27 November 2010

Tip-Top Thanksgiving

Here is what I wore to Thanksgiving dinner where there were 16 people all having a huge dinner at my mom's boyfriend's house. Both of our families were there and it was wonderful. I always wanted to have a huge holiday dinner with lots of kids and grown-ups and wine...well, we always had a lot of wine but usually its been a small party with my grandparents. What made it even more special is that as I was headed out the door I stepped out into the first little snow of the year. I practically worship snow and was so excited and smiling so hard I almost cried. Quite the successful kick-off to the holiday season.
Via coat, Penn State scarf, Halogen purse, gifted-thrifted sweater, Express tee shirt, Betsey Johnson skirt, AA tights, Envy shoes from Modcloth, Juicy Couture necklace
I realized after taking the pictures that you can't see the detail on my skirt! I took one just to show it off, though the color is actually a very pretty cream color with a hint of pink. This was such a steal, only $25 at the Betsey Johnson outlet store (from more than $300). Also, drawstring which is essential for enjoying such a momentous day of feasting. It had to be let out (at least twice!).My mom completely outdid herself this year. Our dinner was incredibly tasty and sustainable. About 80% of the food came fresh from a local farm. The turkey was delivered special from STAR Farm in Kentucky where the birds are truly free-range and raised completely organically as part of the slow food movement. Lately we haven't been eating meat because of the questionable politics and health detriments behind industrially processed animals so this was a very special meal. Of course, since we've been eating so many local in-season veggies my mom made a TON of side dishes and showed off her skill in perfecting veggie heavy dinners.
My mom and grandpa with our beautiful turkey.A fresh cranberry centerpiece.The reason I wore a drawstring skirt...The amazing side dishes: green beans sauteed with garlic and oil, fennel and leeks in cream sauce, grilled cauliflower and bacon, roasted root veggies.List of what I'm thankful for: family, friends, my amazing job and the people I work with, kisses, beer, yummy food, and blogging.
xoxo

42 comments

  1. 1. LOVE your outfit, esp that coat!

    2. The food looks AMAZING.

    3. I just ate smarties and thought of you

    xx

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  2. Oh my goodness, your mom looks like she is an amazing cook! I didn't think you could do much with veggies, I was way wrong. :/

    Your outfit is adorable! You dressed perfectly for the occasion. The drawstring skirt is a clever idea for all the eating!

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  3. looks delish!
    my mom is all about veggie heavy meals as well.

    thank goodness the farmers market in jacksonville is amazing, slow food all the way :)

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  4. I love your coat, so classy with the red tights! I <3 Betsey! The food looks so yummy!

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  5. Love what youre wearing! :) x
    http://therealsteph.blogspot.com

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  6. Amazing outfit and amazing food! :)

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  7. i LOVe tHiS PoSt..
    NiCe PiCtURe..
    yuMmy!!
    (^,^)v

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  8. YUM! Delicious and eco friendly! You guys rock. Can you ship me the leek and cream dish? ;)

    Beer and blogging are good things to be thankful for

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  9. Love that coat, its adorable. Your red tights are lovely and your thanksgiving looked absolutely delicious :)

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  10. ADORE your coat! Thats the one i'm looking for! I love the buttons!
    You had a good reason for that skirt ineed:) the food looks DELISHOUS!!your mom did i great job i can tell:)

    Happy i ran into your blgo! love reading your posts and your style is amazing! im gonna follow you!

    hope you visit and follow me back,
    love
    from belgium
    fashionfabrice

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  11. I love the cardigan/jacket thing. x

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  12. looks like a really great celebration, and completely agree with everyone fab coat. x

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  13. your thanksgiving looks and sounds absolutely perfect :) and i'm loving your coat and shoes too! x

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  14. I am just adoring that coat, soo sweet! So happy you had a lovely day with family. =)

    xo
    Sophie

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  15. I love the outfits! and the food looks so delicious :)

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  16. Looks pretty flippin' tasty! Your outfit is adorable too, and good thinking with the drawstring haha! And, $25 for a super cute Betsy Johnson skirt.... score!!! :)
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  17. You look so adorable! I love the skirt & that pretty cardigan.

    Looks like you had a lovely Thanksgiving! That meal looks delicious. :D

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  18. the skirt is gorgeous! love it with the red tights. and that food is making me soo hungry!!

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  19. incredible outfit! i la la love your coat. the skirt is reallyy pretty. what a steal.

    the food looks amazingg!

    :)
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  20. cute outfit! and the food looks amazing :)

    x

    nrahrahrah.blogspot.com

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  21. I love love love hte coat in the first shot!
    and the food looks really delicious!

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  22. love your coat, its gorgeous <3 and yummy food, make me hungry in the middle of the night.


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  23. That food looks delicious! And your outfit is really cute.. I love the coat and shoes!
    http://champagneandmarshmallows.blogspot.com/

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  24. so yummy & i love the navy coat!

    ~ x♥x♥ :)
    ~ x♥x♥ :)
    ~ x♥x♥ :)
    ~ www.caelinyc.com

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  25. love your style
    & you're super cute!
    following! :)

    xx elanor
    missing-lovebirds.blogspot.com

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  26. you're so pretty--i love that skirt! and oh my gosh, i know thanksgiving is over already, but this food looks so good i could totally do it all over again :)

    happy you have a nice, "grown-up" dinner!

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  27. best outfit yet :) and i want to stuff my face with all this food!

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  28. Love these pics! Thanks so much for commenting on my blog!

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  29. Yum yum that meal looks delicious! Love that it was sustainable too :)

    Also really liking that navy coat, it's gorgeous. Same for the cute cardigan.

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  30. I am just adoring that coat, soo sweet! So happy you had a lovely day with family. =)

    xo
    Sophie

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  31. Love that coat, its adorable. Your red tights are lovely and your thanksgiving looked absolutely delicious :)

    http://ittybittybomb.blogspot.com/

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  32. ADORE your coat! Thats the one i'm looking for! I love the buttons!
    You had a good reason for that skirt ineed:) the food looks DELISHOUS!!your mom did i great job i can tell:)

    Happy i ran into your blgo! love reading your posts and your style is amazing! im gonna follow you!

    hope you visit and follow me back,
    love
    from belgium
    fashionfabrice

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  33. I am just adoring that coat, soo sweet! So happy you had a lovely day with family. =)

    xo
    Sophie

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  34. so yummy & i love the navy coat!

    ~ x♥x♥ :)
    ~ x♥x♥ :)
    ~ x♥x♥ :)
    ~ www.caelinyc.com

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  35. That food looks delicious! And your outfit is really cute.. I love the coat and shoes!
    http://champagneandmarshmallows.blogspot.com/

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  36. I love love love hte coat in the first shot!
    and the food looks really delicious!

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