Indulge on Thanksgiving Without Looking Like a Turkey
I am half Italian and half French - which basically means that I love to eat, am never wrong, and find it difficult to speak without moving my hands. My Italian grandmother and Italian mother raised me on family recipes for both carbs and wisdom - some which had been passed down for generations. One of their favorite sayings has always been "You've got to suffer to be beautiful." You can interpret this to mean whatever you want - but I've always taken it very literally - and as a fashion-loving woman, I've basically always interpreted it as this:
"High heels don't feel great, but they look great" or any other form where something is itchy, a bit tight, pinned in 16 places, and so forth. Basically, I was raised to believe that fashion was more about form than function.
Except at Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is the one holiday where I allow my fashion sense to embrace more function than fashion. I think Kim Kardashian said it best when she suggested wearing "A poncho and leggings and great thigh-high boots. You look stylish with big hoop earrings to distract people from watching you eat."
I like the way that girl thinks. Well, except for the whole 72 day marriage thing, but since that's been overdone at this point, I'll move on.
So what will I be wearing at Thanksgiving this year? I think I'm going for a dress! I have this adorable Moschino Cheap & Chic dress with chiffon flutter sleeves in a beautiful print that I'm going to pair with tights and boots, and an oversized bulky sweater. Comfortable, with room to eat as much as I want. And then some, because if I feel self-conscious, I'll just pull the sweater over my full belly and kick my feet up to watch some football or snuggle with the kids.
And then I'll have a piece of pie.
Still at a loss for what to wear for Thanksgiving this year? Try these great options:
A fun dress in a festive color (with a drawstring waist), and some great accessories!
Stretchy leggings (hello, elastic waistband!), a cashmere sweater, a fun scarf, flats, and a cozy wrap!
Go boho-chic with this fun tunic, sweater, boots, and super cool tights!
Go monochrome but still comfy in tailored pants, a large sweater, and a cozy grey t shirt!
Whatever you choose to wear on Turkey day, just promise me you'll stick to one rule - no dieting! Take the day off and pig out. You can go back to counting calories tomorrow, but on Thanksgiving, we all deserve the break.