If your week is as busy as mine and your kids are partially not in school like mine, I know your To Do List is long and time is even shorter than usual. Let me take care of one item on your list - planning what to wear and pack for your Thanksgiving travels. (If you're not traveling/living out of a suitcase, the looks below may still provide some outfit inspiration for the week's festivities.
This plan covers Wednesday through Saturday and should easily fit in a carry on (if you're flying, God love you!) or weekender bag. Itinerary Wednesday day - travel day Wednesday night - GNO with high school buds Thursday - eat, nap, be grateful Friday day - shop, travel again, lounge Friday night - date night courtesy of grandparents Saturday - travel day The Plan The following six looks can be created from the items below with strategic repeating along the way. Wear: striped cardigan camo tee comfy denim slip-on sneakers Pack: chambray button down embellished sweater side slit sweater button down blouse graphic tee dressy (elastic waist) joggers dark denim leopard flats booties fun earrings x2 The Looks Wednesday day - travel day
Mix some prints and wear your comfiest denim for your travels. Slip-on sneakers are great for the airport or a drive across state lines. Wednesday night - GNO
Double denim is about as fancy as I need to get for a night out in my hometown. Wedge booties and some fun earrings are a little nod to kid-free time! Thursday - Happy Thanksgiving
Your Thanksgiving Day outfit should be built around two words - 1) elastic and 2) waistband. These dressy joggers were made for a day of feasting. An embellished sweater is easy but festive and leopard flats are always a good idea in my book. Friday day - shop, lounge, or travel
We switch families (travel down the turnpike) on Friday so comfort is key but another turkey dinner awaits so we need to be table-ready too. A chambray layered under a side slit sweater is put together but functional. Leopard flats keep the look interesting and a bit elevated. Don't forget - you already wore the jeans once to travel on Wednesday so even post-turkey, they're gonna fit fine! Friday night - date night
If the stars align, the hubs and I will get a night out ...but be in bed by 10 pm after all the day's activities. A pretty blouse, special earrings and long, dark denim are adult dinner (and maybe a movie) appropriate. Again, re-worn denim and a flowy blouse are strategic if, like me, you've just been through three Thanksgiving meals. Saturday - travel day
On the road again in a repeated cardi, pants, and slip-ons with a new graphic tee. Goals = be comfortable and get home safely. If they fit, I plan to add my black leather jacket and a black satchel for GNO and date night. I might also add a long pendant necklace to Friday's look to make it a bit more polished for Thanksgiving dinner #3. I really hope this packing plan is useful as you get everyone's suitcases put together this week. If you can't follow it exactly, consider following the pattern of repeating items and strategic layering. Don't forget to consider how your Thursday outfit coordinates with the rest of your families for reasons I explained here. Finally, I hope you feel pretty and comfortable where ever you're headed this week and that love feels abundant. #packingtips #fallstyle #Thanksgiving #whatImpacking