Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and I am busy making a grocery list so that I can have the family over for dinner. Joe’s sister and her family will be coming, along with my son and his family who live next door. My daughter will be spending Thanksgiving in Alaska, and even though we will miss having her here, I know that her extended Alaskan family will be welcoming to her.
We are creatures of habit and we seem to have the same items on our Thanksgiving menu every year. I would love to change things up a little, but I am always afraid to try new things for the first time when I have company coming. So, I stick to tried and true foods like turkey and dressing, sweet potato crunch, cranberry salad, corn, green beans, rolls, and then a few desserts. Is that too boring? Do I need to add something crazy like broccoli casserole or pasta salad? Lol! What is YOUR favorite side dish?
I don’t know about you, but I want to be comfortable at any holiday event. So, jeans are my go-to choice when comfort is my goal. However, who doesn’t want to look fashionable and stylish when the family is all gathered around the table for Thanksgiving? I will be adding this black velvet smocked tee by Gibson for a casual style that looks elegant. Velvet is one of those materials that add elegance and opulence to anything else that you are wearing. This tee enhances your best assets with the pleating in the material, and it hides my least favorite part of my body, the tummy. The top runs true to size and I am wearing a medium to give you an idea of the fit. Because I am wearing the top indoors, the short sleeves will be fine. But, if you have to drive to your dinner location, then adding a jacket or coat will keep you plenty warm. I know that you will love this top, and you will wear it in lots of ways. Here is the link to the tee, and below are a couple of tops that I like.
This photo gives you a better look at the smocking on the tee and how cute it looks. I am wearing silver jewelry with this top, and even though the cross pendant has pearls and crystals, it still gives you a casual vibe. The next time that I style this top, I will go for a dressier look, and add jewelry that will reflect that style. The earrings that I am wearing have both silver and gold metals, and they can go with any casual style outfit. My circle Tiffany’s necklace is always in style, and I normally keep it on with everything. The clasp is tiny and it is hard to remove, so I find it easier to leave it on all the time. The long pearl-encrusted pendant is one that I have had for years. I love it, and I wish that I could find similar ones for you. My best suggestion would be to check on eBay and Etsy because they have lots of cross pendants.
Let’s talk about these heels! These shoes are by Jessica Simpson, and they up the WOW factor by 100% when you put them on. I love the mixture of animal prints like the tiger, cheetah, and giraffe on the heels. It is like taking a walk on the wild side in these babies. They are not for the faint of heart since they also sport a 4″ heel. If you can tolerate a heel that high, then you will love this shoe. They run true to size, and I am wearing my normal size 9. Here is the link to the shoes. And, a few more to choose from if these are not your cup of tea.
A lady commented on the blog that if skinny jeans go out of style, just don’t tell her. Haha! I have to agree with her statement because I love wearing my skinny jeans. I know that they might not work for every body type, so you need to experiment to see what looks best on you. In order to show off my gorgeous heels, I am wearing the jeans cuffed. You can buy jeans that already have the cuff sewn in, or you can cuff them yourself. For this look, the jeans are only rolled up one time, and it is a smaller cuff. Some times I will do a larger cuff, but that is for a casual look, and normally it is when I wear sneakers or ankle boots. Here is how I wore jeans to Thanksgiving back in 2015, it was a little different look.
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