As much as I’d sometimes like to wish my holiday social calendar resembled that of one of the fictional socialites-to-be from Gossip Girl or SATC’s Carrie Bradshaw, let’s face it, what real life person has the time (or bank account) to be that glammed out all the time (OK, Tinsley Mortimer, Olivia Palermo, I am not looking at yous)?
Granted I’m a gal that likes an excuse to dress up, but honestly my daily persona is more beer bar than ultra lounge (don’t ever say “party dress” to me, because I have none). I’d rather get $1 tacos than be white-gloved with silver platters, if you know what I mean. My fam and my friends are a pretty come-as-you-are crowd and even on more celebratory occasions, we’re typically donning denim and tees (i.e., my dad’s retired. He lives in baseball caps, white sneaks and sweat suits now. I know he sounds like he’s one diamond pendant away from being a Beastie Boy, but try to get him to wear anything else nowadays – navy fleece is good for any occasion).
So this coming Thanksgiving, in the interest of not sticking out like a sore sequin and tulle-covered thumb amongst my family (and wanting to maximize my food consumption potential), I’m planning to be in my dressed up/down/sideways best. I’ll be rolling in a collared polka dotted shirt under my new puffin sweater and my roomiest jeans. I’ll probably also leave the bangle party at home so I’ll have more flexibility to reach across the table to snatch that third (or fourth) roll. Expect something similar come Christmas.
Do you and your fam (and/or friends) dress up for the holidays? What are you planning to wear on Turkey day?
Jacket: J.Crew downtown field (worn here - sim, sim, pricey, sleeveless)
Top: J.Crew stretch perfect (worn here - sim, sim, sim)
Skirt: Yoana Baraschi via Anthropologie gilded estate (worn here - sim, -ish, full)
Necklace: J.Crew factory chandelier (sim, sim)
Bracelets: F21 colored stone, Asos, J.Crew (sim, sim, sim)
Shoes: Zara cap-toe court (worn here - sim, ivory, pricey, luxe)