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How to Incorporate Velvet into Your Holiday Look

what to wear to thanksgiving

The greatest feast of the year is this week, and I can hardly believe it!

For those of you who celebrate turkey day, where are you celebrating this year? At home, away, at a friend’s house, with family, or maybe you’re simply taking advantage of the time off from work and doing a bit of traveling—where will you be?

After we got married, Rob and I decided to split the holidays between our two families, and each year we switch off which holiday we spend with each family. Last year our Thanksgiving was pretty untraditional, but still so amazing. We went to Italy with Rob’s family, and instead of a turkey dinner, we ate a delicious Italian meal that we cooked ourselves!

heathered grey overcoat
red velvet ankle pants

holiday style

buffalo check sweater

We’re heading to my parents’ home in Dallas for Thanksgiving this year. Most of my extended family lives in Dallas, so Thanksgiving is always our biggest family holiday and my parents always host! The guest list includes 21 family members—it’s crazy how much the family has grown over the years. Instead of Thanksgiving dinner, we have a late lunch and spend the rest of the afternoon catching up with family and watching football (or just drinking wine by the fire, like me!).

Another good question? What are you wearing to Thanksgiving dinner?!

grey winter coat

check sweater velvet pants

thanksgiving outfit
winter outfit ideas

At our house, Thanksgiving is never dressy affair, but I still like to wear something special for the occasion. This outfit—red velvet pants paired with this buffalo check sweater—is the perfect balance of festive, comfortable and polished! I wore it to my event at Ann Taylor in Chicago a few weeks ago and fell in love! Velvet is one of the biggest fashion trends this year and it’s so versatile! I’ve included a few more ways to wear velvet here:


Heels are never necessary at my house, but I love an excuse to wear them, and this scalloped pair is so fun! But if you don’t want to wear heels, trade them out for a pair of cute flats like this pair or this pair.

tassel earrings

how to wear velvet

street style outfit

Since we’ll be in Dallas for this holiday, that means we’ll be spending Christmas with Rob’s family in Denver. Both of our sisters just got married and thankfully we made sure that they’re on the same schedule as us, so we’ll get to see them when we head back for the holidays. I can hardly wait!

I’m heading home this afternoon. With my sister’s wedding this fall, I didn’t get to spend as much time with my parents as I usually do, so I wanted to come in a day early to visit with them and help my mom get prepped for Thanksgiving before the craziness ensues.

When and where are you heading for the holiday? What are you wearing for Thanksgiving dinner?

BTW, a dressier look for Thanksgiving, and a casual look for the big feast!

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