Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thanksgiving Snaps

I wasn't very diligent with picture taking on Thanksgiving, as I had my mind on other important things (i.e. mashed potatoes, returning for a second helping of pie, etc.), but nonetheless, I managed to snap a few pictures of our day.

B240430Our lovely Thanksgiving hostess, two years in a row (see last year here).  Terri was one of my bosses at AT, and she and her family have been so good to Matt and I since we've been in Chicago.  They have hosted us for almost every holiday since we've been here, including two Thanksgivings, Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, and Easter.  I told you they were wonderful.  And Terri's cooking?  Oh my goodness, it's insane.

IMG 0231Quick pic of my Thanksgiving outfit, which had two requirements: stretchy pants and a top that will conceal 13 helpings of mashed potatoes.  PS: A few weeks ago, I was craving some oversized, chunky sweaters, and as a Texan, I had only two in my closet.  So I snagged this one during Loft's Friends and Family sale a few weeks ago.  (It was one of the four items I mentioned in my recent spending freeze post.)  And I couldn't be happier with the almost-Snuggie-but-still-a-little-chic oversized look.  Mashed potatoes here I come :)

Sweater: Ann Taylor Loft {here}
Leggings: Ann Taylor
Brooch: vintage from my grandma
Tee: the Gap
Ring: David Yurman

B240426Closeup of my greyhound brooch and my mixed metallic manicure (OPI Glitzerland and Ulta Chic Peek).

B240432A very festive table with a few plates already missing, let the feast begin!

B240429Getting to spend life with this guy is a big reason I am thankful, this week and always.

How was your Thanksgiving?  If you did a Thanksgiving post, please leave a link in the comment section so I can come take a peek at your celebration!  Tomorrow it's back to work, and I have a feeling this week is going to feel crazy long after having a few days off.  But I'm counting down, because the Christmas season is here, and I get to see my family in less than a month.  Eeek, I can't wait!


MJ @ Teaching in Heels said...

Loving that sweater. And it's exactly what you needed for a day of eating :)

Lindsay said...

We were totally on the same page as far as dressing for the occasion! Love that sweater and your nails! :)

Shelby said...

You always look so pretty! Of course I can't resist an opportunity to link up some blog love! :)

Anytime you and Matt decide to come out Northwest we'd totally have some delicious recommendations for you two!! :)

Anna Walker said...

That sweater is GREAT and your requirements for the Turkey Day dinner outfit are hilarious! :)
Glad you had a lovely Thanksgiving, and I hope you had a lovely weekend as well! :)

LaLa's in the Land of Enchantment said...

You are so gorgeous! I myself just invested in an oversized sweater! They are so comfortable and warm! I love when you take pictures of your jewelry. :) Always a favorite. Especially the earings Matt got you for the wedding.

cheryl denise said...

gorgeous photos - happy thanksgiving!!

a peek of chic

Jamie said...

I have a similar sweater that I wore on Thanksgiving to conceal my extra helping of pie, too! And I'm LOVING the manicure!

Tamara Nicole said...

Love the nails! Sounds like a fun time:-)

Charlotte said...

The nails are very cute! We don't have Thanksgiving where I live, but it's fun to see what everyone's been doing in Blogland!
Have a nice week!

Melanie said...

Love your sweater! You look so chic, as usual!