I can’t get over that we are more than half way through November. It’s almost time for the Meal of the Year: Thanksgiving. This time next week my post will say the following: “Hey everyone. Tomorrow I am going to eat my body weight in food! Happy Wednesday!” I’m not here to tell you what to eat [everything], or how much [2nds, 3rds, leftovers] or how many calories are in that pie [don't kid yourself, Just Eat It]. I’m here to solve the dilemma I have been experiencing for every occasion since birth: What in all of creation am I supposed to WEAR? If you’re not worried about what you’re wearing for Thanksgiving, stick with me. Fall has so many cute fashion options that you should be taking advantage of even if you don’t have anything to dress up for. Dress up for YOU. When Chelsea and I were growing up [we have been bfffffffs since 13!] we were just so extremely fashion forward, and quite the social butterflies. If we were going to the same event, every time, without fail, one of us would call the other to ask the question, “What are you wearing?”. Partly because if we didn’t do this we often arrived in the same outfit. This is not a lie. When we are rich and famous, we will call each other just to make sure we aren’t wearing the same meat dress to the award show.
For me, Thanksgiving attire goes something like this: comfy pants with stretch [not the old-lady-kind, thank you. I have SOME dignity], a semi-cute shirt that will survive a spill, some flats. Maybe a sweater to hide that stomach when I’ve had more pie [as if a bulky sweater will make me look any SMALLER] . This year however, I have somewhere to go. The boyfriend’s fam is hosting Thanksgiving, and being that we have been dating for almost a year and a half, we have entered into the shared-house-holidays that I’m sure we’ll be experiencing for the rest of our lives. I have opted to spend Thanksgiving with their entire clan. I’m excited, a bit nervous, and also itching for an excuse to get a new outfit So, what do I do? I could wear something cute, and run the risk of walking around in heels the entire night when everyone else is way more relaxed, or I can show up in sweats and look like Stephen’s-Girlfriend-You-Know-the-One-Who-Wore-Her-Pajamas. And if that wasn’t stressful enough here’s the kicker [literally]: I have been enlisted to play Family Football. ME! If you know me, envisioning this scenario is laughable. It’s like Wedding Crashers minus all the argyle. And I’m Vince Vaughn.
I’m going to die. A slow and painful, football-related-injury death. If by some stroke of luck I survive this situation, I will obvi have to make a wardrobe change. Here are some things I would suggest if you are in a similar predicament: 1. Leggings are not pants. “But Katie they’re so comfortableeeee.” As J-Lake would say, “Cry me a river.” If you don’t have a shirt long enough to cover your lovely buttocks, please do not torment all of us with your sorry excuse for pants. If you find a thick pair that you can’t see through please still wear a shirt long enough. It is a really cute fall outfit when done properly. [ If you don't know if I can see your behind, stick your butt out in front of a mirror in a room with lots of light. That way you'll know if everyone is seeing your junk when you grab that fork you dropped]. Here are some cute ideas from my newest obsession, Pinterest.
2. Comfy not Frumpy. Don’t stress out about getting super done-up, especially if you are hanging with family that has seen you at your worst. But honestly, don’t wear sweats! Don’t wear big bulky sweatshirts! Get yourself together so you feel GOOD. And, if you are wearing something a little less forgiving, I bet you won’t be as apt to grab that extra bite that you don’t even want! Try jeans with a little stretch, a cute top, a nice sweater, black dress pants, the fab boots you’ve been wanting to try out.
3. Get Dressy. If you want to be a little more dressed up then go for it! I feel like I never have something to get dressy for, and I think holidays are a perfect time to get my dress on. [Remember this: If you are a more dressed up than everyone, they will most likely feel self-conscious, not you! I FIRMLY believe it is better to be a little over-dressed than under-dressed. I'm not saying wear a ball gown to the baseball game, but beyond that don't think that being put together=overdressing. It's not your fault that they chose to look like a sack of mashed potatoes. Be confident with your own choices, and feel pretty, because you are!] Here are some cute ideas I found, and one from a great blogger, Cori. She shows you adorable ways to ‘get dressed on a dime’ so check her out at La vie petite. [I also love that she is petite being that I am 5'1 myself]
Have fun putting together a look that is fun and flattering. Be comfortable, a little daring, and confident in your beautiful self. And I want to see what you come up with.
Smile, pretty girl. See ya next week