Happy Thanksgiving week! Or in my house, “see how much stuff goes on sale!” week. I don’t actually leave my house on Black Friday, I just shop online. I also do a LOT of shopping this week, as sales start early. 🙂
Here’s the deal with Thanksgiving: I host it at my house. That’s my entire family and some of Ian’s, converging on my house to eat. Here are my tips to not going insane:
- Farm out 85% of the food. That means everyone gets to bring something. I will still cook mashed potatoes and a “backup turkey” but there’s less pressure. I don’t do pies, sides, etc. Keeping a house clean and company ready with two labs and a 14 month old is hard enough. Martha Stewart, I am NOT.
- Don’t sweat the small stuff. Don’t have a turkey roasting rack? Use an upside down cupcake tin! Haha, I’m not even joking. There’s proof on my Instagram from last Thanksgiving. Don’t have what you need? Roll with it. Hence the “backup turkey.” If either my mom or I have a turkey emergency, there is a backup. (She wanted a backup, BACKUP turkey breast and I told her to calm down and let it go. That’s just insanity.)
- Eat at a normal time. I’m all for Thanksgiving lunch, but those turkey cooking people (and some pie people) have to get up at the crack of dawn. Guys, I am NOT a morning person. It’s my house, so we eat at 5pm.
- Weigh the pros and cons. Is it easy to host that many people at my house, or is it easier to deal with the baby’s sleep schedule/babyproofing someone else’s house? The kid is into EVERYTHING, so it’s less stressful for me to host than for me to deal with him at someone else’s.
- Be comfortable. We dress up in my family for Easter and Christmas Eve. Otherwise we rock what I would akin to “business casual.” Not super casual, but not dressed up. That brings me to my outfit today.
Photos: Jacque, Inc.
Sweater: Lola Jeannine
T-Shirt: Lou & Grey
Jeans: Banana Republic (similar)
Boots: Sole Society
Necklace: Lizzie Scheck
Temps are still in the 50’s and 60’s here this week, but we keep the house fairly comfortable with the baby (toddler?) now, so anything but a light sweater would be too hot. LOVE this one from Lola Jeannine. And the boots, you guys know I love these boots I just got. 🙂
This week I’m co-hosting the Start the Week Stylish Link Up with Michelle from Michelle’s Pa(i)ge and Ana Luiza from Northwest Blonde.
The favorites from last week are Megan from Diary of This Girl and Jalynn of Red Closet Diary. How cute are they?!With the start of a new week comes a new link up! We hope you start each week off in style & link up your favorite themed look with us. This week’s theme is THANKSGIVING DINNER LOOKS. We want to see your best look! Be sure to come back each week for a fun new theme to link up! Next week’s theme will be LEATHER.
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Great look! I love a casual Thanksgiving outfit. 🙂
Thanks girl! I don’t do “dressy” when copious amounts of food will be consumed. 🙂
Breathtaking look for the holidays and beyond! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Thank you, sweet girl! I hope you had a fantastic holiday with your family!
such a cute styled shoot with the pie! so many people show outfits where they are dressed to the nines, and this is WAY more my thanksgiving style. thanks for sharing!
Southern Elle Style
Thanks Elle! I prefer to eat in comfort. And host. Chasing a one year old around is hard in a cocktail dress. 😉
In Spain we have no Thanksgiving; although I think it is such a lovely idea to give thanks
Visit the US! It’s a lovely holiday.
I love these neutrals on you…so chic and pretty! I’m a ginger too, and sometimes neutrals like the ones you’re wearing really highlight a ginger’s gorgeous hair and features! And who knew that carrying a pumpkin pie could look so stylish!
HAHAHA, thank you! I figured that the pie gives a bit of context. 😉
i really love this look. Your waterfall type sweater is lovely and your boots are gorgeous. A great ensemble! Have a good thanksgiving!
Thanks Lorna Mai! I hope you had a fantastic holiday!
Cute + cozy- perfect for Thanksgiving! That sweater is gorgeous!
Le Stylo Rouge
Thanks Ash! It’s quite comfortable too!
I am so loving how simplistic this look is girl. And I absolutely love that pie, girl I am sitting here thinking I could use some pie right about now lol. Also loving these tips as well. Beautiful post and I hope you and your family have the best Thanksgiving. Happy Holidays.
Kia / KTS
Thank you, sweet friend! I hope yours was lovely!
LOVE LOVE LOVE your look! Sounds like you have a super busy week, but if you have time, drop by my link-up today at http://www.momfluence.net for Wednesday’s Wearables. I’m totally with you on the online shopping. I won’t be caught dead at a retail store on black Friday! 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving! ~Kristen
Thanks for stopping by Kristen! I will be sure to come say hi!
You are too cute! I am all about a comfortable outfit for this holiday
Thanks Michelle. Glad I’m not alone! 😉
Love the casual outfit! It’s perfect for a homey Thanksgiving. And your pie looks delicious!
Arielle from Tangled Musings
Thanks Arielle! It smelled delicious too, but I ended up giving it to my photographer to take home to her family, so I never got to eat it. 🙁
LOVE this look, your hair, and that pumpkin pie looks DELISH!!!
Why thank you Cynthia! 🙂 So sweet!