Thanksgiving Day Style

Perhaps it’s just me (influenced by the 86 degree weather) but it most certainly is hard to believe Thanksgiving Day is just 15 days from today.  Are your plans set?  How about your menu?  More importantly, what are you gonna wear?   Not sure yet?  No worries.  I have you covered.  Actually not just me but a whole team of fabulous bloggers!

I am planning to wear this beautiful new dress from Old Navy. Remember when I bought it a few weeks ago? It’s casual enough to be comfortable and not fussy but pretty enough for the occasion. I definitely won’t shy away from picture taking in this beauty.

For size reference I am wearing a medium. I chose to wear my peep toe booties because they are super comfortable and look great with the dress.

Way back in 1999 we hosted Thanksgiving and while I paid attention to the food and the table decor I completely ignored myself.  In fact, and I shudder when I think about it, I wore a light cream colored tee shirt and heather gray athletic shorts with sneakers!  Talk about blase!  When the pictures came back (because back then they had to be developed) I couldn’t believe how bad I looked! Ha!  Seriously, it was Nolan’s first Thanksgiving and I looked like I showed up to clean the house.  I made a vow to dress better.

Our plans always include eating with our family and extended family.  We’ve hosted up to 30 people at my house!  My sister sometimes hosts and I am hoping this year that we’ll be headed to her house – approximately 4 miles from mine!

The weather is usually pretty comfortable.  In the sun it’s super hot but as it sets it gets cooler.  The weather should definitely play a role in outfit selection.  There are few things worse than showing up dressed for the wrong temperature.  Thanksgiving should be about spending time with family and eating delicious food – not worrying about what you wear.  But take it from me, when you look back at those pictures you’ll want to love how you look!

I am thrilled to be participating in this multi-blogger holiday collaboration created by the energetic Ada .  In fact I was ecstatic when I received her email invitation! I am hoping you’ll enjoy the series and will take a minute to check out some of the other bloggers. We’ll be bringing you all kinds of holiday style inspiration over the next several weeks so please follow along!

 

Read on to see everyone’s Thanksgiving plans and stop by these fabulous ladies’ blogs, today, also.
Michelle: “On Thanksgiving, it’s all about food, family & comfort! Adding a vest to jeans & a blouse is the perfect way to make a casual outfit appropriate for Thanksgiving dinner!”
 
Chrissy: “Every year our family of six hops in our minivan and travels to central Illinois to celebrate Thanksgiving with my husband’s side of the family. I chose this outfit because I love the colors, as well as the reminder to be thankful.”
 
Kristin: “Living overseas makes it hard to be home for Thanksgiving, so this year my husband and I will attend a casual Friendsgiving. This red flannel has been in my closet FOREVER and I love it for Thanksgiving because it’s as traditionally ‘fall’ as you can get!”
 
Shelbee: “This year for Thanksgiving, we are joining our best friends at their house and decided we might want to dress up just for the fun of dressing up.  I chose a black knit long sleeve dress with lots of stretch to accommodate for food intake.  My favorite red paisley blazer to add some color and tall black boots with a modest heel.  A statement necklace completes the outfit.  Comfortable, chic, and fun!”
 
Monica: “Hey y’all!  The Thanksgiving holiday will be here sooner than we think!  I wanted to show one of the many outfits that I’ll be choosing from on Thanksgiving.  Over the past few years I’ve loved the whole casual vibes for Thanksgiving.  I also make sure to find outfit that will hide the food baby I’ll have after eating on Thanksgiving!  Since the fiance and I go to two different places on Thanksgiving we eat double.  With that being said, I love this top because the sleeves are such a statement that no one will be looking at your stomach.  Plus, it’s a super cute top.  The pants are really comfy and have stretch to them, so you won’t have to worry about your pants not being able to expand, these will expand with you lol.  Check out more looks like this one on my blog Jersey Girl, Texan Heart.  As always, thank you to Ada for hosting this awesome collab!​”
 
Linda: “ I love dressing up but I always need to be comfortable enough to serve and get everything ready for our guests. This Old Navy Tunic is a fav that can be dressed up or down at will.  With fun leggings and OTK boots I am fall appropriate.  Adding the pearls seemed to dress it up slightly.”
 
