What to Wear Wednesday: Dress the Turkey, Dress the Kids

Last Wednesday we had a few options for ladies for Thanksgiving, this week, here’s a few options for the kids!  I do this because my kids are too old to listen to any advice I have on what they should wear.  They have their own fashion brains, which for both of them could probably best be described as sporty-comfy.  Let’s see if I can predict what they’ll wear on Thanksgiving (I’ll try to snap a pic and post it after Thanksgiving to see if I predicted correctly).  My son will be in Adidas training pants, a Bayern Munich zip up track jacket and sneakers .  My daughter will be in leggings, probably grey or black, a T-shirt and maybe a zip-up turquoise (her favorite color) sweatshirt and sneakers.  Long gone are the days when I can dress them up like little mini-mannequins so instead I’ll style imaginary kids who would never dream of refusing my sage style advice…

For the boys, a comfy sweater (definitely NOT an itchy one) atop a flannel plaid shirt (because flannel never needs ironing, and I’m wary to iron my own shirts let alone a kids shirt).  Star Wars socks serve as a coordinating accessory so there is something that they actually will want to wear.  And those shoes are my favorite!  I am going to see if they make these in adult sizes and maybe I could convince my husband to wear them… or hmm…  I think I can fit into a boy’s size….












French-Rib V-Neck Solid Sweater for Boys      $20

BB8 Kids Sock    $16

Boys’ Florian Zip Up High Top Sneakers Cat & Jack    $25

Boys’ Patterned Flannel Shirt    $23

Built-In Flex Super Skinny Jeans for Boys   $22

For the girls, a comfy dress that can go outside to play before turkey when paired with a cozy puffer vest.  Easy slip on/off suede moccasin boots can accompany this dress or countless future outfits with leggings or jeans.  Why have a hat with one fuzzy pom-pom to pet when you could have this one with two pom-poms?  And the girls love Star Wars too – but we’re keeping it subtle and classy here with the Millenium Falcon necklace.













Patterned Fit & Flare Dress    $9

Fitted Frost-Free Vest, Marquee Moon   $24

Double Pom-pom Beanie Hat   $32

Minnetonka Kids Double Fringe Side Zip Boot   $45

Star Wars Stainless Steel Millenium Falcon Pendant   $25

HUE Girls’ Opaque Tights Raspberry   $6


Discount Dozen: Pendant Lights under $100

I have always been fascinated and wowed by all of those Pinterest posts of crafty people that DIY light fixtures from all kinds of junk. Mason jars, wine bottles, toilet paper tubes, you name it, pinners can make a light out of it, by just buying a “simple pendant light kit at your local hardware store”.  Ok, now, I don’t doubt that it can be done and while I’m willing to invest time in home projects, I’ve just never gathered the motivation to DIY a light.  Perhaps it’s because there are so many great inexpensive options out there already.  Here’s a quick discount dozen lights, with great style that I’ve found for under a hundred bucks. Heck, 5 of them are under $55!



  1. Progress Lighting Mesh Pendant $83.60
  2. Ikea Stockholm Chandelier $99.00
  3. ET2 Starburst 1 Light Globe Pendant $52
  4. World Market Wood and Glass Pendant Lamp $89
  5. Bella Coastal Elsa Mini Pendant Light $98
  6. Threshold Crosby Collection Small Pendant Light $31.49
  7. Lamps Plus Lite Source Tendril Mini Pendant $91
  8. Allen and Roth Brushed Nickel Art Deco Mini Tinted Glass Bell Pendant $47.98
  9. World Market Brass and Wood Glenn Pendant Lamp $69
  10. West Elm Fanned Paper Pendant $69
  11. Ikea Ottava Pendant $34.99
  12. Threshold Mercury Glass Globe Pendant $53.99