Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving Styles: Dressy and Casual.

In honor of Thanksgiving and Black Friday, I decided to put together 2 different Looks for you, today. These are my ideas of an Outfit to wear for Thanksgiving Dinner - where you are invited as a Guest, and later on Black Friday as a Shopper. I chose each Outfit from 2 of my Favorite stores.

Thanksgiving Styles: Dressy and Casual.

This first Outfit is brought to you by Banana Republic (details below). 
If I was invited to a Family Thanksgiving Dinner, I would dress up (somewhat), of course. For this, I went with a Simple and Classic Color pairing: Black+Red (in honor also of my country Albania, since today is our Independence Day) and added a little bit of Cognac through the Skinny Belt, Flats and Clutch (notice 2 trends: Animal Print & Color-block). I mixed+matched Leopard (Belt) with Python (Shoes). I wanted the Outfit to shine so I added a Pop of Neon Color with the Neon Yellow, Statement Necklace and a couple of Gold Bracelets for some arm candy. A pair of Silver Studs and a Classic Navy Coat with some Black, Leather Gloves finished off the look. Between the Red Pants, Gold Jewelry and Navy Coat, I feel a little Nautical, Preppy vibe coming off of this, also. I think this Outfit is Polished, Chic, Dressy but also a little Casual. You wouldn't feel confined or over-dressed wearing it. How do you like it? I must say I am in love with each piece, in particular the Jewelry, Coat & Clutch.

Banana Republic navy military coat

Banana Republic stretch ankle pants

Banana Republic pointy toe flat

Banana republic purse

Banana Republic neon necklace

Banana Republic gold bangle

Banana Republic fake gold jewelry

Banana Republic accessory

This second Outfit is brought to you by Old Navy (details below).
For this Outfit I kept big busy malls, long lines, full parking lots and busy traffic in mind. I also figured that a full Coat would keep one quite hot so a Puffer Vest came to mind. The Camouflage Pants paired with the Arrow, Graphic Sweatshirt make a great combination. They are both such trendy items this season and in this case look amazing together. A Woven Cognac Belt is necessary so your Pants stay on tighter and you move through busy stores, easier. The Hot Pink/Red/Ivory Color-blocked Scarf would keep your neck warm for when you are outside and it would match that Awesome Puffer Vest to perfection. The Beanie/Wool Cap is optional but I would wear it because it adds more dimension and some flair to the Outfit. And I am all about Wintery Knit Hats this season. The Camel Suede Booties have a small wedge heel so you can maneuver easily. And an over-the-shoulder Bag is necessary so your hands are busy carrying all the shopping bags, instead. Overall this is such a Polished and Happy Outfit so you look Cute & Comfortable while shopping. What do you think? Once again I love every single piece, especially the Pants, Graphic Shirt, Vest & Booties.
Old Navy sleeveless vest

Old Navy patch jeans

Old Navy tan booties

Old Navy shoulder bag

Old Navy metallic belt

Old Navy red scarve

Old Navy cable knit beanie

P.S. Linking up with Bethany, Lulu and Lauren.

I Hope you are all having a Great Thanksgiving today. Enjoy Black Friday off tomorrow, whether you shop or not. And those that work, try to make the best of it. Happy Thanksgiving, once again!