|Yes, I did base the whole outfit around the apron! Apron (Homegoods); Corduroy Goucho Pants (Soft Surroundings); Sweater (Dress Barn); Belt (Nordstrom); Mexican fire opal and diamond pendant (Master Jewelers, St. Maartin); Booties (Frye, Zappos.com)|
Last year, my attitude toward the humble apron changed when I stumbled across a cache of vintage-inspired pieces featuring tiers of coordinating fabrics and interesting details (like the ruffles at the neckline). At only $10 each, I was sold. This deep brick "Jody orange" apron with polka dots and poppies is one of my favorites, and I was actually excited to wear it during Thanksgiving preparations last week.
Perhaps I should be slightly embarrassed that my choice of Thanksgiving day attire was based around an apron (which I took off once dinner was served), but I am who I am. Whether it's my outfit or the table settings, little details are important to me. This was our first time to host a Thanksgiving meal, and I relished the opportunity to create a visual and virtual feast for our 14 guests.
Multiple family members always pitch in with delectable, traditional dishes - my sister-in-law is an ace noodle maker; my niece makes a mean stuffing; my aunt brings the must-have pumpkin pie and persimmon pudding; and my mother-in-law's multiple dishes are always drool-worthy. This year, a big shout out also goes to Kevin for peeling all the spuds for the mashed potatoes, even though I very nearly boiled them into oblivion! This much-appreciated division of labor made it possible for me to spend a bit of time creating an edible centerpiece overflowing with Honeycrisp apples, grapes, nectarines, and navels; pull out the copper pumpkin napkin rings and heirloom candlesticks; and find butter carved in the shape of a turkey. Love, love, love the turkey-shaped butter, which I never knew existed before this year! Aunt Gloria quipped that it brings a more literal meaning to the term "butterball turkey." I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your own loved ones.
|Creating festive table settings and centerpieces brings me such joy!|
Fashion is what you buy; Style is what you do with it!
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