I for real cannot believe that Thursday is Thanksgiving. September seemed to last for two years, but October and November have absolutely flown by!
I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving because that means we get Wednesday through Friday off from work, and dang do I need a break (mainly to catch up on grading, so is it really a break?), but this will also be my first Thanksgiving that I don’t spend with my family. I haven’t been handling that so well.
Dividing time between our families on holidays was the number one issue I was dreading about getting married. I know that sounds terrible, and I really am excited about spending holidays with John now, but my immediate family is really tight, and since we all live a good distance away from each other, holidays are what always brings us back home. And I don’t think I’ll ever outgrow calling my hometown home.
At our Thanksgiving, we don’t dress up. Sometimes we don’t even get out of pajamas or lounge clothes. My mom is an amazing cook, and she always cooks enough food for an army, so our motto is “put on your eatin’ britches,” which definitely means the stretchier the better. We laugh about the Friends episode where Joey wears Phoebe’s maternity pants so he can eat more without feeling restricted because all of us are basically Joey.
John has assured me that his family doesn’t get dressy, but that I can’t roll up in my workout clothes. ACTUALLY, his exact words were, “you can’t go in your donut onesie.” Lame. I think a Thanksgiving meal where everybody wears onesies sounds like a rockin’ good time.
So if, like me, you’ve been banned from wearing your Thanksgiving onesie, I’ve rounded up a few outfits that are appropriate for a not-too-dressy-but-no-workout-apparel Thanksgiving meal.
If you have to wear jeans (ugghh, waistbands!), then I highly recommend this pair of Levi’s. They have enough stretch to not be too constricting. This sweatshirt top is comfy and loose which will help to hide your turkey belly.
A sweatshirt dress looks a little dressier, but it’s still a sweatshirt! And you don’t have to deal with the judgment from pants.
Again, if you have to wear real pants, a cute vest is casual but cute! Just don’t wear this vest with a blue shirt like I had to do in the picture above 🙂
I’m thinking about going back for this cowlneck top to wear with leggings. It looks put together, but it also promises comfort. I’m all for a loose fit on Thanksgiving because I don’t want to be thinking about holding my stomach in all day!
Leggings and a tunic is probably what I’ll be rocking on Thanksgiving day. I have three slouchy dolmans from The Mint Julep Boutique, and as you can probably tell from my Instagram feed, those are definitely my favorite things to wear because of the loose, comfortable fit. You can get them 50% off on Sundays, and they’re now offering different versions (monogrammed, raglan, raglan w/pocket, and tunic) and there are so many color options!
I also have this skirtall en route (it should arrive today!) as another option. I’ll have to see how comfortable and forgiving it is, first, but I’ll definitely keep y’all updated!
What are you planning on wearing for Thanksgiving? Does your family dress up or go casual? I’d love for you to share in the comments! Happy Turkey Day to everyone!