I’ve always been a planner. When it comes to special occasions I like to have the outfit, libations, guest list, and at least five shoe options available to me days, if not weeks, in advance. I’ve found myself in good company at Crush, surrounded by girls who share my love for spreading holiday cheer with the utmost style and poise. We agonize for hours over what we will serve our cranberry sauce in AND what we will be wearing while serving it. You can only imagine how much fun we had compiling a list of our favorite looks and dishes for your Thanksgiving [and Friendsgiving] festivities. Here are our yummy pairings:
What to wear: The Addison A-line Zip Back Dress pairs a striped ponte skirt with a vegan leather bodice.
It’s easy, but super chic. Tights, boots, and mulled wine will keep you warm.
What to bring: Mulled Wine. Our favorite recipe is Ina Garten’s from the Food Network.com.
Find it here: http://m.foodnetwork.com/recipes/89191
What to wear: The Parker Chloe Combo Top in Indigo, paired with Seven skinnies, and an Urban Expressions cross body bag.
What to Bring: Cream of Mushroom Soup. There is nothing better to warm you up than a comforting homemade soup for an appetizer. Find it here: http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/cream_of_mushroom_soup/
What to Wear: An Amanda Uprichard silk blouse, Addison skater skirt, House of Harlow locket, and a little JoJo Bling sparkle.
What to Bring: Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots.
Find our favorite recipe here: http://www.simplyscratch.com/2010/11/brown-sugar-glazed-carrots.html
What to Wear: The Addison moto-inspired jacket with vegan leather sleeves, J Brand skinny 811 mid rise in Heartbreaker,
and a Deux Lux weekender to tote your Thanksgiving creation.
What to Bring: Pear, Prosciutto, and Hazelnut stuffing. Our favorite recipe is from Everyday Health.
Find it here: http://www.everydayhealth.com/health-recipe/pear-prosciutto–hazelnut-stuffing.aspx
What to Wear: A Beth Bowley cashmere sweater with gold sequin detail and David Lerner leather-look leggings.
What to Bring: Pumpkin Cupcakes. Martha Stewart’s recipe is moist, light as air, and delicious.
Find it here: http://www.marthastewart.com/317069/pumpkin-cupcakes
Top them off with your favorite cream cheese frosting recipe – we like to add a little cinnamon to our frosting!
What to Wear: A cranberry hued QI Cashmere sweater, J Brand Photo Ready stacked skinnies, and Me & Her rabbit earmuffs.
What to Bring: Cranberry Sauce. Joy the Baker’s recipe is simple and delicious.
Find it here: http://joythebaker.com/2010/11/cranberry-sauce-and-a-thanksgiving-explosion/
What to Wear: Beth Bowley’s pink chain print dress is the perfect ensemble for hosting your own Thanksgiving.
What to Bring: Turkey with a Brown Sugar glaze. Martha Stewart has you covered
for a successful main course that everyone will be raving about.
Find it here: http://www.marthastewart.com/863968/turkey-brown-sugar-glaze
What to Wear: A metallic BB Dakota sweater and black coated Joe’s Jeans.
What to Bring: Apple Pie. When it comes to this Thanksgiving staple, it’s best to keep it simple and classic. Joy the Baker has a recipe that will make you feel like home, even if you can’t make it this year! Find it here: http://joythebaker.com/2008/11/apple-pie-for-your-soul/
What to Wear: A Nantucket red Balla Dahl chambray shirt, paired with a White + Warren cashmere scarf, and MIH jeans will keep you comfy and casual for watching Thanksgiving football with the family.
What to Bring: Buttermilk rolls. We’ve never met a carb we didn’t like, and these are a classic.
Find them here: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/buttermilk-rolls