Aren’t short weeks just the best? I have to work today—though compared to the snow and travel madness ensuing outside my office windows, it’s sure to be a calm one.
And what better day than a quiet day at the office to curl up
by the fire with my space heater and push the business casual dress code with my new go-to sweater?
It’s officially sweater weather, y’all—can we make #TGISW a thing? And while I did love that the temperates made a foray into the 70s earlier this week, I’m glad the weather is back to the crisp fall air that makes it really seem like Thanksgiving.
Sidenote—can anyone else believe it’s Thanksgiving tomorrow?!
My family’s Turkey Day celebration is pretty casual*—as casual as a family gathering of nearly 40 can be, anyway—but there’s a 99% chance I’ll be outfit repeating tomorrow.
And luckily, unlike Lizzie McGuire’s 8th grade graduation, Kate Sanders won’t be there to call me out (only you, dear reader, can do that now).
What I love in particular about this J Crew Lambswool Shirttail Sweater is that it’s laid back, cozy, and classic, which basically embodies why I love Thanksgiving. Not to mention, it definitely has a little room to give, making it the perfect piece to accommodate that inevitable post-turkey food baby.
Or if you’re like me, those mashed potatoes.
I’ll be getting my carb/pumpkin/turkey fix tomorrow at my Aunt and Uncle’s house down the street from my parents. Seldom has changed about Thanksgiving for as long as I can remember—and like this classic sweater, I like that my family’s traditions are seemingly timeless.
When we were younger, we always used to head downtown to DC to hit up the National Zoo or art museums with my out-of-town cousins. And, of course, there’s that now-infamous incident when my cousin Christina caught the table on fire when we were preteens.
As we grew older, the elephant house was replaced with Thanksgiving Eve bar crawls and Friends Thanksgiving marathons—I can’t say which is my favorite, but I can for sure say it’s not The One With Chandler in a Box.
So whether you’re honoring the old traditions or starting new ones this year, I hope you have a great day of rest, relaxation, and reflection on what you’re thankful for. I’ll be checking in later this week with your complete rundown of Black Friday sales—because lets be real, I live for a good sale.
Since I won’t be doing Link Love this week in lieu of said shopping round-up, I wanted to share this interesting piece on the cultural background of Thanksgiving I stumbled across in Washington Post. The author makes an interesting point that Thanksgiving is rare holiday because it isn’t centered around kids, yet honors tradition and older generations. Let me know what you think!
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Gorgeous photos Katie! I love your shirttail sweater and that chic and simple clutch! The perfect look for Thanksgiving! I hope you enjoy the long weekend 🙂
Thanks Kate! You’re always so sweet.
That sweater is PERFECT on you! I would totally outfit repeat!! Have a great Thanksgiving!
Thanks Emily, you’re too sweet!
Hope you have a great Thanksgiving! I absolutely adore your clutch (great color) and love how comfy your outfit is!!
I love your ankle boots. Happy thanksgiving dear <3
Clare and all of us from Swimsuits Direct
I just love this shirt!! I think I need to scoop it up at JCrew. I love your photos – the background is beautiful 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and I won’t be telling if you outfit-repeat!!
this is totally right up my alley in terms of style! i can live in a cozy sweater and ankle boots like those!! 😀