What to Wear on Thanksgiving

Lemon Stripes Thanksgiving Outfit

First of all, my heart was absolutely broken when I woke up this morning. I’m devastated by last night’s news, but as Obama predicted, the sun rose today. I can only pray that we’ll all be ok. The show must go on, and although it feels silly to be posting about turkey shoes and plaid capes, such is life. Unfortunately, taking the day off isn’t an option, and despite my three or so hours of sleep, it’s a busy one.

Great things happen when women support other women, which is why I’m hosting a “Monograms & Macarons” party at Kirby and Company, my favorite store in the area, tonight from 5-9pm. Monogram Mary will be monogramming anything you pick up at the store, like this blanket and some amazing pieces from Dudley Stephens. The best part? They’ll have unlimited bubbly and macarons. I hope you will join me and these three strong, beautiful women, and we can all cheer each other up!

In other news, I can’t believe Thanksgiving is in two weeks… where does the time go? Every other year (it’s a divorced parents thing), we spend it with my dad’s family in Rhode Island, which is where we always spent the holiday as kids. My large Italian family does a six course meal that includes lasagna, obviously, before anyone even looks at turkey or stuffing. I love it and wouldn’t have it any other way! Luckily my cousin and I are both gluten and dairy free (read more on that here) so my aunt makes us our own version that we can actually eat.

With that kind of meal, you have to dress the part or you’ll be uncomfortable all night. I’ve got my Thanksgiving style down to an art at this point: Stretchy pants, an oversized top (yes this sweater again), and a bit of holiday flair. These cute turkey shoes couldn’t be more perfect! It’s cold in Rhode Island in November so I am throwing on this cape over the whole look for the ride over.

Jack Rogers Turkey Shoes

Buffalo Check Cap

Talbots Buffalo Check Cape

Turkey Shoes

Cape c/o / Sweater / Pants / Shoes c/o / Bag / Similar Necklace

Photos by Stephanie Elliot Photography.


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  1. splash of preppy said:

    Your shoes are SO adorable!!!
    xo elle // https://splashofpreppy.com

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  2. Ashley F said:

    Those shoes are so fun!

    Ashley // MyWellDressedLife.com

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  3. Heartbroken with you. But it was so great to see so much HRC support, I hope we can somehow move forward. Anyway, this cape is lovely–definitely feeling the cozy + classy look right now! Love your blog.

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    • Agreed! We need positivity. That’s all we can do.

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  4. Katie said:

    This outfit is so cute for Thanksgiving- it’s always important to be comfy for Thanksgiving (I mean with all that food you have too) and this outfit is perfect for still looking nice as well!


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  5. This is the cutest outfit! I love it, from head to toe (especially toe 😉

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  6. Caitlin said:

    I absolutely love that cape, especially paired with that gorgeous turquoise sweater! Now, if only it would get cold in Louisiana. 🙂

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    • Don’t wish it upon yourself. It’s not as fun as it looks, I promise 🙂

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  7. Lauren Schully said:

    Those are the cutest shoes!!! And I am definitely with you on the comfy clothes for Thanksgiving 🙂
    XO Lauren

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  8. Wendy said:

    Those shoes!

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  9. Liv said:

    Obsessed with your cape.



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  10. Paula Suzanne said:

    I just wanted to write and say that I am so happy you mentioned the election in your post. I feel like I follow a lot of blogs by women I see as strong leaders and it has been a little hard to look at them and see no mention of the devastation that has occurred, so thank you. Also I love your outfit!

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    • Bridget compagno said:

      Agree, Paula. I don’t expect bloggers to express huge political opinions but it is really weird today to go to blogs I read and see a post about shoes with no reference to how our country or said blogger is feeling. Julia, I am 40+ but think you and your blog are awesome.

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  11. Shawn said:

    Keep the faith for 2020 – the wheel of fortune will keep turning. And you look lovely in these photos.

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  12. Aubrey said:

    I love the shoes! Literally perfect for Thanksgiving.

    xx. The Coastal Confidence

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  13. Those shoes are so adorable!!!

    Kristina does the Internets

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  14. CelebratingthisLife said:

    A ray of sunshine on an otherwise cloudy day. Thanks for posting on this uncertain day (Canadians are just as stunned as y’all are!) Much love xx Rox-Anne, Celebratingthislife.ca

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  15. Jean said:

    Love the sweater. How does it run?

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    • It runs a little big. I’m wearing a small and it’s definitely oversized. So if you like that look, stay true to size but if you want it to fit properly, I would size down!

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