What I Wish I were Wearing on Thanksgiving

This 100% silk dress by Ganni is still on my sidebar of Favorite Things.  It's now on sale for 30% off and because I'm going to a beautiful restaurant for Thanksgiving instead of sweating in my own kitchen (temps are supposed to be in the 90's here) I would love nothing more than to be wearing this.  I'd put my hair up in a messy bun and wear my slingbacks.  How pretty would that be?

Or This one from Ganni - also 100% silk, also 30% off.  Because we finally pulled the trigger and are having a custom closet put in, this will sadly not be hanging in it 😞.  BUT I know how grateful I am that I am getting this closet makeover.  OMG, it will be a game-changer for storage in this house.  So I will stop whining any minute now.

But still... 😬
What are you wearing on Thanksgiving?  Details please. x


  1. Oh that closet remodel sounds exciting PLEASE take before and after photos as we are going to do this one day too...that dress is lovely and I know it would look beautiful on you. The company should send it to you as a complimentary offer in exchange for the advertising...

    The predicted temperature is so HOT! We are hovering here at 7degrees...
    I am wearing socks and layers...

  2. I love both of those dresses. I think it's supposed to be in the 70's-80's here, so I'll probably wear my "uniform" - black skirt, white shirt - with my saddle brown slingbacks and pearl earrings. I'm seriously considering going scarf shopping, to see if there's something that grabs me, to add a bit of silk and fall color. There is a Frye belt that has been on my radar for some time, but we're saving for a kitchen renovation so like you it will have to live in my (mental) sidebar for a while longer.

    Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving.

  3. Shoot, you just made me realize that I know what my table is wearing...but I have no idea what I'm wearing. Being that I'm the cook and baker, perhaps a gussied up version of my standard boyfriend jeans uniform.

    Happy Thanksgiving, Janet, to you and your family. Cheers, Ardith

  4. I had nobody to spend Canadian Thanksgiving with, so I just wore my usual sweatpants and t-shirt around the house.

    Happy Thanksgiving! You're going to look beautiful in that dress.

  5. I'm with you Janet: I'd take the closet revamp over a fashion item (even one as fabulous as either of two dresses you mentioned). I've stopped worrying about what I wear on Thanksgiving, since I always end up with a big greasy stain on my fine silks; cooking/serving always means wardrobe mess for me. My husband and I recently took the advice of some famous starlet whose family tradition is that everyone wears pajamas to Thanksgiving dinner. I thought, what a great idea! So there you have it: the whole family will be wearing PJs this Thanksgiving.
    Wishing you a lovely, comforting, and serene Thanksgiving. I thoroughly enjoy your blog!

  6. What are we like?! We lust after the pretty but know the practical makes more sense. I'm lusting after high heeled boots right, my equivalent of your beautiful dress. I think having dreams keeps us going forward. You will love having new wardrobes in the cottage. Being a cottage dweller too, I know that storage is always a challenge.

    Your plans for Thanksgiving sound truly special, enjoy!

    Now, an apology. I think I made reference to your home being in Utah a few posts back. Saw the 90s temps in this post and oops, think I was confused from when you stayed up there for some months. Silly me! Sorry.

    Wishing you a lovely Thanksgiving.
    Hugs, x.

  7. I’ll be wrangling grand babies as my daughter does the honors this year so silk will not be on the menu. ��. Both dresses are beautiful but I’ll be in whatever fits our projected temps of 30 and will wash out whatever sticky fingers deposit on me. Comfy shoes to accommodate the after dinner and before dessert walk and I’m good to go. Happy thanksgiving to all and I can’t wait to see the new closet!

  8. I look forward to seeing your closet makeover! I will be wearing my usual casual attire on Thanksgiving as it will only be three of us. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  9. I have no idea. You're right it's supposed to be in the 90's.I just got used to remembering how to dress for the 70's. Have to rethink the 90's again.

  10. Lovely dress. I will be wrestling a big turkey and all the fixings, so my go to clothing is a comfortable shirt and leggings. It will be cold here!

  11. Thanksgiving for me is supposed to be 41 and sunny and I have two different events so I'll start the day in a long sleeve white T (a.n.d.Target!) under a camel sweater, jeans and leopard flats and then for the evening I'll change into a burgundy sweater dress and taupe faux suede boots. Love the first dress you listed and think it would look fantastic on you. You'll look beautiful in whatever you choose to wear as you are comfortable in your own skin.

  12. A CAFTAN.
    I decided last NIGHT!
    I will be wearing a GOLD SILK CAFTAN from YUME.I had bought it months ago for CHRISTMAS, but I have decided it will be my TURKEY DAY ATTIRE..............
    LOVE LOVE THAT SECOND DRESS.........YOU NEED THAT!OH SANTA...................!!!!!!!XX

  13. I will be wearing a (faux)silky tunic in autumnal tones and brown sequins on the neckline and the 3/4 sleeves, with jeans. It is old. I am the cook, so long sleeves are out. I say go to Target and get yourself a cute dress so you have something new/affordable/cute to wear and then hang in your new closet!

  14. It will be warm up here too, and I am cooking and in a walking boot, so the options for high fashion are quite limited. A long skirt and t-shirt with a nice apron. I love the idea of wearing something elegant but that would require me to have a different sort of life and be a more restrained kind of cook.

  15. I think our weather forecast is for the 70s. Soo.. I guess it's back to my seasonal transition pieces of black jeans, white blouse and leopard ballet flats.

    Happy Thanksgiving,

    Renee in Northern California

  16. Both of the dresses are gorgeous and pure silk is my favorite fabric. You would look great in either.

    I am wearing a black pencil skirt, dark tangerine silk tie front blouse....haven't figured out which jacket or skirt I will wear.
    Happiest Thanksgiving!

  17. Small Thanksgiving here this year, so, casual at home. It's so hot. 100 degrees on my covered front porch right now over the noon hour. Glad I'm not cooking in the oven; when I knew the weather was going to turn, I rethought some side dishes and we're letting the grocery store deli do the rest. My poor mom, how I can remember her cooking a turkey on Thanksgiving Day in weather just like this, often typical for SoCalif. No a/c and she looked like she'd pass out from the heat of that kitchen. The forecasters said L.A. will break all records tomorrow; last heat record was from 1933. Wow. I just spied my neighbor walking around outside in her yard, in her bikini; good for her. Be comfortable! (That's what SHE is wearing this T/giving!!!)

  18. I'm wearing J.Crew jeans, a white tee,a J.Crew olive military style jacket/shirt and a sturdy red apron over that. At 63, cooking the entire meal for guests, getting on the floor to play with my 4 year old grand daughter, it's all about being comfortable. Happy Thanksgiving Janet...from my coast to yours!

  19. 69 degrees in my neck of the woods..
    wearing linen pants .. camel tone
    with a new to me colorful sheer peasant
    top. and a smile. happy thanksgiving.


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