I can’t believe Thanksgiving is just a couple weeks away! I feel like it always kind of sneaks up on us after Halloween, but this year I’m especially excited for it. Do you dress up for the day or go more casual? I’m all about casual and comfort – basically anything I can wear to chase around two toddlers and eat and drink to my hearts content. Today I wanted to share 8 casual Thanksgiving outfit ideas that you can easily recreate with pieces from your own closet.
Happy Monday! After today there are only 4 more Monday’s in 2018. How insane is that?! A couple weeks ago I noticed the trees in our neighborhood dropping leaves like crazy. And obviously this is something to get excited about since we live in Orange County and aren’t that used to seeing. Crosby and I put on our coziest sweaters and headed out to play in the leaves. My pink cowl neck sweater from BB Dakota is under $100 and also comes in black. It’s so soft and kind of feels like wearing a bathrobe… not mad at that.
Crosby recently went through a growth spurt, a lot of her pants were too short. I got her a few pairs of leggings from Cotton On Kids. Toddler clothing sizing is all over the place, a lot of times the waist is too big, or they’re too short. But she fits perfectly into their size 1 right now. I also got her fuzzy sweatshirt there. And this is the outfit she wore on Thanksgiving. 🙂
Crosby’s not the only one going through a growth spurt… I think my bump has doubled in size the past couple of weeks. I always heard you show faster with your second – I think my bump is as big as it was when I was 7 or 8 months pregnant with Crosby. I’m stocking up all things comfortable to get me through this winter pregnant. Roomy sweaters, joggers, long cardigans, etc. I’m a little scared to see how big I am in April!
Some of my new closet additions… this velvet jumpsuit that I thought would be fun for a holiday party, I went up one size. This soft pullover that’s perfect for everyday. Pretty black blouse for when I want to dress up a bit. The most comfortable leggings that actually aren’t maternity but work perfectly if you’re pregnant and go over the bump. And this sherpa draped jacket that is perfect for the chillier weather we’ve been having.
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Messy hair, don’t care… should have been the title of this post. We were running around all morning before I took these and my hair could definitely use a brushing… oops. I’m wearing another bump-hugging dress that I love and think this outfit would be perfect for a dressier Thanksgiving. We usually keep it pretty casual on Turkey Day, but I wanted to throw out this option if you’re searching for a dress option.
I don’t really wear body-con dresses normally, but I love them when I’m pregnant. I think they’re so flattering for all stages of pregnancy. My favorite way to wear them is with a duster, cardigan or kimono layered on top. I’m wearing this chenille duster from Love, Fire that I just can’t get enough of.
Everything I’m wearing (aside from my bag) is new from Nordstrom. I’ve been shopping a little more than normal lately. It’s still hot here and I’ve been looking for cute outfits that are comfortable and practical. As much as I love high-waisted jeans, they’re just not cutting it these days.
I posted these booties on Instagram and Like to Know It and they were a hit! I love wearing booties in the fall, but I’m pretty picky. First up they need to be comfortable. I also like a low heel and a slight dip in the front. These checked all the boxes and they’re under $100. They come in black too if you’re looking for a good black bootie.
With the holidays basically here… we have our first party next weekend. I’ve started looking for more dresses that will work for me. I’m loving this metallic slip dress that you can wear on it’s own or layer a tee under… a 90’s throwback I’m loving. This longer midi dress is also on my list. It comes in both black and cream and the side slit makes it really flattering. This navy sweater dress is a really cute option for the holidays. I’d get it for Thanksgiving, but last year it was 90 degrees here… #seasons.
Hope you’re having a great week – thanks for reading and following!
Today is the first day of early access for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. If you’re a Nordstrom card holder, you can now shop the sale! Yesterday I got to preview the sale and found so many great deals.I can’t wait to start shopping. I want to share some of my favorites – things I personally own and love as well as new items I’m hoping to snag.
If you want to shop the sale now you need to be a Nordstrom card holder. To do that you can sign up here or in your local store. If you’re not a card holder, you can start shopping July 20th!
This sweater was hands down my favorite clothing item and is just around $30! I love the color – it’s such a pretty but bright watermelon. I paired it with my denim shorts here but will take it into fall with darker jeans. Can also be worn with white shorts in the summer.
The cutest cami that has a slight peplum hem. I’d wear this until at least November in Southern California. I layered this cozy cardigan over it to show how it could be taken into cooler temps. I’m also loving these jeans. I went with my normal size and they fit like a glove and they’re under $60
Will definitely be purchasing.
This romper was just too cute to pass up. I love that it’s a summery piece on sale. This would be so perfect for a bride to be – for a shower, bachelorette party or any other wedding related event. I’m not a bride but and it still works. I’d typically wear an xs but sized up to a small and love that it’s not too tight.
This dress is really cute and can be worn now with sandals… or later with a cardigan or suede jacket and booties. It comes in another color too!
Booties are always a hit at this sale. This pair is such a great color and practical heel height.
My favorite beauty products that I own that are included in the sale:
Baby items I love on sale:
Hope you had a relaxing holiday weekend! I’m slowly getting back into the swing of things over here and today I wanted to share my favorite after Christmas sale. It’s actually Nordstrom’s half-yearly sale and there are a ton of great mark-downs.
The perfect time to stock up on wardrobe staples or fun trendy pieces. Sharing all my favorites above and below!
Happy Wednesday – thanks for reading!
I'm Ashley, a professional stylist, wife, and new mom, sharing my love of fashion, beauty, home decor, travel, and life in sunny Southern California!