Is it me or did the holidays abruptly show up this year? I think my brain is still back in August and I can’t believe in a few short weeks, we’ll be watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, cooking for hours and enjoying the fruits of our labor with those closest to us.
Finding the perfect Thanksgiving Day outfit has always been something that I’ve spent hours thinking about. I remember being a sophomore or junior high school when my family spent Thanksgiving with my dad’s side of the family in Virginia. We didn’t typically do this, but this particular year we decided to go. I, of course, overpacked, as I often still do. And because I was trying to impress my family, I did not only one but two outfit changes over the course the day….I wore a skirt with a tee shirt and this sheer, metallic coat and then I got cold because Virginia is A LOT colder than Houston into a sweater with patchwork and jeans (all probably from American Eagle – it was my place to shop back then). Looking back, I should have known that my love of fashion would one day turn into a bit more than a hobby for me. 🙂
When it comes to finding the perfect outfit for Thanksgiving dinner, I have two things that always help me decide. First, is it cute? I mean that’s always the goal, right?!? 😉 Second, does it have bit of room in it so if I enjoy a bit too much at dinner that I don’t feel constricted in it. With all of the amazing food on the table, it’s hard not to eat a bit more than normal. This dress checks off both of those criteria. Not only is it super chic, but it is also extremely comfortable because it is a bit of the “oversized” side.
I’ll be honest, I really went back and forth about purchasing this dress. It definitely is on the higher end of what I usually pay for dresses, but I have worn it at least 7 different times in the past 2.5 weeks since having it. I packed it with me to Nashville (where we shot these photos), wore it in NYC while I was up there for my first week of work and it was the perfect dress to kick of my Mexico foodie tour this past weekend. If you do end up purchasing this dress, I would try both your true size and one smaller, if possible. I sized down from a 2X to a 1X in this dress because it looked super baggy otherwise. I would also recommend wearing a black or nude slip underneath of it because it does run a bit sheer in the direct sunlight.
Overall, Thanksgiving for me is about enjoying my loved ones surrounding me and giving thanks for all of the amazing blessings, people and opportunities I have in my life. And what I wear is really secondary, but it is fun to have a reason to dawn my best. Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to follow me and my crazy path to navigate adulthood. Your support means more than I can adequately put into words. If for some reason I don’t chat with you before the holiday, please know that I am wishing you the most wonderful Thanksgiving!
What are you planning to wear to Thanksgiving Dinner?!? Let me know in the comments!
Photography by L.A. Photography
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