Wednesday, November 21, 2012

What I Wore to Thanksgiving Dinner {link-up tomorrow!!}


Hopefully you'll be face deep in your favorite sides, favorite desserts (am I the only smartie that hates pumpkin pie?), conversations with your favorite relatives and maybe even taking part in one of those family football games I see so much of on the romcoms and you'll be FAR too busy to even think about blogs or blogging. Hopefully. But you are going to get dressed! Or ... at least your thorax will be covered, I would imagine?

For those of you that can't get your acts together enough to schedule a neat and pretty Grateful For ...  post, or for those of you that can and did and want to go the extra vapid centimeter, I'm formally inviting you to coerce someone into snapping a photo of your Thanksgiving finery ... I'll be here with my little pilgrims ready, eager and waiting with a link-up.  Get excited.

(I am 100% rerunning this outfit on Thursday so erase it from your memory. Thanks)

It's been so fun clicking around and seeing what everyone has been wearing on Sundays over at Fine Linen and Purple that I thought (stupidly?? time will tell) that it'd be fun to do the same on Thanksgiving just for stares and gobbles (you like that? I know). I cleared it with the originators so all my copycatting and plagiarism is above board and honest as Abraham.

We'll see if I can convince Julia and Sebastian to change out of their matching black stretch pants ... or not ... and post our photo with the linkup on Thursday. Hopefully you'll e-join us for the festivities. I'll leave the link list open for a week or three because 'tis the season for giving and procrastinating.

Need some inspiritaion? Of course you don't but I'll give you some anyway:

Ain't No Mom Jeans never ever disappoints, Jill always puts together the best outfit boards, I think anything Kendi wears would absolutely work, Caroline is the most stylish mom I e-know, Elaine is a professional baby bump dresser, I love Ashley's OOTD instagrams and sometimes she posts them on her cute blog, this is my new favorite fashion blog, Kelsey the cutest Iowan, my fellow (better) OTIers Kayla and Erica, Meggie (my favorite Kansas City fashion guru), Katie (my favorite Kansas City thriftonista), I love every single one of Kimmie's outfits always, I missed Dwija's WWIS post this week but she is a stunner, Ana JUST had a baby and she looks seriously incredible, Natalie has a knack for curating awesome looking outfits, Kelly kills me with her outfit photos, and I'm hoping Cari will entertain us with her hilarity and a pair of shoes from her killer collection.

Ladies I'm shamelessly begging to join the part-ay:

Jenny (stoop to my level for a hot sec?), I really want to see Amy'sJanssen's, Francine's, Alisha's, Kelly Jo's, Natalie's, Lizzie's, Jenna's, Cynthia's, Sarah's, Amber's, JD's, Emily's bumps in action, Meg (cutest new mom, ever), Ann (please?!), Sheena and her little fashionistas, Farrah (you know you're tempted), Kate and handsome Henry, Marjorie and sweet Evie, stylish mom Beth, bride-to-be Tess, hilarious Angie, super mom Katie, modelesque Brooke, Christy (loved her Sunday outfit this week, loved), classy DConite Lori, lovely Liesl, cute mom of 4 Ashley, sweet Alaythea, super-woman-in-the-kitchen Janel, professional beauty guru Laura, newlywed Ashley, mom/chef extraordinaire Sarah, brand new mom Laura, Roxy (resurrect your blog for the cause?), natural beauty Rebekah, adorable new blogger Mary, runnermom and funnymom Jen, witty and pretty Jessie, Alexandra (I miss your blog!), Ellen (can you peer pressure your sisters, too?) hysterical Lisa (you know you wanna ...) perfectly imperfect Kate, my sister (pull mom and Sarah into the pic!) Emily, and she did it once this past Sunday ...  will Colleen kindly do it again for me? I hope yes.

and I'm guessing the following would rather roast and serve themselves for dinner rather than participate but I'll plead anyway:

Jen (yes, I went there), Kathleen (are you even a little bit tempted?!), Paige (wordsmiths gotta get dressed too!), Kate (prettiest of pleases?), Hallie (you can't have all those awesomely fashionable giveaways and not entertain the idea of participating!), Mandy (I can dream), Jessica (at least on el instagram, maybe?), Kristen (did I mention ... begging?), Ria (even mildly interested?), Maureen (surprise me?), Anne (if Maureen does it ... will you?) and Adrienne (blog comeback blog comeback blog comeback!).

