I made it through October staying present and avoiding the pre-holiday hawking. Every year it drives me crazy! Dammit, I will enjoy and fully embrace “the holidays” when it’s reasonable to begin looking forward to them. Beginning the commercialization in October tarnishes the joy that comes naturally as we step into the season. And it stresses me out thinking about getting it done early–retail unrelenting in its reminding that there will be so much to do.
I want to give each holiday its due attention, in chronological order. But Christmas always cuts in line–undeterred by scary Halloween. Somehow Hanukkah doesn’t seem as pushy. Well I’m not engaging, so right now I’m looking only as far down the line as Thanksgiving. It’s three weeks away, and so it is now acceptable to put thought toward the big feast.
Honestly, if I’m hosting, the food ideas get taken care of first. But if I’m going to someone else’s home, then bringing a dish or two is more like only doing the accessorizing. So I can focus first on what to dress in. And I’ve decided that a dress it is–it’s what keeps coming back to me when I consider looking festive. And just as important, being comfortable and able to pitch in that day. That means length, knit, stretch, no waistband. I’m sharing my styling ideas below to stir creativity from your own closet. Or, if you’re going to buy something new and special for Thanksgiving, it’s now sensible to let the shopping begin!