NYC style blogger in plaid long sleeve dress, zipper detail with camel coat
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Thanksgiving

It’s almost Thanksgiving!  How is that even possible? I love the holidays (obviously, I’m not a monster), but one fun challenge is looking the part of everyone’s favorite family member while simultaneously allowing room and concealment options for your inevitable foodbaby.  Cheesy potatoes are non-negotiable. Neither is looking put-together so as to not tarnish the family name.

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PAPER LONDON

Also love THIS plaid dress and THIS checked dress

ZARA

High Heeled Leather Boot (similar HERE and HERE)

SUISTUDIO

Anna Camel Double Breasted Coat (similar HERE)

LAGOS

Caviar Pave Diamond Bracelet, 6mm

LAGOS

‘Link’ Sterling Silver Oval Link Bracelet

LAGOS

Torsade Knot Band Ring

YSL

Bag (sold out, similar HERE and HERE)

LAURA MERCIER

Velour Lovers Lip Colour Lipstick in shade Lover

DONNA KARAN NEW YORK

Check Fit-and-Flare Dress

DRAPER JAMES

Buffalo Check Flutter Sleeve Dress

B COLLECTION BY BOBEAU

Janice V-Neck Knit Dress

VINEYARD VINES

Greenwich Jolly Plaid Shift Dress

MAEVE

Zoe Plaid Dress

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Styling Tips:
NYC style blogger on NEW York cobblestone sidewalk in dress, coat and bag
NYC style blogger Mary Orton in plaid dress and YSL bag
NYC style blogger in plaid dress with tall red brown boots

Styling tips for Thanksgiving are simple.  You either go shift dress so that it’s a straight line down from the shoulder (i.e. there’s no form-fitting silhouette that can give rise to suspicion about who ate the last of the stuffing).  Alternatively, I’m a big fan of the a-line dress trick (that old chestnut) which cuts a flattering figure to the waist line and then flares out into a oblivion, green bean casserole and all.

 

B COLLECTION BY BOBEAU


DONNA KARAN NEW YORK


NYC style blogger in plaid checked midi dress with sweetheart neckline, zipper detail and red lip
NYC style blogger Mary Orton on city street wearing plaid dress with long coat, tall boots and bag

I love this take on plaid (think Dead Poets Society, but make it fashion) which incorporates another critical element of a game-winning Thanksgiving dress: PRINT.  We discussed this when chatting about what to wear to Friendsgiving, but it’s worth repeating: When planning on overeating, busy prints are your BFF.  They disguise the fact that when compared to how you looked when you sat down at the table, you now look like you’re seven months pregnant with triplets standing up from the table.  Another favorite element of the dress I’m wearing today is the sweetheart neckline which draws the eye upward and away from the pecan pie slice I’ll have tucked into my purse.

 

PAPER LONDON

Also love THIS plaid dress and THIS checked dress

 

NYC style blogger in plaid dress with zipper down front and coat worn over
NYC style blogger on city sidewalk fall season wearing checked dress, camel coat and boots
NYC style blogger in red purple plaid dress with sweetheart neckline and zipper down front
NYC style blogger in plaid dress, boots, bag and coat

This dress is a perfect example of a Thanksgiving Day look that does everything but the dishes. A-line, clever print, distracting front zipper and sweetheart neckline.  Yes, I will have seconds, thank you very much.  What you’re trying to achieve is a comfortable look that’s also going to put your best holiday style foot forward.  This dress, plus a delicate accessory or two (and a purse with room for pie), are plenty to be thankful for.

 

PAPER LONDON

Also love THIS plaid dress and THIS checked dress

 

DONNA KARAN NEW YORK

Check out more of my favorite Thanksgiving Day dresses at all price points below!  I’m completely obsessed with this beautiful print shirtdress and this sweater dress with button detailing down the side!. 

NYC style blogger wearing red plaid midi dress with boots
NYC style blogger in plaid dress, red boots and camel coat

NYC style blogger in long camel coat, tall boots and YSL red bag
Style blogger Mary Orton in plaid burgundy dress on city sidewalk
NYC style blogger in plaid midi dress, tall boots and long camel coat in New York sidewalk in fall season
NYC style blogger Mary Orton in plaid dress and YSL bag

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