Feeling Thankful and Fashionable
Hey loves! I am making up for lost time and writing another blogpost this week! While I am supposed to be baking cookies for dessert on Thanksgiving, I figured fashion should come first. Forget cooking and setting the table because the outfit is the main course! You all know how much I love being festive, so I wanted to embrace the colors of fall. This look has lots of warm tones, reminiscent of pumpkin, spice, and everything nice. I chose a sophisticated, yet fun orange shift dress, paired it with some beige over-the-knee boots, threw on some gold accessories, and grabbed my purse, in case I need to stash any leftovers (just kidding, I hate leftovers)! There are always a lot of factors when it comes to dressing for Thanksgiving since you have to think about comfort, cuteness, and classiness. You want an ensemble that you can eat in, but chic is always on the menu! My outfit covers all the bases, so all you have to worry about is getting a good seat at dinner. Aside from the holiday, you can wear this to work, for date night, or wear it to a last minute Friendsgiving with your best gal pals. Wherever you eat and whoever you eat with, I can assure you that you will be feeling thankful and fashionable! So, keep on scrolling for details on these pieces because even though I can't guarantee your family won't ask you if you have a boyfriend, I can guarantee they will ask you where you got your outfit.
If I am going to be honest, I don't get super excited over Thanksgiving food. I like mashed potatoes and corn (all the carbs haha), but I actually eat chicken instead of turkey. However, I will most definitely be saving room for my chocolate chip cookies for dessert. All of that food has me thinking about sweatpants already, but this dress is a much more stylish alternative. I went with a shift dress because it has extra room throughout the hips and bodice, meaning it has a looser silhouette. Though it isn't super fitted, this dress still has structure, so you will look put together. The mini, above the knee, hem contrasts nicely with the voluminous sleeves and high neckline. Speaking of sleeves, you can probably guess that they are my favorite feature of the dress. The feminine ruffle detail adds the right amount of flair! I also love the rich color of this piece—I can just smell the crisp fall air when I put it on. Usually, I steer clear of orange because of my fair complexion, but this shade looks flattering on all skin tones. I would call it a pumpkin color because it is a deeper orange. To complement the hue, I accessorized with gold jewelry. Again, the warm tones pair beautifully with gold metal because of the yellow undertones. A simple bolo necklace enhances the look but doesn't take away from the the dress. For a little flashier piece, I also wore my chunky vintage bracelet that was fitting for my surroundings in this Victorian house, where no detail is spared. Lastly, the vintage Gucci that we all know and love is the perfect purse to complete any outfit!
Over-the-knee boots, a.k.a. OTK boots, are part of every fashionista's fall/winter uniform. I can see why all my fellow bloggers and style lovers gravitate towards this footwear because it makes any outfit look super chic. I love that these boots sit high on the leg because any coverage in this cold weather is appreciated (especially when the weather forecast for Thanksgiving says it is going to be a brisk 22 degrees). And, anytime I can get away with not wearing tights, I take advantage! These boots look great on everyone because they make your stems look miles long! Depending on your preference, you can choose to wear OTK boots with a heel or you can find flat options. However, walking isn't usually in the equation on Thanksgiving, unless it is from the table to the couch, so your feet shouldn't suffer too much. On the other hand, you may want to wear flats in order to rest your feet before hitting the malls on Black Friday. No matter what style you choose, OTK boots and dresses go together like turkey and stuffing!
I realize it is now officially the holiday, so Happy Thanksgiving to all of my readers! I actually wasn't going to do another post this week, due to the fact that I have plenty of things to keep me busy over my break, but I couldn't help myself! I just had to share this outfit with you all! Because it was a bit last minute, I had to quickly find a location to fit my theme. Thankfully (pun intended), I was able to shoot in this beautiful home that was built in 1835. Nestled between other homes filled with character, this place possessed so many stunning features, including this mirror. As much as I love modern architecture, there is something so special about old buildings. On another note, when it comes to what I am thankful for, I am so blessed to have a roof over my head, to be surrounded with loving friends and family, and to live a healthy life. Also, I am so thankful to have found a passion in which I have so much support, thanks to all of you! Don't forget to comb those closets for dresses that leave you with enough room for dessert, and go for the gold with coordinating accessories. If you are too busy eating, then take your place on the sofa and shop my links! Also, download the LIKEtoKNOW.it app to instantly shop my looks via screenshot, and follow me @theclosetcomber to stay up to date! I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with lots of food, love, and fashion! As always, Happy Closet Combing!
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