What to Wear to Thanksgiving Dinner

Yes, it’s a family dinner, not some big evening out on the town, and you want to be comfy. But life is too short to be frumpy!

This Thanksgiving, seize the holiday spirit by saying no to sloppy sweatpants and boring slump-around-clothes. Try these suggestions for cute thanksgiving outfits that are casual and classy.

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1. The Statement Sweater

Just because it’s a low-key meal doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. Chunky sweaters are in, so why not wear one with some personality?  Look closely and you’ll see that this purple marled knit poncho has the tiniest bit of metallic shimmer, making it the perfect top to kick off the holiday season.

Pair this pretty cowl neck with a thin long-sleeved t-shirt and jeans. Then glam things up by adding a rose gold watch and some soft, pretty jewelry and accessories to look feminine and sophisticated. Don’t be surprised if you are the best dressed at the dinner table.


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 2. A Cozy Sweater Dress

If pants seem too boring, and a dress feels too stiff, the perfect compromise is a soft, warm sweater dress.  I love sweater dresses because you get to feel a little bit dressed up without having to sacrifice comfort.

This graphic, black and red sweater dress is a lively choice. The A-line cut is very flattering, plus who doesn’t love a bit of a sleeve?  Pair this dress with a luxurious embossed satchel and a pair of classy riding boots. You’ll feel fab sitting around having a glass of wine in this modern, easygoing thanksgiving outfit.

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3. Leggings and a Turtleneck

If you can’t wait to curl up by the fire this Thanksgiving, then you’ll love the idea of wearing this cozy leggings outfit. The recipe is easy. Take a pair of soft, stretchy leggings. Then, add a long turtleneck that covers your bottom. Throw on a pair of cute suede booties, a rustic scarf, and a fab bag to finish off the look. Chillin out in style is easy when you’ve got the right mix.

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4. Super Simple

If you are the kind of gal who likes to keep things simple, then here’s how to add some sophistication to a classic denim look. Take a traditional cable knit sweater, add a pair of jeans, a quality black leather bag, and flats. Then polish the look by adding some sophisticated studs and a gorgeous silk scarf.

All these thanksgiving outfits are easy and foolproof. Relax and enjoy, and have yourself that extra piece of pumpkin pie!

What To Wear To The Movies

Wondering what to wear to the movies? Here are a couple of cozy ideas.

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When I go to the movie, I want to be casual, warm and comfy. This look is perfect for that. Start with a pair of black leggings, and add a t-shirt and scarf or a thin turtleneck, then top is off with a long boyfriend sweater. Cute booties always make you feel a little more dressed up, and, of course, a relaxed, slouchy bag is relaxed but classy on weekends.

Here’s a second look along the same lines.

what to wear to the movies chunky knit

If you are not a fan of leggings jeans always work, a but why not go for the newest look- 70’s inspired flares.  A long chunky sweater is casual and funky. Add some fab leather booties, a bucket bag, and a leather braided bracelet and you’re off the movies. Have fun!


If you are looking for a good movie to go to, holiday movie season is just around the corner, and it looks like Love the Coopers is going to be hilarious!


If you haven’t already seen the previews, Love The Coopers is about the four generations of the Cooper clan coming together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration. Unexpected visitors and crazy events turn the night totally upside down, but also lead to a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday.  Diane Keaton, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Amanda Seyfried, Marisa Tomei, and Olivia Wilde are just a few members of this fab all-star cast.

Love the Coopers starts November 13th, so don’t miss it!  

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