Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Tuesday's Top Picks: Thanksgiving, Modernized


Yup, this post says Tuesday and it's definitely Wednesday. But ya know, sometimes life gets too busy and you don't have time to post but you also really want to share this great outfit! It happens. 

I'll be real. I had a moment last night where I literally stopped in my tracks and went: "Holy crap, Thanksgiving is next week". Cue the frantic process of thinking of all of the things I need to get done before I head home to gorge on turkey and apple pie. Admittedly Thanksgiving was never my favorite holiday growing up. I was a super picky eater so anything besides mac and cheese or chicken fingers was just so unappealing to me. However, as I've grown and my tastes matured I now look forward to the holiday each year. I think a major component of that is the fact that going home is a bit too rare for me. With living in a city without a car, I'm lucky if I get to visit every three to four months. The holidays are always special because they allow everyone to slow down and come together for a few weekends of relaxation and happiness.

For my family, we spend Turkey day either at my mom's house or my aunt's (mom's house, weird! I guess that's what happens when you start living on your own). The hours are filled with watching football, having delicious cocktails, and of course indulging in all of my favorite treats. Style-wise we're definitely a bit more dressed up for this holiday. Something about eating in the fancy dining room with china makes you want to put on your best attire. I've been loving peter pan collars lately and think they're perfect for coming back home. This particular bejeweled version on the preppy plaid dress is just perfect for the holidays! I love the idea of pairing it with some opaque tights and over-the-knee suede boots for a streamlined look (also, how cute is this inexpensive Chloe-esque bag and this draped coat?!)

Beauty-wise I usually like to keep things fresh on the face. Being home reminds me of feeling youthful a bit, so it's nice to add some glow to your cheeks with a rosy blush and bronzer! This bright tangerine-red lipstick is so gorgeous to me and I love how it provides a pop of color.

What are your Thanksgiving traditions? Is your family more relaxed or dressy for the holiday? Check out my favorite collared dresses below!

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