to restrict my consumption of the best cooked food I get my hands on all year..yeah, its gotta go.
Besides accommodating meal time, my outfit also must meet a second level of criteria – moving well – since I have a standing date to chase three little munchkins around for most of the day. Last year I was graced with a surprise fashion show courtesy of my boyfriend’s 3 and 5 year old nieces, which may or may not have involved a Marilyn Monroe moment over a heating vent that was pure entertainment. Needless to say, I can’t wait to see what they come up with this year.
So, given my demanding list of ‘requirements,’ I’ve slowly been narrowing down my Thanksgiving Day options over the past few weeks, having finally settled on this brightly colored floral Anthropologie number. The orange makes it feel particularly festive, and it’s shift silhouette gives me all the movement I could possibly need to both eat and play.
Good news: This pretty little number was just marked down AND is an additional 25% off through tonight with code HURRAH. Serious steal. Bad news: I’m sad to report that this magical dress has just about sold out. There are just a few left..what are you waiting for?! And in case you aren’t able to scoop up this particular dress, I also find this, this, & this all equally magical.
This cozy off-white J.Crew coat was my most recent outerwear purchase and she’s oh so perfect. I absolutely love that its collarless – a feature that is surprisingly difficult to find – not to mention that it’s incredibly warm. I already have about 10 outfits I plan to wear it with. Completely obsessed.
Have you started your pre-Black Friday shopping yet? With Shopbop’s sale kicking off today, not to mention J.Crew’s 30% off everything promo, I’ve been combing through all my favorites to create the ultimate list. Stay tuned for my picks tomorrow. So many good deals..it’s hard to know where to begin!
WHITE COAT (30% OFF WITH CODE GETSHOPPING) | FLORAL DRESS (SIMILAR OPTIONS HERE, HERE & HERE – 25% OFF WITH CODE HURRAH) | SKINNY BLUE BELT | YELLOW SANDALS (OLD – OTHER YELLOW OPTIONS HERE AND HERE) | GOLD HAMMERED BANGLES | DELICATE GOLD RINGS | FORMULA X NAIL LACQUER IN ‘STANDOUT’ | BOBBI BROWN LIP GLOSS IN ‘ALMOST PINK’
Photos by Mike Avery