When it comes to getting dressed for Thanksgiving dinner, I’m kind of caught between a rock and a hard place. Do I want to look chic and stylish? Or is it more important to have enough room (clothing-wise) to shovel as much food in my mouth as possible? I realize that I may (per usual) be over-dramatizing the situation a bit, but I know that you know what I mean. On the one hand, you’re with all of your nearest and dearest, many of whom you probably have not seen in some time. You want to look pulled together. Give off the impression that you’ve got your act together, life is good, etc. But, on the other hand, your evening is going to consist of marathon-style eating and, depending on the household, table-setting, dish-doing, kid-chasing, etc., all activities to which a form-fitting, figure-flattering outfit is not conducive. Enter my 2013-tested and approved solution- an oversized men’s shirt, grandpa cardigan, tights and heels. All are comfortable and will move and adjust with you as you run around the house and your stomach descends. But, you will look fashionable and, no matter how much you eat, the baggy top will hide the evidence until you can work it off in the gym come Friday. A true Thanksgiving miracle. And, word to the wise, a good blowout and a bit of lip gloss never hurt anyone.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. I’m truly thankful for each and every one of you.
Rag & Bone for Target + Neiman Marcus boy’s cardigan (similar $, similar $$$), Uniqlo oversized shirt (similar $, similar $$$$), Uniqlo extended length leggings, Costume National heels (similar $, similar $$$$), 3.1 Phillip Lim handbag (similar $, similar $$,similar $$$$), XIV Karats necklace (similar $, similar $$$, similar $$$$), Catbird and ginette_ny rings (similar), RMS Beauty’s Lip2cheek in Beloved
Photos by Michele LoBosco