Gosh, I am so looking forward to this week... Last week was filled to the brim with math homework (bleh) and some over-due kitchen-cleaning. Jon was behind on homework too, so we didn't get a lot of time together. However, I did good when I picked him! Over the weekend, he beat me to the kitchen every morning - once to make me breakfast, and once to start the cleaning! My acts-of-service heart was singing. 😉
(Sorry for the weird pics this week... iPhone cameras aren't perfect yet! Lol)
Alright... Rule #1 for Thanksgiving: don't wear something tight. Duh!
But every year, I'm looking at my closet, thinking to myself, "what on earth is in here that won't make me feel fat when I eat 5 servings of mashed potatoes???"
C'mon... I can't be the only one!
But this year I stumbled on the solution (more like, the fashion trend slapped me in the face and I ran with it):
big sweaters!You could just go "basic" and wear an oversized sweater with leggings and riding boots... But don't you wanna be a little more original?? Let's shake it up a bit!
(Check out my reasons for buying thrift store sweaters,here and here) and throw a baggy sweater over it, and leggings under it! (Because heaven knows I ain't wearin' tights on Thanksgiving day!😝) I liked the way the dress looked like a Skater Skirt underneath the sweater, too; it added some shape. (So this outfit could also be achieved with a Skater Skirt!)
Every year I've always gone to my great-aunts house with almost 50 other people, so it can get H-O-T in that house! We're shaking it up this year and going to my in-law's house, but I'm still always thinking about layers that I can take off, if crowds + ovens + full tummies are making the home extra warm.
So. My Thanksgiving outfit ingredients this year are:
1) Summer dress
2) Oversized sweater
4) Over-the-boot socks (optional)
Other outfit possibilities could be:
- Black (always slimming!)
- Basic (i.e., oversized sweater + leggings;)
- Tunic dress (I'm a total fan of this trend!)
- Scarves (or bulky things around your neck that will be an obstacle to getting your food to your face)
- Tight clothes
Sweater: Hand-me-down, Target (same, <$15)
Dress: Francesca's, $40 (similar)
Boots: Target (Black Friday deals years ago) (faux suede version on sale!!)
What are your Thanksgiving traditions?
Do you know what you're wearing yet?:)
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