If I missed you it's because I've been refereeing a face scratching/hair pulling/body mauling war betwixt my little angels and I can only do 43 things at once.

I REALLY hope you join me. Really. (Tell your husband, tell your kids ...)

and I really hope you have a nice Thanksgiving eve. Really.


past linkups:
first blog posts ever
recipes

43 comments:

  1. Pumpkin pie is the reason I thought I hated pumpkin for years and years. Turns out I just hate the suck-fest that is pumpkin pie and love all other pumpkin confections.

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  2. hahaha! i will totally participate, but only because Henry got a little mention too! love your blazer...now what do i wear tomorrow?! hmmmm! or, the better question...how to convince Tim to take 20 pics so i will at least like ONE of them! :)

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    1. p.s. i hate pumpkin pie, but love everything else pumpkin-flavored. i'm weird, i know.

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  3. Assuming I put on real clothes and not just pajamas all day, I will try. This is also assuming we avoid the stomach flu. :) You're funny, lady.

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  4. And now I'll be at war with myself over this, for the next 24 hours. To brush my hair or not brush my hair? ....that is the question. Darn it, Grace.

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  5. Grace! Hi! You are so sweet. I am flattered that you consider me your new favorite style blog :) I am especially excited because your blog popped up in my traffic stats and now here I am at your cute blog! Look forward to following along with you and getting to know you better. Hope you have a GREAT Thanksgiving weekend filled with lots of pie and laughter!

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  6. Gotta leave soon but will have to come back and check out these other blogs. Thanks for the shout-out! I think we're pretty much tied though.

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  7. Forget any of the sweets- stuffing is where it's at. And a cheeseball to snack on all day long. I 1000% prefer salty. If I don't go for baggy-butt jeans, I'll be joining the fun. Happiest Thanksgiving to the Patton Clan!

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  8. Do you want a pic of me in my apron roasting the bird or one of me in my fat pants after too much wine & mashed potatoes?

    Sounds fun! I love these what I wore link ups. They are bringing out my inner girlie girl which I didn't know existed. Have a great Thanksgiving!

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  9. I also hate pumpkin pie. And, like Erica, thought I hated all things pumpkin because of it. I was so wrong. So very very wrong.

    Crossing fingers I will be participating. I feel like I can't commit to anything bloggy lately because I always have the best of intentions and then it doesn't happen. But I can promise to try!

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  10. Stupid Shabby Apple uses the slowest form of shipping ever and my dress, which I ordered, like, 12 days ago still has not arrived so now I really have actually nothing to wear tomorrow. Oh didn't you hear? I set fire to my entire wardrobe due to it's mom-jeans-ness. It was pretty sweet.

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  11. Oh fun! I was thinking about wearing my new owl sweater for the first time, and I'm strangely proud of it, so I am excited to participate.

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  12. My thanksgiving get up is going to look eerily similar to my last WIWS post. If it deviates even slightly, I'll post a new one.

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  13. You really want to see a picture of me in sweatpants? Ok... I will see what I can do. :)

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  14. 1. Pumpkin pie is gross.
    2. Can't wait for the link party...
    3. I may take a screen shot of my shout out and frame it. Creepy? Yes, fine. See you tomorrow.

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  15. Deal! I need to make a reminder to take the picture before I stuff my face though ;o)

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  16. I'm in! Link-ups are so great for us blogging slackers.

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    1. And I love allllllllllllllll things pumpkin forever and ever, except pumpkin pie. I understand,

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  17. Thanks for the mention...supermom? Ha! You should see me at 5pm with an hour to go until Mark gets home. Pumpkin pie, thumbs down here also, but I love every other pumpkin thing. Hope you get some sort of adult interaction tomorrow and get to see your man for a little while...happy Thanksgiving!

