Turkey Attire

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As promised last week, I’m coming at ya’ this week with Thanksgiving inspired posts. Today’s outfit is one for the cook: something you can wear if you’ll be slaving away all day in the kitchen (and munching on the goods early, if you know what I mean). Wednesday’s post will feature the perfect outfit for eating! ‘Cause we all know that’s the only thing I do on Turkey Day. 🙂 And also, a quick side note: Today marks the 200th post on Graceful Rags! Can you believe that?! Time sure does fly when you’re having fun.

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I always try to wear “fall-ish” colors on Thanksgiving like oranges, burgundies, and reds. I once wore a red/yellow/orange striped summer tank top just so I could stick with my outfit tradition! You best believe I got some disapproving stares from my mother…This year I decided to mix it up a bit and wear olive green tones instead. I love how this outfit turned out with the stripes and jacket matching perfectly and the brown accents.

I generally lean towards a more comfortable outfit for Thanksgiving—I guess just because it’s a cozy holiday—but now that I think about it, that’s kind of silly. I’m always looking for excuses to dress up, and a holiday seems like the perfect reason to get all fancy! Haha. Anyways, this outfit is great for cooking because it’s comfy and has light layers, so when you get all worked up and sweaty stressing about that turkey, you can take the jacket off.

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Now It’s Your Turn!

Time for you to pick out your perfect Thanksgiving outfit, so here are some things to keep in mind if you’ll be cooking a lot:

  • Make your outfit more interesting and special with jewelry, but remember to leave the rings and long necklaces in the jewelry box. You don’t want your rings to get dirty while you’re stuffing the turkey, and you don’t want to risk losing them by taking them off in the kitchen. Long pendants are a no because they can get in the way of cooking and fall into a pot while stirring.
  • Put your hair in a sassy bun to keep it up and out of your face. Nobody wants to find a hair in their pumpkin pie! Yuck.
  • Avoid white. My shirt is pretty light colored, I admit, but just consider a top that could possibly hide a stain, should the gravy spill all over you.
  • Even though wearing a chunky sweater would be super cozy and fall appropriate, I don’t recommend it because cooking can make you hot. Or just being around the oven can make you hot. Or you just are hot. 😉
  • Last but not least, yes, sweaters and shirts with dramatic or bell sleeves are all the rage right now. But no, you should not wear them for Thanksgiving. Just imagine that pretty ruffle falling into the bowl of stuffing. No bueno.

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I hope you enjoyed this post and found it helpful for picking out your outfit. I’m so excited for the holiday and for break!


Miles of smiles,



Green Striped Tee: Down East, $18, debut on the blog // Olive Military Jacket: Nordstrom Rack, $30 // Skinny Jeans: A.N.A. via JCPenney, $30 // Brown Booties: DSW, $35 // Brown Stitch Belt // Brown Club Monaco Purse: won in giveaway 

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