The clock struck midnight on November 1st and Jingle Bells rang through the air – ’tis the season, yo. I’m one of those people putting the Christmas tree up early…as in, it’s already up. 😉 Granted, it’s not fully decorated yet, but I’m all for stretching the season out as looooong as humanly possible. If people you know + lovelovelove are decking the halls already, don’t be a hater. Let them have their Christmas cheer while you be an angry elf. 😉 BUT, even though I’m in the Christmas spirit already, I am NOT forgetting Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is a BIG deal in our household. Namely because it’s J’s favorite holiday, and he goes ALL. OUT. Literally, if you need a place to spend the holiday, all are welcome at the Gwynn casa. He cooks nearly the whole meal himself because he’s crazy like that, and there will be Thanksgiving football in the backyard whether you want to play or not. Eye black included.
Since we all run around like lunatics in the morning, we gave up the idea of getting all put together nice for a meal. Instead, we all rock sweatpants around the Thanksgiving table and talk about how grateful we are that no one broke a hip on the field. 😉
But beyond sweatpants, it’s always fun to dress up for the holidays – even if you’re just going to hang out around the couch to watch football and shop online after dinner. 😉 The key, though, is knowing what to wear for Thanksgiving that will look good AND feel good when you’re getting stuffed with stuffing and turkey and pumpkin pie. It’s gotta be family friendly to boot – and ain’t nobody got time to break the bank right before Black Friday or holiday shopping!
Enter, this $21 dress.
AKA, a perfectly on brand dress for the holidays that makes for an easy Thanksgiving outfit, too.
THANKSGIVING OUTFIT: $21 red ruffle dress (code ERICA15 for a discount!) // Steve Madden booties // Neverfull (c/o) // Customized name necklace (the best gift!!! My discount code for y’all is ERICA15)
It’s ruffled, it’s tiered, it’s the prettiest shade of scarlet for the holidays. It’s got some elastic cinching above the waist to be flattering without pulling anywhere that pumpkin rolls might show. 😉 The ideal Thanksgiving outfit won’t need to be unbuttoned or loosened after dinner – which is *exactly* where my personal term of “eating pants” derived. I’m the one in the family who would switch into eating pants for dinner for this reason, and NO MORE – it’s best to just rock a Thanksgiving outfit from the get go that works from drinks to dessert, and from apps to after-dinner games. The ruffles and tiers make it especially perfect for Thanksgiving since it hides food babies like a CHARM and won’t feel uncomfortable or too-tight after eating.
Did I mention it’s only $21??? OH ACTUALLY, you can score an extra 15% off with code ERICA15, so it comes down to a whopping 17 dollars and 85 cents. (!!!)
Also comes in black if burgundy ain’t yo’ thaaang, and runs TTS (I’m in a Small!). I paired mine with my favorite booties right now – unfortunately they’re currently out of stock, but I’m hoping they come back this month, so I’ll share with you STAT if/when they do! Also added these pretty pearl hoops – the best $10 Amazon find, especially for the holidays as an alternative to sparkle. Lastly, wearing my new Neverfull from Keeks (as seen in the last Cool Sh*t I Lovelovelove), and it’s an easy Thanksgiving outfit that you can totally recreate, too.
What are you planning as your Thanksgiving outfit?
Do you dress up or down? Sweatpants or sparkles? What other holiday looks would you like to see styled on the blog???