Lee: “Hi, I’m Lee and my blog is Wine & Couture.  This year I am hosting, for the first time, Thanksgiving Dinner at my home.  I am excited to decorate and have family over to share good food with.”
 
Kellyann: “Our Thanksgiving plans include dinner with our family.  We usually eat outside and don’t expect cold weather so this dress and booties are perfect!”
 
Ada: “My Thanksgiving plans are laid-back. Some of my family members work till the afternoon. But we will get together, have a bigger meal than usual, talk, drink coffee and love on each-other. I chose a semi-dressy outfit this year consisting of a thick, brick-red skirt (it has the cutest pockets) with a forest green+navy plaid shirt and some fun sparkly white booties to glam it up. Also, I chose a long coatigan (cardigan sweater) as a topper.”
 
Whitney: “This year I will be celebrating Thanksgiving with my family and boyfriend at my sister’s new home in Colorado Springs.  I usually want to be comfortable (obviously) but a little bit dressed-up and festive, so this year I’m wearing an on trend velvet top in fall colors.”
Jennie: “We are looking forward to having our four sons, daughter-in-law, and dogs together under one roof again for Thanksgiving! My autumnal colored shift dress is not only stylish with its bell sleeves, but also works well with leggings for a comfortable look that will disquise my holiday food baby!”

Thanks so much for stopping by!

XO,

Kellyann

32 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Day Style”

  1. LOVE that dress. I love that you all wrote your Holiday Plans. Eating outside when we were down there was such a treat and talk about a treat, you, my dear, in your pretty floral! I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!!

    1. Oh yes friend, this is the time of year that we eat outside as much as we possibly can! In fact Brian and I ate dinner out Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and sat outside all three nights. It was fabulous. I’ll tell ya what, give me a great drink and sit me outside and I am one happy camper (of course I love some twinkle lights too). I can’t wait to hear your trip recap, I’m sure you and your cute mom had so much fun together, what a wonderful bond!
      Happy Wednesday my friend!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    1. Thanks Blaire! Yes, these peep toe booties are perfect here in Florida and so comfy. I am looking forward to Thanksgiving and hopefully some nice weather.
      Trust me, I looked horrid in those pictures from 1999 – not even joking!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  2. Kellyann, I just saw this dress online last night and I “oohed” over it! You look fabulous, my friend! I love it paired with the open toe booties, too. Comfortable yet chic and totally put together. You definitely won’t regret those holiday pictures in this pretty number! Such a fun collaboration. I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with for the next 5!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

    1. Thank you Shelbee, I am excited to see what everyone comes up with too. Ada is such an angel to include me. Funny how all it takes is a couple of bad pictures to turn someone’s personal style around, right?! When I think back to what I wore…oh my heavens! Good for a laugh now I guess, lol!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  3. I just smiled big at your story from your Thanksgiving in 1999 (?). I love it. I get very distracted by meal prep and decor as well. For me, I’d love for someone else to do meal prep and let me play with the decorations. Anyway, I’ve lost count at all the times that I’ve hosted with BAD hair and no shoes. Who had time for that. You’re going to look beautiful in that dress, styled with those booties! Can’t wait to hear where you end up for thanksgiving. Sisters? or Yours?
    Chrissy recently posted…What to Wear For Thanksgiving: The Holiday SeriesMy Profile

    1. Thanks Chrissy. I think I was just so tired and distracted I gave up! I have a lot more time for myself now that my boys are practically grown. Fingers crossed we go to my sister’s house – mine is still under construction from remodeling!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  4. Love that dress!! I’m so bummed I meant to order a bunch of stuff during the Friends and Family event last week from Old Navy while I could get 50% off, but I didn’t do any online shopping while I was on vacation. I bet you still looked adorable in your shorts and tee…not like the cleaning lady…hahaha! So is your house all put back together? The countdown is on for Thanksgiving, but importantly for our kids coming home. YAHOOOO!!!! Happy Wednesday my beautiful friend!!! XO
    Lisa recently posted…TBB Asks: Things You’re Thankful ForMy Profile

