Thanksgiving 2020 – for many of us, it is going to look a bit different this year…. Regardless of what you have planned and how it may be different than in a “normal” year, we hope you and your loved ones have something special planned to gather and enjoy fellowship, tradition, and giving thanks. To officially kick off the holiday season, we thought it would be fun for each of our stylists to share some of their favorite Thanksgiving traditions, as well as a few Thanksgiving Day outfit ideas for your festivities. Happy reading!
Thanksgiving Day Outfit Ideas + A Note from Katie Rushton
I honestly don’t yet know what Thanksgiving will look like this year. In recent years, my family has stopped getting together as a whole. It’s just become harder and harder to gather everyone in one place as our family has grown. So, my family Thanksgiving has become a very small intimate gathering in recent years. And as much as I miss seeing ALL of my family, it’s also kind of nice to have a smaller and more intimate gathering. We haven’t decided yet, but we may celebrate Thanksgiving at the beach this year with my parents. We are lucky in the sense that we are all working from home and have the flexibility to get away at the last minute! Either way, Thanksgiving is going to be a very casual affair for me this year. And I’m planning on keeping my Thanksgiving Day look very casual as well.
A Note from Katey Preston
Thanksgiving was always my mom’s favorite holiday – a day filled with family, comfort, traditions, and of course delicious food. In the twelve years that she’s been gone, my three siblings and I have managed to get our families together almost every single year. My sister, sisters-in-law, and I love to be in the kitchen together cooking. Some of my mom’s recipes and some new; and the guys and kids fill the house with laughter and football. I like to dress to be in the kitchen, but also like to dress up a bit and throw in some holiday flair. Some years it’s warmer than others depending on where we are – we rotate between Chicago, Louisville, and Nashville. In true 2020 fashion, our holiday sadly will look different this year. A smaller gathering but one that will still honor traditions and make memories. Happy Thanksgiving to all!
A Note from Emily
On Thanksgiving, we do our best to get together with as many family and friends as possible throughout the holiday weekend. We’re usually traveling. However, this year we’re at home… and we are so excited! We just moved into our new house in August, so we are hosting a few family and friends for a low-key, mid-day dinner. Of course, I will have ALL of my favorite dishes. Thanksgiving isn’t complete without green beans and mashed potatoes and gravy! You’ll always catch me serving seconds of those two things! Since I’ll be in the kitchen cooking this Thanksgiving, I’m going with a pretty casual Thanksgiving Day look. A lightweight button-down, jeans, and some sneakers (or barefoot). I have a new apron from a local apron designer, Sunburst designs – be sure to check them out on Etsy!
A Note from Jenny
My Mom started a tradition when I was younger to go around the table and share what you are most thankful for that year. It has proven each year to be my most favorite part of the day! I love getting to hear what each of my family members say. I am sure this year our responses may be different, but I am so thankful we get to still carry out her tradition!