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  18. Since you are graciously tossing in a procrastinator's clause I shall also participate. Probably about 20 seconds before you take the linkey link down but I will be there! :)

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    1. P.S. I hope you and the littles have a great Thanksgiving. Sorry Simon has to work! Hopefully this means he will be off for Christmas. Many blessing to you and yours. And at the risk of sounding sappy, your blog is one thing I am thankful for. A: It's nice to know I am not alone in the craziness and B: You always make me laugh! :)

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  19. I too will participate.. But this means I have to wash my hair and pull a comb through it. Only for you, Grace:)

    And pumpkin pie? Blech. Worst dessert on the Thanksgiving buffet. Everything else pumpkin? Gorge.

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  20. I will take a pic WITH my big ass costco pumpkin pie in one hand and a baby in the other. Both are delicious, and tragically misunderstood in our culture.

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  21. "must look presentable tomorrow, must look presentable tomorrow..." (my internal mantra for the rest of the day, just so I don't forget). I will be there!

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  22. Okee dokee, I will participate, but only because you asked nicely by using the phrase "bumps in action." But I think you must have me confused with someone who has style...

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  23. I was already in panic mode because I needed to pick seven coordinating outfits that won't look bad in my parents pepto pink living room and now this; pressure to look good and be funny. I can't handle it. Maybe just a photo showing me shoving food in my mouth since by the end of the day I'm sure I'll be wearing at least five extra pounds.
    I hope you have something besides a lukewarm hospital cafeteria turkey to look forward too. Wishing you a happy tantrum free day.

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  24. Since you asked nicely I will definitely try to pull something together. Only for you.

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  25. Hi Grace, I'll gladly participate, but I'm warning you it will be involving maternity jeans and no make up. UN-Suprisinly, that's how I roll these days.

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  26. Sh*t, now I have to be presentable.... :)

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  27. E-know - hehe! I'll pull something together for the linky link. I'm guessing my stretchies won't do.

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  28. If I do end up taking pictures tomorrow of my elastic-waisted outfit (hey maybe I can wear black stretch pants and match your kids), they'll probably be on my blog in about... oh, maybe three weeks. So please do leave that linky link thing open :)

    And... you've just given me like 50 new blogs to peruse. Thanks a lot for the next few hours I'll be wasting.

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  29. Oh girl, I'm going to rock a pair of oversized elastic waisted pants for this! :)

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  30. Ok!! Too many things to say! First, I love that you called from the hallows for Jen to do it! Second, that you put my name second, because that almost like being friends with she who must be named. Third, I was planning on wearing my Mom's authentic Dirndl (yes I have one!) as a shout out to German pilgrims everywhere, but I may try and wear something normal and then pose while looking down and tucking my hair behind my back... And no I am not roasting anything. A three pound chicken is about all I can handle for the year...

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  31. doing it. just might take me a week! ;)

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  32. Dear Pumpkin Pie: it seems I am your only ally. I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always. (if you're a mother reading this you can finish that one.)

    Dear Grace: ok fine but I've warned you before of my fashion (non)sense. And also, I've never linked up before. I hope I can figure it out. Thank you thank you for the invite!

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  33. I'm with Jessie on both counts. And it might take me a while but I promise I'll link up... Unless I can't get into any clothes and have to wear a muumuu to t-day dinner, over el bump.

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  34. Why do I feel like I won an award? You have that effect on people, Grace! I'll be joining you guys- thanks for the invite!

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  35. A few things:
    1. Thanks for the shout out, but I'm not sure the super-mom status is in full effect today... story later.
    2. You may be the only reason, ever, that I take a picture of just myself for my blog since my style usually consists of t-shirts, t-shirts and the occasional sweatshirt.
    3. Happy Thanksgiving to you and all the other tenants of Camp Patton.
    - J

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  36. I just now saw this, but rest assured that I am going to throw on a killer pair of shoes to compliment my jeans and tee shirt.
    See you in the links soon.

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  37. ooooh I can't wait! Just have to wait for my sistas to load the 4398149083904890324 pictures they took yesterday.

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  38. Thanks a mil for the honorable Mentch. I linked and noticed two things: A. A LOT of your readers are sporting some pretty adorable baby bumps which reminded me that you are frighteningly close to being detained by bebe. Which is super and all that but how long exactly do you think you will be absent from the blogging world because, hey, I don't really have that much to look forward to and you're blog is kinda one of the tops. And 2: I am horribly lacking in both style and information. There are stores I have never even heard of. WOW! And that brings me to the end of this little novella: Loved the link up! Let's do it again!

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