DRESS | | SCARF, OLD (LOVE THIS ONE & THIS ONE) | | BOOTIES (SIMILAR) | | PURSE | | EARRINGS | | WATCH c/o WRISTOLOGY WATCHES (SIMILAR) | | SUNGLASSES | | LIPS: 'WINE' E.L.F. STUDIO MATTE LIP | | NAILS: 'DRESSED TO KILL' BY MAYBELLINE
With Thanksgiving just a week away I figured it was about time to start planning my outfit. Thanksgiving is truly my favorite holiday, the day just speaks to my food-loving self, so when dressing for the occasion I keep two words in mind, comfort and polished.
Comfort: I am talking feet and belly here, there is nothing worse then being on your feet in the kitchen, catering to family and/or friends in heels that not only click-clack around the house but pinch your feet all day/night! Wear comfortable shoes, I'm not talking sneakers, but cute, comfortable shoes that compliment your outfit. Ankle boots are my go-to on days like Thanksgiving, they are super comfortable yet compliment a dressier look. Secondly, although lets be honest, most importantly, your belly, Thanksgiving is the biggest cheat day of the year and if you are going to let your waistband stop you from indulging then you're doing it wrong! I usually opt for dresses so that I can hide my rather large food baby, this swing dress is perfect for just that plus you can never go wrong with a little black dress (LBD).
Polished: Being polished does not mean you have to be "dressy", but like most special occasions you want to be put together. That's not to say no jeans allowed but up the anti with a pretty blouse or comfortable pump, throw on a festive sweater and skirt duo, or a LBD like I'll be doing. Additionally, adding finishing touches like earrings, a watch or an accessory such as a scarf, vest or statement necklace can totally complete a look and give the impression that you gave more of an effort then you probably did. Plus it will distract the others from that food baby you're growing!
photos by Oscar Merrida