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


What to Wear Wednesday: Fall Plaid

Nothing is more fall-like than the coziness of a hooded sweatshirt, a pumpkin spice latte or ANYTHING PLAID!  There were times when plaid was reserved for Scots, lumberjacks or Kurt Cobain fans in the early 90’s.  I’m so glad that this trend has seen an uptick in the last year and based on what I’m seeing in stores and at fashion week it seems to still have a pretty good head of steam.

Here are 2 ways to wear plaid this fall, one for work and the other for a casual weekend. Click the item on the numbered list to visit the source.


















1.Nordstrom, Leather Trim Plaid Wool Blazer

2.  Kohl’s, Relic Monroe Satchel

3. World Market, Red Kalamkari Scarf

4. Nordstrom, BP. Faux Suede Belt

5. ASOS, Gipsy 100 Denier Luxury Opaque Tights1

6. Peruvian Connection, Silk Slip Dress

3. Macy’s, Fossil Stella Watch

4. Zappos, Nine West Tanesha

5. Kohl’s, Vera Wang Pyramid Stud Earrings



















1. Anthropologie, Homestead Off-The-Shoulder Top

2. J. Crew Tassel Chain Necklace

3. Macy’s, Style and Co. Dark Wash Denim Jacket

4. J. Crew, Signature Leggings

5. DSW, Unisma Padma Bootie

6. World Market, Gold Large Teardrop Earrings

7. American Eagle, AEO Aviator Sunglasses

8. Zappos, Frye Clara Hobo