Scarves, Ponchos, Wraps: The Best Outfit for Thanksgiving Day

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Happy Hump Day, loves! Does anyone else feel like this has been the longest week? At least next week kicks off Thanksgiving so there will be lots of rest (and food)! My girls are also off all of next week and frankly, I’m really excited about it. This year the girls are old enough to both help me prep our Thanksgiving dishes — eek! I’m planning on spending the first half of the week in the kitchen with the girls listening to Christmas music (shhh…don’t tell Trav).

The dishes we are in charge of this year are the twice baked potatoes, the infamous Cobbs family corn casserole, and we might even try my great grandmother’s famous oatmeal cookies. Trav is one of several pie makers in our family, so he’ll be tackling the baking! Do you have any “must have” dishes for Thanksgiving?

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As we start to meal prep for Thanksgiving, I’ve also started planning out outfits for the holiday. Ultimately, we all want the same basic things out of our Thanksgiving outfits, right? An outfit that looks like “fall,” an outfit you can lounge in, and most importantly, an outfit that can stretch and/or hide your food baby.

For us, we’ll be staying at my in-laws for a couple of days, which means I’ll need a couple of outfits. I know for a fact that I will be bringing my spanx leggings to pair with an oversized sweater. I’m thinking spanx leggings for the day after Thanksgiving to make it look like I didn’t gain 20 lbs in one day…

But for Thanksgiving day, I think I’m going with cute and comfortable. I think sweater dresses are great for Thanksgiving Day, but over the years I’ve grown to prefer jeans and a sweater or poncho. Not only do I prefer something that hides my food baby a little bit, but I also like to be in something I can lay on the couch in without worrying about flashing a family member.

For starters, if you’re not going to wear a dress or skirt, opt for leggings or jeans with a little stretch in them. These Mott & Bow jeans have been my go-to skinny jeans for 2 years. They are high waisted and have the perfect amount of stretch in them. They are stretchy enough to give your tum tum room to expand, but not so stretchy that they start falling off of you after 5 minutes.

Then, I recommend pairing your stretchy denim with a poncho or blanket scarf. This one in today’s post is the best of both worlds – it’s a poncho scarf! It is big like a blanket scarf, soft like an actual blanket, but has arm holes, too, so it won’t fall off. Yes and yes. The neutral colors allow you to pair it with almost anything – a skirt, a dress, or over jeans.

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So, why a scarf or poncho over a sweater? My answer is multifaceted. I love a poncho or scarf because it’s comfortable. It truly is like you’re wearing a blanket, so you’re bound to be cozy all day. We also know that when you spend all day cooking and hanging out with family, the temperature of the house fluctuates drastically. Layering with a poncho scarf allows you to easily shed a layer if you need to. And most importantly, a scarf or poncho gives you room for your belly to grow! We all know food is the biggest parts of Thanksgiving, so opt for a blanket scarf or poncho to give you room to expand, haha.

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top: similar | scarf: madewell | denim: mott & bow | bag: universal thread | sunnies: karen walker | necklace: kendra scott + charm | boots: similar, similar


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