    1. Oh friend, you know Old Navy will have that dress on sale again soon, you better scoop it up! I’m glad you were having so much fun you weren’t shopping, although next time tell me ahead of time and I’ll order it for you!
      And, no. I did not look adorable at all. Not in the least. I was gross, really and my spider veins were in full force too. I have to find the picture and post it because it’s a testament to how wearing the right clothes can fight the frump!
      I can hardly wait for Thanksgiving break although I have no idea when we can get Nolan. Supposedly he has class until Wednesday but I am not buying that. The house is getting there but not done yet. Granite came yesterday. Now we’re waiting for the backsplash, more cabinetry work, and finishing up the fireplace (we had it updated too). It is looking waaaaay better and the mess is gone – thank goodness because with it went my high anxiety. I cannot handle messes, lol!
      Oh hey, I threw a check in the mail to you today too!
      xo,
      Kellyann

        1. Yes!!! The pressure is on to get everything back together and better than ever! I can’t wait to decorate for the holidays, the home tour will be so much fun!
          xo,
          Kellyann

  5. I had to order that dress when I saw it the first time on your blog and it was 30% off! I plan to wear mine on Thanksgiving as well!

    1. Awesome Connie! I’m so glad you got the dress too. Old Navy has the best sale, right?! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  6. How lovely that your sister lives only 4 miles away. My brother lives about a half hour away and with traffic, it is even worse! We usually go out of town to see my husband’s family and then my brother has Thanksgiving at his house the weekend after. We always do Christmas at my house. That dress is SO pretty on you, wow! I love the vibrant floral print, yet the darker background on the print. So pretty with those boots!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com
    Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom recently posted…5 Ways to Keep Your Cat Safe During the HolidaysMy Profile

    1. It is nice to be close to family, especially at the holidays. I usually host Christmas too. Last year I hosted a Christmas Eve brunch for my husband’s family, Christmas Eve dinner for mine (after church) and then Christmas Day! It was way too much!
      Thanks for the compliments, Carrie. I really like the vibrant colors in this dress too, it is so cheery!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    1. Thanks Sarah, sometimes it gets a little chilly once the sun goes down but we crank up the fire pit and we’re comfortable. It doesn’t get too cold. Believe me, we Floridians freeze easily, haha!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  7. OK, how cute are you?! I knew that dress was from Old Navy, right away. Looks awesome and Fall-ish with the open-toe booties yet perfect for Florida. I must say you brought back memories from the times we would develop and print out our photos at the drug-store or a CVS. I HAVE ALBUMS AND ENTIRE ALBUMS of printed photos, including those from my wedding in 2005. And there is nothing like an actual photo you get to view as printed, especially in an album or framed.

    It is such a pleasure to have you be a part of The Holiday Series and to see every post you will create as I love your style. Plus, this way I will get to know you more my sweet friend. For example today, I learnt one of your sons is named Nolan, what about the other one?!

    Have a GREAT REST OF THE WEEK KELLYANN!
    Ada recently posted…The Holiday Series: What to Wear for Thanksgiving, a Multi-Blogger Collaboration.My Profile

    1. Oh Ada, you are just the sweetest. My sons are Nolan (19) and Collin (17). You will learn a lot about me and see pictures of them too! Nolan is away at school right now so he misses out on my photo shoots but he’ll be home for the holidays and I can’t wait.
      I have tons of albums of pictures and I do love them. My mother always gets her photos printed, even the ones from her Iphone because she loves having albums. There is just nothing like a picture – printed or online to evoke strong feelings and memories. They are priceless, especially the albums of my children. I do wish blogs and Pinterest were around when my kids were young, that would have been awesome!
      Happy Friday eve my friend!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    1. Yes, Lana, I think it’s going to be fun to see everyone’s take on each theme. I’ll bet you have the same dress too, they seemed to have so many patterns. Thanks so much Lana!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    1. Thanks Jennie! It sure is hard to host and look good. Even when I planning things way in advance and prep ahead of time I am always tired by meal time and the last thing I feel like doing is getting dolled up. Oh the things we do for the sake of vanity (and a good picture)!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    1. Oh yes, that Thanksgiving (and probably many other holidays) I was not at all concerned with how I looked! When I saw the pictures of course I almost died. I’m going to share one on the blog soon. Reminds me of how busy I was when I had a baby and had so little time for myself.
      xo,
      Kellyann

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