Can you believe Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away? I know. Which means, we have less than two weeks to figure out the perfect holiday attire. Now, I know dressing the turkey can sometimes seem more important than dressing our bodies, but, let’s be honest. It’s not.
This year, I’m hosting Thanksgiving, a feat I’ve never attempted but am oddly excited to tackle. And of course, it gives me an added excuse to shop for the perfect hostess outfit. My solution? A large black tulle skirt from Anthropologie. This is my dream skirt. It’s pouffy yet delicate with a touch of elegance. (Yes, it’s $168, but for all the detail and pizzazz, it’s definitely worth it.) I’m planning on pairing it with tope suede heels, a black lace top, and a statement necklace, both from Banana Republic.
Since I’m hosting, I’ve spent many an afternoon walking through Old Pasadena, visiting Crate & Barrel, Restoration Hardware, and the likes to pick up various cooking tools I’ve never heard of. This means passing by numerous retail windows. And although I’ve already picked out what to wear on Thanksgiving, it doesn’t stop me from gazing at the other pretty items in storefronts.
Take a look below for some of my favorite combinations:
Casual chic–my new favorite place to shop for casual attire is Lou & Grey. Just opened (in the old Lululemon location on Colorado Blvd.), this adorable boutique wins the award for the most chic yet comfortable clothes. Ever. Not to mention, most affordable. I recently peered through their laid back racks and found numerous items perfect for a casual chic Thanksgiving. Like their Spaceslub Dress. Only $69.50, this “ultra-slubby” dress in terry is as chic as it is comfortable. A cowl neck and long sleeves gives it that extra cozy pop–paired with tights and booties and you’re set for a lengthy night of food, family, and festivities. Another even more comfortable option? Their Utilitarian Jumpsuit for $89.50. This richly colored one piece features an elastic waist band and drapey fabric, both perfect for stuffing yourself silly and not letting it show.
Dressy casual–for a step up in dressy, you’ve got several options. Obviously, J.Crew with their printed pants (who doesn’t love a wool pant with a gold sequin tuxedo stripe?) and various textured skirts (a flirty velvet skirt? Yes please!) But I’m loving Scotch & Soda’s Star Studded Collar Dress, which offers a fresh twist on the traditional holiday attire. Yes, its $215, but the stunningly slim fit, lace inserts at the shoulders, and star studded collar makes it money well spent. This is your LBD amped up!
Entirely elegant–hands down, my two favorite spots for elegant attire are Kate Spade and Joie. Both are out of my price range but entirely on my list of must-buys-when-I-win-the-lottery. Because not only do these shops offer beautifully detailed pieces, but they offer well-made classics that will endure trend after trend after trend. Take for instance the Swift Dress from Kate Spade. Die. The $448 dress is elegance defined. Colorblock design (blush pink on top / deep magenta on bottom); fit and flare style; and poly/silk blend make this the dress everyone will be talking about well after dessert.
For my ultimate indulgence, I’d pair Joie’s Ellera Fur Jacket ($998) with their Damasia Dress for $338. The multi-grey jacket is real rabbit fur, which might not do it for everyone, but is as luxe as you can get for holiday outerwear. The lace dress comes in a dark navy and features thin straps and a low v-neck; together, they create a delicate, demure, and holiday ready outfit.
All shops can be found along Colorado Blvd. in Old Pasadena. Now, it’s your turn. What will you wear this Thanksgiving?