This year, John and I are celebrating Thanksgiving twice! First we celebrated in Kansas City with Andy and Melissa, and our four grandchildren (ages 1 to 11). And next week, we head to New York to celebrate with Chris and our New Jersey cousins. Spending time with family….it doesn’t get any better than that!
Not only did we celebrate Thanksgiving early in Kansas but we also celebrated Eli’s 1st birthday and Pop’s 65th birthday! When we are with our grandchildren, comfort is more on my radar than style. My KC Thanksgiving/Birthday weekend style consisted of jeans, sweaters, and flat boots. From playing on the floor with a 1 and 3 year old to playing cards with a 9 and 11 year old….I make sure my style is always “grandmother friendly”! By the way…guess who loved their birthday cake the most?
I am loving all the striped sweaters, ponchos, and wraps in stores and on our Pinterest board. For our Kansas Thanksgiving dinner, I dressed up my “comfy grandmother” look a bit by wearing gray jeans with a creamy white turtleneck complemented with a striped poncho. With my snakeskin boots from Zara, I was ready for “turkey-time!” Be sure to take a look at all of the fall/winter striped sweaters and wraps on our Pinterest board!
Fall floral dresses and skirts are another great look for a Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends. We are loving a floral dress from Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale on our Pinterest board. With a pair of black suede booties, it makes for the perfect fall/winter ensemble. Wanting to add a pop to your holiday style? Then think about wearing a statement blouse or sweater with a floral skirt and boots!
Next week we are heading to New York to celebrate Thanksgiving with our son, Chris, and our New Jersey cousins. We have dinner reservations at Jasmine’s in mid-town. Yep….we are having Chinese for our New York Thanksgiving dinner! Since I’m loving this season’s suede and leather skirts, I plan to wear a brown faux suede midi skirt with a grey turtleneck sweater and my black Eileen Fisher moto jacket. And one more thing….I’m pretty sure my outfit will pair perfectly with Peking duck and sparkling wine!
For the remainder of our New York trip, we will be busy sightseeing and doing a lot of city walking. The key wardrobe factor here will be flat knee-high boots. Plus they will go great with everything I’m taking…my suede skirt, jeans, and a pair of faux leather pants. Our Pinterest board features so many cool city looks to copy from boots to leather pants and skirts. I’m especially loving a pair of leather pants topped with a wool rust coat layered over a white sweater and worn with flat booties! How New York-ish does that sound?
After celebrating my favorite holiday twice this year with family….I’m reminded how “grateful … thankful … and blessed” I am. With that, I would like to share a thanksgiving toast with each of you….“may your lives be filled with both thanks and giving!”
Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization and wardrobe consultation. Contact Holley at [email protected]. Be sure to check out Holley’s updated Pinterest board here.