Are you needing some outfit inspiration for the week of Thanksgiving? Well, I found a really pretty poncho and the most perfect top for leggings to wear during the Thanksgiving break. I found them both in the Free People section of Nordstrom after they asked me to check it out. Did you know that Nordstrom started carrying Free People? What I like specifically about Nordstrom’s Free People selection is that their buyers have chosen practical items. I love Free People, but some of their pieces can be a bit too revealing, fussy, and short for my taste. That’s why I was so happy to find this must have leggings top in Nordstrom’s collection -it’s just my speed! If you’ve been a long time reader then you already know this, but I am somewhat obsessive about being comfortable while traveling (too many stomach aches from tight waistbands). This Thanksgiving we are driving up to Dallas. It’s a four hour car ride with kids, so I need to be comfy (am I right, or am I right?). That means leggings and a super soft top. Oh, and sneakers that are easy to slide on and off.I love the extra details in this shirt, which make it more than just a regular legging t-shirt. For instance, the knit changes from waffle to ribbed in various places. I also like that the neckline is not too low and not too high!Obviously I love the fact that the shirt covers both the front and back, but I really like that it comes up on the sides. This allows the front to hit at the right place on the leg, which avoids the horizontal line at the hips. I also love the extra detail of a swoop hem in the front and the square hem in the back.
Yup, I bought another pair of sneakers. Ahhhhhhh! I couldn’t help myself, they are high tops, and they are leopard! Yes and yes! Cool squared. (Or maybe the fact that I just said cool squared is quite dorky-ha!)
Oh, and not to worry my colorful friends (Kathryn I’m talking to you), this top comes in a TON of different COLORS!
Outfit Links: Top- Free People, Leggings- Old but these have really good reviews, Shoes- Sole Society, Scarf- Nordstrom for similar, Watch- Kate Spade, Necklace- Argento Vivo, Earrings- Argento Vivo for similar, Bracelet- Gorjana for similar
Now that we’ve covered the travel outfit, what are you going to wear on Thanksgiving day?!?! Here is what I’ll be wearing. Of course I’ll have on “The Best Fitting Grey Jeans“, because they are super comfy and make me look like I have a butt! I got inspired by my friend who recently wore her grey jeans with her cognac Rag and Bone booties (I posted about it on FB). I thought she looked adorable, so I copied!With this colorful, fun, boho-y poncho, a big J. Lo hoop and bangles felt just right.Truth be told, while I’m in the kitchen with the girls getting dinner ready, I will not be in these booties or the poncho (fire hazard and fall hazard -ha!). I will always remember my aunt making the meal, and about 15 minutes before company arrived, she would go in her room and change into her nice clothes (never jeans, but she has started to allow it in recent years). That’s exactly what I’ll be doing here. Just like her, I’ll be completely ready in my jeans, flat booties, and a t-shirt, and right before the company comes, I’ll throw on my poncho and change my shoes (maybe).
Well guys, Thanksgiving is in 8 days, which is just enough time to order a little something for yourself! I hope you have happy, safe, and cozy travels, my friends. You can thank me later when your stomach is not cramping, and you have just a little more patience with your kids (and family) because you’re comfy and look cute!Outfit Links: Poncho- Free People, Jeans- Paige, Shoes- Kristen Cavallari, Earrings- Argento Vivo, Bracelets- Alex and Ani
Photos by Traci Ling