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What NOT to Wear to Thanksgiving Dinner + 8 Feast-Ready Looks to Recreate

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Whether you travel to be with family or host the meal in your own kitchen, Thanksgiving is a time to gather with those we love and enjoy time together. I think that's my favorite aspect of the holiday season and I'm so excited to spend time with my family in my own home this year!

For me, any family gathering is an opportunity to "dress up" a little bit! I love having a chance to ditch my leggings for something a little more put together, but there are some do's and don't's to finding the perfect Thanksgiving-ready outfit. Today, I've got 6 outfit ideas for you that are easy to throw together and don't break any of my Thanksgiving wardrobe rules:


Keep It Simple
There is a time and a place for statement sleeves, and the dining table is not one of them! Leave the complicated styles at home and enjoy a no-fuss meal.

Dress Up
It was once the norm to wash up and dress nicely for the regular, weeknight family dinner. I love that tradition, but it just isn't practical in today's busy schedules, so I love seizing the opportunity to be a little more presentable than normal at holiday functions and special occasions.

Dress Comfortably
Dressing up doesn't have to mean black tie! Let's face it: you're probably going to be overeating and lounging around, so make sure your outfit can accommodate the extra bloat and casual seating: take a casual outfit to the next level with jewelry or heels.


Wear White
As much as I love cream sweater and white jeans in the fall, DON'T wear white to a big meal! No one wants cranberry sauce stains on their lap...seriously.

Wear Tight Clothing
I don't know about you, but I'm certainly not comfortable wearing my tight jeans or a snug sweater after feasting on the biggest meal of the year. Hide that food baby with something a little more forgiving.

Rock a Bold Lip
Who doesn't love a bright, red lip during the holidays?! At least wait until after the big meal to apply a bold lip color, or skip it altogether, to avoid a smeared and bleeding mess.

Have you ever had a Thanksgiving outfit mishap? What are you planning to wear to your family feast?

FALLing for Autumn Layers

Fall is finally here! Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away and I'm getting all the fall layering in before it gets really cold. I'm still totally crushing on blanket scarves, but I love finding new and interesting ways to wear them. This belted look was surprisingly warm and still super chic.

Oh, and can we talk about all of these leaves?! I feel like everything took longer to turn color this year, but I'm really enjoying the view out my window so close to the holidays. The kids have been loving running through the piles and tossing them around. We have two of these trees and they're both still completely full of bright, yellow foliage so I think our front yard is sufficiently prepared for fall now!

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My usual fall layer look is a cardi and jeans (basic, I know), so I'm trying to find some different ways to make the most of my fall wardrobe this season! How do you rock layers in the fall?

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