Is anyone else completely shocked that it’s already Thanksgiving? WHERE DID THE TIME GO?! I feel like it is still September… September of 2016. I am kind of sad that this year flew by in the blink of an eye, but so grateful for all of the wonderful things that happened in 2017.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner (literally), and if you’re anything like me, you’ve waited until the last minute to plan out your Thanksgiving Day ensemble. This year we are going to Cabo for Thanksgiving so my outfit will consist of a cover up and sunnies (yippee!), but I figured that I would write a quick blog post to help those that are stuck in a Turkey Day Fashion Rut.
Typically I am the head (and only) chef for Thanksgiving. My cute Fiance tries to help as much as he possibly can, but at the end of the day, I am the one that’s up at 6 am stuffing a turkey, juggling between pre-making pies and mashing potatoes, and completing what seems to be a never ending to-do list before the guests arrive. By the time dinner is ready the LAST thing on my mind is getting dolled up.
Can’t I just run a hot bath, grab a glass of wine, and let the guests devour the meal while I relax in peace?
If I could show up to Thanksgiving dinner in pajamas, I would. I strongly believe that the hostess (or host) should be ALLOWED to wear their pajamas at the dinner table. We have f*cking earned it!!
Joking aside, I do want to look nice for dinner so I choose a very EASY makeup look that can done in less than 10 minutes. A little bit of blush, a clean and simple cat eye, and some gloss. No lipstick because you’ll be stuffing your face with food, and no one has time to worry about reapplying lipstick throughout dinner.
Since I’m ALWAYS so last minute I go for compete looks that do not require any thinking. I don’t have time to try to put together a perfectly curated outfit. My mind is too consumed with grocery shopping, recipes, cleaning, and not loosing my mind. I need to be able to throw on an outfit in less than .5 seconds. I want classy, comfortable, and efficient.
This is one of my favorite looks for Thanksgiving. I bought this dress from Zara a month ago (Buy it here). I think the fall colors are perfect for Thanksgiving! The shimmer is always fun for the holidays, and there is plenty of room for my soon to be food baby. I added a black belt to this dress because I wanted to give the dress a little more form but it is very beautiful on its own. To keep the focus on the dress I added simple black sandals from Jessica Simpson. You can find a similar pair here.
Thanksgiving Dinner looks for you:
Here are some of my favorite easy-to-wear outfits that are chic and comfortable. Outfits that will have your guests fooled into thinking you are the ultimate hostess → greeting your guests with a glass of wine, Frank Sinatra playing in the background, a lit fireplace to add to the festive ambiance, a gourmet spread worthy enough to be in Food and Wine, and you looking effortlessly put together.
No one needs to know, that in reality, you spent your entire morning running around the kitchen, sweating and swearing like a crazed lunatic. That’s our dirty little secret.
1. A Velvet Jumpsuit. Jumpsuits are super easy to wear but still look chic and polished. They are great option for dressier dinners and when you don’t feel like wearing a dress. Pick a fun fall color like mustard yellow or dark green.
2. A Sweater Dress. Sweater dresses are cozy, comfy, and perfect for a nice family dinner. Look for lighter fabrics since you will most likely be inside most of the night.
Im signing off and heading to Cabo! Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving with their loved ones!