What to wear for Thanksgiving

“It’s not happy people that are Thankful, it’s thankful people that are happy”

Whether you are going to spend Thanksgiving with your family, or you are staying at home and family are coming over, you are going to want to be wearing the right clothes for Thanksgiving.

This year I am cooking for my family – this means that during the morning I am going to probably wear sweat pants and a comfy shirt.  As the meal is prepared, I am going to want to change into something a little dressier, yet still comfortable (I am still going to want to have room to eat the lovely meal that I have created)…

So, how do you pick what you are going to wear?  Leggings or jeans and pants that are stretchy are a great option.  You will want to add a loose fitting sweater or blouse and perhaps a pair of contrasting shoes.

These are just some ideas of outfits that you can wear for Thanksgiving…

Thanksgiving can be a long day, which could include driving to multiple destinations.  Even though I know I will want to feel comfortable I don’t ever like to forego style for just comfort…but that’s just me.

I hope you have a wonderful Family and food filled Thanksgiving – I know I have plenty to feel Thankful for!

Dress for Success

“You can have anything you want if you dress for it” – Edith Head

It’s Monday and here we are again, ready for another week at work.  We spend more time working than we do at home, so it is very important to make sure that what you are wearing is something that makes you feel comfortable.

I am not a great morning person, so I always pick out what I am going to wear the night before.  It gives me more time in bed, and also makes me start the day by not feeling so stressed about picking out an outfit.

When I am choosing what I am going to wear I like to put my work wear together in different combinations.  Wearing a cute fitted sweater with a nice pair of tailored pants and a box jacket is a great look that is easy to recreate.  Not every piece of clothing you wear, for work or for casual wear, needs to cost a fortune.  I know a lot of magazines promote designer wear, which is great, but can be expensive and not realistic for everyone to buy.

The outfit shown here is an example of how you look classy without paying a fortune.

During the week I like to alternate the days when I wear skirts or dresses and pants so that I feel like I am not wearing the same kinds of clothes every day.

Pants:  The Limited     Sweater:  H&M     Jacket:  H&M

Casual Friday

“Dress shabbily and they remember the dress;  dress impeccably and they remember the Woman.”

– Coco Chanel

What does “casual” mean to you.  In England, people tend to dress up a lot, even when they are just going to the grocery store.  When I moved over here it was an adjustment for me to be more casual or dress down.

My interpretation of “casual” is probably still a little more dressy than most.  I think just because you are being casual doesn’t mean you can’t look amazing.

This outfit is really simple, just a pair of black leggings with leather accents, a sweater with fur detail and a pair of black booties. Simple, casual and yet classy.

What does casual mean to you?  When you are picking out your clothes for just everyday how do you decide what you are going to wear.

I tend to pick an item of clothing that I really like and then find pieces that will work well with it.  Black on black on black is always great, especially when you add a pop of another color.  In this case, the fur on the front of sweater.

 

Sweater:    Nordstrom       Leggings:  H&M       Booties:  BCBG

What I’m craving…

“You can’t buy happiness but you can buy shoes, and that’s kind of the same thing”

Let me tell you a little about myself.  Before I ever go shopping for myself I usually have a pretty good idea of what I want.

Recently I have been thinking that I want some new booties, but I have a specific type in mind.  It sometimes takes me a while to find the exact ones that I want because I always have something really clear in my mind.  That doesn’t mean that if I go shopping I won’t find other things that I like, but I definitely have the thing I am really “craving” in the back of my mind all the time.

I like to find a deal so I very often shop around online first.  My favorite sites to look at are:  Nordstrom, DSW, Zappos and Steve Madden.  Aldo has some great shoes as well.

I have highlighted 2 pairs of boots above – let me know what you think!

If you are looking for a pair of shoes or boots for a specific event or to wear with something in particular, I have always found that it is best to find a contrast rather than try to match too much.  I love to wear red or maroon shoes with black, and Gold and Silver are always a great way to accentuate anything you are wearing.

Boot 1 – Vince Camuto from Nordstrom

Boot 2 – Aldo Shoes