Dressing for a Christmas Tree Lighting

Christmas Decorating

I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving! My family and I celebrated together with some friends of ours who have become like family to us over the years. It was a joyous time of laughter and good food. Best part is, we have tons of turkey left over to make turkey sandwiches!

The day after Thanksgiving everyone goes into full-on Christmas mode. It’s now socially acceptable to have Christmas trees lit up, seasonal songs playing, and to order that Gingerbread Latte you’ve been dying to drink. As much as I love Thanksgiving, I love the day after almost as much! Our outdoor lights go up and the Christmas cheer in turned on.

Christmas Tree Lighting

Another reason I love this day is for our town’s Christmas tree lighting. It happens every year the day after Thanksgiving. My parents have lived in the same town since I was born; needless to say I know a lot of people here. Some I went to high school with, others to church with, and some I’ve just known since birth. A town tree lighting is an event that brings everyone together!

Community gatherings are great, especially because you see people you haven’t seen in awhile. On occasions like this, I always try to look my best! Since it’s a casual event and usually a chilly one, I’ve got the perfect outfit to combine warmth and style.

Start with a base layer of warm thermal clothing (no one sees this layer). Wear a trendy safari jacket on top and classic denim jeans.Β Now for my favorite part- the little add-ons that make an outfit fabulous! Let’s start with shoes. Duck boots are a classic shoe for the wet, winter months and they don’t have to come with an expensive price tag. Try these ones from Target. I love them because I can tuck my jeans into the boots but they don’t go as far up as riding boots do.

For added warmth, wear a knitted headband like these ones with a scarf. I like to tuck my scarves into my jacket before zipping it up. A patterned scarf would work really nicely with this outfit because all of the materials and designs are very basic. Add some color to your face with a classic red lip!Β A little pizzazz never hurt anyone!

Comment with your favorite Thanksgiving traditions below!

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3 Responses to Dressing for a Christmas Tree Lighting

  1. carmitive says:

    Great picks you’ve got there! I love them πŸ™‚ Much love, Carmen
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  2. cmblackwood says:

    Ooohhh . . . I was going to buy one of those cuts little bow head-wraps today, but I didn’t end up going to the place where they had them πŸ™

  3. Sounds like you had a lovely Thanksgiving!
    I love everything in this picture…the jacket is casual, but stylish, the boots look super warm inside and the scarf is a nice, soft fit. Perfect!

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