This is what I wore on Thanksgiving, when I spent the entire day slaving over the kitchen to cook a delicious meal for my family. I spent hours on the turkey, mashed potatoes, and mac and cheese, while my loved ones sat around the table drinking and talking. It was a tough task, but it was worth it to create a wonderful meal for my family.
I really didn't do much but stand there and lend a helping hand every so often (barely) as my dad and sister-in-law cooked, while one of my brothers (who just started bartending) made everyone cocktails. Even though I can't take any of the credit for the meal — which I joked with my family I would do on my blog — I can still say it was a fantastic dinner. Our family kept it pretty small, with only about 10 of us I think, which was nice. Well, any day that involves homemade mashed potatoes is automatically perfect in my book. I don't think you all can comprehend how much I love mashed potatoes.
This is my nephew, Jackson. He's obviously having just as much fun as I am:
I received this dress in a permanent swap not too long ago, but I've been saving it. Something about it just felt like it was made to be worn on Thanksgiving, and I feel pretty confident in my decision. I only wish I had remembered to take off my cardigan for some photos to show you the sleeves.
I'll probably do a post to wrap up my week at home, but I did go shopping late on Thanksgiving night. I know it's a terrible thing to do, but I will always be a Black Friday shopper. Besides, I will only go when it's late enough that everyone has had time with their families. I'm all for deals, but I would never sacrifice family time. It helps that my entire family is just as into Black Friday as I am (well, my brother who works for PacSun's website was up all night working, rather than shopping. So he might care about it for different reasons). I went with a group of my friends that night and one of my brothers on Friday, and I managed to get most of my Christmas shopping done. However, I'm starting to think I have too many loved ones in my life. At this rate, I'm pretty sure I'll run out of money before I finish buying gifts for everyone. I'm considering just giving them the best gift of all — friendship. They'll like that, right?
Dress: Modcloth (swapped)
Necklace: c/o eFoxcity